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 – 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 ‎
  • Power From the Pews – March 14, 2020: Al Smith

    • Description: Peggy interviews Al Smith, A writer, author, speaker and popular radio host in Canada for 20 years. They discuss the wonderful and holy life of Archbishop Fulton Sheen and his influence on the church and culture. They also discuss Al's anthology of Archbishop Fulton Sheen's Prayers entitled "Lord, Teach Us to Pray". For more information on the book or to purchase a copy visit ‎
  • Power From the Pews – March 7, 2020(encore presentation from August 3, 2019): Dr. Mark Miravalle

    • Description: Dr. Mark Miravalle, world renowned Mariologist reveals fascinating facts about little known Church approved Apparitions, where Mary said the key to world peace rested on the proclamation of a new Marian dogma. Dr. Miravalle also tells how Pope Francis made history concerning Medjugorje and why that apparition is so important to the world. For more information on Dr. Miravalle’s work please visit: ‎
  • Power From the Pews – February 29, 2020: Free Medical/Dental Care! Must Have No Insurance!

    • Description: Imagine a Medical/Dental Clinic where they will only grant you an appointment if you have absolutely NO insurance. Guest Tom Larabell, Knight of Malta tells Peggy about the Order of Malta Free Clinic in Detroit, Michigan. For more information, go to: ‎
  • 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 ‎