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EPISODE #18
CALL ME CATHOLIC: GUESTS INCLUDE MSGR. ROBERT RITCHIE AND DR. PATRICK MCNAMARA

Call Me Catholic travels to New York, New York during this hour of interviews with Catholics embracing their identity in the Big Apple.

As rector of St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue, Monsignor Robert Ritchie shares some of the history and lore about what is frequently called “America’s Parish Church,” from its original inception in 1858 to its future plans to host Pope Francis during his visit to New York in September.

Then, author and historian, Dr. Patrick McNamara discusses his latest book, New York Catholics – Faith, Attitude and the Works, profiling Catholics, past and present, who have helped shape New York City.  From activist saints like Elizabeth Ann Seton to affable comedians like Jimmy Fallon, McNamara’s list of influential Catholic New Yorkers is as richly diverse as the city itself.

In this chapter from the My Sainted Mother series, stories from a Catholic life, John recalls with affection growing up Catholic in Brooklyn.

Originally aired August 7, 2015

 

EPISODE #10
CALL ME CATHOLIC: GUESTS INCLUDE DAVID AND TRISH NEVAREZ, JENNIFER NAIMO

In-studio guests  join Host Peggy Normandin to talk about how David founded “Catholicsingles.com” and met his wife through the site.  We’ll discuss online dating – how it works, why it works, and how to work the system to gain optimum results.

Jennifer Naimo joins Peggy in the studio as well to share her background as a successful Broadway actress (originated the role of Mary Delgado in Jersey Boys) and the perils of being a single Catholic girl in show biz.  Eventually, Jennifer, who now lives in Pasadena with her husband and young son, found her husband on the Ave Maria Singles dating site.

“My Sainted Mother”

Garth recalls his harrowing rescue in Viet Nam after being shot down by enemy fire and how he attributes his amazing good fortune to a prayer he said daily to Blessed Charlemagne.

EPISODE #7
CALL ME CATHOLIC: GUESTS INCLUDE SCREENWRITER HAMID TORABPOUR, POLICE CAPTAIN DON FERRELL, MINISTRY DIRECTOR BETH BARSOTTI

Host Peggy Normandin talks with screenwriter Hamid Torabpour about how his Christian faith has informed and inspired his work, including his recent Indie film, “How To Say Goodbye” which debuted last year in her “Muse in Review” segment.

“Did You See This” segment kicks off with retired Police Captain Don Ferrell who explains his latest detective work – locating a beautiful antique marble altar and communion rail that once belonged to St. Isidore Catholic Church in Los Alamitos, a church he hopes to restore to its original life and luster.

In the “Word” segment Normandin explores the best in young adult Catholic ministry, she talks with Beth Barsotti, a director of the very successful and populated Campus Ministry and Faith Formation program at the University of Portland.  Beth is getting ready to lead a group of U of P students on a pilgrimmage to the Camino de Campustela.

“My Sainted Mother/The Big Catholic Family” segment concludes the show as Helen shares her memories of growing up with ten brothers and sisters in her very Catholic family in Syracuse, New York.

EPISODE #5
CALL ME CATHOLIC: GUESTS INCLUDE ABBOT PAUL SCHWAUN AND FILM PRODUCER MARK JOSEPH

“Call Me Catholic” Radio Host Peggy Normandin speaks with Abbot Paul Schwaun about how the ruins of a 12th century Cicstercian monastery in Spain have been transplanted to the New Clairvaux Cistercian monastery in Vina, Calif. where they are rebuilding the original Chapter House.

Normandin then dialogues with record and film producer Mark Joseph about the state of media today. He also discusses his current project, a Reagan bio-epic due out next year.

Last in the My Sainted Mother segment, Normandin hears a woman’s story of her mother’s devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help during the depression in Los Angeles.

EPISODE #4
CALL ME CATHOLIC: GUESTS INCLUDE CHRISTOPHER BYRD, MARIOLA PAINI, WIFE OF GENERAL MCMASTER

“Call me Catholic,” with Host Peggy Normandin, features the following guests:

“Did You See This”
Regarding: Religion and Ethics Newsweekly article for April 17,2015 “Church Mass Mobs”
We’ll interview, founder of the Mass Mob movement, from Buffalo, NY, on what inspired him to use a pop trend to fill the pews in old churches.

“Muse in Review”
In studio guest  will discuss her journey as a fine artist internationally acclaimed for her exquisite collection of saints’ portraits.

“One of Us”
Wife of distinguished three-star General H.R. McMaster will talk with us about the perils and blessings of being a Catholic in the army.

“My Sainted Mother – Stories from a Catholic Life/ The Godfather”
Julie shares her love story and how four godsons carry on the legacy of her husband.