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Catholic Chicago

First and Fourth Monday Monthly: 8 – 9 a.m.
Second and Fourth Thursday Monthly: 8 – 9 a.m.
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Fr. Greg Sakowicz, rector of Holy Name Cathedral, is the host of this lively discussion program that presents news and information about the Archdiocese of Chicago, while exploring topics of faith from the Catholic perspective. Co-hosting with Fr. Sakowicz are either Mark Teresi, assistant to the rector at Holy Name Cathedral, or Wayne Magdziarz, senior vice president at Loyola University Chicago.

A Religious Sister's Mission Trip to Uganda

Thursday, June 10, 2021
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Sr. Kathleen (Katie) Mitchell joins us for the full hour to share her vocation story, her time at the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary, and her recent trip to Uganda.

Chicago Catholic Healthcare Outreach

Monday, June 7, 2021
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Today on Catholic Chicago we host a panel of health care experts to discuss the outreach of Chicago's Catholic health systems to the communites that they serve. Guests: Fr. William Grogan; James Sifuentes; August J. Querciagrossa; Dennis Ryan

45th Annual Summer Scripture Conference at USML

Thursday, May 27, 2021
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. The 45th annual Summer Scripture Conference at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake-Mundelein Seminary is scheduled for June 20-25. This year the theme is faith and science. Guests: Michelle Shaffer; Dr. Linda Couri; Dr. Tina Wray

The Age of Faith: The Church in the Middle Ages

Monday, May 24, 2021
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Dr. Edward Gordon gives an update on where things stand with the Covid-19 pandemic, and then he talks with our hosts about the history of the Catholic Church in the middle ages.

Meet Three Of Our New Priests

Thursday, May 13, 2021
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Cardinal Blase Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, will ordain eight diocesan priests and one Canon Regular of St. John Cantius at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 North State St., Chicago. The newly ordained priests, ranging in age from 26 to 55, hail from the Archdiocese of Chicago, as well as California, Michigan, Virginia, Colombia, Mexico and Poland. Today on Catholic Chicago, we are going to get to know three of these men. Guests: Deacon Andrew Matijevic, Deacon Robert Ryan, Deacon Leonel Sepulveda

Covid-19 Pandemic Update/May is the Month of Mary

Monday, May 3, 2021
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Dr. Ed Gordon gives an update on where things stand with the Covid-19 pandemic. Segment II: Fr. Lou Cameli, the Cardinal's Delegate for Formation and Mission, talks about the month of May being the Month of Mary.

The Broken Mary Project

Thursday, April 29, 2021
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. An unexpected encounter with a broken statue of the Virgin Mary next to a dumpster sparked a devotion to our Blessed Mother in Kevin Matthews. Kevin has authored a book titled Broken Mary: A Journey of Hope. The Broken Mary statue, and her self-proclaimed "roadie" Kevin, will be appearing at St. Mary Immaculate Church in Plainfield in the diocese of Joliet on Wednesday, May 12 at 7pm.

First African-American President for Catholic Lawyers Guild/Mayslake Ministries

Monday, April 26, 2021
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: The Catholic Lawyers Guild will be installing its first African-American president, (Retired) Judge Ed Washington, on May 26. Guests: Hon. Edward Washington II; Daniel R. Murray; Hon. Thomas More Donnelly. Segment II: Dr. Mary Amore gives an update on the offerings at Mayslake Ministries.

United Catholic Youth Ministries/Earth Day and Environmental Issues

Thursday, April 22, 2021
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: United Catholic Youth Ministries is a multi-parish pastoral ministry that supports youth, young adults, families and the Hispanic/Latinx community in Evanston. They have four main ministry focuses: Youth and Children Ministry, Campus Ministry, Young Adult Ministry, and Hispanic Ministry. Guests: James Holzhauer-Chuckas, Alex Roman, Alize Ramirez. Segment II: Today (April 22) is Earth Day. The Catholic Climate Covenant collaborates with other Catholic organizations to advance the Church's call for us to love and care for God's creation and our vulnerable neighbors. Guest: Jose Aguto

Sports and Faith

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Host: Fr. Greg Sakwoicz. Chuck Swirsky and Bill Wennington, the radio voices of the Chicago Bulls, talk about the role of faith in their lives and careers in professional sports.

