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Fully Alive

First Wednesday Monthly: 8 – 9 a.m.
WNDZ 750 AM

The mission of the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity is to put the gospel and Catholic social teaching to work to transform the lives of others through social ministry. With service and justice at its core, the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity provides tangible ways for the people of the Archdiocese of Chicago to foster community, help meet the immediate needs of the community and address the root causes of poverty and injustice.

Each month, the show will host discussions centering on ministry to immigrants, the incarcerated, the unborn, the dying, the poor and others on the margins of our society. Topics will also include service opportunities, leadership formation, justice education and advocacy efforts, all of which are designed to promote solidarity with all and foster the common good.

October is Respect Life Month

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
On today’s program, Ryan Lents and Dawn Fitzpatrick talk about the offerings for this year’s Respect Life Month. They also catch up with Megan Mio from the Mission Office to hear about activities and resources planned for the Extraordinary Month of Mission. For the second half of the show, we recap the rest of the recent trip to El Paso that archdiocesan and parish leaders attended.

 

 

Season of Creation and El Paso Trip Recap

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
On today’s program, Ryan Lents speaks with Fr. Joshtrom Kureethadam about his book The Ten Green Commandments of Laudato Si’, as well as the Season of Creation. Ryan also has a conversation with Dawn Fitzpatrick and Mary Lou Matheke about a recent trip that parish leaders took to El Paso and the US-Mexico border.

 

 

Addressing Violence and Worker Injustice

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
On today’s show, Ryan speaks with Phil Andrew, archdiocesan Director of Violence Prevention Initiatives, about the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Dayton, and Chicago, and how to respond. We also hear from Corinne Woodruff, a graduate of the University of Dayton who is participating in the Amate House program this year. For the second half of the show, Ryan speaks to Professor Joseph McCartin, Director of the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University, and Meghan Cohorst, an organizer with UNITEHERE, about an ongoing labor dispute involving airline food service workers.

 

 

Hospitality – a Basic Way to Respect the Dignity of the Human Person

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Dawn and Ryan begin the show by discussing the Vitality Days that are currently running in each Vicariate around the Archdiocese. Vitality Days are a Renew My Church Effort and begin by a simply example of how to set a theme of hospitality to welcome people to our Catholic faith. Next, Mary Lou Matheke, IPC Coordinator for Immigration Ministries joins the discussion to share an effort to welcome immigrants through hospitality in a service trip to El Paso that will take place in July. Next, Mary Kate Knorr, Executive Director of Illinois Right to Life joins the show to discuss the recent abortion legislation passed in Illinois, and how we as Catholic can still share hope with people in spite of the impending new laws. A spirit of hospitality can be incorporated into meaningful conversations with others about the importance of life from conception to natural death. And finally, Brian Butler of Dumb Ox Ministries shares the essence of the Echo experience, which will be hosted by the Archdiocese June 14-20 at St Xavier University.

 

 

May: Mental Illness Awareness Month, Immigration Ministry Benefit, and Springfield Legislative Update

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
For this month’s show, Ryan and Dawn from the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity speak with Deacon Tom Lambert, the co-chair of the Archdiocesan Commission on Mental Illness. They also check in with Mark Curran, the former sheriff of Lake County about Immigration Ministry’s upcoming benefit on May 13, as well as Bob Gilligan from Catholic Conference of Illinois on the status of H.B. 2495/S.B. 1942 and H.B. 2467/S.B. 1594.

 

 

Life Advocacy Day/Care for Creation

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
On today’s program, Dawn Fitzpatrick spoke with Catholic Conference of Illinois Executive Director Bob Gilligan about the annual Life Advocacy Day in Springfield and a series of harmful abortion bills that are being debated in the General Assembly. Later, Ryan Lents spoke with Andy Panelli of St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Orland Hills about that community’s care for creation efforts, as well as the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act.

 

 

CRS Rice Bowl and Dumb Ox Ministries

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
On today’s show, Ryan speaks with Sajith Silva, a global ambassador with Catholic Relief Services. Sajith shares about his life and work with returning refugees in Sri Lanka. They also discuss opportunities to participate in the CRS Rice Bowl program during this Lenten season. On the second half of today’s show, Dawn welcomes Adam Fuselier and Mary Bielski of Dumb Ox Ministries to discuss how pornography is dangerous because it is against God’s plan. In a lively discussion, they unveil the truth about the perniciousness and addictive nature of pornography, and how prevalent it is in today’s society for children and adults. Finally, they discuss the hope that exists to conquer this cultural issue.

