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Aging GRACEfully 7/7/18

Frank Lloyd Wright said, “the longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy lists the top five blessings of getting older, whatever your age.
David and Trish Nevarez, founders of Catholicsingles.com, introduce their latest online endeavor, Catholicseniors.com, a new comprehensive webiste for the maturing Catholic lifestyle.
Peggy continues her conversation with David and Trish Nevarez about their dynamic website for Catholic seniors. Listeners are invited to call in with their comments or questions for the Nevarez’ about their latest project.full-senior-logo

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Faith of our Fathers – 6/30/18

StarsIndependence Day presents an excellent opportunity to reflect on the blessings of our American heritage. In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy presents her top five interesting facts about Catholic American history.
Author Bradley J. Birzer discusses the legacy of the patriot Charles Carroll, the subject of his biography “American Cicero.” The only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Indpendence, Carroll had great influence over the early legislation of religious tolerance and freedom in our country.
Award winning author and illustrator, Demi, talks about her charming new children’s book “George Washington: His Legacy of Faith, Character and Courage.”
In Chatting with Catholics, Peggy takes her mircophone to a local summer bible camp and asks the young campers who their favorite superhero is.


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Can We Talk? – 6/23/18

Karlo BroussardThe summer season offers lots of opportunities to engage in fruitful conversations with friends and family. The Call Me Catholic Countdown lists Peggy’s top five most important rules for engaging in civil discourse.
Sharing the gospel with family and friends (or a stranger on the computer screen) can be challenging. Popular Catholic Answers apologist Karlo Broussard discusses his newest book “Prepare the Way; Overcoming Obstacles to God, the Gospel, and the Church.”
Karlo continues his discussion of how to talk about and think through the common barriers that prevent others (and even ourselves) from seeing the fullness of truth in Catholicism. Listeners are invited to call in with their questions or comments for Karlo.


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Lights, Camera, Action! 6/9/2018

erindooleySummer’s on its way and that means business is heating up at box offices across America. In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy lists her top five family friendly movie classics to enjoy at an outdoor screening with your church, your neighbors, your family and friends.
Award winning independent filmmaker and screenwriter Erin R. Dooley discusses her very personal documentary, “A Way to Forgivenenss”, the story of her 550-mile walk across the Camino de Santiago.
Erin Dooley talks about her production company, Dash Entertainment, and its inspiring body of work, including her popular web series, “Wander on Purpose,” interviews with hikers on how nature enriches their spiritual lives.
Memphis radio personality Joe Thordarson, founder of the Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention, joins the conversation with his commentary on the latest super heroes to hit the silver screen and the Catholic themes he recognizes in their films.
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Good For Business 6/2/18

Invest YourselfCatholic business leaders face unique challenges in today’s culture. In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy lists her top five American corporations promoting good values while still making a profit.
Successful entrepreneur John Abbate and his wife Kaaren discuss the unique challenges Catholics face in the culture of modern business. John’s book “Invest Yourself, Daring to Be Catholic in Today’s Business World” lays out their personal journey and how they both came to appreciate the importance of living out the values of our faith both at home and in the office.
Peggy continues her conversation with John and Kaaren Abbate about some of the challenges that prompted them to reevaluate their appetite for commercial success and bring it more into balance with their Catholic beliefs. Listeners are invited to call in with their questions or comments on the subject.


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Happy Memorial Day and Onward, Christian Soldiers! 5/29/18

peggy-logo-datesOn this Memorial Day weekend, the Call Me Catholic Countdown lists Peggy’s top five saints who were also soldiers.
We are all called to be Christian soldiers; defending our faith and living it out bravely in the face of a culture that often opposes it. St. Teresa of Calcutta modeled that courage with her service to the poorest of the poor. Actress and playwright Christin Jezak discusses her original portrayal of the saint in her one woman show, “Person to Person: A Mother Teresa Project,” a theatre production she’s been performing for 11 years.
Christin Jezak shares the inspiration behind her depiction of Mother Teresa and the five other characters she portrays in the show. Peggy and Christin take calls from listeners with a comment or question about the subject.


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Holy Saints and Holy Spirit! 5/19/18

WhatTheSaints_Never_SaidWith Pentecost on Sunday and Confirmation season about to wrap up, Peggy lists the top five symbols of the Holy Spirit and a gift for your favorite confirmant that might reflect that symbolism.
Author and apologist Trent Horn discusses why we should be more scrupulous in quoting the saints as he explains in his newest book, “What the Saints Never Said – Pious Misquotes and the Subtle Heresies They Teach You.”
Trent and Peggy continue their discussion about misquoted saints and the dangerous fallout from that practice.
In Chatting with Catholics, Peggy takes her microphone to a Confirmation rehearsal at a small parish in the diocese of Orange and asks the candidates what saint they chose for their Confirmation name.