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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.

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

Fr. Augustus Tolton/Night Fever

Monday, August 7, 2017
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Bishop Joseph Perry give the latest on the on-going process of making Fr. Augustus Tolton a saint. Segment II: Fr. Brad Zamora and Seminarian Andy Matijevic talk about Night Fever.

Annulment Process/Non-Violence Works

Monday, July 31, 2017
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: The latest in the annulment process and the overall guidance given by Pope Francis. Guests: Raphael Frackiewicz and Fr. Ramil Fajardo. Segment II: Non-Violence Works, an anti-violence initiative. Guests: Phillip Bradley; Larry Campbell; Elfreide Wedam

Renew My Church/Charismatic Renewal

Friday, July 28, 2017
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Renew My Church. Guests: Tim Weiske; Fr. Jason Malave. Segment II: 50th Anniversary of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. Guest: Lauretta Froelich.

Cardinal Blase Cupich/Mayslake Ministries

Monday, July 24, 2017
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: A conversation with Cardinal Blase Cupich. Segment II: Mayslake Ministries with Dr. Mary Amore.

Ignatian Volunteer Corps/Maryville Academy

Friday, July 14, 2017
Hosts: Graziano Marcheschi and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Ignatian Volunteer Corps. Guests: Jacqueline Fitzgerald; Fr. Joe Simmons, SJ. Segment II: Maryville Academy and Maryville's Crisis Nursery. Guests: Sr. Cathy Ryan; Amy Kendal-Lynch.

Renew My Church/Rags of Honor

Monday, July 3, 2017
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: An update on Renew My Church. Guests: Fr. Peter Wojciok; Tim Weiske. Segment II: Rags of Honor, a silk-screen apparel company devoted to hiring veterans who are homeless or unemployed.

Sex-trafficking and What's Being Done to Stop the Tragedy

Friday, June 30, 2017
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Sex-trafficking and what's being done to stop the tragedy. Guests: Elizabeth Melendez Fisher; Ashley Kizler

Youth Ministry Leadership Development Summer Institute/Pro-life Activities

Saturday, June 24, 2017
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: The Youth Ministry Leadership Development Institute will be held July 22-23 and August 26-27 at Cabrini Retreat House. Guest: Anna Dudek. Segment II: Respect Life Coordinator Dawn Fitzpatrick gives an update on Pro-life activities.

Author Becky Eldredge/Workers for Racial and Ethnic Solidarity

Friday, June 16, 2017
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Author Becky Eldredge discusses her latest book, Busy Lives & Restless Souls: How Prayer Can Help You Find the Missing Peace in Your Life." Segment II: Workers for Racial and Ethnic Solidarity (WRES). Guests: Michael Rabbitt; Adele Bach.

Theology on Tap, 2017/Catholic Office for the Deaf

Monday, June 5, 2017
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Theology on Tap, 2017. Guests: Jenna Rummelhart; Michael O'Loughlin. Segment II: Catholic Office for the Deaf. Guests: Fr. Joe Mulcrone; Fr. Roberto Mercado.

Chicago Shares/Catholic Cemeteries Field Masses

Friday, May 26, 2017
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Chicago Shares is a not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to provide a way to help the poor through a food voucher system. Guests: Ron Polaniecki; Julie Stagliano. Segment II: Catholic Cemeteries will be celebrating Field Masses at semeteries throughout the Archdiocese of Memorial Day. Guests: Fr. Larry Sullivan; Ted Ratajczyk.

"Mothersprayer: Lessons in Loving / The 13th annual Robert E. McLaughlin Faith Foundation Golf Outing and Dinner

Monday, May 22, 2017
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi Segment I: Barbara Mahany is an author and freelance journalist who just published a book called "Motherprayer: Lessons in Loving." It's a collection of meditations on mothering. Segment II: The 13th annual Robert E. McLaughlin Faith Foundation Golf Outing and Dinner - Joining us in-studio to talk about the outing, but more importantly about the wonderful work of the Faith Foundation are: Guests: Jack Lynch & Mark Teresi

Motherprayer: Lessons in Loving/13th Annual Robert E. McLaughlin Faith Foundation Golf Outing and Dinner

Monday, May 22, 2017
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Barbara Mahany is an author and freelance journalist who just published a book called Motherprayer: Lessons in Loving. It's a collection of meditations on mothering. Segment II: The 13th annual Robert E. McLaughlin Faith Foundation Golf Outing and Dinner will be held Monday, June 12 at the Park Ridge Country Club. Guests: Jack Lynch; Mark Teresi.

