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“2017, That’s a Wrap!” – 12/30/17

Tran-2017Peggy salutes 2017 by sharing her top five favorite Catholic quotes from the year.
The year 2018 begins with the feast of the Solemnity of Mary on January 1.
How many Catholics understand and appreciate the depth of this holy day and how it can help us begin the new year with renewed spiritual vigor.
Fr. Quan Tran, Episcopal Vicar of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs for the Diocese of Orange, discusses his new ministry, Fullness of Grace, helping Catholics understand the supernatural graces attainable by imitating the qualities of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Listeners are invited to call in with their questions or comments for Fr. Quan about Our Lady and her special feast day on new year’s day.


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The Gifts of Christmas 12/16/17

This is the season of giving and receiving. In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy shares a few of her “favorite things” – the top five Christmas things, to be exact.
Rachelle Carmony founder of the unique jewelry line “”Apud Deum”” discusses her company’s  one of a kind meditation gifts and accessories inspired by the the meaning of Apud Deum – “”with God; oriented toward God in all things.

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Advent Around the World! 12/9/17

advent-kidsHow can we make the season of Advent more vibrant to ourselves and to those we encounter during the fun glitz of the secular Christmas holiday season? In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy lists the top five ways we can honor and model the spirit of Advent more colorfully this month.
Fr. German Sanchez, Chaplain of the Catholic French Speaking Community in Los Angeles and Orange Counties and pastor of the tri-lingual parish St. Sebastian in West Los Angeles, discusses how advent is celebrated in other cultures.
Listeners are invited to call in with their questions or comments about multi-cultural advent tradtions.
In Chatting with Catholics, Peggy takes her microphone to a parish where they are gathering Christmas gifts for less fortunate families and asks the donors how they went about shopping for the family they chose to sponsor.

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Embracing Advent 12/2/17

Tomorrow ushers in the light of Advent and the hope it promises. In the Call Me Catholic Countdown Peggy lists the top five favorite feast days not to be ignored in this season of “waiting.”
Journalist and author James Day discusses his recent series of articles showcasing four women of faith and action and how their lives reflect the spirit of Advent.
Peggy and James continue their conversation about how service is an implicit dimension of Advent. Listeners are invited to call in with their questions and comments.,
In Chatting with Catholics, Peggy takes her microphone to a local Catholic elementary school and asks the second graders what person they’d like to be in the nativity story.

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“tis the Season – 11/25/17

We give thanks for the holiday we just enjoyed and look forward to the advent season ahead. In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy lists her top five favorite personal Christmas decorations she will unpack this weekend.

Timothy Reckart, director of the new holiday feature film “The Star” showing in theaters this weekend, discusses the history behind this touching animated story of the Nativity as seen by a little donkey.

Timothy Reckart continues his conversation with Peggy about how “The Star” came to attract such celebrity voices for its main characters and what the production team hopes viewers will take away from this version of the true Christmas story.

Classical vocalist Adrianne Price talks about her new Christmas CD, “”Sacred Christmas” and how her exquisite voice is a miracle she uses for the glory of God.

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Fashioned Catholic 11/18/17

Sequoia SierraThe holy sacrifice of the Mass has a beauty that speaks to all the senses. In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy shares her top five favorite sentences in the traditional Order of the Mass.
Designer and stylist Sequoia Sierra discusses her wholesome influence on costume and style in the film industry as well as everyday life.
Sequoia Sierra continues her discussion with Peggy on how our external style and behavior speaks to our internal disposition. A third order Norbertine, Sequoia also fashions exquisite traditional vestments for clergy through her The Liturgical Company. Listeners are invited to call in with their questions and comments.
In Chatting with Catholics, Peggy takes her microphone to a local scripture study and asks the men and women whether they believe women should still cover their heads when attending Mass.

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Giving Voice to our Faith 11/11/17

peggy-logo-datesSince Peggy is broadcasting live from EWTN studios in Irondale, Alabama., she explores the influence of radio broadcasting in modern Catholic evangelization. Peggy welcomes her sister from Atlanta, Jonie, again to the show as they explore their dueling Call Me Catholic Countdowns for this week: each of our “top five favorite evangelists, living or dead”.
Jonie LaBoufff, former administrator with the archdiocese of Atlanta, and sister of Peggy, interviews Peggy about her recent radio career with EWTN.
Thom Price, Director of Radio Programming for EWTN, talks about his history with the station and its future.