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Live-Streaming of Relevant Radio Programming 24/7

Chicago (October 27, 2011) - The Archdiocese of Chicago’s weekday radio programs, broadcast on Relevant Radio 950AM, can now be heard live over the Internet, Monday through Friday, from 9 to 10 a.m., through live-streaming.  Listeners can access the live-stream programming from the Archdiocesan website’s home page at by clicking on “Relevant Radio Live Stream” in Today’s Highlights.  In addition to the Archdiocesan shows, Catholic programming from Relevant Radio can be heard 24/7 via the live-streaming link.

Archdiocesan radio programs broadcast from the Archbishop Quigley Center that are now streaming live on the Internet include:

  • Catholic Community of Faith - Fr. Greg Sakowicz, Pastor of St. Mary Parish in Evanston, is the host of this lively discussion program that can be heard on most Mondays and Fridays from 9 to 10 a.m. The program presents news and information about the Archdiocese of Chicago, its ministries, agencies and services, while exploring topics of faith from the Catholic perspective. Co-hosting with Fr. Sakowicz are either Graziano Marcheschi, Director of Ministerial Resource Development for the Archdiocese, or Wayne Magdziarz, Vice President and Chief of Staff for the President's Office at Loyola University.
  • Catholic Conference Hour - Bob Gilligan, Executive Director of the Catholic Conference of Illinois, a group that lobbies on behalf of all dioceses in the state, hosts this program on the third Monday of every month from 9 to 10 a.m.  Gilligan and his guests give expert analysis on how proposed laws relate to the principles of Catholic social teaching.
  • Catholic Schools Today - Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago take a Christ-centered, faith-based approach to elementary and secondary education that makes the school system one of the best in the nation. Catholic Schools Today, a program highlighting the successes of Archdiocesan schools, airs on the second Monday of every month from 9 to 10 a.m. Fr. Greg Sakowicz, hosts this live program.  Co-hosting with Fr. Sakowicz are either Graziano Marcheschi or Wayne Magdziarz.
  • Called and Sent - Msgr. Richard Hynes, Director of the Department of Parish Life and Formation, hosts Called and Sent on the first Thursday of every month from 9:30 to 10 a.m.  Msgr. Hynes and his guests explore the department's role in the formation and life of the Christian faithful.  Discussions cover a variety of topics and include information about resources available to parishes.
  • Echoing God’s Word - The mission of Echoing God's Word is to bring the catechetical efforts of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office for Catechesis and Youth Ministry to the local listening public.  This program, hosted by Christian Rocha of the Office for Catechesis and Youth Ministry, airs on the third Wednesday of every month from 9:30 to 10 a.m.
  • Focus on the Liturgy - The Office for Divine Worship assists the people of the Archdiocese of Chicago by developing and deepening the liturgical life of the parishes and institutions of the Archdiocese through support, education and formation of liturgical ministers and other pastoral leaders. Focus on the Liturgy brings that mission to the airwaves on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 9 to 10 a.m. The program is co-hosted by Todd Williamson, the Director of the Office for Divine Worship, and Liturgy Training Publications Editor Danielle Knott.
  • God’s Praises Tell - Devin Jones, Coordinator of Youth Ministry at St. John De La Salle Parish in Chicago, hosts this half-hour program that can be heard every Tuesday from 9 to 9:30 a.m. He is joined each week by co-hosts, who include Deacon John Cook from St. Felicitas Parish in Chicago, timone davis, Program Coordinator 18-23 Ministry or Andrew Lyke, Director of the Office for Black Catholics.  They discuss a variety of topics relevant to Chicago's Black Catholic Community. God's Praises Tell is produced by the Office for Black Catholics.
  • Life Talk - The mission of the Respect Life Office is to transform society into a Culture of Life where every human being is valued and protected from the moment of conception until natural death.  On the first Wednesday of every month, Respect Life Director Margie Manczko Breen hosts Life Talk from 9 to 10 a.m. The program puts a sharp focus on life issues, including abortion, chastity, capital punishment, euthanasia and embryonic stem cell research.
  • Light Show - Young Adult Ministry is the Archdiocese of Chicago’s outreach service to women and men in their twenties and thirties, married and single. On the second Wednesday of every month, YAM Director Father John Cusick and Associate Director Dr. Kate DeVries host The Light Show from 9 to 10 a.m. The hosts discuss a variety of topics relating to the connection between faith and life for young adults.
  • Mission Matters Live! – Sister Madge Karecki, the Director of the Office for Mission Education and Animation, proclaims the New Evangelization with her guests on Mission Matters Live! from 9:30 to 10 a.m. on the third Thursday of every month.  The program explores how to educate and inspire people to take seriously their baptismal responsibility to be “on mission” in whatever context they live and work.
  • Mundelein Seminary Presents - Fr. Thomas A. Baima, the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary hosts Mundelein Seminary Presents on the first Friday of every month from 9 to 9:30 a.m.  Fr. Baima, often joined by another member of the seminary faculty, explores the Catholic intellectual tradition on a wide variety of timely topics such as prayer and worship, the basic beliefs of the Catholic Church, the moral life and our obligations in society. 
  • Reflect Christ’s Light – Nancy Polacek of the Department of Parish Life and Formation hosts this program based on the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Strategic Pastoral Plan from 9 to 9:30-a.m. on the third Wednesday of every month.  Reflect Christ’s Light currently is spotlighting young adult Catholics as part of the Year of Teens and Young Adults.
  • Vocations - Fr. Brian T. Welter, Director of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Vocations Office, leads a discussion on the first Friday of every month, from 9:30 to 10 a.m. about the vocation process.  Fr. Welter talks about the work of creating a culture supportive of vocations through promotion, education, and parish-based efforts to raise awareness.
  • Voice of Charities – Rev. Msgr. Michael M. Boland, Administrator/President/CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, hosts this radio program every Tuesday from 9:30 to 10 a.m.  Msgr. Boland shares news about the care and services Catholic Charities provides seven days a week to our community's most vulnerable citizens and those in need, no matter what their religious beliefs.
  • Word on Fire – Fr. Robert E. Barron, the Francis Cardinal George Professor of Faith and Culture at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary, delivers thought-provoking and inspirational homilies every Thursday from 9 to 9:30 a.m. and Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m.  He is an author, speaker and theologian, who is the creator and host of CATHOLICISM, a ground-breaking, ten-part documentary series and study program about the Catholic faith.    

Also, the Spanish language program, Una Comunidad Católica de Fe, that provides news and information on the Catholic faith from the Hispanic perspective, can be heardevery Saturday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on WSBC 1240-AM and WCFJ 1470-AM. Fr. Marco Mercado, Director of the Office for Hispanic Catholics, and Alejandro Castillo, Director of the Office of Hispanic Communications, co-host this weekly program.

In addition to the broadcasts and live streaming on the Internet, most of the Archdiocesan radio programming is available as podcasts that can be downloaded directly from the Radio/TV web pages. 

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