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 – May 23, 2020: Fr. Dave Pivonka

    • Description: Peggy interviews the President of Franciscan University, Fr. Dave Pivonka and talks about the remarkable gift the University is making to new Students the Fall of 2020. For more Information go to: ‎
  • Power From The Pews – May 16, 2020: Teresa Tomeo

    • Description: Peggy interviews host of Catholic Connection, Teresa Tomeo. Teresa is a prolific author and speaker and talks about her latest book, CONQUERING THE CORONAVIRUS, full of inspirational and practical ideas as to how one can cope with the unprecedented times in which we are living. For more information, go to: ‎
  • Power From The Pews – May 9, 2020: Don Shula, in Memoriam

    • Description: The Lion in Winter - In a final interview with a longtime friend, legendary football Coach, Don Shula, reflects on his relationship with God and how it affected the way he lived his life and played the game. ‎
  • Power From The Pews – May 2, 2020: God's Judgement or God's Redemption? - Dr. Mary Healy

    • Description: Peggy interview's Dr. Mary Healy, a professor of Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit and an international speaker on topics related to Scripture, evangelization, healing, and the spiritual life and they discuss the spiritual implications of the Pandemic from a theologians point of view. For more information on Dr. Healy or any of her books visit her website at ‎
  • Power From The Pews – April 25, 2020: Jesus Speaks - Susan Tassone

    • Description: The guest is Susan Tassone, author of new book, JESUS SPEAKS to FAUSTINA and YOU. Susan has written 12 best sellers. In this book, she discusses the Messages Jesus gave to a Polish nun, St. Faustina and their relevance to today’s world crisis. For more information on the book, go to: or ‎
  • Power From The Pews – April 18, 2020: Contemplative Prayer - Kathryn Clarke PT 2

    • Description: The guest is Kathryn Clarke, speaking from Ireland. Under the pseudonym, “Anne, a Lay Apostle”, CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER is good for our bodies, good for our brains, good for our souls, says ANNE, A LAY APOSTLE. But how do we do it? Anne returns to the show to describe Contemplative prayer and give practical guidelines as to how to practice it. For more information visit ‎
  • Power From The Pews – April 11, 2020: Messages For Our Times? - Kathryn Clarke

    • Description: The guest is Kathryn Clarke, speaking from Ireland. Under the pseudonym, “Anne, a Lay Apostle”, she recorded 10 Volumes of messages she claims are inner locutions from heaven. She reads some of the Messages that seem to address these unprecedented times. For more information visit ‎
  • Power From The Pews – April 4, 2020: Dr. Ray Guarendi

    • Description: DR. RAY GUARENDI is the guest, discussing his new book RAISING UPRIGHT KIDS IN AN UPSIDEDOWN WORLD, including a world as upside down as the Coronavirus world. For more information on Dr. Rays book visit his website at ‎
  • Power From the Pews – March 28, 2020(encore presentation from March 5, 2016): Teresa Tomeo And Her Mother Rosemarie Tomeo Squillace

    • Description: As a special memoriam in honor of Catholic Connection’s host, Teresa Tomeo’s Mother, we replay Peggy’s conversation with Teresa and “Rosie Posie” about the power of a Mother’s persistent prayer for a prodigal daughter. To read the Obituary, post a prayer or memory, go to: ‎
  • Power From the Pews – March 21, 2020: Can A Catholic Be A Socialist?

    • Description: Peggy’s guest, Associate Professor Catherine Pakaluk has co-authored a book with Trent Horn asking that question. Join the show for a lively dissection of socialism vs. democracy from a spiritual perspective. For more information or to purchase the book visit ‎