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Fashioned Catholic 11/18/17

Sequoia SierraThe holy sacrifice of the Mass has a beauty that speaks to all the senses. In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy shares her top five favorite sentences in the traditional Order of the Mass.
Designer and stylist Sequoia Sierra discusses her wholesome influence on costume and style in the film industry as well as everyday life.
Sequoia Sierra continues her discussion with Peggy on how our external style and behavior speaks to our internal disposition. A third order Norbertine, Sequoia also fashions exquisite traditional vestments for clergy through her The Liturgical Company. Listeners are invited to call in with their questions and comments.
In Chatting with Catholics, Peggy takes her microphone to a local scripture study and asks the men and women whether they believe women should still cover their heads when attending Mass.


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Giving Voice to our Faith 11/11/17

peggy-logo-datesSince Peggy is broadcasting live from EWTN studios in Irondale, Alabama., she explores the influence of radio broadcasting in modern Catholic evangelization. Peggy welcomes her sister from Atlanta, Jonie, again to the show as they explore their dueling Call Me Catholic Countdowns for this week: each of our “top five favorite evangelists, living or dead”.
Jonie LaBoufff, former administrator with the archdiocese of Atlanta, and sister of Peggy, interviews Peggy about her recent radio career with EWTN.
Thom Price, Director of Radio Programming for EWTN, talks about his history with the station and its future.

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“Through a glass darkly…” 11/01/17


KEVIN GRABOWSKI How many cradle Catholics recall a snapshot of stained glass from their childhood memories of parish life. Peggy lists her top five favorite recollections from the church where she grew up.
Kevin Grabowski, National Projects Director for Conrad Schmitt Studios, one of the oldest fabricators and restorers of stained glass in America, discusses the role of this fine art in Catholic tradition.
Listeners are invited to call in with their questions or comments for our guest and stained glass historian Kevin Grabowski about the fine art of stained glass .
In Chatting With Catholics, with All Saints Day just behind us, Peggy takes her microphone to a Catholic Bible Camp and asks some of the counselors to share with her their favorite saint.

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All-stars and all saints 10/28/17

It’s the world series of faith and baseball!
As we root for our favorite team to win the world series of baseball, Peggy considers the top five things that saints have in common with baseball players competing in the World Series this weekend.Fr. Alan Benander
Favorite guest of Call Me Catholic, Fr. Alan Benander, O, Praem, baseball coach and dean of his Norbertine order’s St. Michael’s Prep School in Orange County, California, talks about what we can learn about our faith from the World Series.
Peggy engages Fr. Alan in a friendly game of “draft this saint” – a challenge to place our favorite saints in positions of strength on the baseball diamond.
In Chatting With Catholics, with All Saints Day just ahead, Peggy takes her microphone to a Catholic Bible Camp and asks some of the counselors to share with her their favorite saint.

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Can’t we all just get along? 10/21/17

peggy-logo-datesHealthy relationships at home and in the workplace foster a healthy society. Have we forgotten how to get along? In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy lists her top five favorite relationships depicted in the Bible.
Catholic author, speaker and blogger Rose Sweet is a social “specialist” who talks to audiences across the country about how to establish and nourish healthy relationship. Deeply rooted in St. John Paul’s Theology of the Body, Rose shares some guidelines for navigating the sometimes dangerous “friendship frontier”, at home and in the workplace.
Peggy and Rose continue their discussion about putting religion into our relationships.

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Tell Me Something Good! 10/14/17

In the midst of hurricanes, earthquakes, death and fires there is still good news to be found. In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy shares the top five most encouraging bits of news below the headlines.Roma_Downey

Actress and producer Roma Downey talks about her experineces portraying Mary, the Mother of God in several films. She also shares the new online magazine she and husband Mark Burnett have just launched, “”, a website that celebrates good news from around the world through articles, interviews and videos.

Connie Rossini, co-author of “The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila” discusses how to enrich our recitation of the rosary, drawing on the example and teachings of these two great saints.
In Chatting with Catholics, the show’s “man on the street” reporter, Charles, takes his mircophone to a confirmation class and asks the students “what are the biggest mysteries in your life right now?”

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Reigning Men! 10/7/17

mark_matthewsMen are too often dismissed as being less spiritual than women. Phooey! Peggy lists the top five best blog/websites for men seeking to enrich their Catholic faith.

Mark Matthews works with Artificial Intelligence technologies for Google and formerly managed visual FX animation for Dreamworks Animation , and by night he is the founder of “Bibles and Brew”, a Catholic men’s fellowship group that encourages men to grow in their faith and masculine identity. He discusses his concerns about the invasion of artificial intelligence into our culture.

Mark Matthews continues his conversation with Peggy about “manning up” in your Catholic faith. Listeners are invited to call in with their comments or questions for Mark.