Call Me Catholic



From the studios of Orange County Catholic Radio in the Diocese of Orange, Call Me Catholic, hosted by Peggy Normandin, is a light and lively conversation about the perils and blessings of embracing a Catholic identity in our modern world. This live one-hour show celebrates, explores and restores our Catholic identity as we navigate the daily struggles and blessings of life. Peggy Normandin will leave you energized and excited to tell the world, hey, you can Call Me Catholic. Call Me Catholic features include high profile Catholic guests, commentary on faith in the news and arts, live callers, Call Me Catholic Challenge; a fun and engaging Catholic culture game show and heartfelt stories about growing up Catholic.


  • 2018-12-13 - Call Me Catholic - 12/13/2018 - Marriage Enrichment.

    13/12/2018 Duração: 01h00s

    This month's marriage enrichment segment with Greg and Julie Alexander. Also, Jim Cavnar with Cross Catholic Outreach's Box of Joy.

  • 2018-12-12 - Call Me Catholic - 12/12/2018 - All things Catholic

    12/12/2018 Duração: 01h00s

    Catholic Connection is all things Catholic. Tune this one in and see for yourself.

  • 2018-11-19 - Call Me Catholic - 11/19/2018 - USCCB Conference

    19/11/2018 Duração: 01h00s

    Teresa talks with Dr. Janet Smith about the USCCB Assembly in Baltimore, Md. and Gail Buckley also dropped by with the bible verse of the week.

  • 2018-10-27 - Call Me Catholic - 10/27/2018 - Scaring and Daring

    27/10/2018 Duração: 01h00s

    The Scaring and the Daring In this season of getting scared, will you dare to be different and choose a Halloween costume that might evangelize trick or treaters? Peggy lists the top five saints who lend themselves to fabulous costumes for scaring and inspiring. Author Mark Sullivan talks about his 2017 bestseller “Beneath a Scarlet Sky” the true story of one young Italian man’s incredible daring during WWII and the Catholic priests who helped him save the lives of Jews during one of history’s darkest hours. Mark Sullivan continues his conversation with Peggy about Cardinal Alfredo Schuster of Milan, Italy, whose cause for sainthood stemmed from his heroic efforts to save Italian Jews during Hitler and Mussolini’s reign of terror. What is Dia de Muertos and why has its imagery become synonymous with the celebration of Halloween in modern culture? Fr. Rafael Lueveno, professor at Chapman University, talks about this holiday’s ethnic origins and its relevance to our faith.

  • 2018-10-21 - Call Me Catholic - 10/21/2018 - Trends

    21/10/2018 Duração: 01h00s

    Trends come and go but the Church goes on forever. In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy lists the top five trends to watch with regard to the practice of our faith. Host of the nationally syndicated Catholic radio show “Trending”, Timmerie Millington measures the current trends of sexuality, feminism, and gender ideology against the yardstick of our faith. Timmerie and Peggy continue their discussion about what’s trending in our culture and how to counteract damage done by the current of modern thinking. Fr. Alan Benander, O. Praem weighs in on how baseball jargon mimics some of our spiritual practices.

  • 2018-10-20 - Call Me Catholic - 10/20/2018 - Encore

    20/10/2018 Duração: 01h00s

    An encore episode of a previously aired episode.

  • 2018-10-13 - Call Me Catholic - 10/13/2018 - Sonja Corbitt

    13/10/2018 Duração: 01h00s

    "Evangelista" Sonja Corbitt talks about her bible study method LOVE the Word™ and how her conversion led to a deeper appreciation for scripture.

  • 2018-10-06 - Call Me Catholic - 10/06/2018 - A Faith to Die For

    06/10/2018 Duração: 01h00s

    t’s estimated that two-thirds of all the martyrs in Christian history died in the twentieth century. In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy lists her top five lesser known martyrs of modern times. Fr. Tom Gibbons, director of development and production for Paulist Productions, discusses the re release of their classic l989 film “Romero“, about the final years of Archbishop Oscar Romero who was murdered while saying Mass in San Salvador in l980. Fr. Tom and Peggy continue their discussion about Blessed Oscar Romero, due to be canonized on October 14. Fr. Tom also shares the interesting history and mission of Paulist Productions.

