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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.

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.

Deaf Catholic Youth Initiative of the Americas/St. Teresa of Avila lecture

Friday, April 26, 2013
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Fr. Joseph Mulcrone recently returned from a trip to Guatemala as part of a group called Deaf Catholic Youth Initiatives of the Americas. Segment II: Fr. John Welch talks about his upcoming lecture on St. Teresa of Avila.

"All Things Pope Francis"

Monday, April 22, 2013
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. This program of Catholic community of Faith is devoted to a discussion of "all things Pope Francis". Guests: Dr. Matthew Bunson; Anthony Suarez-Abraham

Summer Scripture Seminar/Novenas

Friday, April 19, 2013
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: The Annual Summer Scripture Seminar at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake Mundelein Seminary is discussed with guests Megan Deichl, Catherine Sims and John Ellgas. Segment II: Fr. Peter John Cameron, O.P. discusses novenas.

Author Chris Haw/Dying with Dignity

Friday, April 12, 2013
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: We talk to a young man about his journey away from and back to his Catholic roots. Guest: Chris Haw. Segment II: We explore the ethical issues surrounding dying with dignity with two medical ethicists. Guests: Fr. Andrew Wawryzn; Amy Martin.

Child Abuse Prevention Month and World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Monday, April 1, 2013
Hosts: Graziano Marcheschi and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Guests Tom Tharayil, Mayra Flores, Michael Hoffman and Fr. Jerry Boland discuss April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Segment II: Sr. Elyse Ramirez talks about the upcoming World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Also, Fr. Francis Bitterman talks about how children in the Catholic School and religious education of St. Norbert regularly pray for seminarians at Mundelein Seminary and men at two other houses of discernment in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Lenten Parish Missions/Jan Karski

Monday, March 25, 2013
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Mary Ellyn Schneider, a parisihoner at Visitation Parish in Elmhurst, has attended 37 missions to help deepen her own faith over the last 2 years. Segment II: The legacy of Jan Karski, a Polish-Catholic resistance fighter during World War II, was recently recognized by President Barack Obama. Guests: Ed Zulkey; Bozena McLees; Wanda Urbanska.

Year of Faith Radio Series: Program 4

Friday, March 22, 2013
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Pope Benedict XVI declared the period between October 11, 2012 and November 24 of this year to be the Year of Faith and asked Catholics during this time to study and reflect on the documents of Vatican II and the Catechism of the Catholic Church so that we may deepen our knowledge of the faith. Here on Catholic Community of Faith we’ve been honoring the Year of Faith sharing with our listeners information on the main constitutions of the Second Vatican Council. With assistance from Fr. Lou Cameli, the Cardinal’s Delegate for Christian Formation and Ministry, we have discussed the Constitutions on Divine Revelation, the Church and the Church in the Modern World. Fr. Cameli is back with us this morning with another special guest to talk about the fourth and last of constitutions. This one is called Sacrosanctum Concilium, and is focused on the Sacred Liturgy. We are happy to welcome Fr. Cameli and Fr. Ron Lewinski to our show this morning.

Habemus Papam Franciscum!

Friday, March 15, 2013
Hosts Graziano Marcheschi and Wayne Magdziarz. A full hour of Habemus Papam Franciscum! Guests: Dr. Peter Casserella; Monica Mavric; Fr. Mike McGovern

"Blessed are the Peacemakers" Workshop/Papal Transition

Friday, March 8, 2013
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. A "Blessed are the Peacemakers" workshop will be held Saturday, March 16 at Holy Family Church on West Roosevelt Road in Chicago addressing the crisis of violence in Chicago and beyond. Guests: Ken Butigan; Anthony Suarerz-Abraham; Andrew Lyke; Thomas P. Tharayil. In the second half of the show Fr. Mike McGovern talks about the papal transition underway in Rome.

CRS Rice Bowl/Legacy of Vatican II document, Gaudium et Spes.

Monday, March 4, 2013
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Tom Howard and Enrique Silva talk about CRS Rice Bowl, a Lenten faith-formation program that combines prayer, fasting and giving. Segment II: Fr. John Pawlikowski is the primary speaker in a series of lecutres that explores the legacy of the major Vatican II document, Gaudium et Spes.

Interreligious Relations/Artwork of Franklin McMahon

Friday, February 15, 2013
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Sr. Joan McGuire and Rabbi Michael Balinsky discuss interreligious prayer for victims of gun violence and the Annual Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture. Segment II: Guests Kathleen van Ella and Sr. Joy Clough talk about the opening of an art exhibit featuring the works of the recently deceased artist, Franklin McMahon.