 

 

Missionary Discipleship in Action

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
On today’s show, Ryan Lents welcomes fellow Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity staff member Carolina Perez to share her recent experience of World Youth Day in Panama. In the second half the show, Ryan is joined by Andrew Lyke and Sue Ross to discuss the 2019 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering in Washington, D.C.

 

 

January, an Important Month to Stand-Up for Life – From Conception to Natural Death

Wednesday, January 2, 2019
This month, Dawn welcomes His Excellency, Bishop Donald Hying from the Diocese of Gary to discuss the importance of standing up for Life and attending the March for Life Chicago. In addition, many of the January events surrounding Anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision this month. In addition, Dawn welcomes Olga Anlglada from Immigration Ministries to talk about the Church’s teaching on Immigration and Migration Week here in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

 

 

13th Annual Posada and March for Life Chicago

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
On today’s show, Dawn and Ryan speak with Michael Warrell, who shares info about the upcoming Immigration Ministry Posada, scheduled for Friday, December 14. We also discuss National Migration Week in January. On the second half of the show, Fr. Jim Heyd from St. Constance talks about several local Masses for Life that happening in conjunction with the March for Life Chicago, on Sunday, January 13, as well as several other events that will be happening before and after the march.

 

 

Working on the Margins

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
On today’s program, Liz Young from the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity joins Ryan to discuss the work of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development in Chicago. They speak with 2 community-based organizations that receive grants from CCHD. First, Lilly Lerner and Nanna Cross from the Jane Addams Senior Caucus discuss their advocacy efforts to improve conditions in senior subsidized housing and ensure that seniors can age with dignity. Then Jawanza Malone, Executive Director of the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization, continued the conversation about affordable housing, displacement, and community stability through the lens of rent control and community benefits agreements. Both organizations discuss their methods of “hearing the cry of the poor” and offer suggestions about how listeners can stay informed on these critical issues and respond in their own communities. The annual collection for CCHD will take place in parishes across the country on November 17-18.

 

 

The Hope of Jesus Christ

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
On today’s Fully Alive, Dawn welcomes guest host Ray Pingoy from the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity. They review the beautiful Renew My Church Summit that the Archdiocese had for all parishes on October 1st and 2nd. Based on the Plenary Sessions by Father James Mallon, author of Divine Renovation, we are living in a time of hope in the promises of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. This hope continues as we celebrate Respect Life Month with the theme of Every Life Cherished, Chosen and Sent. During the hour, Dawn and Ray talk with guests who discuss the March for Life in Palatine, 40 Days for Life, and World Mission Sunday.

 

 

Upcoming Human Dignity and Solidarity Activities

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
On today’s program, Dawn and Ryan speak in-studio with Sr. Joellen Tumas of Casa Catalina Basic Needs Center, a Catholic Charities food pantry receiving CRS Rice Bowl funds. Next, Terese Halm joins the show to talk about 40 Days for Life, a prayer and fasting opportunity taking place at abortion facilities around the United States. Bob Gilligan from Catholic Conference of Illinois checks in to discuss his workshop at the upcoming Life and Justice Conference on September 15, and Lisa Wittig from Amate House talks about the impact of their service program on Archdiocese and their upcoming Ales for Amate fundraiser on September 20.

 

 

Leadership Development in the Archdiocese of Chicago

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
On today’s show, we highlight three engaging ministries that are forming and empowering lay leaders in the Archdiocese of Chicago. First, Mark Goebel speaks with Ryan about Pastoral Migratoria, the Archdiocese’s immigrant-to-immigrant ministry, and the recent Instituto hosted at Catholic Theological Union. Next, Ryan speaks with Michael Okińczyc-Cruz, the Executive Director of the Coalition for Spiritual and Public Leadership (CSPL), a CRS Rice Bowl-funded organization that is working on a safe passage program in Maywood, Melrose Park, and Broadview. Lastly, Ryan interviews Maria Aranda, who is a young adult leader with St. Gall Warriors of Peace, a CRS Rice Bowl-funded youth group in Gage Park.

