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Class is Now In Session -9/15/18

MastIn this back to school season, Peggy lists her top five favorite school supplies in the Call Me Catholic Countdown.
Popular speaker/author Colleen Kelly Mast discusses the best ways to teach children about difficult and unsavory news stories.
Peggy and Colleen continue their conversation about helping kids navigate through some of the murky aspects of modern culture and social media. Listeners are invited to call in with their questions or comments for Colleen.

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A few of my favorite things… 1/8/18

100-objects-Catholicism has sometimes been called the religion of “stuff” with our ashes and incense, icons and statues, incorrupt bodies and water and oil. In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy lists five of her favorite Catholic possessions.
In their book, “A History of the Church in 100 Objects,” authors Mike Aquilina and his daughter Grace explore some of the most unique and enduring objects from our faith. Peggy shares their findings as documented in the book and invites listeners to call in with stories from some of their favorite things.
Peggy continues her conversation with listeners who want to share the history behind some of their favorite Catholic objects.

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A Voice Cries Out in the Wilderness… 9/1/18

multi-logosWhen important news stories break, especially within or about our Church, it’s good to have lay voices we can trust. In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy lists her top five favorite lay voices in the Church today.
Peggy’s sister Jonie, “the sage”, joins the conversation, sharing her go-to news sources and discusses how her archdiocese of Atlanta is handling the current Church crisis.
Chris Stefanick, one of the vibrant young voices in the Church today, discusses the modern male identity crisis and some resources for restoring authentic manhood to our culture.
In Chatting with Catholics, Peggy shares the voice of her late father in law, George, who passed away last week. George tells the story of how St. Francis interceded to help he and his wife adopt 10 children.

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What the world needs now… 8/25/18

Claire Frazier-YzaguirreCan’t we all just get along?
Sometimes it seems an insurmountable challenge. In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy lists the top five ways we can express our love to one another.
Claire Fraser-Yzaguirre, MFT, M.Div., is a Catholic marriage and family therapist, who offers some excellent strategies for fortifying relationships and modeling love to our children.
Claire and Peggy continue their conversation about “robust empathy” and “intelligent love”, two strategies Claire suggests for cultivating healthy relationships at home and in the world. Listeners are invited to call in with their comments or questions for Claire.
In Chatting with Catholics, Peggy lends the microphone to Lisa who shares the story of how she fell in love with Jesus, first, and then, her husband.

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Good Call! 8/18/18

Celebrating and encouraging a call to vocations should not be confined to one Sunday in the Church calendar. Religious life offers lots of options; let’s review them. In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy addresses the top five questions Catholics often have about the religious life.
Yousseff Farfan and Andrew Rezner are two young men about to enter the seminary at St. Michael’s Abbey in Orange County, CA. They discuss their discernment journey and what attracted them in particular to the Norbertine religious order.
Listeners are invited to call in with their questions or comments for Yousseff and Andrew.
In Chatting with Catholics Peggy asks an audience of Catholic women if they’ve ever had a relative enter a religious order.

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Dispelling the Darkness – 8/11/18

habitIn this season of long days, we can easily take the light for granted. But the darkness always comes. Our spiritual lives follow a similar pattern. In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy lists her top five ways to find the light when we’re fighting the darkness.
Author Eleanor Bourg Nicholson discusses her newest novel, “A Bloody Habit,” and the classical battle waged by the Dominican Order against the historic vampire phenomenon.
Eleanor Nicholson continues her discussion with Peggy describing the fictional story she crafted about a skeptical English lawyer lawyer who finds himself, and a host of other characters, pitted against the powers of darkness that threaten Victorian London. Listeners are invited to call in with their questions or comments for the author.

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Popes – Past and Present 8/4/18

Pope-man-wordIt’s time for you history lesson on the papacy. In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy shares her top five favorite bits of trivia about Popes and the Papacy.

Fr. Mitch Pacwa instructs us on often misunderstood aspects of the papacy, such as “infallibility.”

Fr. Mitch continues his lesson on what we might not have known about the history of the Papacy in our Church.
German filmmaker Wim Wenders discusses his recently released documentary on Pope Francis, titled “Pope Francis, A Man of His Word.”