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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.

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.

Christian Unity/March For Life/Scholarship Breakfast

Friday, January 13, 2017
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Guests: Alice Sopala; Rev. Dr. John Armstrong; Dan Olsen. Segment II: The March for Life Chicago. Guest: Dawn Fitzpatrick. Segment III: 27th Annual Push Excel Scholarship Breakfast. Guest: Rev. Dr. Janette Wilson.

Year-in-Review

Friday, December 30, 2016
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. A look back at our local Catholic highlights from this past year and a look ahead to 2017.

Christmas Music

Friday, December 23, 2016
Fr. Greg Sakowicz hosts this hour of Christmas music.

Mayslake Ministries/Mercy Home for Boys and Girls

Friday, December 16, 2016
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Mayslake Ministries. Guest: Dr. Mary Amore. Segment II: Mercy Home for Boys and Girls. Guests: Fr. Scott Donahue; Mark Schmeltzer

Author William Simon/Chicago Bilingual Nurse Consortium

Friday, December 9, 2016
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Author William Simon identifies the best practices of 244 Catholic parishes in North America in his book: Great Catholic Parishes. Guests: Bill Simon; Claire Henning. Segment II: The Chicago Bilingual Nurse Consortium guides immigrant professional nurses through the difficult process of becoming registered nurses here in the United States. Guest: Paula Schipiour

Retirement Fund for Religious/Sts. Peter and Paul Christmas Tree Lighting

Monday, December 5, 2016
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: The Retirement Fund for Religiou has its annual collection the weekend of December 10-11. Guests: Sr. Judith Zonsius, OSB. Sr. Judith Murphy, OSB. Segment II: Sts. Peter and Paul Parish on the far south side is hosting a community Christmas tree lighting this evening. This year they are expecting more than 400 to attend. Guests: Fr. Larry Campbell; Shirley Holden.

Cardinal Blase Cupich

Monday, November 28, 2016
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Cardinal Blase Cupich joins our hosts for the full hour and talks about a variety of topics. Also, Katie Price, Parish Stewardship Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Chicago joins the conversation to discuss Giving Tuesday.

CCHD/Charismatic Renewal

Friday, November 18, 2016
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Fr. Jack Wall calls in from Rome to talk about the pilgrimmage being led by Catholic Extensiuon for the Consistory for the Creation of New Cardinals. Segment II: Catholic Campaign for Human Development. Guests: Elena Segura; Anne Marie Cunningham; Tim Bell; Ralph McCloud. Segment III: Chicagoland Charismatic Renewal. Guest: Loretta Froelich.

Bishop Robert Barron

Friday, October 28, 2016
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. An hour conversation with Bishop Robert Barron, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Renew My Church/Hurricane Matthew Relief Efforts/Light the Night

Monday, October 24, 2016
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Fr. Peter Wojcik gives an update on Renew My Church. Segment II: Beth Knobbe of Catholic Relief Services talks about the impact of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti and how Catholics around the Archdiocese can assist with relief efforts. Segment III: Mundelein Seminarian Chris Landfried has organized an evening event at Mundelein called Light the Night.

Catholic-Muslim Relations/Secularization of the Day of the Dead

Friday, October 21, 2016
Hosts: Graziano Marcheschi and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Catholic-Muslim relations. Guests: Fr. Thomas Baima; Professor Azam Nizamuddin. Segment II: The secularization of the Day of the Dead. Guest: Fr. Esequiel Sanchez.

Northwest Families March for Life/Buckets of Hope

Monday, October 3, 2016
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: The Northwest Families March for Life to be held on October 15 in Palatine. Guest: Maria Goldstein. Segment II: Bucket of Hope. Guests: Deacon Joe Winblad; Deacon John Vidmar.

Stations of the Cross for Cancer Patients/Discernment Experience

Friday, September 30, 2016
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Stations of the Cross to inspire cancer patients. Guests: Alice Brown; Elsie Radtke. Segment II: "Hands On + Hearts In" Discernment Experience. Guests: Sr. Lovina Pammit; Sr. Sharon Glumb.