 

 

Leadership Development in the Archdiocese of Chicago

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
On today’s show, we highlight three engaging ministries that are forming and empowering lay leaders in the Archdiocese of Chicago. First, Mark Goebel speaks with Ryan about Pastoral Migratoria, the Archdiocese’s immigrant-to-immigrant ministry, and the recent Instituto hosted at Catholic Theological Union. Next, Ryan speaks with Michael Okińczyc-Cruz, the Executive Director of the Coalition for Spiritual and Public Leadership (CSPL), a CRS Rice Bowl-funded organization that is working on a safe passage program in Maywood, Melrose Park, and Broadview. Lastly, Ryan interviews Maria Aranda, who is a young adult leader with St. Gall Warriors of Peace, a CRS Rice Bowl-funded youth group in Gage Park.

 

 

Summer Activities around the Arch

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
On today’s show, Dawn and Ryan discuss a variety of upcoming and recent events happening around the Archdiocese of Chicago. First, they speak with Fernando Rayas, Zach Czaia, and Fr. John Edmunds about “Discipleship Beyond My Block”, a collaboration of Theology on Tap presentations happening on the south side in July and August. Next, Pastor Ceasar Leflore joins the program to discuss the upcoming “Hands Across Chicago” prayer for peace taking place on Saturday, July 14 along Halsted Avenue and Madison Street. Finally, Fr. Steve Bauer and Carina Greico join Dawn and Ryan to recap the recent ECHO Theology of the Body camp.

 

 

2018 Cardinal Bernardin New Leadership Award Winner Fr. Matt O’Donnell

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
On today’s show, Ryan Lents and Liz Young from the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity interview St. Columbanus pastor Fr. Matt O’Donnell, who is the 2018 recipient of the Cardinal Bernardin New Leadership Award. Ryan and Liz also discuss the upcoming 2018 Life and Justice Conference, as well as the “Catholics are Still In” declaration organized by the Catholic Climate Covenant and Catholic Relief Services’ response to the recent volcanic eruption in Guatemala.

 

 

God Created Truth

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Dawn and Ryan welcome Brian Butler of Dumb Ox Ministries to discuss the upcoming Echo Experience for youth and young adults (June 22-28). Echo provides an opportunity to learn how to love authentically while exploring the truth about creation and the foundation of the Catholic Faith. On the second half of the show, Father John Kartje, rector of Mundelein Seminary, joins the show to discuss how science and faith fit together in God’s plan for truth. A number of events where Father Kartje will be featured are discussed as well.

 

 

Exploring Human Dignity Through Immigration, Anti-Violence, and Care for Creation

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
On today’s show, Ryan speaks with Yazmin Saldivar-Perez and Michael Warrell from Immigration Ministry about the status of DACA, as well as the Keep Hope Alive Benefit Concert on April 9. Next, Ryan and Gustavo recap recent anti-violence events around the archdiocese, including the Good Friday Via Crucis walk in Brighton Park. The show wraps up with some opportunities around Earth Day and caring for our common home.

 

 

Rice Bowl – a Giving Opportunity to Serve the Needy

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Today’s Fully Alive program focuses on the CRS Rice Bowl program and how it can be a Lenten Opportunity for fast and sacrifice. In the first half of the show, Dawn and Ryan interview, in studio, Thomas Awiapo, CRS Global Ambassador from Ghana. Thomas shares many ways the Rice Bowl has helped him personally as well as so many around the globe. In the second half, three local Rice Bowl grant recipients share how Rice Bowl benefits the needy in the Chicago area.

 

 

Building Common Ground Through Human Dignity

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
On today’s show, Ryan talks by phone with Theology of the Body speaker Damon Owens, along with co-host Dawn Fitzpatrick. Later in the program, Ryan is joined by Gustavo Arreguin, who serves as Catholic Social Ministry Coordinator in the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity – they discuss their recent trip to CSMG 2018 in Washington D.C., as well as CRS Rice Bowl and the Share the Journey Migration Campaign.

