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Catholic Chicago

First and Fourth Monday Monthly: 8 – 9 a.m.
Second and Fourth Thursday Monthly: 8 – 9 a.m.
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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.

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.

"Fullness in Solidarity"/14th Annual Ecumenical Prayer Service for Christian Unity

Friday, May 16, 2014
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: "Fullness in Solidarity", a youth ministry gathering on June 10 and 11. Guests: Maria FitzSimmons; Rick Moreno. Segment II: The 14th Annual Ecumenical Prayer Service for Christian Unity. Guests: Fr. Thomas Baima; Aphrodite Peponis; Sr. Mary Ellen Coombe

Fr. Bill Miscamble/Bishop John Gorman Institute for Leadership in Education

Monday, April 28, 2014
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Fr. Wilson (Bill) Miscamble, C.S.C., author of For Notre Dame: Battling for the Heart and Soul of a Catholic University talks about keeping our Catholic educational institutions "Catholic". Segment II: The Saint Xavier University Bishop John Gorman Institute for Leadership in Education, June 24-25, 2014. Guests: Eileen Quinn Knight; Wes Benak; Jessica Lopez.

The Canonization of Two Popes

Friday, April 25, 2014
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. This show is all about our two popes who will be canonized this Sunday. Guests: Fr. William Woestman; Susan Ross; Fr. Mike McGovern

Misericordia Candy Days/Mayslake Ministries

Friday, April 11, 2014
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Sr. rosemary Connelly talks about the upcoming Candy Days Fundraiser and the wonderful ministry that continues at Misericordia. Segment II: Dr. Mary Amore, executive director of Mayslake Ministries, discusses her three-part DVD series on the Eucharist, Fr. James Martin's webinar presentation on the Saints, and about a retreat for Veterans coming up in May.

Human Trafficking/Casa Jesus

Monday, April 7, 2014
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Human Trafficking. Guest: Sr. Jean Okroi, IBVM. Segment II: Casa Jesus. Guest: Fr. Octavio Munoz.

Arise Chicago/Lenten Music

Monday, March 31, 2014
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Arise Chicago builds partnerships between faith communities and workers to fight workplace injustice through education, organizing and advocacy for public policy change. In-studio guests are... Luke Sullivan, religious organizer for Arise Chicago... Fr. Larry Dowling, president of AC’s board of directors and pastor of St. Agatha Church... and Rev. C. J. Hawking, pastor of Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church, and executive director of Arise Chicago. For more information, go to www.AriseChicago.org. Segment II: Michael Ruzicki of Liturgy Training Publications joins us in-studio to discuss Lenten Music. Michael promises to bring lots of music ... so if you guys run out of questions, just lean back, relax and enjoy the tunes.

The Gathering III/Chicago Cenacle

Friday, March 28, 2014
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: “The Gathering III --- Men’s Day of Renewal,” a one-day retreat at Holy Family Church in Inverness. Guests are; Bob Thomas, Illinois Supreme Court Justice and former Chicago Bears Field Goal Kicker; Fr. Terry Keehan, pastor of Holy Family Church; and Bob Fallon, Grand Knight and organizer of the event. Segment II: Sr. Rosemary Duncan talks about Chicago Cenacle and their retreat programs during Lent and throughout the year.

World Catholicism Week/Vicki Quade

Monday, March 24, 2014
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: World Catholicism Week at DePaul University, April 6-11. Guests: Bill Cavanaugh; Philip Jenkins; Tim Muldoon; Rev. Andrew O'Connor. Segment II: Creator of Late Night Catechism, Vicki Quade, talks about her latest hit, "Bible Bingo" at the Royal George Theater.

GiGi's Playhouse/Spirit Juice

Friday, March 21, 2014
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: GiGi's Playhouse is a group of Down Syndrome Achievement Centers. Guest: Nancy Gianni. Segment II: Spirit Juice Studios Creative Director, Rob Kaczmark.

Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture/Summer Scripture Series

Friday, March 14, 2014
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: The 19th Annual Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture will be held Monday, March 31. Guests: Fr. Thomas Baima; Rabbi Michael Balinsky. Segment II: The 2014 Summer Scripture Series at the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary. Guests: Megan Deichl; Deacon Bill Warmouth; Susan Carlson; John McGrath.

African-American Candidates for Sainthood

Monday, March 3, 2014
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Today's show is dedicated to the lives and causes of the four African-American candidates for sainthood: Venerable Pierre Toussaint, Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange, Venerable Henriette Delille, and Fr. Augustus Tolton. Guests: Bishop Joseph Perry; Dr. Vanessa White; Andrew Lyke; Willie Cobb

"On Being a cop"

Friday, February 28, 2014
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. We spend the entire hour visiting with Jim Padar and his son, Jay, about their book, "On Being a Cop---Father and Son Police Tales from the Streets of Chicago". Also joining us on the phone is Fr. Dan Brandt, chaplain for the Chicago Police Department.

Download Jesus/Annual Catholic Appeal

Friday, February 21, 2014
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Download Jesus App and a Lenten challenge that involves reading (or listening to) the Bible. Guests: Fr. James Mcilhone; Mike Stark. Segment II: The Annual Catholic Appeal. Guests: Barbara Collins; Ray Coughlin; Fr. Jerry Boland; Elizabeth Golden Anastasia.