Red Mass/Pathways

Monday, September 26, 2016
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: The Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago invites lawyers, judges and all those who work in the legal system to attend the 82nd annual Red Mass at Holy Name Cathedral on Tuesday, October 4. Guests: Judge Thomas Donnelly; Judge Virginia Kendall; James Convery. Segment II: As part of it's mission, Pathways strives to improve inclusion in worship. Guests: Joanne Meyer; Anne Rago; Kevin Hamilton; Fr. Matt Foley

Archbishop Blase Cupich

Friday, September 23, 2016
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Archbishop Blase Cupich joins Fr. Greg and Wayne for the entire hour.

Kolbe House/Black Catholic Conference

Friday, September 16, 2016
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Kolbe House Prison Ministry. Guest: Deacon Pablo Perez. Segment II: Day of Reflection for the National Black Catholic Conference. Guest: Fr. David Jones.

Pro-Life Ministry/Prison Ministry

Friday, September 9, 2016
Hosts: Graziano Marcheschi and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Dawn Fitzpatrick of the newly launched Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity talks about several activities coming up in the near future that deal with the protection of life. Segment II: Author and prison chaplain Dale Recinella talks about his latest book, "When We Visit Jesus in Prison: A Guide for Catholic Ministry"

Deacon John Cook/Artist Daniel Mitsui

Monday, August 29, 2016
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Deacon John Cook. Segment II: Artist Daniel Mitsui

Holy Fire/The Peace Corner

Friday, August 19, 2016
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Holy Fire is an event being disigned around the baptismal call to witnessing our faith and could be a wonderful opportunity for our Young Church to reflect more deeply on the gifts of the Holy Spirit they will receive in the Sacrament of Confirmation. Guests: Joshua Smyser-DeLeon; Jeannie Bross-Judge. Segment II: The Peace Corner's mission is to serve Austin community youth on the West side of Chicago and wants to help make the Austin neighborhood a safer, better, productive and nurturing place for young people to flourish. Guest: Gina Kleggs.

Stewardship Workshops/Renew My Church

Friday, August 12, 2016
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Katie Price, Parish Stewardship Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Chicago, talks about a series of stewardship workshops that will be held in all six vicariates. Segment II: Fr. Peter Wojcik and Fr. Ron Lewinski, co-directors of the Department of Parish Vitality and Mission, discuss Renew My Church and the extensive restructuring of Archdiocesan offices to better respond to the needs of parishes.

Authors John Gehring and Amy "A.J." Cattapan

Monday, August 1, 2016
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: John Gehring, author of the new book "The Francis Effect: A Radical Pope's Challenge to the American Catholic Church". Segment II: Amy "A.J." Cattapan, author of "Angelhood" and "Seven Riddles to Nowhere."

Catholic High School Mock Trial Tournament/Habitat for Humanity, Chicago

Friday, July 29, 2016
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Catholic High School Mock Trial Tournament. Guests: Judge Thomas Donnelly; Conor Heaton. Segment II: Habitat for Humanity in Chicago. Guests: Jennifer Parks; Larry Campbell

World Youth Day, Chicago/ACTA Publications

Monday, July 25, 2016
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: World Youth Day Chicago. Guests: Megan Mio; Jennifer Delvaux; dr. timone davis. Segment II: New projects at ACTA Publications. Guest: Greg Pierce.

Renew My Church

Friday, July 22, 2016
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Fr. Lou Cameli , the Archbishop's Delegate for Formation and Mission is on the program for the full hour to discuss Renew My Church, including Fr. Lou's sysnopsis of what Renew My Church is all about titled: We Belong to Christ in the Church: A Practical Ecclesiology for Renew My Church.

Funding Religious Vocations/Amate House

Friday, July 15, 2016
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Funding religious vocations. Guests: Mark Teresi; Brother Paul Bednarczyk. Segment II: Amate House. Guests: Deirdre Kleist; Stephen Umhoefer.

Social Action Summer Institute (SASI)/Honor Flight Chicago

Friday, July 8, 2016
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Chris Cox talks about the 30th annual Social Action Summer Institute, "Who Is My Neighbor?" to be held at St. Xavier University July 17-21. Segment II: Mary Pettinato discusses Honor Flight Chicago and their efforts to round up Korean War vets for honor flights in the future.