 

 

Protecting and Supporting Life from Conception to Natural Death

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
On today’s show Dawn and Ryan focus on the many life affirming projects that are being managed by the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity. All stages of life are the main event this month in light of the anniversary of the heinous Roe v Wade and Doe V Bolton decisions from 1973. Activities from Migration Week, Care of our Common Home Listening Sessions, and the upcoming March for Life Chicago are discussed. Patrick McCaskey, co-owner of the Chicago Bears is a guest.

 

 

Migration Week, Posada and the March for Life Chicago

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
On today’s show, Dawn welcomes Ray Pingoy as guest host. They begin by talking with some representatives from Immigration Ministry, Michael Warrell and Jose Torres about the Posada that will take place on Friday December 15 and continue talking about Migration Week (January 7-14). The second half of the show is dedicated to the March for Life Chicago (January 14). Ramona Travino, former Manager of a Planned Parenthood Facility in Texas, joins Dawn and Ray to discuss her conversion experience and what really happens at Planned Parenthood. She will be speaking at the March for Life Chicago on January 14 at Federal Plaza, and the Rose Dinner Chicago on January 13 at Petterino’s downtown (which starts at 6PM).

 

 

CCHD and The First World Day of the Poor

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
On today’s show, Dawn and Ryan welcome Liz Young, a coworker from the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity, to discuss the Campaign for Human Development. They take a look at its purpose, mission, and discuss the controversy that has surrounded it as well. Ryan interviews the Executive Director and a mentor at Precious Blood Ministries, a recipient of CCHD funding. In addition, Leah Levinger, Exectuive Director of the Chicago Housing Initiative, also a CCHD funding recipient is a guest in-studio. Finally, Pope Francis’ message on the First World Day of the Poor is unpacked in light of the upcoming CCHD collection on the weekend of November 18-19.

 

 

Building a Culture of Life

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
On today’s show, Dawn and Ryan discuss Respect Life Month. There is no better time than now to support and build a Culture of Life. Illinois State Representative Peter Breen joins the show to discuss the passing of HB40 into law and how 30,000 abortions each year will now be paid for by the taxpayers of Illinois. Laura Vandercar of Northwest Families for Life talks with Dawn and Ryan later in the show about loving life and participating in the Palatine March for Life on Saturday October 7 at 1PM beginning at St Theresa in Palatine.

 

 

Life and Justice and Renew My Church

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Dawn and Ryan discuss the upcoming Life and Justice Conference. Father Jason Malave, the Cardinal’s Delegate for Renew My Church, is a special guest. He provides a preview to the Cardinal’s remarks at the Life and Justice Conference as well as some insight to the Renew My Church movement in the Archdiocese.

 

 

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Fr. Ron Lewinski

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Dawn and Ryan reflect on life and work of Fr. Ron Lewinski, who passed away suddenly on July 19. Fr. Lewinski served the Archdiocese of Chicago for over 45 years, including co-directing the Department of Parish Vitality and Mission, the Parish Transformation program, the Office of Divine Worship, and many pastor and associate pastor appointments. Guests include Msgr. Patrick Pollard, who was one of Fr. Lewinski’s classmates in seminary, and Fr. Peter Wojcik, Director of the Department of Parish Vitality and Mission.

 

 

Chastity Education Initiative, Echo and Vocations

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Dawn welcomes Father Steve Bauer, Chairman of the Priest Advisory Board for Respect Life Ministries as co-host to discuss Echo, a Theology of the Body Experience and how it enhances the Renew My Church Initiative of the Archdiocese. Guests include Matt Pajor and Micah Ventura, both College Seminarians at St Joseph Seminary and Echo participants.

 

 

The Consistent Ethic of Solidarity – a truly pro-life concept

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Dawn and guest host, Father Jim Heyd, unpack an article written by Cardinal Cupich entitled “Cardinal Blase Cupich on the Signs of the Times. Witnessing to a Consistent Ethic of Solidarity,” which was published in Commonweal on May 19, 2017. The fascinating discussion links an understanding of solidarity to what it really means to be pro-life. Guests include Joan Rosenhauer, Executive Vice President of CRS and Florence Sorenson – a member of the ministry team for the National Shrine of St Frances Xavier Cabrini.