  • 2018-09-29 - Call Me Catholic - 09/29/2018 - THE VALUE OF CORE VALUES

    29/09/2018 Duração: 01h00s

    Lisa Huetteman has advised corporations for the last 25 years on how to maximize internal and external relationships by defining more clearly corporate core values. She also created a Catholic website, “By Your Life”, that aligns business goals with scripture theology. Lisa discusses her Catholic business philosophy with Peggy. Lisa continues her conversation with Peggy about her book, “THE VALUE OF CORE VALUES: Five Keys to Success through Values-Centered Leadership” and expounds on comfortably bringing the gospel message from each Sunday into your weekday work life. In Chatting With Catholics, Peggy takes her microphone into an audience of local Catholics and asks them, “What”s the best advice you’ve ever been given about money.”

  • 2018-09-22 - Call Me Catholic - 09/22/2018 - Boy Will Be Men

    22/09/2018 Duração: 01h00s

    Headlines would suggest that there is a profound crisis in modern manhood. How can we restore and affirm masculine virtue in our culture? In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy lists her top five favorite websites for Catholic men. Randall Adams is the new president of Servite High School, an all-boys Catholic high school in Anaheim, California. Randy discusses the advantages of same gender education and how teenage boys learn best. Randy Adams and Peggy continue their conversation about educating boys in virtue as well as knowledge. Listeners are invited to call in with their questions or comments on this subject.

  • 2018-09-15 - Call Me Catholic - 09/15/2018 - Class is in session

    15/09/2018 Duração: 01h00s

    In this back to school season, Peggy lists her top five favorite school supplies in the Call Me Catholic Countdown. Popular speaker/author Colleen Kelly Mast discusses the best ways to teach children about difficult and unsavory news stories. Peggy and Colleen continue their conversation about helping kids navigate through some of the murky aspects of modern culture and social media. Listeners are invited to call in with their questions or comments for Colleen.

  • 2018-09-08 - Call Me Catholic - 09/08/2018 - History of the Church in 100 Objects

    08/09/2018 Duração: 01h00s

    Catholicism has sometimes been called the religion of “stuff” with our ashes and incense, icons and statues, incorrupt bodies and water and oil. In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy lists five of her favorite Catholic possessions. In their book, “A History of the Church in 100 Objects,” authors Mike Aquilina and his daughter Grace explore some of the most unique and enduring objects from our faith. Peggy shares their findings as documented in the book and invites listeners to call in with stories from some of their favorite things. Peggy continues her conversation with listeners who want to share the history behind some of their favorite Catholic objects.

  • 2018-09-01 - Call Me Catholic - 09/01/2018 - The Church in Crisis /Chris Stefanick

    01/09/2018 Duração: 01h00s

    When important news stories break, especially within or about our Church, it’s good to have lay voices we can trust. In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy lists her top five favorite lay voices in the Church today. Peggy’s sister Jonie, “the sage”, joins the conversation, sharing her go-to news sources and discusses how her archdiocese of Atlanta is handling the current Church crisis. Chris Stefanick, one of the vibrant young voices in the Church today, discusses the modern male identity crisis and some resources for restoring authentic manhood to our culture. In Chatting with Catholics, Peggy shares the voice of her late father in law, George, who passed away last week. George tells the story of how St. Francis interceded to help he and his wife adopt 10 children.

  • 2018-08-25 - Call Me Catholic - 08/25/2018 - What the world needs now....

    25/08/2018 Duração: 01h00s

    Can’t we all just get along? Sometimes it seems an insurmountable challenge. In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy lists the top five ways we can express our love to one another. Claire Fraser-Yzaguirre, MFT, M.Div., is a Catholic marriage and family therapist, who offers some excellent strategies for fortifying relationships and modeling love to our children. Claire and Peggy continue their conversation about “robust empathy” and “intelligent love”, two strategies Claire suggests for cultivating healthy relationships at home and in the world. Listeners are invited to call in with their comments or questions for Claire. In Chatting with Catholics, Peggy lends the microphone to Lisa who shares the story of how she fell in love with Jesus, first, and then, her husband.

  • 2018-08-18 - Call Me Catholic - 08/18/2018 - Religious Life

    18/08/2018 Duração: 01h00s

    Celebrating and encouraging a call to vocations should not be confined to one Sunday in the Church calendar. Religious life offers lots of options; let’s review them. In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy addresses the top five questions Catholics often have about the religious life. Yousseff Farfan and Andrew Rezner are two young men about to enter the seminary at St. Michael’s Abbey in Orange County, CA. They discuss their discernment journey and what attracted them in particular to the Norbertine religious order. Listeners are invited to call in with their questions or comments for Yousseff and Andrew. In Chatting with Catholics Peggy asks an audience of Catholic women if they’ve ever had a relative enter a religious order.