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Catholic Chicago

First and Fourth Monday Monthly: 8 – 9 a.m.
Second and Fourth Thursday Monthly: 8 – 9 a.m.
WNDZ 750 AM

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.

Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass/Renew My Church Update

Thursday, August 30, 2018
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Clarissa Aljentera talks about the significance, history and importance of the sacrament of Matrimony and the upcoming Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass. Segment II: Fr. Jason Malave, the Cardinal's Delegate to Renew My Church, Strategic Planning and Implementation, joins us with his monthly Renew My Church update.

Life and Justice Conference/Praying for the Care of Creation

Monday, August 27, 2018
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Life and Justice Conference. Guests: Ryan Lents; Ray Pingoy. Segment II: Praying for the Care of Creation. Guests: Susan Pudelek; George Nassos; Sr. Dawn Nothwehr.

Sunrise Prayer Service/Wartime Papacy of Pope Pius XII

Thursday, August 23, 2018
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I; Sunrise Prayer Service on Saturday, August 25. Guests: Deacon LeRoy Gill; Deacon William Pouncy. Segment II: The Wartime Papacy of Pope Pius the Twelfth. Guest: Dr. Edward Gordon.

Promoting Peace in Our Neighborhoods/Robert Rogers

Thursday, August 9, 2018
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Deacon LeRoy Gill talks about a couple of events that he helped organize and, most importantly, the efforts to promote peace in our neighborhoods. Segment II: Robert Rogers is an accomplished musician and author who shares a compelling message to audiences across the country.

"What is Truth?"/"Non-Violence Works"

Monday, August 6, 2018
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: The Holocaust Museum in Chicago is the site of a movie screening and discussion on August 27 called "What is Truth?" The evening will begin with the showing of the 2016 film "Denial", which deals with a British trial centered around a Holocaust denier. Guests: Dr. Dan Olsen; Ms. Kelley Szany. Segment II: "Non-Violence Works" is an initiative to help educate people on the merits of non-violence. Guests: Phil Bradley; Elfriede Wedam

Playing By Heart/Still Point Theatre Collective

Thursday, July 26, 2018
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Author Carmela Martino joins us to talk about her latest book, Playing By Heart. Segment II: Lisa Wagner-Carollo, Founder/Artistic Director of the Still Point Theatre Collective, joins us to talk about her organizations latest projects.

Fr. Lou Cameli/Fr. Jason Malave

Monday, July 23, 2018
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Fr. Lou Cameli joins us for the first half-hour to discuss his new book, "A New Vision of Family Life: A Reflection on Amoris Laetitia." Segment II: Fr. Jason Malave, the Cardinal's Delegate to Renew My Church, Strategic Planning and Implementation, joins us in-studio to discuss the latest developments in the Renew My Church initiative.

Nourish for Caregivers

Monday, July 2, 2018
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. From their own cargiving experiences, Kelly Johnson and Deb Kelsey-Davis co-founded Nourish for Caregivers, helping them find a spiritual home in the Church, learning to thrive and grow in their faith as they care for a loved one.

Phil Andrew -- Violence Prevention Initiatives

Thursday, June 28, 2018
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Phil Andrew, the Archdiocese of Chicago's Director of Violence Prevention Initiatives, joins us in the studio for the entire program.

Renew My Church Update/Familly Reunification Fund

Monday, June 25, 2018
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Fr. Jason Malave, the Cardinal's Delegate to Renew My Church, Strategic Planning and Implementation, joins us with an update on Renew My Church. Fr. Bob Gilbert, pastor of St. Joachim Parish also joined by phone. Segment II: Joseph Boland, Vice-President of Mission for Catholic Extension, talks about a Family Reunification Fund that has just been launcched in response to the human tragedy unfolding on the nation's southern border with Mexico.

Author Bill Paradise/Theology on Tap Kick-Off Event

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Bill Paradise joins Graz to discuss his latest book, Cancer, You and God. Segment II: Jenna Rummelhart, Senior Communications Coordinator with the Department of Parish Vitality and Mission, talks about this year's kick-off event for Theology on Tap.

Author Edward E. Gordon/Priest Convocation

Monday, June 4, 2018
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Edward E. Gordon talks about his latest book: Divided on D-Day: How Conflicts and Rivalries Jeopardized the Allied Victory at Normandy. Segment II: The Upcoming Priest Convocation in June. Guests: Fr. Brad Zamora; Fr. Carl Morello.

Renew My Church/Fr. Augustus Tolton Peace Center

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Fr. Jason Malave gives a Renew My Church update. Segment II: Christie L. Richardson talks about the new Fr. Augustus Tolton Peace Center in Chicago's Austin community.

