Peggy Stanton

Peggy Stanton is a news correspondent, author, illustrator and painter, who served ABC-TV as the first woman news correspondent in Washington, DC. She has produced numerous video documentaries and has been published in The Washington Post, The Washington Star, The Saturday Evening Post, The News Leader, The Islander and Medjugorje magazine. Her book, The Daniel Dilemma, featured nine public figures, including Gerald Ford and Coach Don Shula, and examined how their faith impacted their decisions in public life. Peggy also writes and broadcasts The Order of Malta Minute for The Order of Malta on Ave Maria Radio.

Peggy’s paintings have been featured in one woman exhibits in Washington, D.C. and the Marian Museum at the University of Dayton, the largest Marian Library in the world. In 1990, inspired by a visit to Medjugorje, she created a 501(c)3 organization, The Mary Anne Foundation, named after the Mother and Grandmother of the Prince of Peace. The Foundation’s mission is to foster world peace through spiritual means.

Peggy has also assisted in rehabbing houses in New Orleans and has been a frequent pilgrim to Lourdes as a Dame of Malta, caring for malades who are taken to the Shrine annually by the Order of Malta. She has also produced several videos on Lourdes and has served on the Boards of the National First Ladies’ Library, the Ivy Foundation and the Order of Malta.

Program Details:

Times: Saturday, 11:00-11:30 am EST & Sunday 9:30-10:00 am EST

Call-in Phone: n/a

This is a program about the Beautiful People. Host Peggy Stanton travels the world in search of Christ’s committed laity who are participating in or creating ministries that are making a real difference in their parishes, in their communities, and in the world. Broadcasts have come from as diverse destinations as Rio de Janeiro; Aspen, Colorado; New York City, Ave Maria, Florida; and Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Wherever God’s grace is glowing through his intentional disciples, “Power from the Pews” wants to tell their stories.

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Peggy Stanton's Latest Posts

  • Power From the Pews – February 22, 2020: Catholic Grandparents Association - Catherine Wiley & Marilyn Henry

    • Description: Catherine Wiley & Marilyn Henry talk about their exciting adventures, traveling the world to spread the Catholic Grandparents Association, which is now in 60 countries, including China. For more information, go to: ‎
  • Power From the Pews – February 15, 2020: Metanoia: Change Your Life - Fr. Dave Pivonka

    • Description: Fr. Dave Pivonka talks about his just released video series, Metanoia. Father is the new President of Franciscan University Steubenville, the Founder and host of the widely popular Wild Goose video series and the documentary movie about St. Francis of Assisi - Sign of Contradiction. For more information, go to: or ‎
  • Power From the Pews – February 8, 2020: Recovering From The Loss Of A Child - Marypat Hughes

    • Description: Peggy interviews Marypat Hughes, a Dame of Malta, who lost a son and tells how she launched Emmaus Ministry retreats for Grieving Parents in New York. For information on Emmaus Ministries, go to: ‎
  • Power From the Pews – February 1, 2020: March For Life 2020

    • Description: History was made at the 47th Pro-Life annual demonstration in Washington, D. C. For the first time ever, a President Of the United States delivered his speech in person at the Rally on the Mall. Peggy Stanton interviews Marchers as they walk from the Mall to the Supreme Court building. For more information please visit the March for Life website at ‎
  • Power From the Pews – January 25, 2020: Suicide On The Rise In The United States...Why? - Kirsti Reeve

    • Description: Catholic Charities Mental Health Counselor Kirsti Reeve discusses the mental health challenges facing young people in America today and what can be done to help them. For further information go to: ‎
  • Power From the Pews – January 18, 2020: Sock It For Gianna House - Biz Williamson & Mary Alice Simpson

    • Description: Remember the Sock Hop? The dance event from vintage high school coming to Detroit February 1st to support pregnant teens. Biz Williamson and Mary Alice Simpson talk about Gianna House the new long term residence for unwed young mothers to be. For more information on the Sock Hop, call: 313- 886-7105 or Visit Gianna House website: ‎
  • Power From the Pews – January 11, 2020: Making The Case For Life - Trent horn

    • Description: Peggy interviews Catholic Apologist Trent Horn about his new book, PERSUASIVE PRO LIFE. He is joined by MARCIA McBRIEN, Life Issues Committee woman as they quiz Trent Horn as to the most persuasive responses pro lifers can give to persistent pro choice challenges. For more information on Trent or to purchase his book visit or check out Trent's podcast at ‎
  • Power From the Pews – January 4, 2020(encore presentation from September 7, 2019): A New Young Priest Speaks Frankly About Church Scandals - Fr. Jay Mello

    • Description: A NEW YOUNG PRIEST SPEAKS FRANKLY ABOUT CHURCH SCANDALS and gives his solution for renewing the Church. Father Jay Mello, pastor of St. Michael and St. Joseph Churchs in Fall River, Massachusetts, discusses all the tough topics with which he and the Catholic Church are dealing. A frank and inspiring conversation. To learn more about Father Mello visit: ‎
  • Power From the Pews – December 28, 2019: A Beautiful Soprano - Angela Theis

    • Description: BEAUTIFUL SOPRANO ANGELA THEIS reveals her secret ambition and performs a medley of music designed to enhance the holy Holidays. To learn more about Angela, go to her website, ‎
  • Power From the Pews – December 21, 2019: Divided We Fall - Matt McHugh

    • Description: Former Democratic Congressmen Matt McHugh, who served in the United States House of Representatives and was good friends with Peggy’s husband, Bill Stanton, a Republican, discuss impeachment and the Issues creating deep political divisions so damaging to the country. ‎