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EPISODE#47
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: FR CHRISTOPHER SMITH IS HONORED BY CONCERN AMERICA

The Very Rev. Christopher Smith, rector and episcopal vicar to Christ Cathedral, was recently honored by Concern America for his 30 years of service to the organization.

As you know, he is also the host of the Cathedral Square radio show and podcast.

On today’s special episode, we present to you a very special presentation featuring John Straw (the Executive Director) and several others honoring Fr. Christopher.

You’ll also enjoy some musical musings and – perhaps a few surprises as well!

Be sure to share this podcast.

 

 

Originally broadcast on 1/2/21

EPISODE#46
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: A VISIT WITH BISHOP THANH THAI NGUYEN

Welcome to another episode of Cathedral Square featuring host Fr. Christopher Smith.

Get ready for another healthy dose of inspiration on today’s podcast, as we welcome Bishop Thanh Thai Nguyen to the studio. The newest Auxiliary Bishop appointed to the Diocese of Orange, Bishop Nguyen shares the harrowing story of his escape from Vietnam and his eventual road to the priesthood.

Thank you, Bishop Nguyen, for giving us hope in this time of pandemic.

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 12/19/20

EPISODE#45
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: A VISIT WITH THE VICAR-GENERAL – MSGR. STEPHEN DOKTORCZYK

Welcome to another episode of Cathedral Square featuring host Fr. Christopher Smith.

On this week’s program, we enjoy a visit with Msgr. Stephen Doktorczyk, the Vicar-General for the Diocese of Orange. He also serves as the Moderator of the Curia.

He wears several hats in his role; and, he has a truly fascinating background.

Tune in and find out all about it!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 12/12/20

EPISODE#44
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: THE SAMOAN COMMUNITY AT CHRIST CATHEDRAL

Welcome to another episode of Cathedral Square featuring host Fr. Christopher Smith.

On this episode, Fr. Christopher welcomes a two wonderful parishioners of Christ Cathedral. They are brother and sister; and, happen to be part of a thriving Samoan community at the parish. Their names are Kelemete and Maria Talavou.

Do yourself a favor and tune in. You’ll be inspired to SHARE this podcast!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 11/28/20

EPISODE#43
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: CHRIST CATHEDRAL ACADEMY

Welcome to another episode of Cathedral Square featuring host Fr. Christopher Smith.

On this episode, we welcome Julianna Tapia (the Principal of CC Academy) and Patti Abeyta (Preschool Director of CC Academy).

Today’s conversation covers all the goings-on at Christ Cathedral Academy, including important issues regarding COVID-19 and school closures throughout the diocese.

Amidst it all, we have some good news to share!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 10/31/20

EPISODE#42
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: CONCERN AMERICA

On today’s episode of Cathedral Square, Fr. Christopher Smith welcomes 2 people who are truly “world changers.”

John Straw (Executive Director) and Catharine Quinn (Field Program Coordinator) join us to talk about how CONCERN AMERICA helps to transform need into self-sufficiency.

Since their beginning in 1972, Concern America’s vision has been to build health care, clean water, education, and economic opportunity with communities worldwide

Tune in for some powerful stories and reflections!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 10/17/20

EPISODE#41
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: GUEST IS BISHOP KEVIN VANN

Get ready for an extra special episode of Cathedral Square featuring host Fr. Christopher Smith.

Today he welcomes our very own Bishop Kevin Vann to the studio. Bishop Vann has been on a few other shows we produce at the diocese, but this is his first time having an exclusive conversation with Fr. Christopher.

You are sure to enjoy these wonderful stories and reflections!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 9/26/20

EPISODE#40
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: THE MEMORIAL GARDENS AT CHRIST CATHEDRAL

It’s time for another episode of Cathedral Square featuring host Fr. Christopher Smith.

We welcome to the program today Mike Wesner and Alma Ochoa. Mike is the Director of Catholic Cemeteries for the Diocese of Orange; and, Alma is the Associate Director of Operations for Cemeteries.

Today’s conversation covers all the goings-on in regards to the Memorial Gardens Cemetery on the Christ Cathedral campus.

Tune in for a fascinating and edifying discussion.

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 9/12/20

EPISODE#38
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: GUESTS ARE DR. STEVE AND ALMA MADRID

Welcome to another episode of Cathedral Square featuring host Fr. Christopher Smith.

On this episode, Fr. Christopher welcomes a lovely married couple who, like other recent guests, were longtime parishioners of St. Callistus Parish in Garden Grove. They have been married for over 50 years, and boy do they have inspiring stories to share!

Do yourself a favor and tune in. You’ll be inspired to SHARE this podcast!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 8/8/20