Poverty Awareness Month/Parish Leadership Day

Friday, January 31, 2014
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Poverty Awareness Month: Chocolate for the Journey. Guest: Anna Mayer Segment II: Parish Leadership Day 2014: Families Fostering Faith, Prayer and Service. Guests: Nancy Polacek; Amanda Thompson.

Parish Leadership Day, 2014/Bishop Perry Catholic Men's Conference

Friday, January 24, 2014
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Parish Leadership Day 2014. Guests: Jim Boyd; Bill Attea; Norm Bowers; Joe Ward; Edgardo Reyes. Segment II: Bishop Perry Catholic Men's Conference. Guest: Frank Cassella

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity/Documents Release by the Archdiocese of Chicago

Friday, January 17, 2014
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Guests Fr. Thomas Baima and Methodist Minister John Armstrong are the guests who talk about ecumenical relations and the upcoming week that focuses on Christian Unity. Segment II: The Archdiocese of Chicago released documents related to 30 Archdiocesan priests who have been accused of abusing minors at various times during the last half century. This half-hour focuses on what's going on now, specifically through the AOC's Office for the Protection of Children and Youth. Guests: Jan Slattery; Thomas Tharayil; Mayra Flores.

March for Life

Friday, January 10, 2014
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. The hour is dedicated to an upcoming March for Life event in Palatine. Guests: Maria Goldstein; Laura Vandercar; Ray Pingoy

2013 In Review

Monday, December 30, 2013
Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi co-host this year-in-review program. Various department directors in the Archdiocese of Chicago are asked for a highlight or two from this past year as well as what they are looking forward to in 2014. Guests: Sr. Mary Paul McCaughey, Catholic Schools; Darius Villalobos, Young Adult Ministry; Andrew Lyke, Office for Black Catholics; Nancy Polacek, Year of Strong Catholic Parents; Frank Hannigan, Family Ministries; Anthony Suarez-Abraham, Peace and Justice, Respect Life

Christmas Music

Friday, December 20, 2013
Hosts Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz offer a broad selection of Christmas music, from classic favorites to more recent attempts to celebrate the birth of Christ in song.

Pope Francis: Time Magazine's Person of the Year, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013
Time Magazine has named Pope Francis its Person of the Year for 2013. Hosts Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi explore the first nine months of the new Papacy and the impact Pope Francis has had on Catholicism around the world. Guests participating in the program are: Dr. Susan Ross, Chair of the Theology Department at Loyola University; Fr. Thomas Baima, Vice-Rector of St. Mary of the Lake Mundelein Seminary; and Fr. Michael McGovern, pastor of St. Mary Parish in Evanston and an expert on popes and papal transition.

Mercy Home for Boys and Girls/Hispanic Ministry

Monday, December 2, 2013
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Mercy Home provides kids in crisis with the support and guidance they need to realize their own potential and make adapt positive decisions. Guest: Mark Schmeltzer. Segment II: Fr. Marco Mercado talks about Hispanic Ministry in the Archdiocese of Chicago and all the events coming up this December.

Retirement Fund for Religious/Office of Conciliation

Monday, November 25, 2013
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: The annual collection for the Returement Fund for Religious takes place the weekend of December 7th and 8th. Guests: Sr. Lisa Polega; Sr. Patricia Crowley; Sr. Sharon Glumb. Segment II: Ralph Bonaccorsi, Director of the Office of Conciliation, talks about the services his office provides for parishes.

Journey Back to the Catholic Faith/Finding God in Popular Music

Friday, November 22, 2013
Catholic speaker, author and life/relationship coach Jackie von Zwehl talks about her journey back to the Catholic faith and her realization that we are all unconditionally loved by God. In the second half of the program, Brian Fife, music director at St. Raymond de Penafort Church in Mount Prospect, talks about his upcoming presentation called "Finding God in Popular Music."

First Responders Retreat/"Who Will Fill These Shoes?"

Friday, November 15, 2013
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Dr. Mary Amore discusses a retreat at Mayslake for First Responders set for January 29. Segment II: Fr. Francis Bitterman talks about "Who Will fill These Shoes?", a gathering at Mundelein Seminary the day after Thanksgiving.

An Hour with Vicki Quade

Monday, October 28, 2013
The author of Late Night Catechism, Vicki Quade, talks about her two new productions at the Royal George Theatre, Bible Bingo: An Act of Charity in Two Acts and Christmas Bingo: It's a Ho-Ho-Holy Night. During the second half-hour, the conversation switches to what's new at the movies.

Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Friday, October 25, 2013
Host: Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: National Director of CCHD for the USCCB Ralph McCloud and Director of the Archdiocese of Chicago's Office for Peace and Justice Anthony Suarez-Abraham. Segment II: Fr. Dave Kelly talks about how CCHD helps the Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation. Segment III: Ray Pingoy talks about the Gospel of Life Project which is partly funded by CCHD. Segment IV: Mark Goebel talks about the Immigrant Leadership Development Project, which is funded by CCHD.
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