Building Trust, Restoring Hope/Parish Leadership Day

Friday, January 25, 2013
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Building Trust, Restoring Hope. The VA and Catholic Church partner to heal veterans and their families. Guests: Carol Walters; Kathleen Leggdas; Deacon Tom Lanbert. Segment II: Parish Leadership Day, 2013. Guests: Rita Kattner; Bill Attea; Amanda Sullivan; Joe Ward Edgardo Reyes.

Disability Ministries/Priest Boxing

Friday, January 18, 2013
Host: Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Deacon Don Grossnickle and Ken Jennings talk about their book, "Unbreakable Resilience." Segment II: Fr. Ted Schmitt talks about his unusual path to the priesthood.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity/Annual Catholic Appeal

Friday, January 11, 2013
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. The first half-hour focuses on the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and it's theme: What Does God Require of Us? Guests: Fr. Thomas Baima; Sister Joan McGuire; Michael Terrien. The second half-hour features three guests talking about the Annual Catholic Appeal. Guests: Ray Coughlin; Father Wayne Watts; Elizabeth Golden.

Year of Faith Radio Series: Program 3

Monday, January 7, 2013
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Guests Fr. Lou Cameli and Bishop Francis Kane talk about the Vatican II's Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World (Gaudium et Spes).

Year in Review

Friday, December 28, 2012
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Heads of Archdiocese departments review 2012 and look forward to 2013.

Christmas Music Program

Monday, December 24, 2012
Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi host this show that features memorable Christmas music. This show played on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Year of Faith Radio Series: Program 2

Friday, December 21, 2012
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Guests Fr. Lou Cameli and Msgr. Jon Canary talk about the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, Lumen Gentium.

"Changing Habits"/Advent Peace Meditation

Friday, December 14, 2012
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Vicki Quade is in studio to talk about her latest show.."Changing Habits: The Nun Monologues." Segment II: Guests Don Colleton and Mark Ouweleen preview the Advent Peace meditation that will take place at St. Nicholas Church in Evanston on December 22.

Advent 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. This program kicks off Advent. Segment I is about an Advent Day of Reflection and Reconciliation with guest Fr. Richard Fragomeni. Segment II focuses on several traditional events celebrated during Advent that are of special interest to Hispanic Catholics with guest Fr. Marco Mercado.

Year of Faith Radio Series: Program 1

Friday, November 30, 2012
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Pope Benedict XVI declared the period between October 11, 2012 and November 24, 2012 to be the Year of Faith. During the Year of Faith, Catholics are asked to study and reflect on the documents of Vatican II and the catechism so we may deepen our knowledge of the Faith. We intend to give our listeners opportunities throughout the year to revisit some of the significant results of Vatican II and review the main pillars of the Catholic Catechism. In this first of a series of programs on the Year of Faith, Fr. Lou Cameli and Fr. James McIlhone focus our attention on this Year of Faith, our history and our beliefs.

"Ducks in a Row"/Kateri Center

Friday, November 23, 2012
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Elaine Harrison discusses her children's book, "Ducks in a Row". Elaine is working on a nother book which will be published next June. Segment II: Georgina Roy and Charlie Roy of the Kateri Center talk about the recent canonization ceremony in Rome of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha.

Hope’s on the Way/Still Point Theater Collective

Friday, November 16, 2012
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Deacon Sal Lema talks about "Buckets of Hope", an effort by Archdiocese of Chicago deacons to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. Segment II: Lisa Wagner-Carollo talks about her ministry through theatre.

Water Fee Exemption

Monday, October 29, 2012
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Archdiocese of Chicago Chancellor Jimmy Lago joins us in-studio to talk about the ongoing battle with the City of Chicago over water fee exemptions. Joining Jimmy are ministers who are part of a coalition of churches who oppose the elimination of water fee exemptions.

10th Anniversary of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Youth/St. Luke Productions

Friday, October 26, 2012
Host: Wayne Magdziarz. This month the Church celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Youth. Guests: Myra Flores; Leah McCluskey; Tom Tharayil; Ruth Robinson. In the second half of the show we get an update about the newest offerings from Saint Luke Productions with Leonardo Defilippis.

Breaking Through: Catholic Women Speak for Themselves/Defending Religious Liberty in the U.S.

