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Young Adult Ministry (YAM) was the Archdiocese of Chicago’s outreach service to women and men in their twenties and thirties, married and single. YAM director Darius Villalobos and YAM coordinator Pablo Padilla led discussions on a wide range of topics that connected faith with everyday life for young adults.

REMOVING BARRIERS TO HEALTH EQUITY IN LAKE COUNTY

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
A disproportionate number of Black and Latinx residents in Lake County have been diagnosed with COVID-19. The African American Community Partnership Group (AACPG) is a grassroots organization that has been using innovative ways to help residents get the information and resources they need to help stop the spread of the virus. Join Marie Jochum and Brigid Murphy as they welcome Gale Graves and Demetrius Willis to discuss how community partners, like the AACPG and Catholic Charities are working together to reach all residents and eradicate this disparity.

Annual Catholic Appeal 2021

Monday, January 25, 2021
Host: Mark Teresi. The Annual Catholic Appeal begins the weekend of January 30/31, 2021. Our guests this hour discuss the spritual, theological foundation, and history of the Appeal. The beneficiaries of the Appeal and ways to make a gift are also discussed. Guests: Brendan Keating; Fr. Lou Cameli; Barbara Shea Collins; Fr. Wayne Watts; Elizabeth Anastasia

Catalysts for Change in Mission

Thursday, January 21, 2021
Megan talks with Josh Goralski Founder and CEO of Unlocking Communities, a non-profit social enterprise working to provide Haitian church communities the tools and resources necessary to be their own catalysts for economic, social and environmental change. Josh explains where the idea this work came from and how community members in Haiti called for sustainable forms of transformation and growth. He connects this work with the principles of Catholic Social Teaching.

Spiritual Practices and the Role of Catholic Faith in Public Life

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
To kick off the first show of the new year, co-host Jenn Delvaux discusses spiritual practices and the role of Catholic faith in public life. For the first half of the show, Laura Lies, Spiritual Director and founder of Streams of Grace, joins Jenn to discuss how and why we should draw closer to God despite so much uncertainty for the new year ahead. Laura offers useful advice on how people can actively listen to God in their lives and how we can accompany those in our lives who seek an encounter with Christ. For the second half of the show Jenn is joined by Dr. Steven Millies, Associate Professor of Public Theology at Catholic Theological Union (CTU) and Director of The Bernadin Center at CTU. Jenn and Dr. Millies discuss Public Theology and how we as Catholics are called to act and live out our faith in our daily lives.

Corporate Supporter Bank of America

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Bank of America has been one of Catholic Charities most steadfast corporate supporters for many years. From financial support to employee volunteerism, Bank of America shares our commitment to improving the lives of families and communities, particularly through support for our Family Stabilization Services, Child Development and Domestic Violence programs. Join Marie Jochum and Phil Buta as they welcome Edward J. Brennan to discuss the many ways that Bank of America has worked with Catholic Charities to help fulfill the mission of the agency.

Public Policy Issues Important to Catholics

Monday, January 18, 2021
Host: Bob Gilligan. Segment I: Jennifer Daniels, USCCB associate director for public policy, talks to Bob about what aid is available to Catholic schools in the recent stimulus package passed by Congress. Segment II: Justin Lombardo, chief human resources and staff development officer for the Archdiocese of Chicago , on the success of Archdiocesan schools to hold in-person classes during the pandemic. Segment III: Abe Scarr, state director of Illinois PIRG, on the recent passage of the Predatory Loan Prevention Act during an intense lame-duck sesson.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, JANUARY 16, 2021

Saturday, January 16, 2021
The Voice of Charity explores the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) We hear about how Carmel Catholic High School plans to celebrate Respect Life Month, and representatives of St. Andrew school talk about a special initiative they did to help a fellow school community on Catholic Schools Today. And Lifelong Journey host Clarissa Aljantara spends time talking to Bishop Joseph Perry and Fr. Gerard Jordan about Fr. Augustus Tolton.

