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EPISODE#207
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: WELLS OF LIFE

Rick Howick, OC Catholic Radio host, interviews guests about important Catholic issues in the Diocese of Orange and throughout the world.

Pete Callahan, president along with Patricia Doyle, advisory board member, of Wells of Life shared their love and enthusiasm with listeners for Wells of Life.

Please visit www.wellsoflife.org for more information.

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 7/25/20

EPISODE#206
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST DEACON STEVE GRECO SPEAKS ON OUR CURRENT PANDEMIC

Each week, we bring you compelling conversation with church leaders and laity. Our host and primary speaker is Rick Howick.

Today’s guest is Deacon Steve Greco, the host of the weekly radio show EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT, heard on Sundays at 12 noon on Relevant Radio. He’s also the founder and president of Spirit-Filled Hearts Ministry.

Deacon Steve has just written a very timely book for these times. It’s called “Be Not Afraid.”

Give us a listen and spread the word!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 7/18/20

EPISODE#205
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: “FOCUS” COLLEGE CAMPUS MISSIONARIES

Each week, we bring you compelling conversation with church leaders and laity. Today, host Rick Howick welcomes Michal Sequeira and Zach Fiedler. These are young people who have a call to minister to their peers on college campuses.

FOCUS stands for “The Fellowship of Catholic University Students.” Over 700 Focus Missionaries are currently active on college campuses all over the U.S. today.

This kind of work is desperately needed in today’s society, and they need our support and prayers!

Please listen and SHARE this podcast!

FMI, go to: focus.com/give

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 7/11/20

EPISODE#204
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS DARYL SEQUEIRA

Each week, we bring you compelling conversation with church leaders and laity. Today, host Rick Howick welcomes back one of our favorite guests, Daryl Sequeira. Daryl is the former ‘chair’ of the theology department at Servite High School in Anaheim. He currently serves in Catholic education in the state of Arizona.

Today’s episode will be a discussion on where we are as a society in 2020. There is so much that has come against Catholics and the church as a whole, so we’re going to dig in and talk about it.

Tune in for this very thoughtful discussion.

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 7/4/20

EPISODE#203
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS LAUREN McCAUL – MUSIC ADMINISTRATOR AT CHRIST CATHEDRAL

Host Rick Howick is thrilled to welcome Lauren McCaul to our studio for today’s program.

If you have ever attended mass at Christ Cathedral or watched a livestream, you have surely seen Lauren and heard her beautiful voice leading us in song.

Today she shares about her position at the cathedral; and, how the music ministry has been impacted by COVID-19.

You are sure to be inspired by her stories, her words, and her powerful testimony of faith!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 6/20/20

EPISODE#202
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS FRED LAPUZZA OF THE RESTORATIVE JUSTICE MINISTRY

Today’s edition of OC Catholic Radio is all about ‘restorative justice.’  Joining host Rick Howick in-studio is a gentleman named Fred LaPuzza. Fred is the Director of the Office of Restorative Justice/Detention Ministry for the Diocese of Orange (otherwise known as RJ/DM).

Among other things, the restorative justice ministry targets those who are incarcerated in our jail systems in Orange County. RJ/DM provides 140 scheduled religious services each week in three languages, along with other pastoral-care activities such as one-on-one visits and confessions. The ministry also helps to bring awareness about their work to local parishes and the community as a whole, and advocates for laws that are in line with Catholic Social Teaching and the Gospel.

Be sure to share this powerful podcast!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 6/6/20

EPISODE#201
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: SPECIAL EDITION “OUR JOURNEY BACK..”

This is a very special podcast-only edition of Orange County Catholic Radio!

Lend an ear as host Rick Howick welcomes Auxiliary Bishop Timothy Freyer back to the studio – to discuss the re-opening plan for our parishes in the Diocese of Orange.

Listen and SHARE.

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 6/5/20

EPISODE#200
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS DR. ERIN BARISANO, ON THE STATE OF CATHOLIC SCHOOLS IN THE DIOCESE OF ORANGE

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s show, Rick welcomes Dr. Erin Barisano back to the program. Barisano is the Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Orange.

Our topic of discussion today will center on the state of Catholic education in Orange County. How have things been going in regards to ‘distance learning’ in these times of the COVID-19 pandemic?

Tune in, and you’ll surely be encouraged by what you hear!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 5/30/20

EPISODE #199
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: ONE OC PARISH + ONE SONG = YOUTUBE SENSATION

On today’s program, host Rick Howick welcomes our special guest, Andrew Everson to the studio. Andrew is the Director of Music at St. Joachim Church and School in Costa Mesa, CA. When the COVID-19 crisis struck and churches became closed to the public, Andrew was inspired to write a song. He did just that – and we’re going to talk about all the fascinating details behind “What a Great Day It Will Be: A Song of Hope.” In addition to Andrew, we’re also joined on the program today by two parishioners of St. Joachim who have been involved in a unique way during this process: Arianna Garcia and Cynthia Morehouse.