Memorial Day--Honoring Those Who Serve Our Country

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Memorial Day Field Masses will be held across the Archdiocese on Monday, Memorial Day. Guests: Fr. Larry Sullivan; Ted Ratajczyk. Segment II: On any given night, Catholic Charities of Chicago provides decent, safe and affordable housing for about 3,000 households comprised of individuals and families, the homeless, veterans and seniors. Eileen Higgins talks about the various services they offer to our nation's veterans.

Catholic-Muslim Relations/Deacons

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz.Segment I: Catholic-Muslim relations in the world today. Guests: Dan Olsen; Susan Pudelek; Azam Nizamuddin. Segment II: The important role of Deacons in the Catholic Church. Guests: Deacon Richard Hudzik; Deacon Bob Puhala; Christopher Weiland

Mayslake Ministries/Fr. Felix Francisco Villamore Jr

Monday, May 7, 2018
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Dr. Mary Amore talks about programs in Mayslake Ministries. Segment II: Jim Disch interviews Fr. Felix Francisco Villamore Jr., a priest from the Philippines who ministers to 17,000 people.

Apostolic Exhortation/Summer Scripture School

Monday, April 30, 2018
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Fr. Louis Cameli talks to Fr. Greg about the latest Apostolic Exhortation. Segment II: The University of Saint Mary of the Lake Institute for Ongoing Formation will once again be hosting the Summer Scripture School. Guests: Megan Deichl; Dr. Mary Healy; Fr. Jose Cabrera.

Late Night Catechism 25th Anniversary

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Late Night Catechism is about to celebrate its 25th anniversary. The creator of Late Night Catechism and other sister-related productions, Vicki Quade, is our guest for the full hour.

Renew My Church/Child Abuse Prevention Month

Monday, April 23, 2018
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Fr. Jason Malave gives an update on Renew My Church. Segment II: Mayra Flores and Michael Hoffman talk about Child Abuse Prevention Month.

New St. Joseph Chapel/Fashion Revolution Fair

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: The new St. Joseph Chapel at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines. Gust: Fr. Esequiel Sanchez. Segment II: DePaul University is sponsoring a Fashion Revolution Fair on Friday, April 20, that will focus on how people can support global ehtical and sustainable practices in the garment industry. Guests: Christie Limas; Nasreen Sheikh; Fr. Andrew O'Connor

Fr. Manuel Dorantes and Young Guests

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. The entire hour is spent with Fr. Manuel Dorantes, Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish at 44th Street and California in Chicago's Brighton Park neighborhood, and his guests Diego Garcia and Jasmine Guzman. They recently participated in the March for Our Lives in Washington D.C. and they talk about how violence in their neighborhood has affected their lives.

Knights of Columbus Police Council/Cardinal Blase Cupich

Monday, March 26, 2018
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: The Knights of Columbus Police Council 121783. Guests: Dennis Fitzgerald; Fr. Dan Brandt. Segment II: A conversation with Cardinal Blase Cupich.

Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation/Renew My Church/Way of the Cross

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation is a 501-C-3 that raises money to fund cutting-edge research to end pediatric cancer while also providing for the immediate needs of children and families battling the disease. Guests: Kathleen Casey; Liz Teasley. Segment II: Fr. Jason Malave gives an update on Renew My Church. Segment III: Good Friday Way of the Cross through Downtown Chicago. Guest: Ben Rovagnati.

Men's Conference/Political Issues in Illinois

Monday, March 5, 2018
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Catholic Men Chicago Southland Conference. Guests: Frank Casella; Terry Shelley; Larry Campbell. Segment II: Bob Gilligan, Executive Director of the Catholic Conference of Illinois, talks about political issues in Springfield that are relevant to Catholics.

National Call-In Day for the Protection of Dreamers

Monday, February 26, 2018
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. The full hour of this program is devoted to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops declaring this Monday a National Call-In Day for the Protection of Dreamers. Guests: Elena Segura; Fr. Gary Graf; Fr. Laryy Dowling: Cardinal Blase Cupich; Ashley Feasley

National Catholic Sisters Week/Chaplain of the Chicago Police Department.

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: National Catholic Sisters Week and the National Catholic Sisters Project. Guests: Sr. Lovina Pammit, OSF; Sr. Ann Oestreich, IHM. Segment II: Fr. Dan Brandt, Chaplain of the Chicago Police Department, joins us to talk about ministering to first responders and their families.

Cristo Rey Saint Martin College Prep/23rd Annual Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture

Thursday, February 8, 2018
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Bishop George Rassas talks about the upcoming opening of the new campus for Cristo Rey Saint Martin College Prep in Waukegan. Segment II: The 23rd annual Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture is scheduled for Monday, February 26th. Guests: Dr. Jon Nilson; Mrs. Emily Soloff; Dr. Elena Procario-Foley.

