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EPISODE #12
CALL ME CATHOLIC: GUESTS INCLUDE ADAM GRIJALVA, DR. CHRISTINE MUGRIDGE, SHERRY ALBEROINI VAN METER

“Catholics in the Workplace”

Host Peggy Normandin is joined in the studio by Adam Grijalva, founder and CEO of The Skate Connection. The two discuss the efforts made by this nonprofit to include children with special needs through skateboarding. Next, Dr. Christine Mugridge talks about being a part of the Vatican press corps. Sherry Alberoni Van Meter visits Normandin and fills her in on life as one of the original members of The Mickey Mouse Club. This week’s My Sainted Mother story is entitled “Workin’ at the Cemetary”. Frank recalls his first job out of college at the Oregon Catholic Cemetaries and how it paved the way for his successful career in advertising.

 

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.