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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.

Sealing of Holy Door/Rest In His Arms

Friday, June 12, 2015
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Todd Williamson, director of the Office for Divine Worship, discusses the sealing of the Holy Door at Holy Name Cathedral that took place during the 12:10 p.m. mass on Friday, June 12. Segment II: Susan Walker, founder of Rest In His Arms, and Rosalyn Popham, member of the organization's board of directors talks about the upcoming funeral of an abandoned baby who was left to die.

Charity Golf Outings and End of Civil War Anniversary Events

Monday, June 1, 2015
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: The Fr. Michael McGivney Center for Hope and Healing. The Knights of Columbus spearhead two upcoming events that support the center that offers care to poor single mothers with pre-natal and post-natal needs. Guests: Bob Fallon; Tom Purvin; Herb Marros. Segment II: Plans for the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. Guest: Fr. Tom Koys. Segment III: The Annual Fr. Bob McLaughlin golf outing. Guest: Jack Lynch.

Memorial Day Weekend

Friday, May 22, 2015
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Memorial Day Masses at Catholic Cemeteries. Guest: Ted Ratajczyk. Segment II: Catholic Charities Outreach to Veterans. Guest: Monsignor Mike Boland. Segment III: Archbishop Timothy Broglio, Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA. Segment IV: Chief Chaplain of Hines V.A. Hospital, Rev. Lynn Hanson. Segment V: U.S. Army Reserve Chaplain Ken Carlson (12 years active duty chaplain with tours in Iraq and Afghanistan)

15th Annual Ecumenical Prayer Service for Christian Unity/CARITAS For Children

Monday, April 27, 2015
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: 15th Annual Ecumenical Prayer Service for Christian Unity. Guests: Aphrodite Peponis; Dan Olsen. Segment II: Caritas for Children. Guest: Fr. Rich LoBianco

L'Arche Chicago/National Roundtable of Diocesan Catholic Social Action Directors

Friday, April 24, 2015
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: L'Arche Chicago. Guests: Mic Altena; Elbert Lott; Ashley Collins. Segment II: National Roundtable of Diocesan Catholic Social Action Directors. Guest: Pat O'Bryan

Tribute to Francis Cardinal George

Monday, April 20, 2015
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. The entire hour of this program is a tribute to Francis Cardinal George, OMI. Guests: Fr. Robert Barron; Mary Halan Fiorito; Msgr. Michael Boland; Dawn Vidmar; Brian Brach; Fr. Marco Mercado

Connecting Sacramental Life with Service and Justice/Honor Flight Chicago

Friday, April 17, 2015
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Connecting sacramental life with a life devoted to service and justice. Guest: Jude Huntz. Segment II: Honor Flight Chicago. Guests: Mary Pettinato; Joe Gardner

Jim Papandrea/Summer Scripture Seminar

Monday, April 6, 2015
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Jim Papandrea, Associate Professor of Church History at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary joins us to talk about his latest book: "Seven Revolutions: How Christianity Changed the World and Can Change It Again." Segment II: Megan Deichl, Deacon Chick O'Leary and Fr. Martin Zielinski talk about this year's Summer Scripture Seminar.

Grief Support/Misericordia

Monday, March 30, 2015
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Guests Adrienne Timm, Deacon Andy Cameron and John Smolenski talk about different grief ministries in the Archdiocese of Chicago. Segment II: Julie O'Sullivan and Sr. Rosemary Connelly, RSM, talk about Misericordia and the upcoming annual Candy Days fund-raiser.

The Gathering IV: Men's Day of Renewal

Friday, March 27, 2015
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. The whole hour is dedicated to an upcoming retreat sponsored by the Knights of Columbus called "The Gathering IV: Men's Day of Renewal." Guests: Fr. Terry Keehan; Bob Fallon; Bill Booth; Joe Ferlita; Wayne Messmer

Archbishop Blase Cupich/Via Crucis in Pilsen

Monday, March 23, 2015
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Archbishop of Chicago, Blase Cupich, joins Fr. Greg and Wayne and discusses a variety of topics in the first half-hour. Segment II: Fr. Paul Shelton, SJ, talks about the Via Crucis (Living Way of the Cross) performed in the Pilsen neighborhood on Good Friday.

