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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.

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

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
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