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Motherly Love 5/12/18

audiogirlsEveryone rushes out to buy their mother flowers for Mother’s Day but do you know what each blossom means? In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy lists the top five flowers to give your Mother based on each variety’s symbolism.
The Audiogirls are back! Enterainment pros Sylvia Aimerito and Lori Rae Martin discuss the latest news from their proactive prolife ministry.
Lori Rae and Sylvia continue their discussion with Peggy about ways we all can be a bold and active voice for the unborn. And take calls from listeners who have a question or comment. Peggy also challenges the Audiogirls to a game of “Catholic This or Catholic That?”

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March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers 5/5/18

FFCThe month of May always surprises us. In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy lists the top five things to look for in the coming month of May.
Pam Hurwitz and her daughter Jyllian Rhodes are both highly respected youth ministry leaders in the diocese of Orange. They discuss their winning formula for building and growing programs for teens in our Church.
Peggy continues her conversation with Pam and Jyllian as they discuss their new ministry “Family + Faith Collective“, a program to help families cultivate more faith and communication in their home. They also take calls from listeners with questions or comments about their experiences in youth ministry.


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Addicted to Love – Leaning into our Faith to Recover from Addictions – 4/28/18

The Twelve Steps and The SacramentsAddictions of all sort are crippling so much of our population. In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy lists the top five saints you might be surprised to discover suffered from addictions in their life.
Scott Weeman, author of “The Twelve Steps and The Sacraments”, discusses how addicts can lean into the sacraments for recovery and renewal.
Peggy and Scott continue their discussion of how the sacraments can help someone recover from a life of addiction and welcome calls from listeners with comments or questions on the subject.


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Disciplinary Action – Living by the Rules – 4/21/18

Sr. Johnellen TurnerDiscipline is an important aspect of strong faith formation. In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy lists the top five rules of her childhood.
Sr. Johnellen Turner, OP, principal of St. Catherine’s Academy in Anaheim, California, discusses her school’s 128 year history and the military tradition they employ to help students achieve success.
Peggy and Sr. Johnellen continue their discussion about the history of St. Catherine’s Academy and accept calls from listeners with comments and questions.


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How do you do….Christian Hospitality 4/14/18

Tracy BejotteThe earliest Christians thrived through the generous hospitality of others.
In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy explores the top five ways we can embody the spirit of Christian hospitality in our modern lifestyles.
Tracy Bejotte, Chief Operating Officer of Caritas Communities, discusses how her organization brings Christian values to affordable housing communities throughout California.
Tom Mauro, Chief Missions Officer for Caritas Communities, joins the conversation and shares the ways in which their non profit organization improves the lifestyles of affordable housing residents through enrichment programs for all ages.
In Chatting with Catholics, Peggy takes her microphone to a classroom of second graders preparing for their First Holy Communion and asks the young students how they are getting ready for their big day.


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Oh Me of Little Faith 4/7/18

In this Sunday’s gospel, we once again hear the account of Thomas’ doubt in the risen Christ. The Call Me Catholic Countdown list’s the top five ways to respond to the doubts we encounter in our faith walk.
The Most Reverend Thanh Thai Nguyen, the newest Auxiliary Bishop appointed to the diocese of Orange, discusses the doubts he faced during his escape from Vietnam in l979. Bishop Nguyen shares the story of his journey to the priesthood.
We continue our discussion with Bishop Nguyen about his newest assignment helping to serve the largest population of Vietnamese Catholics in the country, as well as his love of music and passion for tennis. Listeners are invited to call in with their comments or questions for Bishop Nguyen.
In Chatting with Catholics, Fr. Quan Tran tells the story of his Vietnamese family’s conversion to Catholicism through the intercession of St. Joseph.


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Happy Easter 2018 3/31/18

HoLung For the Holy Saturday Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy lists the top five symbols of Easter and what they mean in our faith tradition.
Fr. Richard Ho Lung, on concert tour with his “Five Jamaican Tenors”, discusses the work of the Missionaries of the Poor, a religious order he founded in Kingston, Jamaica, in l981 and now serves negelcted populations in 9 countries.
Fr. Ho Lung continues his conversation about how he transitioned from a Jesuit priest assigned to an elite academic position in Kingston, Jamaica, to the founder of the Missionaries of the Poor, a new religious order dedicated to serving the poor and neglected communities of the world.
In Chatting with Catholics, Peggy has a short conversation with the “Miracle Hunter” Michael O’Neill about the recent miracles approved toward the canonization of Archibishop Romero and Pope Paul VI.