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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.

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

A Church on the Move/Summer Scripture Seminar, 2016

Monday, April 4, 2016
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Joe Paprocki talks about his new book: A Church on the Move: 52 Ways to Get Mission and Mercy in Motion. Segment II; Summer Scripture Seminar, 2016. Guests: Megan Deichl; John Ellgas; Dr. Dianne Bergant; Fr. Larry Hennessey

Archbishop Blase Cupich/Child Abuse Prevention Month

Monday, March 28, 2016
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Todd Williamson. Segment I: Archbishop Blase Cupich talks about topics including the World Day of Prayer for Vocations and Divine Mercy Sunday. Segment II: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Guests Mayra Flores and Michael Hoffman talk about the upcoming annual Prevent Child Abuse Prayer Service on April 15 at the Healing Garden at Holy Family Parish on Roosevelt Road in Chicago.

Holy Week, 2016

Friday, March 18, 2016
Host: Wayne Magdziarz. This program is about the wide array of events that will take place in the Archdiocese over Holy Week. Segment I: Monsignor Dan Mayall talks about the busy week ahead at Holy Name Cathedral. Segment II: St. John Brebeuf in Niles is hosting a performance of Mozart's "Requiem" on Palm Sunday at 3 p.m. Guest: Marek Rachelski. Segment III: Rich Wenzl talks about a Saturday night Lenten concert at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church. Segment IV: Fr. William Malloy, pastor of St. Barnabas Parish talks about an ecumenical and interreligious call for Easter Sunday to be a "Day Without Murder". Segment V: Fr. John Deerhammer, pastor of Church of the Holy Spirit in Schaumburg talks about the Living Stations of the Cross at his parish on Good Friday.

National Catholic Sisters Week/Rebuild My Church: Catholic Men's Conference

Friday, March 11, 2016
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: National Catholic Sisters Week. Guests: Sr. chelsea Bethany, FSP; Sr. Jackie Jean-Marie Gitonga, FSP; Sister Lovina Francis Pammit, OSF; Sr. Jean Kielty. Segment II: Rebuild My Church Men's Catholic Men's Conference. Guest: Frank Casella.

Mercy Home for Boys and Girls/Dear Pope Francis

Monday, March 7, 2016
Host: Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Mercy Home for Boys and Girls' March for Kids Campaign. Guest: Mark Schmeltzer. Segment II: Dear Pope Francis, a book in which Pope Francis answers thirty questions from children around the world. Guest: Tom McGrath.

Archbishop Blase Cupich/CRS Rice Bowl

Monday, February 29, 2016
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Archbishop Blase Cupich talks about many topics of interest to our Catholic listening audience. Segment II: CRS Rice Bowl. Guests: Bethany Collins; Beth Knobbe.

The 21st Annual Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture/Days of Mercy and Forgiveness.

Friday, February 19, 2016
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: The 21st Annual Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture. Guests: Fr. John Pawlikowski; Daniel Olsen. Segment II: Days of Mercy and Forgiveness: Guest: Fr. Louis Cameli.

Catholic Schools/The Forgotten Hero of My Lai: The Hugh Thompson Story/CRS Story

Friday, January 29, 2016
Host: Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Catholic Schools update. Guests: Dr. Jim Rigg; Kristin Fink. Segment II: The Forgotten Hero of My Lai: The Hugh Thompson Story. Guest: Trent Angers. Segment III: CRS story. Guest: Thomas Oweapo.

Annual Catholic Appeal/"White House Style"

Friday, January 22, 2016
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: I'ts time for the Annual Catholic Appeal. Guests: Peter de Keratry; Barbara Shea Collins; Elizabeth Anastasia. Segment II: The Chicago Archdiocesan Council of Catholic women presents, "White House Style". Guests: Marcella Herndon; Elsa DePalma; Jeanine Gouzeas

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity/Poetry Pals

Friday, January 15, 2016
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Guests: Daniel Olsen; Jon Hilson. Segment II: Poetry Pals is a Chicago-area non-profit creativity program that brings together young people (8-12 years old) from diverse faith communities. Guests: Ilene Siemer; Peter Tantillo; Suzanne Mishkin; Ainee Fatima; Mary Ann Ligon

Exploring the Deaconate/National Migration Week

Monday, January 4, 2016
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Exploring the Deaconate discernment meetings. Guests: Deacon Bob Puhala; Deacon Richard Hudzik; Deacon Dave Brencic. Segment II: This is National Migration Week during which the Catholic Church strives to raise awareness about the hardshops faced by migrants. Guests: Elena Segura; Fr. Tony Pizzo; Bishop John Manz.

