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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.

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Live from the SCRC Catholic Renewal Convention

Call Me Catholic is live from the SCRC Catholic Renewal Convention in Anaheim with a discussion on the Power of Prayer.

Deacon Steve Greco, host ot the radio show “Empowered by the Spirit” and founder of Spirit Filled Hearts ministry, joins Peggy for a conversation about prayer as a way of life. Deacon Steve shares his testimony prayers answered in his own personal life.

Peggy invites convention goers to share their stories on the power of prayer.

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Listen, my children…it’s story hour! – 8/27/16

Lisa Hendey, children’s book author and founder of, joins Peggy for a discussion of the best in literature for young readers. Her kids’ series on the saints called The Chime Travelers has been a big hit with Catholic school children across America. Also, Lisa talks about her latest collaboration with other Catholic women writers, The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion from Ave Maria Press.lisa_hendey

Listeners can call in with their questions or comments for Lisa about what’s new in wholesome kids’ fiction.

Peggy shares her top five favorite children’s books in the Call Me Catholic Countdown.
In chatting with Catholics, Peggy takes her microphone to a Catholic teen Bible study group and asks the participants, “what’s your favorite story from the Bible”?

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Think about this…the Catholic Church as a modern think tank! – 8/20/16

Father_Scott_Borgman_Fr. Scott Borgman recently arrived in the diocese of Orange after serving as coordinating secretary of the Potntifical Acadmey for Life in Rome, often referred to as the Think Tank of the Catholic Church. During his time in the Vatican, Fr. Borgman also served in the Vatican’s Office of Liturgical Celebrations as an Assistant Master of Ceremonies to the Holy Father. Fr. Borgman will talk with Peggy about the ways in which the Catholic Church remains vigilant in its knowledge and scrutiny of modern science and technology as it correlates to our faith’s moral teachings.
Listeners are encouraged to call in with their comments and questions for Fr. Borgman.

Peggy’s sister Jonie from Atlanta joins her on the show today to share dueling Call Me Catholic Countdowns listing their top five fundamental rules for family life, God’s first think tank.

In Chatting with Catholics, Peggy takes her microphone to a local parish gathering and asks the faithful, “where do you do your best thinking?’