"Music Has Legs": The Journey of Juan Manuel Pineda

Monday, March 29, 2021
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. "Music Has Legs" is an inspiring book that takes readers on the journey of Juan Manuel Pineda, from the streets of El Salvador to the Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) orphanage to the front page of the Chicago Tribune. The book delivers an uplifing story at a time when Good Stories are difficult to find.It highlights what people from Shriners Hospital for Children, UIC Hospital, NPH USA and a host of Chicago families can accomplish when they work together. Guests: Bishop Ron Hicks; Marlene Byrne

Reflections on Pope Francis' Recent Visit to Iraq

Thursday, March 25, 2021
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Catholic/Assyrian Dialogue. Guests: Very Rev. Thomas Baima; Rev. Chorbishop George Toma. Segment II: Catholic/Muslim Relations. Guests: Dr. Dan Olsen; Dr. Marcia Hermansen; Dr. Scott Alexander.

The BASE Chicago/Aging, Cargiving and the Third Act

Monday, March 22, 2021
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: The BASE Chicago re-imagines pathways to success for urban youth by combining sports and academic opportunities with a distinctive methodology rooted in excellence belief and love. Guests: Eric Davis, Frank Brim, Rich Schulz. Segment II: Aging, Caregiving and the Third Act. Guest: Joyce Gallagher

Author Mark Shriver/Incoming President at St. Patrick High School Dan Santucci

Thursday, March 11, 2021
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: From New York Times best-selling author Mark K. Shriver comes 10 Hidden Heroes, an exciting seek-and-find book with a message. Featuring everyday heroes at home and in our neighborhoods, this vibrantly illustrated book helps children develop counting skills and learn how they too can be heroes in day-to-day life. Segment II: The Board of Trustees at Saint Patrick High School, Chicago’s oldest all-boys Catholic high school, announced today the appointment of Daniel A. Santucci ’02 as the school’s next president. Santucci, a former National Football League (NFL) player and experienced development director at the University of Notre Dame, becomes the third president in Saint Patrick’s 160-year history after the president/principal model was adopted in 1987.

Resurrection High School Connects with San Marino/Nonviolence Works

Monday, March 1, 2021
Host: Mark Teresi. Segment I: Resurrection College Prep High School is the largest all girls Catholic school on the North side. Juniors there have a unique upcoming opportunity to mix virtually with their counterparts at the Scuola Secondaria di San Marino. San Marino is a small independent state surrounded by Northern Italy. Guests: Robert Allegrini; Lyn Scolaro; Antonia Barone. Segment II: Nonviolence Works is conducting training of trainers. Guests: Phil Bradley; Larry Campbell

Mayslake Ministries/University of St. Mary of the Lake-Mundelein Seminary

Thursday, February 25, 2021
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Dr. Mary Amore talks about what has been happening at Mayslake Ministries during the pandemic. Segment II: Fr. John Kartje talks about current events happening at the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary.

The Catholic Lawyers Guild Lenten Retreat

Monday, February 22, 2021
Host: Mark Teresi. We spend the hour talking with Judge Thomas Donnelly and Michael R. Heinlein about the upcoming Catholic Lawyers Guild Lenten Retreat.

Preparing For and Living Out the Season of Lent

Thursday, February 11, 2021
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. The entire hour of today's program is dedicated to the season of Lent. Guests Todd Williamson and Terry Navarro spend time discussing Ash Wednesday and the 40 days of Lent.

Covid-19 Pandemic Update/Benedictine Sisters of Chicago

Monday, February 1, 2021
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Dr. Edward Gordon gives an update on the Covid-19 pandemic, focusing on vaccines. Segment II: Benedictine Sisters of Chicago. Sr. Patricia Crowley, O.S.B., and Sr. Belinda Monahan, O.S.B., talk about the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago and upcoming events.

Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers/Mental Illness Awareness

Thursday, January 28, 2021
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers and a Lenten retreat called "Learn to Live the Joy of the Gospel." Guests: Deacon Kevin McCarthy; Walter Hidalgo. Segment II: Mental Illness Awareness and a monthly virtual program called "Moving Forward in Hope." Guests: Deacon Tom Lambert; Deacon Al Sedivy.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Stories about Archbishop Wilton Gregory/Old St. Pat's Music Ministry

Monday, November 23, 2020
Host: Mark Teresi. Segment I: Pope Francis has recently appointed 13 new cardinals, and one of them is a Chicago native. Archbishop Wilton Gregory of the Archdiocese of Washington D.C., will become the first African American cardinal from the United States. Our guests share some stories of their memories of him. Guests: Elaine Gregory Swenson; Fr. Thomas Baima; Fr. Dominic Grassi. Segment II: The music ministry of Old St. Pat's church. Music Director Mark Scozzafave presents music featuring musicians and singers from Old St. Pat's church.

Non-violence Works/Pandemic Update

Thursday, October 29, 2020
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Non-Violence Works is a non-profit organization that focuses on violence prevention in our homes, neighborhoods and wider community. Guests: Elfreide Wedam; Larry Campbell; Phil Bradley. Segment II: Historian and professor Dr. Edward Gordon speaks about the Covid-19 pandemic.

Columbus Statue Controversy/Keep Hope Alive

Monday, October 26, 2020
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Dr. Ed Gordon is a member of the Grant Park Monument Commission. Dr. Gordon talks about recent controversies regarding historic statues in public places and the call to remove some of them. Segment II; The annual Keep Hope Alive benefit is scheduled virtually this Thursday at 6:30pm. It's theme this year is "15 years united for Immigrant Justice." The event supports the Archdiocese of Chicago's Immigration Ministry and it's national Pastoral Migratoria initiative, which has become a role model nationally for immigrant support. Guests: Elena Segura; Rich Daniels.

Pandemic Marathon/Faithful Citizenship and the Voting Process

Thursday, October 22, 2020
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: With the Chicago Marathon cancelled this year because of COVID-19, Father Michael Bradley ran a marathon of his own on Sunday October 11th through the streets of Edgewater where he lives at St. Gertrude Parish. Parishioners lined up at the church and on their front doorsteps to cheer him on as he ran by. This was the 49th Marathon for the 67-year-old priest. He completed the run in five hours and five minutes. Segment II: Election day this year has turned into election season. Millions of Americans, taking COVID-19 precautions, have already voted by mail or in person. It’s not uncommon to find waits of 45 minutes or more at early voting stations. Father Lou Cameli, based at Holy Name Cathedral recently wrote some reflections on the concept of Faithful Citizenship, and the role it plays in the voting process. You can hear his complete reflections on our YouTube channel, Catholic Chicago.

9th Annual Mass of Hope and Healing/The Great Chicago Fire Documentary

Thursday, October 8, 2020
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: The 9th annual Mass for Hope and Healing is scheduled to premiere on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 10am. The Mass has been hosted by the Office of Assistance Ministry which was created in 1992 to support the healing and reconciliation of victims-survivors of clergy sexual abuse. Guests: Michael Hoffman; Thomas Tharayil. Segment II: The Great Chicago Fire is a Chicago Stories original documentary that premieres Friday, October 9th at 8 pm on WTTW. It explores how Chicagoans faced destruction, rebuilt the city and prepared it for a thriving future. It also examines the anti-immigrant and anti-Catholic sentiment of the time that lead Mrs. Catherine O'leary to be unfairly blamed for the blaze. Guest: Dan Protess

Three New Bishops Elect for the Archdiocese of Chicago

Monday, October 5, 2020
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Bishop elect Fr. Jeffrey Grob. Segment II: Bishop elect Fr. Bob Lombardo, CFR. Segment III: Bishop elect Fr. Kevin Birmingham.

HIV/AIDS Ministry/Mayslake Ministries

Monday, September 28, 2020
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Pat Drott, the HIV/AIDS Liaison for Catholic Charities, joins us to talk about the ongoing outreach to the HIV community, and to discuss the upcoming annual Walk-Run to raise funds to help their much-needed ministry. Segment II: Dr. Mary Amore, Executive Director of Mayslake Ministries, joins us to talk about needs and opportunities for people to seek spiritual direction in these turbulent times.