Segundo Domingo Ordinario

Friday, January 15, 2021
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Juan 1, 35-42, del domingo, 17 de enero de 2020. Viernes, 15 de enero de 2021

Nonviolence Works Virtual Training and MLK Celebration

Thursday, January 14, 2021
Host: Mark Teresi. Segment I: Nonviolence Works is having a 40 hour training session dedicated to developing techniques for living a nonviolent life. The virtual sessions are free of charge and begin Saturday, January 16 at 10AM and continue for the next ten weeks. Guests: Phil Bradley; Elfriede Wedam; Larry Campbell. Segment II: United for Peace and the Center for Nonviolence from the college of Lake County are holding a virtual Martin Luther King Junior Celebration on Sunday January 17th. Guests: Shalini Gupta; Larry Leck; Larry Campbell

Getting to know the Tolton Spirituality Center

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
We are joined by Most Reverend Joseph Perry and Fr. Gerard Jordan in learning more about the Tolton Spirituality Center established in late 2020. The center is named for Venerable Father Augustus Tolton who ministered in the Bronzeville neighborhood in Chicago. The center will be a place where parishes locally and nationally can come to know about the spirituality that guided Tolton's life.

SNAP Leads To Career Opportunities

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Catholic Charities Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training (SNAP E&T) works with individuals to improve their work skills through short-term training and work assignments. By showing clients how they can earn credentials and gain professional experience, SNAP helps participants reach greater economic self-sufficiency. Join Marie Jochum and Brigid Murphy as they welcome Kendrea Atkins and Tina Goodwin to discuss how the SNAP program creates new career possibilities for Catholic Charities clients.

Catholic Schools Today, January 11, 2021

Monday, January 11, 2021
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Dr. Jim Rigg gives an update about Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools. Segment II: Carmel Catholic's Move the Movement. Guests: Dr. Brad Bonham; Fr. Christian Shiu; Brian Stith. Segment III: St. Andrew School Raises Money for Catholic School Families. Guests: Liz Vincent; Julie Richard; Sarah Casavechia; Christine Boyd.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, JANUARY 9, 2021

Saturday, January 9, 2021
Cardinal Blase Cupich reflects on the challenging year that just ended. We hear about the upcoming annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity We hear about a New Year's Eve tradition at Gibson's Steakhouse. And January is a busy and important month for Respect Life activities.

Fiesta del Bautismo del Señor

Friday, January 8, 2021
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Marcos 1, 7-11, del domingo, 10 de enero de 2020. Viernes, 8 de enero de 2021

Sr. Maria Cimperman, RSCJ: An Introduction

Thursday, January 7, 2021
Our guest today is Sr. Maria Cimperman, RSCJ (Religious Society of the Sacred Heart - https://rscj.org/), who is a faculty member at the Catholic Theological Union (CTU) in Chicago and founding director of the Center for the Study of Consecrated Life (CSCL) at CTU. The goal of the Center is to dynamically engage in research and dialogue on contemporary issues in consecrated life today. For more information, visit: https://ctu.edu/cscl/ In this half-hour glimpse, Sr. Maria talks about her journey that brought her from Slovenia, to Cleveland, Ohio, through her travels abroad, and currently to Chicago and the experiences that led her to her current ministry. She wrote a book called “Religious Life for Our World: Creating Communities of Hope” and co-edited with Roger Schroeder, SVD, the book, “Engaging Our Diversity: Interculturality and Consecrated Life Today,” that features various presenters on intercultural topics. Both books are available from Orbis Books and Amazon.

Southside Center of Hope

Thursday, January 7, 2021
Confronting the challenges of dislocation caused by addiction, compounded oftentimes by homelessness and violence, women who have made it through substance abuse detoxification have miles to go before they are home again—home again both literally and spiritually. In today’s conversation, co-hosts Deacon Dave Brencic and Deacon Richard Hudzik speak with Deacon Peter Brown who serves as board treasurer of a frontline ministry of a non-profit known as Southside Center of Hope. Joining from the Southside Center’s staff is Katherine Newman who is development and communications coordinator. Listen in to how this Woodlawn area residence helps recovering women get their feet back on the ground, find work, peace, sobriety and a place to live. Details about the Southside Center of Hope can be found at https://www.southsidecenterofhope.org/. Also, if you have questions, you can call Katherine Newman at the Center at 773.643.5843. It is an inspiring story and one that would be delighted with your help.

