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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.

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

Deferred Action Announcement/Alexian Brothers

Friday, June 29, 2012
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: The Deferred Action Announcement made on June 15 and it’s implications for young immigrants living here and attending U.S. high schools is discussed with guests Elena Segura; William Quiceno; Dr. Donna Carroll; Luis Hernandez. Segment II: Parish Services, including Parochial School Support Services provided by Alexian Brothers’ medical facilities is the topic discussed with Rita Rippentrop; Kathy Gudonis.

Vocations Initiatives/Harmony, Hope and Healing Outreach

Monday, June 25, 2012
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Sr. Elyse Marie Ramirez, O.P., talks about a two-part initiative to support vocation directors and congregational leaders in vocation work. Segment II: Marge Nykaza and Tina Villapando talk about the Harmony, Hope and Healing Outreach .

Religious Liberty

Friday, June 22, 2012
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. This full hour is on the topic of Religious Liberty. There are many facets to this discussion, including Freedom of Conscience, the U.S. Bishops initiative called "Fortnight for Freedom", and the timely topic of "The Church and Politics". Guests: Scott McLarty; Fr. Lou Cameli.

Golf Outing/Julie Berggren

Friday, June 15, 2012
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Dr. jack Lynch talks about the Fr. Robert McLaughlin Faith Foundation annual golf outing. Segment II: Jim Disch interviews a representative of the Archdiocese of Australia about an exciting venture they recently launched in Rome. Segment III: Julie Berggren talks about the many aspects of her work as a prayer leader and spiritual director.

Catholic Cemeteries and Chicago Catholic Scripture School

Friday, May 25, 2012
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Catholic Cemeteries. Guests: Roman Szabelski; Ted Ratajczyk. Segment II: Chicago Catholic Scripture School. Guests: Patricia Malinowski; Fr. James McIlhone.

Order of Malta and Prayer for Christian Unity

Friday, May 18, 2012
Hosts Graziano Marcheschi and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Order of Malta. Guests: Mary Armato; Karen leone; Tom Reedy. Segment II: Prayer for Christian Unity. Guests: Sr. Joan McGuire; Aphrodite Peponis; Br. Jeff Gross.

150th Anniversary of the St. Joseph Women’s Club of Wilmette/Zacchaeus House

Monday, April 30, 2012
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: 150th Anniversary of the St. Joseph Women’s Club of Wilmette. Guests: Rita Hall; Heidi O’Toole; Kathy Shinkle. Segment II: Zacchaeus House. Guests: Deacon Alfred Coleman; Larry Campbell.

Focolare Run-4-Unity/Saint Sebastian Players

Friday, April 27, 2012
Hosts: Graziano Marcheschi and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Focolare Run-4-Unity. Guests: Daniel Poole; Annie Aguirre; Stephen Schubert; Ana Paula Panzarini. Segment II: Saint Sebastian Players. Guests: Jim Masini; Jill Chukerman Test; Jonathan Hagloch

Heaven and Hell Art Exhibit/Justice Month

Monday, April 23, 2012
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: The Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) and the Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art collaborate on the Heaven and Hell Art Exhibit. Guests: Molly Tarbell; Jon Nilson. Segment II: April is Justice Month. Guest: Tom Howard.

The Bible

Friday, April 20, 2012
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Author Mary Sperry talks about her new book, Bible Top Tens: 40 Fun and Intriguing Lists to Inspire and Inform. Segment II: The Summer Scripture Seminar at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake is discussed with guests Megan Deichl, John Elgas and Susan Carlson.

Peace Through Music Concert and Polish Museum of America

Monday, April 2, 2012
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Peace Through Music Concert. Guests: Sir Gilbert Levine; Daniel Elbaum; Maria Ciesla. Segment II: Polish Museum of America. Guests: Jan Lorys; Maria Ciesla.