"No Ways Tired" Sunrise Prayer Service/"Rosa Mystica: A Journey of Renewal and Restoration"

Thursday, September 10, 2020
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: "No Ways Tired" is a drive-in parking lot prayer service, sponsored by the Black Catholic Deacons of Chicago. Every year the Black Catholic Deacons of Chicago hold a sunrise prayer service to pray for the end to the violence in our neighborhoods and the protection of our children as a new school year begins. This year with the Covid-19 pandemic, the prayer service will be held in the parking lot of St. Katharine Drexel parish. Guests: Deacon LeRoy Gill; Deacon William Pouncy. Segment II: The Illinois chapter of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums is sponsoring a virtual lecture series called Rosa Mystica: A Journey of Renewal and Restoration. The first virtual event will take place at Holy Name Cathedral on October 1st from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Guests: Anne Shea; Fr. Lou Cameli.

"Treats for the Soul"/Sr. Helen Prejean

Monday, August 31, 2020
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Fr. Medard Laz, a prolific author now living in Florida, talks about his website, Treats for the Soul, and his latest book, The Gathering: Jesus and Abortion, A Story for Our Time. Segment II: Well-known author Sr. Helen Prejean discusses her latest book, River of Fire, in which she writes about how Vatican II changed life for many in religious orders. Sr. Helen Prejean is best known for her 1993 memoir, Dead Man Walking, about her role as a spiritual adviser to a convicted killer on death row.

"It's Over, It's Alright"/Unlocking Communities

Thursday, August 27, 2020
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: The St. Agatha Gospel Choir has a New Contemporary Gospel CD, "It's Over, It's Alright." Guests: Fr. Larry Dowling; Dennis Smith. Segment II: Josh Goralski heads up an organization called Unlocking Communities. From that group's website: "We equip entrepreneurs with the education and tools to sell sustainable products that unlock economic, social and environmental transformation in their communities."

Treadmill Marathon/Social and Emotional Learning

Monday, August 24, 2020
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Sr. Stephanie Baliga is one of the very dedicated Franciscans of the Eucharist of Chicago who can be found helping people in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood through the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels. On August 23, Sr. Stephanie ran an entire marathon...on a treadmill. The former long-distance runner at the University of Illinois now runs for God, and she was raising funds for the Mission. Segment II: As Catholic schools reopen for the new school year, social and emotional learning has become a focus. Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Guests: Yesenia Maldonado; Rana Brizgys; Jonna Koenitzer

New Bishops Appointed from Chicago Area Priests

Thursday, August 13, 2020
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. The Pope has been busy appointing a few of our great priests here in the Archdiocese of Chicago to lead dioceses across the state of Illinois. Segment I: Fr. Louis Tylka is the new Coadjutor Bishop of Peoria. Segment II: Fr. Michael McGovern has become the bishop of Belleville.

Wanderlight: A Groundbreaking Catholic Video Game/Fr. Lou Cameli

Monday, August 3, 2020
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Joellyn Cicciarelli, the President and Publisher of Loyola Press, talks to Fr. Greg and Mark about Wanderlight, a groundbreaking Catholic video game. Segment II: Fr. Lou Cameli, the Cardinal's Delegate for Christian Formation and Mission, joins Fr. Greg and Mark to discuss coping spiritually with the pandemic, social unrest, and violence in our neighborhoods.

Author and Speaker, Amy (A.J.) Cattapan/ACTA Publications Publisher, Greg Pierce

Thursday, July 30, 2020
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Award-winning author and speaker Amy "A.J." Cattapan talks to Fr. Greg and Mark about what's keeping her busy during the COVID-19 pandemic…from helping to organize a retreat to working on another book. Segment II: Greg Pierce, publisher of ACTA Publications in Chicago, joins Fr. Greg and Mark to talk about his blog and specifically disinvestment in minority communities.