Interfaith Memorial for Indigent Persons/Priest Ordination

Friday, May 19, 2017
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: The annual interfaith memorial for indigent persons will be held Wednesday, May 24 at the First United Methodist Church. Guests: Vil Harmon; Pat Smuck; Rabbi Shoshanah Conover. Segment II: Cardinal Cupich ordains six priests this Saturday at Holy Name Cathedral. Guest: Moises Navarro.

Chicago Catholic Scripture School/Vicki Quade

Friday, April 28, 2017
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: The Chicago Catholic Scripture School is moving to Loyola's Institute of Pastoral Studies. Guest: Dr. Brian Schmisek. Segment II: Vicki Quade is bringing back her comedy, "Put the Nuns in Charge!" for a limited, six-week run at the Royal George Theater, starting Friday, June 9. Vicki also reviews some summer movies.

"A Transportation Miracle"/"Faith Stripped to it's Essence"

Monday, April 24, 2017
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: "A Transportation Miracle" is a 100-page publication covering the transportation side of the 28th International Eucharistic Congress that was held in Chicago on June 20-24, 1926. Guests: Norman Carlson; Bishop George Rassas. Segment II: Author Patrick Reardon joins Graz to talk about his new book called "Faith Stripped to it's Essence".

"An Invitation to Public Discourse"

Friday, April 21, 2017
Hosts: Graziano Marcheschi and Wayne Magdziarz. "An Invitation to Public Discourse" is a timely document, signed by several authors, that is scheduled to be released on Pentecost Sunday. Guests: Greg Pierce; Tom Masters; Robert Ellsberg

Child Abuse Prevention Prayer Service/Way of the Cross Processions

Monday, April 3, 2017
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: The annual Child Abuse Prevention Prayer Service is coming up on April 7 in the Healing Garden at Holy Family Parish in Chicago. Guests: Mayra Flores; Michael Hoffman. Segment II: Way of the Cross processions planned for Good Friday. Guests: Sepha Skean; Fr. David Jones; Jorge Soto

CatholicTeenBooks.com/Immigration Ministry

Monday, March 27, 2017
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Authors Carmela Martino and Amy (A.J.) Cattapan talk about their new website, CatholicTeenBooks.com. Segment II: This is a very busy time for the Archdiocesan immigration ministry. Guests: Elena Segura; Arturo Gonzales; Fr. Manuel Durantes.

Be As Good As You Think You Are/Men's Conference

Friday, March 24, 2017
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Authors Robert and Eileen Parkinson talk about their latest book, Be As Good As You Think You Are. Segment II: Frank Casella, Executive Director of Catholic Men Chicago Southland, is on to preview this year's mens' conference.

Summer Scripture School/Human Trafficking

Friday, March 10, 2017
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: The annual Summer Scripture School at the University of St. Mary of the Lake is gearing up for another great learning experience for attendees. This year's theme is Revelation: A Book of Hope in Troubled Times. Guests: Megan Deichl; Fr. George Smiga; John McGrath. Segment II: The evils of human trafficking. Guest: Sr. Jean Okroi

ACTA Publications/Download Jesus App

Monday, March 6, 2017
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Greg Pierce, President of ACTA Publications, talks about a Lenten book of reflections on the daily readings and other topics. Segment II: Mike Stark, executive producer of the Truth and Life Audio Bible, talks about a Lenten reading program, the Download Jesus App, and all things Lent.

The 6th Annual Gathering/Relevant Radio

Friday, February 17, 2017
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Holy Familyl Church in Inverness and the Holy Family Knights of Columbus will host the 6th Annual Gathering, a men's day of renewal. Guests: Tom Purvin; Bob Fallon; Joe Ferlita; Fr. Terry Keehan. Segment II: Carol Tomaselli, Director of Parish Outreach for Relevant Radio, talks about the various things happening at Relevant Radio.

Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture/Annual Catholic Appeal

Monday, January 30, 2017
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: The Annual Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture on Monday, February 13. Guests: Daniel J. Olsen; Dean Bell. Segment II: The 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal. Guests: Fr. Wayne Watts; Elizabeth Anastasia; John Osterlund; Barbara Shea Collins.

Cardinal Blase Cupich/Marriage on a Lampstand

Friday, January 27, 2017
Hosts; Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magziarz. Segment I: Cardinal Blase Cupich talks about Renew My Church and other topics. Segment II: Andrew and Terri Lyke discus their book, Marriage on a Lampstand

Catholic Lawyers Guild/Celebrating Catholic Education Breakfast

Friday, January 20, 2017
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Judge Tom Donnelly and Deacon Brian Welter discuss upcoming events sponsored by the Catholic Lawyers Guild. Segment II: Teresa Battaglia talks about the upcoming Celebrating Catholic Education Breakfast.
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