Fully Alive -- January, 2021

Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Dawn and Ray open the show with an interview of Dr Linda Couri, faculty at Mundelein Seminary, who shares her conversion experience as a former Planned Parenthood employee and the discuss the March for Life Chicago Rally in Mundelein, which will be held on Sunday January 17th at 1PM at Carmel High School. Dr Couri is a speaker at the Rally. After Dr Couri, Bob Gilligan from Catholic Conference of Illinois joins the call to discuss the Bishops’ statement on the ethical nature of the Covid-19 vaccines. And finally, Dawn and Ray talk with Tim Koch, who is the coordinator of the Covid-anointing team, on which they all serve. The Covid-anointing team offers anointing of the sick to those Catholic patients in Chicago who are actively dying of Covid-19.

New Years Eve Tradition with Gibsons

Tuesday, January 5, 2021
For the past thirteen years, the iconic Gibsons steakhouse has opened its doors in the New Year to serve Catholic Charities clients a festive and delicious restaurant meal free of charge. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Gibsons is continuing this extraordinary tradition by delivering meals this weekend to seniors and veterans living in Catholic Charities apartment buildings. Join Marie Jochum and Brigid Murphy as they welcome Kevin Arnold from Gibsons to discuss how this incredibly generous event has evolved over the years.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity/COVID-19 Update

Monday, January 4, 2021
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Dan Olsen and Rev. Courtney Reid, Director of Operations for the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, talk about the upcoming Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Segment II: Dr. Edward Gordon gives an update on the Covid-19 pandemic.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, JANUARY 2, 2021

Saturday, January 2, 2021
The Catholic Conference Hour explores moral guidance as it relates to the Covid-19 vaccines. We hear about the upcoming Midwest Tour of the March for Life Chicago. The Voice of Charity hears about the Holy Land from a local priest. And we get to know the 2020 winner of the USCCB’s Cardinal Bernardin New Leadership Award.

Solemnidad de la Epifanía del Señor

Friday, January 1, 2021
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Mateo 2, 1-12, del domingo, 3 de enero de 2020. Viernes, 1 de enero de 2021

The 2020 Year In Review

Thursday, December 31, 2020
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Cardinal Blase Cupich, Dr. Jim Rigg, Sally Blount and Jim Disch join our hosts to talk about the challenges and events of 2020, and their hopes moving forward into 2021.

Keeping Senior Spirits Bright

Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Catholic Charities Senior Services offers a broad array of programs to help seniors stay in their homes, whenever possible, and lead safe, independent lives. We collaborate with many other agencies to help seniors socialize and get the assistance they need. Join Marie Jochum and Brigid Murphy on this special year-end edition of The Voice of Charity, as they welcome Angela Bailey and Robert Boyd to discuss how staff members have found new and creative ways to serve our senior clients in this very challenging year.

Christmas

Wednesday, December 23, 2020
In this broadcast of Focus on the Liturgy, cohosts Timothy Johnston (LTP) and Todd Williamson (ODW) focus on the season of Christmas. They discuss the theology of the season and break open the spirituality of the season from Christmas, through Epiphany to the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. Along the way they explore the symbols, scriptures and some traditions of the season.

O Holy Night

Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Reverend Edward Harnett is a highly-acclaimed biblical scholar, in addition to being a dedicated priest in the Archdiocese of Chicago. Fr. Harnett has travelled to the Holy Land over a dozen times, taking hundreds of pilgrims to the places where Jesus lived and died. Join Marie Jochum and Brigid Murphy on this special Christmas edition of The Voice of Charity, as they welcome Fr. Harnett to discuss the sites in Bethlehem surrounding the Nativity, and learn more about the traditions of each holy place that have been passed on for more than 2000 years.

