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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 28, 2016: St. Catherine of Siena Academy

    • Description: Power From the Pews visits St. Catherine of Siena Academy and interviews students Alex, Hanna, Grace & Samantha and also the principle Karen Irving on how Mary influences them and plays a part in their lives. For more information on St. Catherine of Siena Academy visit their website at St. Catherine of Siena Academy's mission is entrusted to us: to awaken in young women their feminine genius by nurturing a sense of self—academically, socially, and spiritually—and instilling in them a confidence to claim their inheritance as daughters of God.
  • Power From the Pews – May 21, 2016: All Saints Soup Kitchen

    • Description: Power From the Pews visits All Saints Soup Kitchen in Detroit, Michigan and interviews the Knights and Dames of Malta who with their Chaplain, Archbishop Allen Vigneron, are serving lunch to the homeless during the show. Members of the Order of Malta purchase the food, cook the meal and serve it once a month at All Saints. For more information on the Order of Malta go to:
  • Power From the Pews – May 14, 2016: Sharon Doran

    • Description: Peggy interviews Sharon Doran who is a mother of five and a her husband is a busy Neurosurgeon. How does she become an acclaimed bible study teacher all while battling cancer? Find out on todays episode. To access some of Sharon's Bible teachings visit
  • Power From the Pews – May 7, 2016: Robert Raisp & Glenys Figuerido

    • Description: Peggy interviews Robert Raisp & Glenys Figuerido about how the "Lift Jesus Higher Rally" came to be and what goes into preparing for it. The rally is held in Toronto, Canada and its in its 25th year anniversary. For more information visit
  • Power From the Pews – April 30, 2016: Full Circle

    • Description: This is a “Don’t Miss” interview. Yarnell Waller, a special needs student at Full Circle, discusses the American culture with the insight only the God he so devoutly reveres, could provide. The program highlights the remarkable work of Detroit, Michigan’s Full Circle organization which seeks to train and empower special needs individuals so that they may assume productive roles in society. Full Circle Administrator Sue Banner and student Jeff Powell talk about Full Circle’s many programs. For more information, go to:
  • Power From the Pews – April 23, 2016: Fr. John Hilton

    • Description: Peggy interviews Fr. John Hilton "The Pedaling Priest" who bicycled last summer across the United States, to bring awareness to Aspen Catholic, the newly devised educational and evangelizing arm of Fr. johns parish St. Mary's in Aspen, Colorado. Father talks about his adventures bicycling thirty-six hundred miles from Colorado to Maine; the people he met, the animals that crossed his path, the hospitality he received at his many stops, as well as a very powerful mystical day he experienced. The 2nd Aspen Catholic event(Encountering Mercy) takes place May 13th-15th, 2016. For more information on attending the event and Aspen Catholic visit
  • Power From the Pews – April 16, 2016(encore presentation from February 14, 2015): Dale Recinella

    • Description: Peggy interviews Dale Recinella who was a Wall Street financial Lawyer and experienced a conversion and dropped everything and moved his family to Florida where he now works in a ministry on Florida's death row. For more information on Dale and to purchase his books visit
  • Power From the Pews – April 9, 2016: Divine Mercy - Cathrine Lanni

    • Description: Peggy interviews Cathrine Lanni and her prayer warriors about how the Divine Mercy Center in Clinton Township Michigan came to be and all the great thing happening there. For more information on Cathrine Lanni and the Divine Mercy Center visit their website at or call them at 586-777-8591
  • Power From the Pews – April 2, 2016: The Jon Scharfenberger Memorial Pro-Life Scholarship

    • Description: A show that focuses on hope and purpose. How the most tragic of circumstances can work for God's purposes. Jon Scharfenberger graduated from Ave Maria University in 2011. During his years at AMU he was an avid Pro-Life Advocate, serving as President of AMU's Students for Life. A tragic automobile accident in 2011 took Jon's life while he was driving home from a Students for Life Conference. Peggy interviews his mother Ana Schrfenberger who with others, established a pro-life scholarship in Jon's honor. Sixty students so far have benefited from the scholarship award which was established in 2013. To learn more about how you can support or apply for the scholarship program visit: or call Sydney at 239-250-3537.
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  • Power From the Pews – March 26, 2016: Carole Carpenter

    • Description: HOW DO YOU FOUND A TOWN AND A UNIVERSITY? Carole Carpenter was a key member of Tom Monaghan’s Dream Team that built a town and a University out of a tomato field .On this program, she recounts the remarkable stories of the early days of Ave Maria University and Ave Maria town. The dream involved people from all across America, thanks to God’s Amazing Grace which prompted amazing generosity from donors. Ave Maria is now considered one of southwest Florida’s fastest growing communities. To contact Carole: Berkshire Hathaway Florida Realty 621 5th Ave South Naples, FL 34102 239 249 2111 [email protected] [email protected]
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