Kairos Prison Ministry International/World Youth Day 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Steve Torres and Fran Butler talk about the Kairos Prison Ministry International which looks to develop Christian communities inside prison. Segment II: Darius Villalobos joins Fr. Greg to discuss the World Youth Day kick-off event to be held on Palm Sunday.

Organizing Catholics for Justice Congress/National Catholic Sisters Week

Friday, March 13, 2015
Host: Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Organizing Catholics for Justice Congress. Guest: Jude Huntz. Segment II: National Catholic Sisters Week. Guests: Sr. Theresita Donach, CSFN; Sr. Josephine Garrett, CSFN; Sr. Janet Lawrence, CND

One Earth Film Festival/Amate House

Monday, March 2, 2015
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: The One Earth Film Festival. Guests: Cassandra West; Jim Babcock; Tom Masters. Segment II: Amate House. Guests: John Lucas; Livia Spilotro

Annual Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture/Download Jesus App

Friday, February 20, 2015
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: The Annual Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture. Guests: Rabbi David Sandmel; Fr. Thomas Baima. Segment II: Download Jesus App. Guests: Fr. Jim McIlhone; Mike Stark

Annual Catholic Appeal/Archbishop Blase Cupich

Friday, January 30, 2015
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: The Annual Catholic Appeal. Guests: Fr. Wayne Watts; Elizabeth Golden Anastasia; Ray Coughlin; Barbara Shea Collins. Segment II: Archbishop Blase Cupich.

Parish Leadership Day, 2015/Author Helen Lambin

Friday, January 23, 2015
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Parish Leadership Day, Saturday, February 21 at Marist High School. Guests: Jim Boyd; Karla Vargas; Ana Paula Panzarini; Mike Ward. Segment II: Author Helen Lambin.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity/Mayslake Ministries

Friday, January 16, 2015
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Guests: Daniel Olsen; Sr. Mary Ellen Coomb; Pastor Brian Wise. Segment II: Mayslake Ministries. Guest: Mary Amore

March for Life/Human Trafficking

Friday, January 9, 2015
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: The Northwest Families March for Life on Saturday, January 17. Guest: Maria Goldstein. Segment II: Human Trafficking. Guests: Sr. Jean Okroi, IBVM; Catherine Longkum.

Author Elaine Harrision/Director of the Office for Peace and Justice, Jude Huntz.

Monday, January 5, 2015
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Freelance writer Elaine Harrison joins us in studio to talk about her latest children's book, Imagine You Could. Segment II: The Director of the Office for Peace and Justice, Jude Huntz, joins us in-studio. Much of the discussion can center on poverty since January is Poverty Awareness Month.

2014 in Review, A Look Ahead to 2015

Monday, December 29, 2014
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Various Archdiocesan department directors and employees review the year of 2014, and look to what is ahead in 2015.

Christmas Music, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014
Hosts Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz host this show full of Christmas music.

Retirement Fund for Religious/Night Fever

Friday, December 12, 2014
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Retirement Fund for Religious collection in the parishes. Guests: Sr. Lisa Polega, SLW; Sr. Joy Chough, RSM. Segment II: Director of Spanish Communications for the Archdiocese of Chicago, Alejandro Castillo, talks about the overnight celebrations at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Segment III: Megan Miller, Jon Kearney and Benjamin Valle discuss the Night Fever event that will happen at Holy Name Cathedral on Saturday, December 13.

City Lights Orchestra Christmas CD/Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Monday, December 1, 2014
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Rich Daniels, Musical Director of the City Lights Orchestra, talks about a new Christmas CD that benefits the City Lights Foundation. Segment II: Fr. Marco Marcado, rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, talks about the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Archbishop Blase Cupich/The Year of Consecrated Life

Friday, November 21, 2014
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: A half-hour discussion with Archbishop Blase Cupich. Segment II: The Year of Consecrated Life. Guests: Sr. Joan McGlinchey, MSC; Brother Paul Bednarczyk, CSC.

