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Mission Appeal 2/18/17

mechelle_adamsWe’re learning about the Califonria Missions today on CMC. In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, host Peggy Normandin lists five top facts about the missions that might pique your interest to discover more about this aspect of California’s heritage.

Mechelle Lawrence Adams, executive director of Mission San Juan Capistrano, known as the Jewel of the Missions, discusses the rich history of his landmark in the diocese of Orange and the Saint who established it.
Stephen Binz, author of Saint Junipero Serra’s Camino, a Pilgrimage Guide to the California Missions, joins the conversation with his unique perspective on the spiritual and historical dimension of the 21 California missions.
In Chatting with Catholics, Peggy takes her microphone to a fourth grade class at Mission Basilica School in San Juan Capistrano and asks the students to share some of the knowledge they’ve aquired in their study of the missions this year.


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Story of a Soul

The lives of our saints seem tailored for theatrical and cinematic portrayals.

audrey-ahernAudrey Ahern is an actress now playing the role of St. Therese of Lisieux in St. Luke Productions touring one -woman live drama, Therese, The Story of a Soul. Audrey talks with host Peggy Normandin about how she prepared for this daunting role, and what she learned about the saint we call “the little flower.”

Audrey Ahern and Peggy continue their conversation about one of the Church’s most beloved saints and what Audrey hopes to convey in her theatrical portrayal of St. Therese. Listeners are invited to call in with their questions for Audrey.

In Chatting with Catholics, Peggy takes her microphone to a classroom of fourth graders in a Catholic elementary school in Portland, Oregon, and asks the young students “do you believe you can be a saint?”

The Call Me Catholic Countdown lists Peggy’s top five favorite dramatic portrayals of a saint.


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A Salute to the Knights

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Call Me Catholic joins the national movements calling attention to the sanctity of life this month, on the 44th anniversary of Roe v Wade. No organization within the Catholic Church defends life more vigorously than the Knights of Columbus.

Jim Brucken, president of the 9000-strong Knights of Columbus division in Orange County, CA, talks with Peggy about the history of the Knights and its mission to restore and promote the dignity of life in our culture.

Listeners are invited to call in with their questions or comments about the work of the Knights of Columbus in their region.

The Call Me Catholic Countdown lists the Top Five Most Famous (and even surprising) Celebrity Knights.

In Chatting with Catholics, Peggy takes her microphone to a meeting of a local chapter of the Knights of Columbus and asks the members what they like most about being a Knight.

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My Fellow Americans…..1/14/17

With the inauguration one week away, Call Me Catholic takes a look at the history of American inaugural addresses. The Call Me Catholic Countdown lists Peggy’s top five favorite quotes from past Presidential speeches.craig-smith

Dr. Craig Smith, former Presidential speech writer and scholar of rhetoric, explores some highlights from past American inaugural addresses and explores what we might expect to hear from President-elect Trump on January 20.

Discussion with Dr. Smith continues while listeners are encouraged to call in with their questions or comments on the history of inaugural addresses.

In Chatting with Catholics, Peggy takes her microphone to a classroom of young Catholic grammar students and asks them what they think the President should include in his first speech to the nation.

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A New York State of Mind 1/7/17

Host Peggy Normandin takes a virtual tour of New York City with a distinctly Catholic lens. The Call Me Catholic Countdown lists her Top Five Favorite Catholic personalities who have influenced New York City.
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Msgr. Robert Ritchie, rector of the venerable St. Patrick’s Cathedral, talks about the history of the cathedral and the high points in his tour of duty there.

Bill Reilly, executive director of the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in downtown Manhattan, discusses this innovative forum developed through the Archdiocese of New York to highlight the true, the good, and the beautiful through the arts.

In Chatting with Catholics, a man shares his story of growing up as a Catholic kid in Brooklyn.


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Finding the Peace in this Season of Cheer 12/17/16

bishop-barron-word-on-fireEvangelist, author and theologian, the Most Reverend Robert Barron, Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, discusses why Christmas should bother us. He and Peggy share their favorite devotions and memories from Christmases past.
Listeners are invited to call in with their questions and comments for Bishop Robert Barron.
In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy shares her top five ways to battle the blues in this season of cheer.
In Chatting with Catholics, Peggy asks local parishioners to share their favorite Christmas carol.