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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.

The Church and State in Balance/Cardinal Blase Cupich

Monday, December 3, 2018
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Author, lecturer and historian Ed Gordon discusses "The Church and State in Balance. Segment II: Cardinal Blase Cupich talks with our hosts for the second half of the program.

Violence Prevention/Augustus Tolton Book

Thursday, November 29, 2018
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Phil Andrew, Director of Violence Prevention for the Archdiocese of Chicago, joins us in studio to discuss various initiatives undertaken by his office. Segment II: Chicago Catholic Editor Joyce Duriga talks about her new book, Augustus Tolton: The Church Is the True Liberator.

Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. The annual collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development is the weekend of November 17th and 18th. During this hour we discuss the importance of CCHD and how several community groups benefit from the campaign.

Synod on Youth in Rome/Tuesday's Election

Monday, November 5, 2018
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Fr. Lou Cameli, the Cardinal's Delegate for Formation and Mission, talks about the recent Synod on Youth in Rome. Segment II: Bob Gilligan, Executive Director of the Catholic Conference of Illinois, joins us to discuss Tuesday's election.

Freedom Coaching/#WhyImCatholic

Monday, October 29, 2018
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Steve Pokorny has a national ministry called Freedom Coaching. He ministers to people with addiction to pornography. Segment II: Joseph Boland, Vice President for Catholic Extension, talks about their #WhyImCatholic campaign.

Retirement for Religious/Young Adults and Catholicism

Thursday, October 25, 2018
Host: Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Brother Michael Segvich, coordinator, Retirement for Religious, promotes the collection for religious that is held in early December. Segment II: Mary Deeley, Pastoral Associate and Director of Christ the Teacher Institute at the Sheil Center at Northwestern University, joins us to talk about young adults and Catholocism.

Renew My Church Summit/Fr. Esequiel Sanchez

Monday, October 22, 2018
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: The Renew My Church Summit was recently held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Guests: Cliff Barber; Marco Oropeza. Segment II: Fr. Esequiel Sanchez, Rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, discusses Day of the Dead observances, and also surviving a plane crash with 102 other passengers recently in Mexico.

The Coming Home Retreat/Seventh Annual Mass for Hope and Healing

Thursday, October 11, 2018
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: The Coming Home Retreat is a day-long retreat for veterans and their adult family members to pray and reflect on their military experiences in a safe environment. Guests: Major General Emile Bataille; Dave Harman; Fr. Michael Sparough; Don and Teresa Larson; Major General Jim Mukoyama. Segment II: The Seventh Annual Mass for Hope and Healing will take place on Saturday, October 20 at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Parish. Guests: Tom Tharayil; Michael Hoffman.

Book about Living the Sacraments/State of Mundelein Seminary

Thursday, September 27, 2018
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Joe Paprocki joins us for a conversation about his latest book, Living the Sacraments: Finding God at the Intersection of Heaven and Earth. Segment II: Fr. John Kartje, Rector of University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary, joins us for a discussion on the state of the seminary.

Respect Life Ministries in Today's America/Aid for Women Anniversary

Monday, September 24, 2018
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior, will talk about the importance of respect life ministries in today's America in a presentation at St. Paul of the Cross Parish in Park Ridge. Guests: Mary Jo DiRe; Cecilia Klein; Fr. Britto Berchmans. Segment II: Aid for Women is celebrating it's 40th anniversary with a dinner on October 3rd. Guests: Susan Barrett; Bob Fallon; Bill Booth; Mary Hallan Fiorito.

Catholic Lawyers Guild

Thursday, September 13, 2018
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. The Catholic Lawyers Guild Red Mass and Restorative Justice. Guests: Sr. Catherine Ryan; Hon. Thomas Hogan; Jean Gaspardo. Segment II: Restorative Justice. Guests: R. Matthew Simon; Fr. David Kelly.

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.
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