Beyond The Headlines

Tuesdays: 8 – 8:30 a.m.

Hosted by editor Joyce Duriga, Beyond the Headlines is a show that takes a closer look at the stories and the people featured in each edition of the Chicago Catholic newspaper. To read more about Chicago Catholic, go to

The Diaconate In Chicago

Tuesday, July 19, 2022
The new Vicar for Deacons in the Archdiocese of Chicago, Deacon James Norman, joined host Joyce Duriga to talk about the diaconate in Chicago.

The National Eucharistic Revival.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Sr. Alicia Torres from the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels joined host Joyce Duriga to discuss the National Eucharistic Revival.

Misericordia Home Opens New Drive Through Bakery and Café

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Our Lady of the Wayside using bulletin cover to promote parishioner's art

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Guests: Sean Reilly and Danielle Pitzer

Chapel Renovation Elevates Worship at UIC Newman Center

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
The chapel at the University of Illinois at Chicago recently underwent renovations and was dedicated by Cardinal Cupich on Jan. 8, 2022. The chapel renovation was part of a larger renovation of the center that included the addition of a coffee bar and updated gathering space.

Furthering Catholic Thought at Universities

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Host Joyce Duriga talks to Michael Le Chevallier from the Lumen Christi Institute about the catholic programming and discussions that are available on college campuses.

Relics of Mexican martyrs find permanent home in Cicero

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Our Lady of the Mount Church in Cicero is now home to relics of three Mexican martyrs killed during the Cristero War in the late 1920s, Sts. Turibio Romo, José Luis Sánchez del Río and José María Robles. The relics will be permanently installed in a new altar at the completion of ongoing renovations.

Athenaeum Center for Thought and Culture

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Host Joyce Duriga talks to Katie Joy Daufenbach about the brand-new Athenaeum Center for Thought and Culture, opening in the building adjacent and pertaining to St. Alphonsus Parish, on Wellington. If you don’t know the building, it includes a beautiful 900 seat proscenium stage built in 1911.


Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Vince Gerasole, Director of Multimedia Content for the Archdiocese of Chicago, leads a conversation with Chicago Catholic Editor, Joyce Duriga, about the stories and topics featured in the latest edition of Chicago Catholic, with a focus on "the year in review."

Mundelein Architecture was a Response to Society

Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Host Joyce Duriga talks with Denis McNamara about how Cardinal Mundelein wanted the architecture of Mundelein Seminary to be a response to American society.

Group raising money to repair Nativity scene in Daley Plaza

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Members of the God Squad‚ a team of volunteers from Chicago-area parishes, assembled the Nativity at Daley Plaza on Nov. 27, 2021. The annual tradition, now in its 36th year, is the only traditional display of the Nativity Scene in downtown Chicago’s public square. The group has launched a fundraising campaign to restore the statues and replace the major portions of the scene, some of which are over 30 years old.

FIRE Foundation Helps Educate Students With Special Needs

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Guests are Darlene Duggan, vice president of the FIRE Foundation of Greater Chicago, and Michael Kendrick, principal of St. James School in Arlington Heights

The Impact of the Chicago Fire on Catholics

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Host Joyce Duriga sits down with Ellen Skerrett to talk about Fr. Damen and the impact of the Chicago fire on Catholics.