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Catholic Chicago

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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.

"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.

Immigration Pilgrimmage/Volunteering

Friday, October 18, 2013
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Immigration Pilgrimage. Guests: Jim White; Jose Torres; Elena Segura; Fr. Mike Shannahan; Fr. Larry Dowling; Fr. Gary Graf. Segment II: Volunteering. Guests: Christine Curran; Robert Castagna

Inter-Church or Interreligious Families/Health Care Ethics

Friday, October 11, 2013
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Michael Terrien talks about his presentation, "How Do We Raise our Children in Inter-Church or Interrelgious Families?". Segment II: Fr. Bill Blazek, a health care ethicist, talks about his mission at a huge university with several thousand students who are registered as Catholics.

Chicago Catechetical Conference/Catholic Charismatic Renewal Center for Chicago Weekend of Praise and Worship

Monday, October 7, 2013
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: The Chicago Catechetical Conference: Believe, Deepen, Proclaim will be held Friday and Saturday, October 25-26 at the Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. Guests: Clarissa Aljentera; Ester Hicks; Maruja Sedano. Segment II: The Catholic Charismatic Renewal Center for Chicago is sponsoring a weekend of Praise and worship called "In His Presence" for Friday through Sunday, October 18-20 at the Double Tree Hotel in Oak Brook. Guests: Lauretta Froelich; Fr. John Harvey.

Saint Sebastian Players/Phil's Friends Ministry

Monday, September 30, 2013
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Jim Masini and Barbara Murphy-Sanders are in studio to talk about the Saint Sebastian Players and their new production, Godspell. Segment II: Philip Zeilke is on the phone to talk about Phils's Friends, which is an Evangelical Christian organization that offers hope to cancer patients by providing them with care packages, weekly cards, and assurances that they are being remembered in prayer while they undergo treatment.

"Acts of Recovery"/Immigration Concert

Friday, September 27, 2013
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Michael Hoffman is in the studio to talk about his new book, "Acts of Recovery: The Story of One Man's Ongoing healing from Sexual Abuse by a Priest". Also in the studio is Tom Tharayil to provide details of the Mass of Atonement and Hope. Segment II: Rich Daniels joins us in the studio to talk about a special concert to benefit the Archdiocese of Chicago's Office for Immigrant Affairs and Immigration Education.

Catholic Men Chicago Southland Men's Conference/CTU Ministry Showcase

Monday, September 23, 2013
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Guests Frank Casella and Deacon Alfred Coleman talk about the next Catholic Men Chicago Southland Men's Conference. Segment II: Kathy Van Duser and Akua Kankam from CTU discuss the upcoming Ministry Showcase.

Artists of Peace Program/Fall Spirituality Conference

Friday, September 13, 2013
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. In this program our hosts talk with a woman in campus ministry who is a pastoral associate and author, and also with three men who are volunteers on the Archdiocese's Justice Education Commission. Guests: Kathy Sherman, CSJ; Bridget Sperduto; Dr. Mary Amore; Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI

Franciscans Sisters at Our Lady of the Angels Parish/Aid for Women

Friday, August 16, 2013
Fr. Greg Sakowicz discusses the community outreach at Our Lady of the Angels Parish with Franciscan Sisters Stephanie and Alicia, along with postulant-to-be Jessica Lambert. The second half of this program features Aid for Women. Guests are project manager Frances Jimenez, board member Mary Fiorito and client Trudy.

Catholic Schools Today, August 12, 2013

Monday, August 12, 2013
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: St. Bede School in Ingleside wins Dream Machine School Makeover Contest. Guest: Charles Pinto. Segment II: Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools Celebrate The Year of the Parent. Guests: Esther Hicks; Ryan Blackburn. Segment III: Prince of Peace School's RoboPoP Team are LegoLand Champs. Guests: Kathleen Rauch; Colleen Case; Maddie Case.

Feast of the Assumption/Shalom Ministries/Parish Transformation

Friday, August 9, 2013
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Fr. Jim Presta talks about the upcoming Feast of the Assumption. Segment II: Eby Kurian talks about Shalom Ministries and the upcoming Chicago Shalom Festival. Segment III: Fr. Ron Lewinski and Tim Weiske give an update on the Parish Transformation program.

