Rock Island, IL – There is a sound going out from the former northeast corner of the Diocese of Quincy, and it is being heard around the world. Quad Cities Anglican Radio is the brainchild of Father Tom Janikowski (Trinity, Rock Island) and Father Don Sackett (St. Mark’s, Silvis), who began this online ministry this past July, and have since been joined by Deacon Jason Bowden (Trinity, Rock Island).
Quad Cities Anglican Radio has become a “podcast station” of sorts, offering five different weekly shows, each with a different theme and format. “QCAR” is the flagship show, available mid-day each Wednesday, and it is hosted by the two priests. Program material pushes the envelope of political correctness and challenges the status quo of the secular world in presenting the hard facts of the Catholic Faith. Fr. Janikowski and Fr. Sackett also collaborate on Friday’s “For All the Saints,” where they discuss a different saint of the Church each week,
and bring those lessons to bear on life in the modern world.Fr. Sackett’s “From the Lion’s Mouth” is a weekly offering of his Biblically-based homilies from St. Mark’s Church, and usually uploads on Mondays, while Fr. Janikowski’s “Upon the Rock” is his homiletical offering on Sundays at Trinity Church. Fr. Janikowski and Dcn. Bowden round out the week each Tuesday with “Why Do You Ask?”, which is catechetical in nature, and tries to open up questions about the Faith for the unchurched, the dechurched, and the returning.
Quad Cities Anglican Radio went mobile at our Diocesan Synod this past October, and featured lively interviews with Archbishop Foley Beach, Bishop Keith Ackerman (see below), and Lidia Vikili of Anglican Frontier Missions. Plans for more mobile podcasts are in the works.
The podcasts vary in length, and are usually quite easy to listen to! Fr. Janikowski draws upon his nine years of podcasting experience in trying to offer high-quality sound and professional presentation. Traffic on their webpage has become quite heavy, now hosting thousands of visitors each week, and they have regular listeners and subscribers on all five continents. The podcasters say their greatest joy is being able to reach some Christians in predominantly Muslim nations with encouragement and the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Please check out their main website at http://qcaradio.com/. You can also subscribe or listen on iTunes, and they would encourage you to like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. They are always happy to interact with listeners via comments or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.