Christmas Music

Friday, December 18, 2015
Host: Wayne Magdziarz. Annual Christmas Music program that airs again on Christmas Day.

Deacon John Cook/Archbishop Blase Cupich

Monday, December 14, 2015
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Fr. Greg and Graz talk with Deacon John Cook. Segment II: An interview with Archbishop Blase Cupich.

Movie Reviews/Religious Retirement Fund

Friday, December 11, 2015
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Vicki Quade, best known for co-creating Late Nite Catechism, talks about her current adventures and reviews current movies. Segment II: Sr. Joan McGlinchy and Brother Jim Reiter discuss this weekend's collection for the religious retirement fund.

Year of Mercy

Monday, November 30, 2015
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Dan Clark and Rich Wenzl talk about the Opening Celebration of the Jubiliee Year of Mercy at St. Stanislaus Kostka on Sunday, December 6. Segment II: Fr. Lou Cameli gives an overview of what's happening in the Archdicoese and what resources are available to more fully experience the Year of Mercy.

Author Amy Cattapan/National AIDS Day

Monday, November 23, 2015
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Amy Cattapan is a Catholic author who writes fiction for Catholic teens and preteens. She talks about her new book, "Angelhood". Segment II: Pat Drott and Fr. Pat Lee talk about National AIDS Awareness Day on December 1.

Nun Wins Chopped/Far South Side Tree Lighting Ceremony

Friday, November 20, 2015
Host: Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Sister Alicia Torres joins Wayne to talk about her adventure winning $10,000 on The Food Network's program, "Chopped!". Segment II: Fr. Wayne Watts talks about Catholic Charities. Segment III: Larry Campbell discusses the first annual West Pullman Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Sts. Peter and Paul Church on the far south side.

"Lessons from Mother Teresa…"/"Full of Grace"/Year of Mercy

Friday, October 30, 2015
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: "Lessons from Mother Teresa in Caring for the Dying." Guest: Jim Towey. Segment II: "Full of Grace". Guest: Becky Groth. Segment III: Year of Mercy. Guest: Fr. Jim McIlhone

North Shore Catholic Men's Conference/"Way of Beauty"

Monday, October 26, 2015
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: North Shore Catholic Men's Conference at St. Mary in Lake Forest. Guests: Dan Cheely; Fr. Mike McGovern. Segment II: David Clayton speaks on the "Way of Beauty"

"Remembering God"/The Chicago Catholic Immigrants Conference at Loyola University

Friday, October 23, 2015
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Mary Deeley talks about her new book, "Remembering God". Segment II: The Chicago Catholic Immigrants Conference will take place at Loyola University on November 13 and 14. Guests: Bozena Nowicka McLees; Vicki Granacki; Leonard Kniffel.

Mass of Hope and Healing/Hearing God's Voice in Popular Music

Friday, October 16, 2015
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: The Mass for Hope and Healing will be held on Saturday, October 17 at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Family Church in Chicago. Guests: Thomas Tharayil; Mike Hoffman; Jim Richter. Segment II: Hearing God's Voice in Popular Music. Guest: Brian Fife.

Book Authors

Friday, October 9, 2015
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Tim Rinaldi talks about his book "Mission from the Depths" which was inspired by his own experiences on missions to Honduras. Segment II: Kathy DeNicolo, a parishioner at St. Mary in Evanston, talks about her book: "Connected: An American Homecoming." Guests: Chris Poston; Tiffany Fleming

St. Maria Goretti/Respect Life

Monday, October 5, 2015
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Fr. Joshua Caswell of St. John Cantius Parish talks about the relic of St. Maria Goretti that will be at his parish on Monday, October 12. Segment II: Director of the Archdiocese of Chicago's Respect Life Office talks about the Chastity Education Initiative and the annual fund raising dinner.

Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Monday, September 28, 2015
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: The first 10 minutes of the program is spent talking with Graziano Marcheschi and Ralph McCloud about their experiences with Pope Francis in the U.S. Segment II: The remainder of the program focuses on the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. Guests: Ralph McCloud; Joanna Arellano; Rev. Tom Gaulke; Anna Guajardo; Ann Marie Cunningham; N'Dana Carter

Red Mass Honor/Mayslake Ministries

Friday, September 18, 2015
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart will be honored at the annual Red Mass at Holy Name Cathedral. Guests: Sheriff Tom Dart; Judge Tom Donnelley. Segment II: Mary Amore with Mayslake Ministries gives an update on Mayslake Ministries.

