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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.


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Mercy and Mystery 3/24/18

Divine -mercyLent is an ideal time to dwell on the mystery of the Shroud of Turin. Peggy lists the top five most compelling features of the shroud that support its origin as the burial cloth of Jesus.
Divine Mercy advocate Joseph Rissi discusses how finding a Divine Mercy prayer card on the side of a desolate highway saved his life.
Joseph continues his testimony about Divine Mercy and explains why every Catholic should pray the Divine Mercy novena that starts on Good Friday.
In Chatting with Catholics, Peggy talks to some parishioners after a Stations of the Cross service and asks them what station spoke to them that evening.


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“…because the Bible tells me so.” 2/24/18

Scripture is at the heart of what we share with our Protestant brothers and sisters. In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy pays tribute to the late Reverand Billy Graham by sharing her top five favorite quotes from this iconic evangelist who brought so many souls to Jesus through his dynamic ministry.
Attorney and scripture scholar James Schmiesing discusses what drew him to an intense focus on scripture studies in the apex of his legal career. And, he explores the Lenten themes in our liturgical scripture readings.
Scripture scholar James Schmiesing continues his discussion of the importance of bible studies in parish life and takes calls from listeners with questions or comments about that subject.
In Chatting With Catholics, Peggy talks with Patrick Walsh, creator and executive producer of the new CBS sitcom series “Living Biblically” about a modern New Yorker who radcially chooses to live his life by the letter of biblical law. The series premieres Monday night.


The Season of Miracles 2/17/18

“St. Augustine said, Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.
In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy lists her top five favorite miracles Jesus performed during his public ministry.”
Michael O’Neill is known as the Miracle Hunter because of his passionate pursuit of the miraculous. As a  radio host and author, Michael is frequently sought out for his insight into and knowledge of the history of miracles in our faith, their relevance and meaning. He discusses the latest medical miracle confirmed from the Lourdes pilgrimage site.
Michael O’Neill continues his discussion of the scrupulous method the Catholic Church employs in confirming miracles that are attributed to candidates for sainthood. He also explores the compelling mystery of Eucharistic miracles.
In Chatting with Catholics, Peggy revisits a testimony she recorded from a couple recently returned from a pilgrimage to Lourdes where they prayed for a miracle.

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What’s Love Got to Do With It? 2/10/18

TheDatingProjectValentine’s Day gives us a chance to celebrate love in the context of Ash Wednesday this year. In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy lists her top five favorite holy married couples who were both saints.
THE DATING PROJECT is a new non-fiction film from executive producer Steve McEveety (The Passion of the Christ, Braveheart), produced by Paulist Productions, Mpower Pictures and Family Theater Productions that follows five single people, ages 18-40, as they search for authentic and meaningful relationships. Producer Megan Harrington and participant Chris Meehan join Peggy in the studio to discuss the making of this documentary and what conclusions one might draw about our culture after viewing it.
Guests Megan Harrington and Chris Meehan continue their discussion about the making of The Dating Project and welcome comments and questions from listeners who call in.
In Chatting with Catholics, Peggy takes her microphone to an audience of mixed age Catholics who share with her what they are planning to give up for Lent this year.


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Rules of Engagement, Catholic Style – 2/3/18

PeirceWinter games aren’t all pursued on ice and snow. In the Call Me Catholic Countdown Peggy lists her top five favorite games to play with others and what they can teach us about living out our faith.
Sherry Hayes-Peirce is a respected social media consultant who founded, a website devoted to teaching parishes how to better harness the power of social media to inform and inspire their congregation. Sherry shares her five themes for strengthening social media outreach in Catholic faith communities.
Sherry and Peggy continue their conversation about stronger parish communication and take calls from listeners who have questions or comments.


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HELP! I Need Somebody… 1/20/18

louise_dunnDr. Louise Dunn, Director of the New Hope Crisis Counseling Hotline on the Christ Cathedral campus, discusses the history of this free crisis intervention resource, the first church based service of its kind, established by Rev Schuller in l968 and then taken over by Catholic Charities.

Peggy and Dr. Dunn continue their discussion about mental health and how the Catholic church is initiating new resources to address this epidemic.