Summer Movie Reviews with Vicki Quade/Theology on Tap/World Youth Day

Monday, June 27, 2016
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Vicki Quade reviews some summer movies. Segment II: Darius Villalobos discusses Theology on Tap, 2016 and also World Youth Day, 2016.

National Catholic Council for Hispanic Ministry/Mayslake Ministries

Friday, June 17, 2016
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Elisabeth Roman discusses the National Catholic Council for Hispanic Ministry and it's 25th anniversary meeting at Catholic Theological Union on Thursday, June 23. Segment II: Mary Amore of Mayslake Ministries joins Graz to give an update on her organizations activities, including a new Marian DVD.

Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference/Jim Papandrea

Friday, June 10, 2016
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Lauretta Froelich discusses the National Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference that will be held in Rosemont at the end of June. Segment II: Jim Papandrea talks about his latest book, "Handed Down: The Catholic Faith of the Early Christians."

Angels/Catholic Charities

Monday, June 6, 2016
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Joan Wester Anderson and Mary Ellyn Schneider talk about angels. Segment II: Msgr. Michael Boland talks about the lack of a state budget and the terrible impact the impasse is having on Catholic Charities and the social services it offers to the neediest people in Lake and Cook Counties.

The Robert E. McLaughlin Faith Foundation/Renew My Church

Monday, May 23, 2016
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: The Robert E. McLaughlin Faith Foundation. Guests: Dr. Jack Lynch; Mark Teresi. Segment II: Renew My Church. Guests: Tim Weiske; Fr. Jason Malave; Fr. Don Nevins.

Archbishop Blase Cupich/16th Annual Ecumenical Prayer Service for Christian Unity

Friday, May 20, 2016
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz, Graziano Marcheschi and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Fr. Greg and Graziano talk with Archbishop Blase Cupich for 30 minutes. Segment II: Fr. Greg and Wayne discuss the 16th Annual Ecumenical Prayer Service for Christian Unity which is to be held on Sunday, May 22 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Glen Ellyn. Guests: Rev. Dr. Larry Greenfield; Aphrodite Peponis.

Discussions about Mental Health and Addiction/"Gathering V: Winners in Faith"

Friday, April 29, 2016
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: The Archdiocese of Chicago is partnering with the Kennedy Forum of Illinois in inviting parishes, schools and all Catholics to host "On the Table" discussions on May 10th about mental health and addiction. Guests: Fr. Scott Donahue; Peter O"Brien Sr., James Burns. Segment II: The Knights of Columbus have a retreat: "Gathering V: Winners in Faith" on Saturday , May 14, at Holy Family Parish in Inverness. Guests: Bob Fallon; Joe Ferlita; Bill Booth; Fr. Terry Keehan; Wayne Messmer; Mark Chassman

Our Lady of Fatima/Diveheart

Monday, April 25, 2016
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. Guests: Fr. Nestor Saenz; Fr. Jim Presta. Segment II: Diveheart, educational scuba diving programs for children, adults or veterans with a disability, with the hope of providing both physical and psychological therapeutic value to that person.

Emergency Preparedness

Friday, April 22, 2016
Host: Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: The Archdiocese of Chicago has launched an important initiative to help parishes and schools be better prepared to provide for the safety and protection of parishioners and children, especially in emergency situations. Guests: Fr. Mike Zaniolo; Fr. Michael Wanda; Ernest Brown; Bethany Collins

Earth Day, 2016/Vicki Quade

Friday, April 15, 2016
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Earth Day is next Friday, April 22. Guests: Bethany Collins; Michael Terrien. Segment II: Vicki Quade talks about Springtime movies, and Bible Bingo opening at the College of DuPage for Mother's Day weekend.

Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love)

Friday, April 8, 2016
Hosts: Graziano Marcheschi and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation "Amoris Laetitia" (The Joy of Love). Guests: Fr. Louis Cameli; Fr. William Woestman; Frank Hannigan. Segment II: Live news conference with Archbishop Blase Cupich
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