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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.”


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Love never fails! 7/28/18

sheen-bookIn this season of weddings, Peggy shares her top five favorite memories from her son’s wedding last weekend.
The Venerable Fulton Sheen had plenty to say about love and marriage. Alexis Walkenstein discusses her latest work, “Ex Libris, Fulton J Sheen“, a compilation of the Archbishop’s writings, organized by five themes. Alexis also shares the story of what prompted her to undertake this impressive project.
Alexis and Peggy continue their discussion of what made Archbishop Fulton Sheen such an articulate, wise and impactful communicator on all things spiritual. Listeners are invited to call in with their questions or comments.

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“In the summertime, when all the trees and leaves are green…” 7/21/18

peggy-logo-datesIn the summer, long days make time feel expansive. In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy shares her top five best Catholic traditions exclusive to the summer season.
Author, speaker, philanthropist and world traveler Lisa Hendey talks about her enduring memories on pilgrimage and her other experiences as a Catholic traveler.
Lisa Hendey continues her conversation with Peggy about some great books to tackle this summer and other ways to enrich this season of longer days and warmer temps.
In Chatting with Catholics, Peggy takes her microphone to a Catholic audience and asks them, “what was most beautiful church you ever visited on a vacation?”

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Aging GRACEfully 7/7/18

Frank Lloyd Wright said, “the longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy lists the top five blessings of getting older, whatever your age.
David and Trish Nevarez, founders of, introduce their latest online endeavor,, a new comprehensive webiste for the maturing Catholic lifestyle.
Peggy continues her conversation with David and Trish Nevarez about their dynamic website for Catholic seniors. Listeners are invited to call in with their comments or questions for the Nevarez’ about their latest project.full-senior-logo

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Faith of our Fathers – 6/30/18

StarsIndependence Day presents an excellent opportunity to reflect on the blessings of our American heritage. In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy presents her top five interesting facts about Catholic American history.
Author Bradley J. Birzer discusses the legacy of the patriot Charles Carroll, the subject of his biography “American Cicero.” The only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Indpendence, Carroll had great influence over the early legislation of religious tolerance and freedom in our country.
Award winning author and illustrator, Demi, talks about her charming new children’s book “George Washington: His Legacy of Faith, Character and Courage.”
In Chatting with Catholics, Peggy takes her mircophone to a local summer bible camp and asks the young campers who their favorite superhero is.

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Can We Talk? – 6/23/18

Karlo BroussardThe summer season offers lots of opportunities to engage in fruitful conversations with friends and family. The Call Me Catholic Countdown lists Peggy’s top five most important rules for engaging in civil discourse.
Sharing the gospel with family and friends (or a stranger on the computer screen) can be challenging. Popular Catholic Answers apologist Karlo Broussard discusses his newest book “Prepare the Way; Overcoming Obstacles to God, the Gospel, and the Church.”
Karlo continues his discussion of how to talk about and think through the common barriers that prevent others (and even ourselves) from seeing the fullness of truth in Catholicism. Listeners are invited to call in with their questions or comments for Karlo.

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Lights, Camera, Action! 6/9/2018

erindooleySummer’s on its way and that means business is heating up at box offices across America. In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy lists her top five family friendly movie classics to enjoy at an outdoor screening with your church, your neighbors, your family and friends.
Award winning independent filmmaker and screenwriter Erin R. Dooley discusses her very personal documentary, “A Way to Forgivenenss”, the story of her 550-mile walk across the Camino de Santiago.
Erin Dooley talks about her production company, Dash Entertainment, and its inspiring body of work, including her popular web series, “Wander on Purpose,” interviews with hikers on how nature enriches their spiritual lives.
Memphis radio personality Joe Thordarson, founder of the Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention, joins the conversation with his commentary on the latest super heroes to hit the silver screen and the Catholic themes he recognizes in their films.