 

 

Respecting Life from Conception to Natural Death

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Dawn and Guest Co-host Ray Pingoy welcome Michael Terrein, who coordinates the Archdiocesan Laudato Si’ Encyclical Working Group. They discuss the major themes of Pope Francis’ 2015 Encyclical and upcoming vicariate listening Sessions. In the second half of the show, Bob Gilligan, Executive Director of The Catholic Conference of Illinois gives a legislative update on the passing of House Bill 40, which will require public funding of abortion in Illinois.

 

 

Anti-Violence Initiatives

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Ryan explores some key takeaways from Cardinal Cupich’s press conference on the Archdiocese’s anti-violence initiatives. He also interviews Fr. Tom Boharic and Fr. Larry Dowling, to discuss how the communities of St. Agnes of Bohemia and St. Agatha respond creatively to the challenges of violence and poverty

 

 

Many Lenten Opportunities

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Dawn and Ryan interview guests from CRS and discuss rice bowl as a part of our opportunities to reach solidarity with the poor during lent. Also, Jeannie Belanda of Amate House is a special guest who discusses the mission of Amate House and the upcoming fundraiser “Amate Magic.”

 

 

Immigration and Upcoming Legislation -- what can we expect?

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Today Dawn and Ryan welcomed Elma Kulovic, Program Director of the Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Program and Melissa Tsuleff, Case Manager at the Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center and Amate House Volunteer, who accompany immigrants, both gave an update on how the Archdiocese serves immigrants and how the new Executive Order is affecting some. Bob Gilligan joined Dawn and Ryan in studio for the second half of the show to discuss the state of life in Illinois and possible legislation for the 2017 sessions in Springfield.

 

 

Encounter

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Dawn, Ryan and Ray welcome Elena Segura -- Senior Coordinator for Immigration Ministries from the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity -- who discusses the upcoming National Migration Week. Sue Barrett, Executive Director of Aid for Women of Chicago joins your hosts in studio to share about the March for Life Chicago and the morning Brunch sponsored by Aid for Women. Dawn and Ray share much about the pro-life activities planned for the Archdiocese of Chicago during the month of January.

 

 

Happy Advent!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Dawn and Ryan discuss the season of Advent and they introduce two leaders from Amate House who talk about some upcoming activities for young adults and the application process to volunteer at Amate House. Father Jim Heyd is a special guest who discusses the upcoming March for Life Chicago and Pilgrim Masses that he is organizing around the Archdiocese for Sunday January 15th.

 

 

Pro-Life Issues

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
On today's show, Dawn interviews CCHD grant recipient Fernando Fernando Revas, Executive Director of the Parish Peace Project. Also in studio is Marinole Lay Minister and Director of Mission Kevin Foy. They discuss the life-changing work they do to bring people in the local Chicago area to Christ. In addition, Dawn and Ray talk about all of the wonderful pro-life work going on in Chicago.

 

 

RESPECT LIFE MONTH

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
The October episode of Fully alive features Dawn and Ray discussing many of the activities happening around the Arch during Respect Life Month. In addition, they interview Father Chuck Dahm about Domestic Abuse Awareness Ministry and the Outreach that he manages.

 

 

Faithful Citizenship, Chastity Education, and Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
On today's show, Dawn interviews Rick Moreno about the upcoming Holy Fire middle school rally. Also, Dawn and Ryan Lents, of the Human Dignity and Solidarity Office, discuss our call to participation as Faithful Citizens. Then, in a fascinating discussion about how science and theology intersect, Dawn and Ray talk to Vicki Thorn about her upcoming Key-note at the Chastity Education Benefit Dinner on Oct 9th.

 

 

RENEW MY CHURCH -- AN INITIATIVE TO BRING CHRIST TO EVERYONE

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Dawn Interviews Father Ron Lewinski, co-director of the newly formed Parish Vitality and Mission Department and Ryan Lents, new director of the Human Dignity and Solidarity Office. They discuss the re-invigorating of the Archdiocese, and how the new Pastoral Center will collaborate to better minister to the needs of Chicago, the vicariates, and the parishes.

