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Missionaries Among Us! 11/19/16

trapped-in-paradiseCourageous and inspiring stories from our Catholic missionaries abound in the history of our faith. The Call Me Catholic Countdown lists Peggy’s top five favorite missionary saints.
Sr. Eileen McNerney from the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange discusses the thrilling account of four of her sisters who were serving as missionaries in the Solomon Islands when WWII broke out. The just released book Trapped in Paradise, edited by Sr. Eileen, documents the sisters’ harrowing journey which culminated in their covert rescue by the US Navy.
Sr. Eileen McNerney from the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange discusses the thrilling account of four of her sisters who were serving as missionaries in the Solomon Islands when WWII broke out. The just released book Trapped in Paradise, edited by Sr. Eileen, documents the sisters’ harrowing journey which culminated in their covert rescue by the US Navy.
In Chatting with Catholics, Peggy talks with Carlos Garcia, Volunteer Support Manager for the EWTN Media Missionaries, about a different kind of missionary work listeners can consider.


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Hitting the High Notes -11/05/16

la-passion-de-jeanne-darc-1Peggy Normandin and company discuss the art of “hitting the high notes” in our faith with acclaimed composer George Sarah who recently scored Carl Dreyer’s 1928 “La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc” classic silent film about this iconic French saint.

Also mezzo-soprano Rigby Jones joins us to demonstrate live the techniques Sarah employed to achieve drama and inspiration in his music.

In Chatting with Catholics, Peggy takes her microphone to a local parish choir practice and asks “what is your favorite work of Catholic art?”


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Batter up, Catholics! 10/29/16

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To celebrate the wrap of the World Series, the Call Me Catholic Countdown lists the top five ways Baseball is like Catholicism.
Fr. Alan Benander, O. Praem, high school baseball coach and former player, brings his deep knowledge of baseball to the discussion today as he and Peggy discuss what we can learn about virtuous living from America’s favorite pastime. And why, exactly, are Catholics in particular drawn to this sport.
Peggy quizzes Fr. Alan and JimmyG, both baseball afficianados, on their knowledge of the sport with a Baseball Trivia Challenge. Listeners are invited to call in with their questions and comments for Fr. Alan.
In Chatting with Catholics, Peggy takes her microphone to a local parish school athletic event and asks the spectators and participants what we can learn about our faith in the pursuit of team sports.


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Discovering Mary…lesser known Marian apparitions – 10/22/16

marian-artworkIn honor of St. John Paul II’s feastday and his devotion to our Blessed Mother, Call Me Catholic explores the lesser known Marian appartion stories.

In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy lists her top five favorite messages from Mary in her appearances to mankind.
Catholic author and broadcaster Matthew Arnold shares the little known account of Mary’s appearance to a Spanish nun in the early 1600’s. Devotion to Our Lady of Good Success is now beginning to spread rapidly around the world.
Listeners are invited to call in with their questions to Matthew Arnold about the messages of Our Lady of Good Success and their response to Our Lady’s call to action.
In Chatting with Catholics, Peggy talks with Fr. Lesznek Czelusnia, director of the Marian Evangelization Center in Kibeho, Rwanda, during his recent visit to The Christ Cathedral campus.


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How to Be Single in the Catholic Church 10/15/16

dating_bookIt isn’t always easy being an adult lay single in the Catholic Church; Peggy lists her top five challenges to being an active young adult single in our modern Church.

Catholic blogger John Antonio, author of “Dating and Other Things Catholic: What Seminary Taught Me About Single Life“, discusses his newest book about what the Church offers adult singles for the modern life challenges they face.

Peggy talks with David Nevarez, founder of Catholicsingles.com about their latest outreach.

In Chatting with Catholics, Peggy takes her mircophone to a young adult gathering at a Catholic parish in Orange County and asks them what they consider to be the best activities to promote social enrichment in a spiritual context.


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Let’s Hear it for Life! 10/8/16

audiogirlsCall Me Catholic celebrates October as Respect Life month with good news from the pro life front.

Everybody’s favorite voices in the pro life movement, Sylvia Aimerito and Lori Rae Martin – the Audiogirls, bring their joyful energy to the Call Me Catholic studio. Sylvia and Lori Rae share the latest stories of how they have used their entertainment prowess to advance the Respect Life movement in their industry and local community.

Listeners are invited to call in with their questions for the Audiogirls as well as their own testimonies of successful Respect Life programs in their community.

In Chatting with Catholics, Peggy shares brief exchanges she enjoyed with exhibitors at the recent Theology of the Body Congress about how their business or ministry is advancing the culture of life.

The Call Me Catholic Countdown lists Peggy’s top five favorite ways to support and promote the culture of life in your community.


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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.