Public Policy Issues Important to Catholics

Monday, December 21, 2020
Host: Bob Gilligan. Segment I: Greg Schleppenbach, associate director of pro-life activities at the USCCB, talks about the moral guidance on COVID-19 vaccines recently released by the USCCB. Segment II: Kevin Grillot, executive director of weDignify and is heading up next month's March for Life Chicago, discusses taking the March on a Midwest tour that culminates in Chicago on January 23. Segment III: Louis Jones, a resident of the Diocese of Belleville, was recently named the 2020 winner of USCCB's Cardinal Bernardin New Leadership Award for his work with the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, the bishops' anti-poverty initiative. Segment IV: Glenn Van Cura, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Joliet, talks about his 10 years at the social service agency before he leavesw on February 1.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, DECEMBER 19, 2020

Saturday, December 19, 2020
Catholic Schools Today speak with a first year teacher who continued to teach his remote classroom even as his house was on fire. Catholic Charities featured an inspiring family of volunteers. And Built on the Rock spoke with a couple about their faith journey.

Cuarto Domingo de Adviento

Friday, December 18, 2020
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Lucas 1, 26-28, del domingo, 20 de diciembre de 2020. Viernes, 18 de diciembre de 2020

Mission with the Most Vulnerable

Thursday, December 17, 2020
Megan talks with Cathy Douglass co-founder of the Guardians of the Visitation, an lay association that collaborates and supports the work of the Sisters Servants of the Visitation (SSV), an international missionary women's congregation. Megan shares recorded messages from Sr. Rubi Arellano, SSV who works with poor and vulnerable children in the Philippines. Cathy describes how she first met Sr. Rubi, got involved and what the Guardians have been able to accomplish so far.

GOD, OUR HARMONIZER

Thursday, December 17, 2020
Because of COVID, we have not been able to interview a couple for several months. How delighted we were to have a couple join us once again on our show. In this interview, we meet Elisabeth Korsmeier and Joe McCormick whose journeys brought them to each other despite their differences, both culturally and otherwise. Their vibrant faith and involvement in the Catholic church is the foundation upon which their union is built. Enjoy the show, and please have yourselves a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Be born in us, O Lord.

Christmas Traditions Done Virtually

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
On the Way focuses on Christmas traditions and things we’ve learned about this year. Miguel Salazar, Senior Coordinator for Immigration, is the first guest and joins co-hosts Beth White and Jenn Delvaux. He shares with listeners the history of Mexican Posadas and the 15th Annual Posada for Immigration Reform held on December 18th. To learn more about the Chicagoland Posada visit: https://pvm.archchicago.org/xv-annual-posada. The second half of the show is dedicated to Christmas music and the reality of singing in 2020 with guest Wendy Silhavy, Senior Coordinator in the Office for Divine Worship. At the encouragement of the Cardinal, she has organized a virtual choir from throughout the Archdiocese who will sing at Midnight Mass from Holy Name Cathedral on WGN and Catholic Chicago. This Mass will be a special celebration of the entire Archdiocese as much of it is being pre-recorded due to the pandemic. She also discusses with the hosts the lessons they have learned from 2020, like how much we do take singing at Mass for granted.

An Inspiring Family of Volunteers

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Catholic Charities volunteers are compassionate, dedicated, selfless people. It is quite moving when we see a group of volunteers who are committed as we are to the mission of Catholic Charities. It is even more inspiring when a team of volunteers comes from the same family. Join Marie Jochum and Brigid Murphy on this special Christmas edition of The Voice of Charity, as they welcome Judy, David, John, Matthew, Tim and Sarah Kendzior, to thank them for their many volunteer contributions, and discuss the positive impact that volunteering has had in their family.

Catholic Schools Today, December 14, 2020

Monday, December 14, 2020
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Dr. Jim Rigg gives an update about Archdiocese of Chicagol Catholic Schools. Segment II: John Little, a first year teacher at St. Mary School in Buffalo Grove, was recently teaching his classes remotely when he had to evacuate his home due to a fire. John and his family quickly left their home and John taught his next class from his neighbor's front yard. Guests: John Little; Kirs Gritzmacher. Segment III: Students at Most Holy Redeemer School are growing spiritually. The second-grade students received a special gift from St. Nicholas -- bibles and candy. They also recently made their First Reconciliation. Eighth-grade students are preparing for their confirmation. They recently had a service opportunity with local residents who are homebound. Guests: Susan Duffy; Geri Tilkes; Lee Ann Arethas.