Suicide Awareness

Monday, August 5, 2013
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. This morning we spend the full hour discussing an important topic that is often difficult to talk about. Guests Kathy Gudonis and Rita Rippentrop talk about depression, suicide and the feelings of grief and loss that follow.

Author Mary Deeley/Justice Education Commission

Monday, July 29, 2013
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: A conversation with Mary Deeley. Segment II: Archdiocese of Chicago Justice Education Commission. Guests: Devin Jones; Mitch Gainer; Robert "Bob" Moran.

Great Summer Reads/Summer Retreats/Mawusi

Friday, July 26, 2013
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: An editor from Franciscan Media talks about some books that make great summer reads. Guest: Joan McKamey. Segment II: Summer Retreats at The Well retreat center. Guests: Sr. Mary Southard; Fr. John Surette. Segment III: The annual Mawusi retreat. Guest: Lois De Felice.

New Vocations Director/Family Day/Theology on Tap

Friday, July 19, 2013
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Fr. Grancis Bitterman is the newly appointed vocation director for the Archdiocese of Chicago. Guest: Fr. Francis Bitterman. Segment II: Saturday, August 3rd is Family Day for the parishes in Lake County at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary. Guest: Bob Lyman. Segment III: The new director of the Young Adult Ministry Office, Darius Villalobos, talks about this years Theology on Tap.

Chicago Catholic Scripture School/Gun Turn-in Event

Friday, July 12, 2013
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Patricia Malinowski discusses the new season of the Chicago Catholic Scripture School. Segment II: Church of the Holy Spirit in Schaumburg is sponsoring a gun turn-in event. Guest: Fr. John Dearhammer.

Ordained Chaplains

Friday, June 28, 2013
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. The two guests this morning are both ordained chaplains. One carries out his ministry at a hospital and the other at one of the U.S.'s busiest airports. Guests: Deacon Mike Kiley; Fr. Michael Zaniolo.

Year of Faith Series: Our Life in Christ

Monday, June 24, 2013
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Fr. Lou Cameli and Monsignor Dennis Lyle join our hosts in discussing Our Life in Christ as one of the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Institute for Leadership and Catholic Education/WYD Chicago

Friday, June 21, 2013
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Summer Session of the Bishop Gorman Institute for Leadership and Catholic Education. Guests: Ellen Lilly; Sr. Cathleen Cahill. Segment II: WYD Chicago. Guests: Lois DeFelice; Lisa Boris

The Year of Strong Catholic Parents/Fr. Bob McLaughlin Golf Outing

Friday, June 14, 2013
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: July 1 begins the next year in the Strategic Patoral Plan, the Year of Strong Catholic Parents. Guests: Nancy Polacek; Amanda Thompson. Segment II: Saints Peter and Paul Church on Chicago's far south side celebrates it's 100th anniversary on July 7. Guests: Fr. Honoratus Mwageni; Susan Vicario; Larry Campbell; Brenda Downes. Segment III: The annual Fr. Bob McLaughlin Golf Outing. Guest: Dr. Jack Lynch.

Year of Faith Series, Part III

Monday, June 3, 2013
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Part III of the Year of Faith Series. Fr. Lou Cameli and Fr. Robert Tuzik join us to discuss the four main pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Priest Retirement Collection and Annual Ecumenical Prayer Service.

Friday, May 31, 2013
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Priest Retirement Collection. Guests: Msgr. Pat Pollard; Alex Becker. Segment II: Annual Ecumenical Prayer Service at St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Cathedral in Bellwood. Guests: Rev. Fr. Joy Alappatt; Rev. Grayson VanCamp; Sr. Joan McGuire

Memorial Day--Honoring Those Who Serve Our Country

Friday, May 24, 2013
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. This is our Memorial Day themed program that was live on Friday and replays on Monday. Guests: Bertel Smith; Mary Pettinato; Paul Genova; Ted Ratajczyk; Fr. Daniel Brandt.

Immigration Reform/Summer Classes

Friday, May 17, 2013
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. The Struggle for Immigration Reform is the topic for the first segment. Guests: Elena Segura; Sr. Lisa Polega; Bob Moran. The second segment is about an abundance of courses and classes designed for the Summer season. Guests: Sr. Sallie Slatkovich.

Year of Faith Series, Part II

Monday, April 29, 2013
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Part II of the Year of Faith Series. Fr. Lou Cameli and Fr. Brian Welter join us to discuss the four main pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
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