2018 Day of Reflection/The Women of TV

Monday, February 5, 2018
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: The Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago is presenting it's 2018Day of Reflection on Saturday, Feb. 24. Guests: Matthew Simon; Fr. Bob Cook; Alex Blair. Semgment II: The Chicago Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women are presenting "The Women of TV" on Saturday, February 17. Guests: Elsa DePalma; Jeanine Gouzeas.

The Priceless Intangibles of the Family for Society, Marriage and Education, and the Law: The Specific Contribution of Women/REFLECT Retreat

Monday, January 29, 2018
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: The Catholic Lawyers Guild is hosting a program February 1 called "The Priceless Intangibles of the Family for Society, Marriage and Education, and the Law: The Specific Contribution of Women." Guests: Mary Nicolau; Fr. Javier del Castillo. Segment II: a REFLECT Retreat is scheduled for the weekend of March 2-4 at the Cardinal Stritch Retreat House in Mundelein. Guests: John Hartigan; Maureen Nugent.

The Gathering VII: Men Seeking Wisdom in a Violent World/The Annual Catholic Appeal

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring "The Gathering VII: Men Seeking Wisdom in a Violent World" at Holy Family Catholic Community in Inverness on Saturday, February 3. Guests: Fr. David Kelly, C.PP.S., Bob Fallon; Joe Ferlita; David Hirsch; Fr. Terry Keehan. Segment II: It's time for the Annual Catholic Appeal! Guests: Fr. Wayne Watts; Elizabeth Anastasia; Eileen Kamerick; Barbara Shea Collins.

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY/WORLD DAY FOR CONSECRATED LIFE

Monday, January 22, 2018
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: The annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is January 18-25. Dr. Daniel Olsen and Dr. Jon Nilson discuss the history of the observance and its ongoing impact on the ecumenical movement. Segment II: Sr. Lovina Francis Pammit, OSF, and Sr. Patricia Crowley, OSB, help build awareness of the Word Day for Consecrated Life coming up in early February.

A Look Back on 2017, and Looking Forward to 2018

Friday, December 29, 2017
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Fr. Jason Malave looks back on 2017 and gives an update on Renew My Church. Segment II: Dr. Jim Rigg, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, discusses tax-credit scholarships. Segment III: Jim Disch talks about the Archdiocesan produced Sanctuary TV show, and also discusses the radio programs moving to WNDZ 750-AM. Bob Gilligan talks about the ups and downs of legislation that affected the Catholic Church in 2017.

Christmas Music

Friday, December 22, 2017
Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi host this show of Christmas music.

Christ Figures in Science Fiction and Superhero Films/O Antiphons

Friday, December 15, 2017
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Professor and Author Jim Papandrea talks about his new book, "From Star Wars to Superman: Christ Figures in Science Fiction and Superhero Films." Segment II: Fr. Richard Fragamini joins our hosts to share Advent REflections on the O Antiphons.

The Retirement Fund for Religious/City Lights Musical Director Rich Daniels

Monday, November 27, 2017
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: The Retirement Fund for Religious collection is December 9-10. Guests: Sr. Judith Zonsius, OSB; Sr. Genevieve Shea, SLW. Segment II: Rich Daniels, Musical Director of the City Lights Orchestra, joins our hosts for an in-studio conversation.

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Friday, November 10, 2017
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: The annual collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development is the weekend of November 18 and 19. Guests: Maura Moser; Elena Segura. Segment II: The Coalition to Save Our Mental Health Centers works to ensure that all Chicago residents have access to adequate community mental health services. Guests: Michael Snedeker; Deacon Gregory Shumpert. Segment III: The Target Area Development Corporation was established in 1995 to serve Chicago's Auburn Gresham and Englewood communities to combat community violence., Guest: Steven Perkins.

Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Monday, November 6, 2017
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Suicide prevention and the counseling of people who have lost loved ones due to suicide. Guests: Debbie Major; Todd Williamson.

Cardinal Blase Cupiich/Our Lady of the Angels Mission Marathon Team

Monday, October 30, 2017
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: A conversation with Cardinal Blase Cupich. Segment II: Sr. Stephanie Baliga of the Franciscans of the Eucharist is part of a dedicated ministry at the Our Lady of the Angels Mission in West Humboldt Park. She is part of an OLA team that will be running in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon next year. People can join team OLA and take part in the marathon while raising money for the mission at the same time.

Weddings at St. James Chapel/Joyce Duriga

Friday, October 27, 2017
Host: Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Weddings at St. James Chapel. Guest: Carol Miller. Segment II: Chicago Catholic Editor Joyce Duriga talks about the latest issue of the newspaper and also the biography she wrote about Helen Prejean and the book she is working on about Augustus Tolton.