Divine Mercy Sunday and Our Lady of the Angels

Friday, March 30, 2012
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Divine Mercy Sunday. Guests: Drew Mariani; Br. Crhis Alar. Segment II: Our Lady of the Angels. Guests: Sr. Alicia Torres; Fr. Bob Lombardo

Child Abuse Prevention Month (April) and FacingDisability.com

Monday, March 26, 2012
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Child Abuse Prevention Month (April). Guests: Thomas Tharayil; Mayra Flores. Segment II: FacingDisability.com. Guest: Thea Flaum

Holy Land Trip and Career Transition Centers

Friday, March 23, 2012
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Holy Land Trip. Guests: Fr. Gary Graf; Omer Eshel; Julie Cooper. Segment II: Career Transition Centers. Guest: Anita Jenke

Shamrocks for Kids and Unity in Christ’s Mission

Friday, March 16, 2012
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Shamrocks for Kids campaign of Mercy Home For Boys and Girls. Guests: Mark Schmeltzer; Daniel Nelson. Segment II: An upcoming event at Wheaton College on Unity in Christ’s Mission. Guests: Sr. Joan McGuire; Dr. John Armstrong.

The Way of the Cross Music and Jazz Fest

Monday, March 5, 2012
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Way of the Cross Music. Guests: Don Celleton and Mark Ouweleen. Segment II: 2012 Chi-town Jazz Fest. Fr. John Moulder.

Lent, Almsgiving and Service to the Poor/Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture

Friday, February 24, 2012
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Today, during Catholic Community of Faith we will focus on the beginning of Lent, in particular the practice of almsgiving, and service to the por, AND we will talk with trhee people including the presenter, about the upcoming Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture. Guests: Adrienne Curry; Sr. Joan McGuire; Tom Masters; John L. Allen, Jr.

"Redeemed!" Concert and Dramatized Audio Bible

Friday, February 17, 2012
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: "Redeemed!" concert. Guest: Neil Windt. Segment II: Dramatized Audio Bible. Guests: Fr. James McIlhone and Michael Stark.

Vocations

Friday, February 3, 2012
Host: Fr. Brian Welter interviews Michael Sullivan on the topic of vocations.

Parish Leadership Day 2012 and Lady of Pompeii Shrine’s Winter Spirituality Series

Monday, January 30, 2012
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: We visit with Catholics who are putting together and promoting Parish Leadership Day. Guests: Rita Kattner; Bill Attea; Dominic Clemente. Segment II: Connecting the practice of Yoga with Catholic sprituality and beliefs with Susan Pudelek.

Annual Catholic Appeal/Marriage Ministry

Friday, January 27, 2012
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I is a discussion of the Annual Catholic Appeal…how it works…who it benefits…the personal benefits of giving. Guests: Ray Coughlin; Barbara Shea Collins; Fr. Wayne Watts; Elizabeth Golden. Segment II: Elsie Radtke, associate director of the Family Ministries Office, joins us to talk about Date Night Challenge Chicago and World Marriage Week.

Aim High/Mass and Choir of 1,000 Voices

Friday, January 20, 2012
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. In segment I we learn about Aim High, a mentoring program of the Center for Companies that Care, a not-for-profit group that has secured mentors from businesses in the past and is now introducing the program to AOC parishes. Guest: Marci Koblenz. Segment II: Our topic for the second half of today’s program is the Mass and Choir of 1000 Voices event at Holy Name Cathedral on February 4 at 3 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Archdiocese’s Office for Catholic schools and the American Federation Pueri Cantores. This event will feature a choir made up of singers ages 9-18 from high school, middle school and parish choirs. Guests: Sr. mary Paul McCaughey; Fr. Tom Franzman; Paul French.

Migration Week/Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Friday, January 13, 2012
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Migration Week….what is it and why the USCCB promotes it. Guests: Elena Segura; Kathy McGourty; Mark Curran. Segment II: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Guests: Sister Joan McGuire; Aphrodite Peponis.

Christmas Music

Friday, December 23, 2011
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Enjoy this program of Christmas music.
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