Justice for Immigrants/Ignatian Volunteer Corps

Friday, September 11, 2015
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: 10th Anniversary of the U.S. Bishops' call for Justice for Immigrants. Guests: Fr. Larry Dowling; Fr. Ed Shea. Segment II: Ignatian Volunteer Corps. Guests: Jackie Fitzgerald; Bob Castagna.

L'Arche Chicago/Augustus Tolton Academy

Monday, August 31, 2015
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: L'Arche Chicago is a community of people with and without disabilities sharing life together in faith. Guests: Luca Badetti; Ashley Collins; Mikey Marino. Segment II: Fr. Matt O'Donnell, Pastor of St. Columbanus Parish, talks about the merger of St. Columbanus and St. Dorothy schools into the Fr. Augustus Tolton Academy.

Still Point Theatre Collective/Catholic Men Chicago

Friday, August 14, 2015
Hosts: Graziano Marcheschi and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: One-Man Show based on the life of Monsignor John O'Grady presented by The Still Point Theatre Collective. Guests: Lisa Wagner-Carollo; Virginia Smith. Segment II: Catholic Men Chicago. Guest: Frank Casella.

Bishop-Elect Robert Barron/Fr. Manuel Dorantes

Monday, August 3, 2015
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Today's show highlights two rising stars in the Catholic Church. Segment I: Bishop-Elect Robert Barron. Segment II: Fr. Manuel Dorantes.

Prayers for Peace and Reconciliation/Environmental Initiatives

Monday, July 27, 2015
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: The Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago is organizing "Prayers for Peace and Reconciliation" in Daley Plaza at 12-noon, Friday, July 31. Guests: Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago and Rabbi Michael Balinsky. Segment II: Environmental Initiatives in the spirit of Pope Francis' Encyclical on ecology. Guests: Brian Leonard; Msgr. Pat Pollard; Sr. Dawn Nothwehr, OSF

To Teach Who Christ Is

Friday, July 17, 2015
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Updates on the very important "To Teach Who Christ Is" campaign. Guests: Peter de Keratry; Jose Pinones. Segment II: Audio from a recent press conference at Cook County Jail including Archbishop Blase Cupich and Cook County Sherrif Tom Dart.

Chicago Catholic Scripture School/Mayslake Ministries

Friday, July 10, 2015
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Updates from the Chicago Catholic Scripture School. Guests: Patricia Malinowski; Robert Edens; Margaret Waldron. Segment II: Mayslake Ministries. Guest: Mary Amore.

Inter-Religious Dialogue

Monday, July 6, 2015
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Inter-religious dialogue between Catholics and Buddhists now focuses on working together on social-justice issues. Guests: Fr. Thomas A. Baima; Susan Pudelek; Aarti Tejuja.

Pallium/Vicki Quade

Monday, June 29, 2015
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Todd Williamson, Director of the Office for Divine Worship, will be in studio to talk about all things that have to with the Pallium. Segment II: Vicki Quade, creator of Late Night Catechism and Bible Bingo, joins us in studio to talk about the latest happenings with Nuns 4 Fun, and also to talk about (and review) some summer movies.

Silent Retreat/Young Adult Ministry

Friday, June 26, 2015
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Msgr. Dennis Lyle, director of the Cardinal Stritch Retreat House, talks about a silent retreat in July for priests, religious and lay people. Segment II: The Young Adult Ministry joins us to talk about the upcoming Theology on Tap, the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, World youth Day, 2016, and the World's Largest Block Party this weekend. Guests: Alane Malicay; Anna Jacewicz.

Family Ministries/The Archaeology of Faith…

Monday, June 22, 2015
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Archdiocese of Chicago Family Ministries Director Frank Hannigan joins us to talk about all the things going on in his office. Segment II: Fr. Louis Cameli talks about his new book: The Archaeology of Faith...a Personal Exploration of How We Come to Believe.

The Pope's Encyclical on the Environment

Friday, June 19, 2015
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. The entire hour of this program is dedicated to the Pope's encyclical on the environment. Guests: Jude Huntz; Jennifer Shankie; William Cavanaugh; Mark Potosnak
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