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Discovering Mary…lesser known Marian apparitions – 10/22/16

marian-artworkIn honor of St. John Paul II’s feastday and his devotion to our Blessed Mother, Call Me Catholic explores the lesser known Marian appartion stories.

In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy lists her top five favorite messages from Mary in her appearances to mankind.
Catholic author and broadcaster Matthew Arnold shares the little known account of Mary’s appearance to a Spanish nun in the early 1600’s. Devotion to Our Lady of Good Success is now beginning to spread rapidly around the world.
Listeners are invited to call in with their questions to Matthew Arnold about the messages of Our Lady of Good Success and their response to Our Lady’s call to action.
In Chatting with Catholics, Peggy talks with Fr. Lesznek Czelusnia, director of the Marian Evangelization Center in Kibeho, Rwanda, during his recent visit to The Christ Cathedral campus.

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How to Be Single in the Catholic Church 10/15/16

dating_bookIt isn’t always easy being an adult lay single in the Catholic Church; Peggy lists her top five challenges to being an active young adult single in our modern Church.

Catholic blogger John Antonio, author of “Dating and Other Things Catholic: What Seminary Taught Me About Single Life“, discusses his newest book about what the Church offers adult singles for the modern life challenges they face.

Peggy talks with David Nevarez, founder of about their latest outreach.

In Chatting with Catholics, Peggy takes her mircophone to a young adult gathering at a Catholic parish in Orange County and asks them what they consider to be the best activities to promote social enrichment in a spiritual context.

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Let’s Hear it for Life! 10/8/16

audiogirlsCall Me Catholic celebrates October as Respect Life month with good news from the pro life front.

Everybody’s favorite voices in the pro life movement, Sylvia Aimerito and Lori Rae Martin – the Audiogirls, bring their joyful energy to the Call Me Catholic studio. Sylvia and Lori Rae share the latest stories of how they have used their entertainment prowess to advance the Respect Life movement in their industry and local community.

Listeners are invited to call in with their questions for the Audiogirls as well as their own testimonies of successful Respect Life programs in their community.

In Chatting with Catholics, Peggy shares brief exchanges she enjoyed with exhibitors at the recent Theology of the Body Congress about how their business or ministry is advancing the culture of life.

The Call Me Catholic Countdown lists Peggy’s top five favorite ways to support and promote the culture of life in your community.

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Happy Feastday, St. Francis! – 10/01/16

In honor of his feastday on October 4, the Call Me Catholic Countdown lists the top five least known but fascinating facts about St. Francis of Assisi.
leonardo-defilippis-francesActor Leonardo Defilippis discusses how he prepared for his portrayal of St. Francis of Assisi in his one man touring stage show on the iconic saint, “Saint Francis: Troubadour of God’s Peace” which is playing this weekend at the Freed Theater on the Christ Cathedral campus.
Peggy talks with DeFilippis about his other famous portrayals of Catholic saints and takes calls from listeners with questions or comments about DeFilippis and his production company, St. Luke Productions.
In Chatting with Catholics, Peggy talks with a WWII veteran who explains how St. Francis of Assisi interceded in his and his wife’s impossible prayer to raise a large family.

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Getting in Shape for Heaven and Earth – 9/24/16

roland-and-galina-denzelSpiritual and physical wellness is the topic today with the Call Me Catholic Countdown listing Peggy’s top five pitfalls in our spiritual fitness.
Wellness coaches Roland and Galina Denzel discuss their book Eat Well Move Well Live Well/ 52 Ways to Feel Better in a Week. Peggy correlates their tips for physical fitness with her matching suggestions for a healthy spiritual regime.
Elli Fugate, an ambassador for the FOCUS Catholic ministry on college campuses, explains the success of their “spiritual boot camps” for students.
In Chatting with Catholics, Peggy takes her microphone to a young adult gathering in the diocese of Orange and asks, “How do you stay in shape spiritually?”

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Art of Our Faith

The “art of our faith” is the topic of conversation on tomorrow’s Call Me Catholic with featured guest Victoria Gerard, curator of collections and special exhibitions at The Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California.guadcmc

The Museum’s newest exhibition features a collection of exclusive images of Our Lady of Guadalupe and explores the extraordinary and enduring impact of the Virgin’s appearance on Mexico’s social and spiritual landscape.

Also, Peggy talks with Marietta Cambereri from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, about their stunning new collection of original Della Robbia’s.

And, in Chatting with Catholics, Peggy takes her microphone to choir practice at a local parish and asks the choir members, “what’s your favorite piece of religious art?”

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Nourishing Work

Call Me Catholic provides food for thought today as we explore the different ways in which we can feed the hungry.

Chef Bruno Serano established his landmark restaurant The Anaheim White House in 1987 but it was his commitment in 2005 to feed hungry kids in the area that made him a national hero. He talks with Peggy about his youth dinner ministry and the academy he recently founded to help at risk teenagers train for a career in hospitality.

Listeners are invited to call in and share their experiences of “feeding the hungry” or questions for restaurateur Bruno Serno at (714) 282 6034.

In our Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy lists her top five favorite items to pack in a sack lunch.

In Chatting with Catholics, Peggy takes her microphone to a local Catholic Church where parishioners weekly prepare sack lunches for the homeless and ask them why they are drawn to this ministry.