Tercer Domingo de Adviento

Friday, December 11, 2020
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Juan 1, 6-8, 19-28 del domingo, 13 de diciembre de 2020. Viernes, 11 de diciembre de 2020

The Comeback/Rebirth: The Journey of Pregnancy After a Loss

Thursday, December 10, 2020
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Kathy DeNicolo is the author of life afirming stories for the whole family. She's a go to read for realistic second chances. Kathy's new book is called "The Comeback." Segment II: Ms. Joey Miller is a licensed clinical social worker at Wellsprings Health Associates in Chicago. With over 20 years of experience in women's reproductive health and medicine, she provides support and expert guidance to women and their partners through the often complicated, challenging, and sometimes heart-wrenching pursuit of parenthood. Joey has authored a book titled Rebirth: The Journey of Pregnancy After a Loss.

Spiritual wellness in the time of Covid

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
We talk with Sr. Janice Keenan OSF and Sr. Kathy Sherman CSJ about how leaders can remain spiritually well. The demands of today's Church leaders are many from big tasks to small tasks especially as our world has shifted how we minister and how we lead. We examine what it takes to slow down, be present and learn to fill one's cup despite the worldly demands of today.

The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines draws over one million visitors from all over the United States each year, with astonishing crowds especially on the OLG feast day, December 12th. Join Marie Jochum and Brigid Murphy as they welcome Fr. Esequiel Sanchez, Rector of the shrine, to discuss online plans for the 2020 Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and the ways the shrine has adapted throughout this year to respond to the needs of the Hispanic community and all those who revere Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Virtual Photo Exhibit/Profiles In Catholicism

Monday, December 7, 2020
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Fr. John Beyenka was a lifelong diocesan priest who became a World War II Chaplain and saw up-close the horrors of war during the Allied invasion of Italy. Fr. Beyenka saved his wartime memorabilia, and they form the basis of this exhibit. Guests: Fr. Michael Meany; Meg Hall. Segment II: Gordon Nary and Eileen Quinn Knight discuss the publication Profiles in Catholicism. They also discuss plans for a new publication on Healing from Clerical Sexual Abuse.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, DECEMBER 5, 2020

Saturday, December 5, 2020
The Voice of Charity highlights the Celebration of Giving which is now underway. Fully Alive co-hosts Dawn Fitzpatrick and Ray Pingoy explored how Mary and Joseph’s journey applies to our own lives. And on Diakonia, A Call to Service, we hear from the deacons about how Hope Is On The Way!

Segundo Domingo de Adviento

Friday, December 4, 2020
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Marco 1, 1-8, del domingo, 6 de diciembre de 2020. Viernes, 4 de diciembre de 2020

Discovering Identity and Dispelling Misconceptions in Religious Life

Thursday, December 3, 2020
Vince Gerasole, Director of Multimedia Content in the Archdiocese of Chicago and program host Sr. Lovina Pammit, OSF engage in a conversation with guest Sr. Joni Luna, S.P., (Sister of Providence of St. Mary of-the-Woods, Indiana) who tells a beautiful story of how she discovers her ancestry and finds kinship among the native community gathered in protest against the Access pipeline in North Dakota. Sr. Joni talks about what vocation discernment is truly about to dispel some of the misconceptions and encourage both discerner and their family and friends. The show concludes with Sr. Joni’s spirit filled prayer. To contact Sr. Joni, visit www.SistersofProvidence.org or call 812.595.2954

Hope’s On the Way!

Thursday, December 3, 2020
Notwithstanding the challenges of COVID-19, the response to natural disasters continues. Join today’s host Deacon Dave Brencic, as he is joined by co-host Deacon Richard Hudzik. They discuss the outreach known as Hope’s On the Way with Chicago Deacons Joe Winblad and John Vidmar, both of whom are deeply involved in serving through Hope’s On the Way. This ministry provides both hands-on assistance in rebuilding those devastated by floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and other disasters, as well as gathering and shipping cleaning and building supplies to affected areas of the United States, as well as serving locally in the Archdiocese. The deacons and lay people joining together in this work truly put into action the responses to Jesus’ question, “did you visit me when I was afflicted?” You can learn more about Hope’s On the Way, how to participate, and, if able, how to donate by going to their website www.HopesOnTheWay.org. Hope’s On the Way is a ministry that is financially assisted in its ministry by the Archdiocese’s Diaconate Council. Nevertheless, the need remains great.