Non-Violence Works/Fr. Dom Grassi

Monday, July 27, 2020
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Representatives of Non-Violence Works discuss the principles and practices of non-violence as a skill to help reduce violence in Chicago. Guests: Philip Bradley; Elfriede Wedam; Larry Campbell. Segment II: Fr. Dom Grassi joins Fr. Greg and Mark to discuss his blog on COVID-19, his latest mystery, and life in general.

Brother Michael Segvich/Chicago Catholic Editor, Joyce Duriga

Thursday, July 23, 2020
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Brother Michael Segvich joins Fr. Greg and Mark as he wraps up his time with the Archdiocese of Chicago's Office for Religious. Brother Mike is about to begin a 6-year term on his province's leadership team in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Segment II: Joyce Duriga, Editor of Chicago Catholic, talks to Fr. Greg and Mark about the stories she's been covering during COVID-19. Joyce also talks about her recently published book, Augustus Tolton: The Church is the True Liberator.

Pop-up Pantry and Merging Justice with Faith

Thursday, July 16, 2020
Host: Mark Teresi. St. Mary of the Lake Parish has opened a pop-up food pantry in collaboration with the Greater Chicago Food Depository. This food pantry serves the needs of at-risk residents of the Buena Park neighborhood, especially immigrants. St. Mary of the Lake will also be hosting a two-day event, in collaboration with the St. Vincent DePaul Society, about the merging of justice with faith. Guests: Pamela Matambanadzo; Claire DesHotels.

Renew My Church Update/Faith Formation During the Pandemic

Thursday, July 9, 2020
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Fr. Jason Malave and Cliff Barber discuss how they have been able to move forward with the Renew My Church initiative despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Segment II: Kevin Foy with the Office for Lifelong Formation talks about Catholic faith formation during the pandemic, and how his office compliments the evangelization efforts of Renew My Church.

A Wide Ranging Discussion on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Monday, July 6, 2020
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Dr. Edward Gordon is an internationally recognized historian, researcher, and author who has taught at DePaul, Loyola and Northwestern University. Dr. Gordon spends the hour with Fr. Greg discussing the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mayslake Ministries/Christmas Bingo: Summer Edition for the Daughters of St. Paul

Thursday, June 25, 2020
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Dr. Mary Amore talks about what has been happening at Mayslake Ministries during the pandemic. Segment II: Playwright and comedian Vicki Quade, co-creator of Late Night Catechism and head of Nuns for Fun Entertainment, gives news of a special Summer online performance that's available now. A portion of proceeds will go to the Daughters of St. Paul, whose religious bookstore on Michigan Avenue was heavily damaged by looters following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Also participating in this segment is Sr. Tracey Dugas, Director of Pauline Mission Advancement for the Daughters of St. Paul.

Reopening Our Churches/St. Joseph International Sharing Ministry

Monday, June 22, 2020
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Todd Williamson, director of the Office for Divine Worshop, talks about the reopening of our churches for public mass. Segment II: St. Joseph Parish in Libertyville launches a unique way to attend mass without entering a church building. Guests: Deacon Dan Coughlin; Stan Taylor. Segment III: We stay with St. Joseph Parish in Libertyville but shift the conversation to its International Sharing Ministry. Guests: Mary Causey; Deacon Dan Coughlin; Stan Taylor.

Non-Violence Works/The Importance of Exercise

Thursday, June 11, 2020
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Following George Floyd's death and the civil unrest that followed, representatives of Non-Violence Works joined Fr. Greg and Mark to talk about principles and practices of non-violence as a skill. Guests: Philip Bradley; Elfriede Wedam; Larry Campbell. Segment II: The importance of exercise, how to be creative with exercise, and adding a spiritual twist to your exercise routine. Guests: Michele Sotak; Fr. Lou Cameli.

America In Crisis: Struggling to Navigate Both a Pandemic and the Aftermath of the Death of George Floyd

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Fr. Greg talks with Cardinal Blase Cupich about the Church's response in these disheartening times. Segment II: Fr. Greg welcomes Fr. Matt O'Donnell, pastor of St. Columbanus, to discuss the status of the neighborhood where he ministers. As one of the priests who ministers to COVID-19 patients, Fr. Matt talks about how the pandemic disproportionately affects communities of color.
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