Friday, October 19, 2012
Host: Wayne Magdziarz. This show talks with the editor of and a contributor to the book, "Breaking Through: Catholic Women Speak for Themselves." Guests: Helen Alvaré; Mary Hallan FioRito. In the second half of the show we talk with an attorney who defends religious liberty in the U.S. through several prominent cases at The Becket Fund. Guests: Asma Uddin; Mary Hallan FioRito.

Marriage Relationships/"Landings"

Friday, October 12, 2012
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Fr. Britto Berchmans talks about marriage relationships. Segment II: Linda and Richard Grippando coordinated the "Landings" program at Old St. Mary’s Parish in Chicago.

"Defamation"/"From Big Bang to Big Mystery"

Monday, October 1, 2012
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Guests discuss a play that is being performed at locations in the Archdiocese of Chicago called "Defamation". Sr. Anita Baird; Sr. Marlene Schemmel; Todd Logan. Segment II: Graziano Marcheschi interviews Fr. Brendan Purcell, author of "From Big Bang to Big Mystery".

October Baby/Spirituality Conference

Friday, September 28, 2012
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Today’s Catholic Community of Faith we talk with the co-author of a book based on a popular movie that celebrates the beauty of all life, and we hear about a Spirituality Conference that is the kickoff for the Year of Faith for one area retreat center. Guests: Eric Wilson; Dr. Mary Amore

The Well of Mercy/"Shaw vs. Chesterton"

Monday, September 24, 2012
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: The Well of Mercy, a Father Michael J. McGivney Center of Hope and Healing, just opened in Chicago. Guests: Theresa Pietruszynski; Mary Zeien. Segment II: The Provision Theater’s current play, "Shaw vs. Chesterton: The Debate". Guests: Brad Armacost; Tim Gregory.

St. Joseph College Seminary/Felician Sisters in rural South Carolina

Friday, September 14, 2012
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Our first guest is Very Rev. Paul Stein, newly installed rector/president of St. Joseph College Seminary. The guests for the second segment are Fr. Jack Wall and Sr. Susanne Dziedzic who talk about their work in the community of Kingstree, South Carolina with the support of Catholic Extension.

Year of Sunday Mass Activities

Friday, August 31, 2012
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment 1 is a discussion with Fr. Thomas Richstatter, author of A Tour of a Catholic Church. Segment 2 is brief reports about important things happening in the Archdiocese of Chicago. Arlene Dante; Dr. Jim Papendrea; Bridget Sperduto.

Shrine of St. Frances Cabrini/Newman Association of America

Friday, August 17, 2012
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. In segment one, three guests tell the story of the NEW Shrine of St. Frances Cabrini. Guests: Sr. Joan McGlinchey, MSC; Diana Beracki; Ellen Skarrett. In segment two Newman Association of America board member Bernadette Waterman Ward speaks about the organizationand the outcomes of their recentNational Conference.

Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Friday, August 10, 2012
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Today’s program features the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, the Archdiocese of Chicago’s anti-poverty program. Guests: Marci Koblenz; Van Bensett; Autry Phillips.

Crisis Hotline/Benefit Dinner/Family Fest

Monday, August 6, 2012
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Sr. Mary Frances Seeley talks about the mission of The Upper Room Crisis Hotline. Segment II: John Racila and Dan Chorney discuss the Annual Benefit Dinner of the Society of St. James the Apostle. Segment III: Fr. Jack Clare promotes Misericordia’s 32nd Annual Family Fest.

Movie Reviews/Mosaic Art

Monday, July 23, 2012
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Sr. Helena Burns, FSP, talks about the movies that are out this summer. Segment II: Peter Vilim and John Rigali discuss their collaboration that led to the "discovery" of many exquisite Florentinemosaics in St. Giles Church in Oak Park.

Annulment Process/"He Speaks to You"

Friday, July 20, 2012
Host: Graziano Marcheschi and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Fr. William Woestman and Susan Miller of the Metropolitan Tribunal will discuss "understanding the annulment process." Segment II: Sr. Helena Burns of Pauline Books and Media talks about her new book, He Speaks to You."

Life Paths

Friday, July 13, 2012
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Fr. William Woestman, IMI (Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate) talks about the history and ministry of the Oblates. Segment II: Curt Arens talks about faith and farming families.

Year of Sunday Mass

Monday, July 2, 2012
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. The Strategic Pastoral Plan for the Archdiocese was launched a year ago with the year of Teens and Young Adults. The Year of Sunday Mass began this weekend. Guests: Msgr. John Canary; Fr. Lou Cameli; Nancy Polacek
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