Seeking Lodging: Mary and Joseph’s Journey Applies to Our Own Lives

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Today on Fully Alive Dawn and Ray welcome Miguel Salazar from Immigration Ministries to discuss the upcoming virtual Posada. Miguel explains the history of the Posada and how it is a seeking of shelter. The Archdiocese will host a virtual Posada on Friday December 18th at 7AM. Dawn and Ray continue the theme of seeking shelter by relating the search for our final home to our search for our destiny. St John Paul II explains our search as culminating in the heavens with God in our time of Eschatological Man. The Wednesday catechesis continues as Dawn and Ray journey through our time of Historical Man – after the fall and banishment from the garden through the coming of Jesus Christ who reveals our identity as sons and daughters of God and the holiness of our bodies.

The Spirit of St. Nicholas Ball

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
For over thirty years, in December, Catholic Charities has hosted The Spirit of St. Nicholas Ball, an elegant gathering in downtown Chicago to raise crucial funds for our programs that benefit children and families. This year, the ball will be a very special, virtual event on December 4th. Join Marie Jochum and Brigid Murphy as they welcome Annie Scully Tumpis and Laura Kuever to preview this fabulous online party, and discuss how Catholic Charities Child, Youth and Family Services have developed new and innovative ways to continue to assist clients throughout 2020.

Catholic Lawyers Guild Advent Retreat/Pandemic Updates

Monday, November 30, 2020
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: On December 5th, the Catholic Lawyers Guild will be hosting a virtual Advent retreat titled Bringing All We Are Into What We Do: Spiritual Practices in our Work as Lawyers and in our Homes at Christmas. Guests: Jack Shea; Judge Tom Donnelly. Segment II: Dr. Edward Gordon talks about the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, NOVEMBER 28, 2020

Saturday, November 28, 2020
We hear stories about Cardinal Elect Wilton Gregory from people who have been close to him in his life. We listen to the beautiful music of Old St. Pat’s Church and learn about the music ministry there. And the Voice of Charity highlights the Celebration of Giving that is now underway.

Primer Domingo de Adviento

Friday, November 27, 2020
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Marco 13, 33-37, del domingo, 29 de noviembre de 2020. Viernes, 27 de noviembre de 2020

Solidarity and Mission

Thursday, November 26, 2020
Megan speaks with Jodi Grahl, Director of General and Gynecologic Surgery and Pacemaker Programs, and Rachel McDonnell, Director of Development, for Solidarity Bridge, a medical mission organization that partners with communities in Bolivia and Paraguay to increase access to safe, affordable surgery and other essential health care. They discuss the work of Solidarity Bridge and how the pandemic has affected communities in Bolivia. They also learn about how the medical mission has adjusted their lifesaving work to continue in this challenging time.

Happy New Year

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
In this broadcast of Focus on the Liturgy, co-hosts Timothy Johnston (LTP) and Todd Williamson (ODW) discuss the new Year of Grace that begins with the first Sunday of Advent. They break open the theology and spirituality of Advent, exploring the liturgies, the prayers and readings of this great season. They also discuss some of the key symbols of Advent: the Advent wreath, novenas and other devotions, and even Advent hymns.

2020 CELEBRATION OF GIVING IS UNDERWAY

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Catholic Charities 73rd Annual Celebration Of Giving unites people from all over Chicagoland in spreading Christmas cheer, providing 25,000 gifts to our neighbors in need who would otherwise have nothing to open Christmas Day. Join Marie Jochum and Brigid Murphy as they welcome Andrew McKernin and Allison Loecke to share how the program is going this year, and how listeners can join in this outpouring of kindness that is filled with the Spirit of Christmas!
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