Veteran's Day

Monday, November 10, 2014
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. On this day before Veteran's Day we talk with veterans of World War II, Vietnam, and Afghanistan/Iraq. Guests: Stan Brach; Randall DeGroat; Fr. Matt Foley

Deacon Chuck Thompson

Friday, October 31, 2014
Host: Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Deacon Chuck Thompson talks about his book "Busy and Blessed: 10 Simple Steps for Parents Seeking Peace."

Voting "Catholic"/Chicago Catholic Scripture School 15th Anniversary

Monday, October 27, 2014
Host: Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Bob Gilligan talks about upcoming elections, Faithful Citizenship, and how to figure out how to vote "Catholic". Segment II: The Chicago Catholic Scripture School is celebrating it's 15th anniversary with a celebration on Sunday, November 16 at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine. Guests: Patricia Malinowski; Maria "Cooky" Perez Eraci; Fr. Jim McIlhone

"Rehearsal"/"The Principle"

Friday, October 24, 2014
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Bob Parkinson talks about his latest book, "Rehearsal". Segment II: A new film called "The Principle" explores recent scientific data about the origins of the universe from a faith-based perspective. Guest: Rick Delano

CCHD/Fair Trade Month

Friday, October 17, 2014
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: The Catholic Campaign for Human Development. Guests: Ashley Collins; Fernando Rayas; Sister Donna Liette; Eric Rodriguez. Segment II: Fair Trade Month. Guests: Rosa Kang; Bethany Collins

Baptism in Various Christian Traditions/40 Days for Life

Friday, October 10, 2014
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Similarities and differences of Baptism in various Christian traditions. Guests: Daniel J. Olsen; Pastor Robert Jones; Fr. Chrysanthos Kerkeres. Segment II: 40 Days for Life Campaign. Guests: Rich Wenzl; Dawn Fitzpatrick; Victor Vallejo

Immigration Reform

Monday, October 6, 2014
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Talking about the need for immigration reform and challegnes we all face in how to handle the "unaccompanied children" who are entering the United States. Guests: Mary O'Leary; Fr. Larry Dowling; Tom Boheric; Elena Segura. Segment II: Todd Scribner from the USCCB joins the conversation.

Amazing Parish Conference/Provision Theater's production of C.S. Lewis On Stage

Monday, September 29, 2014
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: First-ever Amazing Parish Conference, part of a mmovement that provides resources to parish leaders to help them create a thriving parish life. Guests: Tim Weiske; Mark Bersano. Segment II: Provision Theater's production of C. S. Lewis On Stage. Guests: Brad Armacost; Timothy Gregory

Pet Blessing/Fr. Augustus Tolton

Friday, September 26, 2014
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Pet Blessings. Guests: Todd Williamson; Fr. Lou Tylka; Fr. Ed Cronin; Tom Cook. Segment II: The latest information on the cause for sainthood for Fr. Augustus Tolton. Guest: Andrew Lyke

New Archbishop of Chicago/Mass of Atonement and Hope/Combatting Ebola Crisis

Monday, September 22, 2014
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: A brief discussion about Archbishop-elect, Bishop Blase Cupich. Segment II: Mass of Atonement and Hope. Guests: Michael Hoffman; Thomas P. Tharayil; Mayra Flores. Segment III: The Ebola crisis and our joint efforts to combat this horrible virus. Guests: Dr. Nkemakolam Iroegbu, M.D., Dr. Kanayo Odeluga, M.D., M.P.H., Pat Merryweather; Georgia Winson; Jen Wolff; Joyce Duriga

Ministry Showcase/Mayslake Ministries

Friday, September 12, 2014
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Akua Kankam and Nan Onest from the Catholic Theological Union talk about the Ministry Showcase at CTU on October 3. Segment II: Mary Amore, executive director of Mayslake Ministries, talks about the annual Fall Sprituality Conference and their new Mom's Ministry called "Mornings with Meg."

Chicago Catholic Scripture School/Catholic Cemeteries

Friday, August 8, 2014
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Patricia Malinowski talks about events coming up at the Chicago Catholic Scripture School. Segment II: Ted Ratajczyk discusses new sculptures and shrines that are being dedicated at cemetery locations.