The Catholic-Lutheran Covenant Renewal/Promoting the Spirit of Non-Violence

Monday, October 23, 2017
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: The Covenant Renewal Service will take place between the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Metropolitan Chicago Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America at Holy Name Cathedral on October 31 at 7 p.m. Guests: Dan Olsen; Karen Horace; Nicholas Zook. Segment II: The Faith Awareness Committee at St. Mary Parish in Evanston are sponsoring a talk by Bishop Joseph Perry about the Cause for Sainthood for Fr. Augustus Tolton. Guests: Jane Colleton; Tom Horne. Segment III: Events promoting the spirit of non-violence. Guests: Elfriede Wedam; Larry Campbell.

The Evangelical Catholic/Teaching Together Chicago

Friday, October 20, 2017
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: The Evangelical Catholic is a non-profit organization based out of Madison, Wisconsin that equips Catholic ministries for evangelization by inspring, training and supporting local leaders. Guest: James Carrano. Segment II: Teaching Together Chicago facilitates on-the-job experience and training for adults with disabilities so they can work as paid interns in Chicago-area Catholic schools. Guests: Joanne Callahan; Beth Hooton; Katie Carden.

(re)Encounter/Soup-er Stadium Challenge Results

Friday, October 13, 2017
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: (re)Encounter is coming to the UIC Pavilion on the evening of Friday, October 20. Guests: Fr. Paul Mueller, S.J.; Fr. Brad Zamora. Segment II: Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools and Catholic Charities announced they exceeded the goal of the Soup-er Stadium Challenge by collecting enough food to fill Soldier Field twice. Guests: Angel Gutierrez; Robert Rabe

House Bill 40/Fr. Louis Cameli

Monday, October 2, 2017
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: The Governor's signing of House Bill 40, expanding taxpayer-subsidized abortions. Guest: Bob Gilligan. Segment II: Father Louis Cameli, the Archbishop's Delegate for Formation and Mission, talks about his latest book, Church, Faith, Future: What We Face, What We Can Do

Domestic Violence Awareness/Inclusion Awareness Day

Friday, September 29, 2017
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Domestic Violence Awareness. Guest: Fr. Chuck Dahm, O.P. Segment II: Inclusion Awareness Day. Guests: Joanne Meyer; Fr. Maina Waithaka; Janice Seipp.

Arrupe College/Programs for Young Adults in Renew My Church

Monday, September 25, 2017
Hosts: Graziano Marcheschi and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: The innovative Arrupe College and it's first graduating class. Guest: Fr. Steve Katsouros, S.J. Segment II: Programs for young adults in Renew My Church, incluing (re)Encounter. Guests: Fr. Peter Wojcik; Fr. Ken Simpson.

Red Mass/Relics of Padre Pio

Friday, September 22, 2017
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Cardinal Blase Cupich will celebrate the annual Red Mass at Holy Name Cathedral at 5:15-pm on Tuesday, October 3. Guests: R. Matthew Simon; Patrick A. Salvi; Fr. Robert Cook. Segment II: Relics of Padre Pio will be on display in Chicago as part of a national tour marking the 130th anniversary of Padre Pio's birth. Guest: Fr. Robert Cook

Hurricane Relief/Art Exhibit at Mundelein Seminary

Friday, September 15, 2017
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Chicago-area deacons stepping up to help hurricane victims. Guests: Deacon Joe Winblad; Deacon John Vidmar; Gustavo Arreguin. Segment II: World of Vatican II exhibit at Mundelein Seminary, featuring the work of artist/reporter, Franklin McMahon. Guest: Kathleen Van Ella.

125th Anniversary of the Archdiocese of Chicago's Newspaper/Six Weeks With the Word of God

Friday, September 8, 2017
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: 125th Anniversary of the Archdiocese of Chicago's Newspaper. Guests: Joyce Duriga and Michelle Martin. Segment II: Six Weeks With the Word of God. Guests: Fr. John Kartje; Jenna Rummelhart.

Catholic Extension visit to Mexican Border Towns/Second Collection for D.C. Shrine

Friday, August 18, 2017
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Catholic Extension this week sponsored a visit to Mexican border towns in Texas.Cardinal Blase Cupich and priests from the Archdiocese of Chicago were included in the tour. Guests: Fr. Bernie Pietrzak; Joe Boland. Segment II: Cardinal Cupich has requested that all archdiocesan parishes hold a second collection on August 27 to help complete the work at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation/Guadalupe en Verano

Friday, August 11, 2017
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: The Thurd Annual Solemn Vespers for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation will be observed Thursday, August 31 at 7:00-pm at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Glenview. Guests: Dan Olsen; Michael Terrien; Fr. Panagiotis Boznos. Segment II: The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe is hosting its third annual Guadalupe en Verano or Guadalupe Summer Celebration on Saturday, August 19. Guest: Fr. Esequiel Sanchez
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