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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.


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Speak, Lord, for your Servant is Listening 1/13/18

Nancy Barry Every new year brings new challenges and opportunities to follow God’s will in our lives. In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy lists her top five ways to discern divine promptings.
Nancy Barry, founder and President of Enterprise Solutions to Poverty, is the recipient of various awards and honors such as the Forbes Magazine’s 100 Most Powerful Women in the World. But what matters most to Nancy is bringing her Catholic values to the world economy. She talks about her work and passion with Peggy.
Nancy Barry shares stories from her work helping women in emerging economies find worth and sustenance in small new enterprises. Listeners are invited to call in with their question or comments for Nancy.  Call 714-282-6034

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For Auld Lang Syne. Looking back at 2017 1/6/18


On this January 6, the feast of the Epiphany, host Peggy Normandin lists her top five “gifts” from the year 2017.
Peggy shares her favorite Call Me Catholic interviews from the year 2017 and plays excerpts from them.
Peggy continues sharing her most memorable interviews from the year 2017 and invites listeners to call in with suggestions for guests they’d like to hear interviewed 2018.


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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.