ACTA Publications/Shining Light Dolls

Monday, August 4, 2014
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Greg Pierce from ACTA Publications discusses a new book called "The Message." Segment II: The creator of Shining Light Dolls - Chantel Barros Wilson sits down to discuss her creative new project.

Parish Success Group/Canonical Services

Monday, July 28, 2014
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Rich Curran talks about the group he founded, Parish Success Group. Segment II: Fr. William Woestman talks about canonical issues and questions frequently asked at the parish level.

Mundelein Seminary/Well of Mercy

Friday, July 25, 2014
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Gail Kahover talks about her new book, Mundelein Seminary. Segment II: Mary Zeien talks about the Well of Mercy, a home for expectant mothers.

An Hour Long Discussion with Fr. Robert Barron

Friday, July 18, 2014
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Graziano Marcheschi spends the hour talking with Fr. Robert Barron about a variety of topics, including The Pivotal Players and recent trip to Europe, John Paul II Chapel at Mundelein, The Who Will Fill These Shoes? Event and Scott Hahn coming to Mundelein.

To Teach Who Christ Is/Young Adult Ministry

Monday, July 7, 2014
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: An update on the "To Teach Who Christ Is" campaign. Guests: Bishop Francis Kane; Peter de Karatry. Segment II: An update on the Young Adult Ministry Office. Guests: Darius Villalobos; Pablo Padilla

Aid for Women/The Year of Sacraments

Monday, June 30, 2014
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Aid for Women. Segment II: The Year of Sacraments.

An Hour of Life Issues

Friday, June 27, 2014
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Tom Brejcha, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Society talks about the Hobby Lobby case before the Supreme Court. Segment II: Illinois Right to Life Committee Director, Emily Zender, talks about the mission of the committee. Segment III: New Director of the Respect Life Office, Dawn Fitzpatrick, talks about her journey that led her to this position.

Fortnight for Freedom/Holy Name Cathedral

Monday, June 23, 2014
Host: Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Ashley Collins of the Office for Peace and Justice and Bob Gilligan of the Catholic Conference of Illinois talk about this year's Fortnight for Freedom. Segment II: Monsignor Dan Mayall discusses everything Holy Name Cathedral.

Fr. Jerry Boland/Totus Tuus

Friday, June 20, 2014
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Fr. Jerry Boland talks about his work as the Archdiocese of Chicago's Delegate to Externs and International Priests. Segment II: Totus Tuus Summer Youth Catechetical Program. Guests: Fr. Francis Bitterman; Pat Pacer; Megan Miller

Knights of Christ/Reflect

Friday, June 13, 2014
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Knights of Christ Motorcycle Ministry and Bike Blessing. Guests: Michael Bogan; Fr. Maciej Galle. Segment II: REFLECT retreat and ministry for single Catholics in mid-life. Guests: Camela Furry; Tim Morris. Segment III: Rev. Robert E. McLaughlin Faith Foundation and annual golf tournament. Guest: Dr. Jack Lynch.

Fr. Robert Miller

Monday, June 2, 2014
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. The guest for the full hour is Fr. Robert Miller, pastor of St. Dorothy Parish. He is a popular speaker and has authored several books with one of his specialties being religion and the Civil War.

Five Deacons and the Deaconate in Today's Church

Friday, May 30, 2014
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. In this program we have five deacons who discuss their wide-variety of ministries and the importance of the Deaconate in today's Church. Guests: Deacon Richard Hudzik; Deacon Dave Brencic; Deacon Jim Pauwels; Deacon Gregory Shumpert; Deacon Freddy Palacios

Memorial Day--Honoring Those Who Serve Our Country

Friday, May 23, 2014
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Memorial Day Weekend. Segment I: Deacon Glenn Tylutki of Catholic Cemeteries talks about Monday's Field Massees. Segment II: Millicent Ntiamoah discusses Catholic Charities outreach to veterans. Segment III: Fr. Dan Brandt talks about his role as Chicago Police Department Chaplain. Segment IV: Fr. Matt Foley talks about his tours in Afghanistan and Iraq as a Military Chaplain. Segment V: Fr. Tom Mulcrone talks about his role as the Chicago Fire Department Chaplain.
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