 

 

REFLECTING ON ECHO

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Dawn Welcomes Father Steve Bauer and Alane Malicay as guest co-hosts today to discuss the recently completed Echo Chicago Theology of the Body Retreat, which was held June 24-30. Also, two young adult participants are interviewed who share the many Graces received from the week long retreat including community, a better understanding of our faith, and the ability to receive the love and Christ and share self-gift.

 

 

TITLE IX AND TRANSGENDER RESTROOMS

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
On today's Fully Alive Program, Father Jim Heyd joins the Respect Life Team to discuss the implications of the executive order requiring all public schools to permit anyone to use their restroom of choice...

 

 

HOPE FOR THE FUTURE

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Dawn, Ray and Victor talk about the beauty of Mothers' Day and many of the encouraging encounters they have had with people in the last month. In addition, they talk with Brian Butler of Dumb Ox Ministries about the upcoming Echo camp and the incredible fruits the Archdiocese of Chicago will experience as a result of hosting this encounter in June at Benedictine University.

 

 

Life Advocacy Day/Little Sisters of the Poor

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
On today's program, Dawn, Victor and Father Jim discuss the brave fortitude of the Little Sisters of the Poor as they face major fines in the face of injustice. Also, Zach Wickman from the Catholic Conference of Illinois shares information on Life Advocacy Day in Springfield.

 

 

Pervasion of Pornography in Our Culture

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
On this program, Dawn, Victor and Ray are joined by co-host Father Steve Bauer of St Luke's Parish. Jeannie and Bruce Hannemann, founders of Elizabeth Ministry International and the Ministry of Reclaim God's Plan for Sexual Health are interviewed about the pervasion of Pornography in our culture. All are invited to a conference at St Luke in River Forest on April 1 and 2 focusing on this topic with the Hannemann's as key-note.

 

 

Echo -- "The distant echo in our heart of who we were meant to be.."

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
On today's program the Respect Life Office crew discusses all of our January accomplishments towards promoting life. In addition, special in-studio guests Brian Butler and Adam Fuselier from Dumb Ox Ministry discuss the upcoming Echo Chicago Camp/Retreat with Dawn, Ray and Victor.

 

 

January -- A Month to Live Life Abundantly

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
On today's program, Dawn, Victor, and Father Jim talk about all of the incredible events going on in January to celebrate and pray to build a Culture of Life. Emily Zender, Executive Director of Illinois Right to Life and President of the March for Life Chicago Board speaks with our hosts about the March for Life Chicago.

 

 

Year of Mercy

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Our monthly radio show "Life Matters" was hosted by Ray Pingoy and Victor Vallejo with the Respect Life Office. They were joined in studio by Rich Wenzl and Michael Boyle to talk about the Opening Celebration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Kevin Grillot of Students for Life of Illinois also joined in the conversation to talk about the Chicago March for Life and how college students are excited and very much involved! Our special guest, Eric Scheidler, from the Pro-Life Action League talked about the tragic event that happened in the Colorado Shooting. Fr. Jim Heyd promoted the upcoming "Viva la Vida" Mass.

 

 

Family Planning Associates -- Albany Abortion Clinic is Closed after many years of prayer -- THANKS BE TO GOD!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Dawn and Victor welcome a a panel of guests to discuss the joyful news that the Family Planning Associates, Albany Abortion Clinic is closed, the history of the clinic and thousands of prayer warriors involved over the years. God is Good!

 

 

Life Matters 10/7/15

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
On today's show, Dawn, Victor and Ray interview Damon Owens of the Theology of the Body Institute. Damon will be keynote at the Chastity Initiative Benefit Dinner on Thursday November 5th. In addition, Rich Wenzel, coordinator for our local 40-Days-For-Life Campaign joins the show to discuss the prayer and vigil effort. Respect Life Month is in full swing and there is so much going on in Chicago to Respect Life!

 

 

Life Matters: 9/2/15

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Today's program focuses on the story behind the Planned Parenthood videos. Dawn, Victor and Ray speak exclusively with David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress --- the organization that revealed the underworld of baby body-part trafficking by Planned Parenthood and its affiliates. Also featured is an interview with RyAnn Carr of Immaculate Hope Ministries about upcoming respect life events and Pope Frances' announcement on mercy for all.

 

 

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