Here’s the link to the YouTube video:  https://youtu.be/kz8GgrdUDf4

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 5/23/20

EPISODE#198
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS BISHOP THANH THAI NGUYEN

Get ready for another healthy dose of inspiration on today’s podcast. Host Rick Howick was honored and fascinated by the testimony of our own Bishop Thanh Thai Nguyen on the show today, and you will be too! The newest Auxiliary Bishop appointed to the Diocese of Orange, here today to share the harrowing story of his escape from Vietnam and his eventual road to the priesthood.

In this Easter season, he gave us an “alleluia” story from which we can all draw inspiration and strength on our faith walk. Thank you, Bishop Nguyen, for giving us hope in this time of pandemic.

 

 

Originally broadcast on 5/16/20

EPISODE#197
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS BISHOP KEVIN VANN

When we began producing the OC Catholic Radio Show in early 2015, many referred to this program as ‘The Bishop’s Hour.’ In other words, this broadcast would always be the vehicle where he could get the word out to the faithful, via the radio (and now podcast) airwaves.

On today’s show, host Rick Howick has the opportunity to catch up with our very own Bishop Kevin Vann. What is on his mind and heart during these days of the COVID-19 pandemic? Tune in and find out!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 5/2/20

EPISODE#196
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS ARE SEVERAL KEY MEMBERS OF THE OC DIOCESE PASTORAL TEAM

With the ongoing crisis regarding COVID-19 and shelter-in-place orders for most folks in the U.S., people have gotten creative in order to continue to move forward in education, business, ministry.. you name it!

It’s no different for those doing important work in the Diocese of Orange.

On this podcast, host Rick Howick had the opportunity to hop on a zoom meeting session with key staff members who work at the Pastoral Center at Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove.

Listen in, and hear about all the dynamic goings-on taking place, EVEN in these times of crisis!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 4/18/20

EPISODE#195
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS BISHOP TIMOTHY FREYER – KEEPING YOUR FAITH STRONG IN THIS TIME OF CRISIS

Host Rick Howick welcomes our own Auxiliary Bishop Timothy Freyer back to the studios of OC Catholic Radio.

In this lively conversation, we’ll be talking about having hope in this time of great crisis all over the world. You will no doubt feel better after listening to this podcast.

Be sure to SHARE with a friend!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 4/4/20

EPISODE#194
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: THE DIOCESE OF ORANGE AND THE CORONAVIRUS

With the coronavirus outbreak, these are very trying times. We’re going to talk about it today on Orange County Catholic Radio. On this week’s program, host Rick Howick welcomes the Vicar-General for the Diocese of Orange, Msgr. Stephen Doktorczyk.

Together they discuss how we can go about navigating through this crisis that has impacted all of us – in ways few could have anticipated. We’ll also talk about how we can best use this time to build ourselves up spiritually, and grow closer to Our Lord.

Be sure to SHARE this podcast with others.

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 3/28/20

EPISODE#193
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: HOST RICK HOWICK’S CONVERSION STORY

We have a very special treat for this edition of the Orange County Catholic program. Our host for over 4 years now, Rick Howick, has quite an interesting story about his own journey of faith.

Back in 2005, Rick was honored to be an in-studio guest on EWTN’s “Coming Home” TV show with host Marcus Grodi. You can still find this on Youtube!

Listen in to this very compelling conversation.

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 3/14/20

EPISODE#192
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES AND THE “CRS RICE BOWL”

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. This week, Rick welcomes a couple of very special guests to the studio: Tung Truong and Maria Arroyo from Catholic Relief Services (CRS).

Tung has come to us by way of his home country of Vietnam, where he serves as a representative for CRS.

Be inspired by the incredible work being done because of our generosity – by this amazing relief organization!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 2/22/20

EPISODE#191
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: THE ANNUAL “CATHOLIC MAN OF THE YEAR” EVENT

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. This week, Rick spends some time with good friend, Sheila Beingessner of St. Joseph Radio. They’ll be talking about the upcoming “Catholic Man of the Year” annual event, taking place in March.

This diocese-wide event is designed to honor those who do so much work behind the scenes.

They deserve to be honored!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 2/15/20

EPISODE#190
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS DEACON STEVE GRECO

Host Rick Howick, interviews guests on a variety of topics.

Today’s guest is Deacon Steve Greco, the host of the weekly radio show EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT, heard on Sundays at 12 noon on Relevant Radio. He’s also the founder and president of Spirit-Filled Hearts Ministry.

Rick and Deacon Steve discuss a variety of topics in this lively conversation, but the focus is primarily on some life-changing conferences that will take place in southern California in the coming weeks.

 

Give a listen and spread the word!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 1/25/20

EPISODE#189
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS ARE GABRIELLA DOMINIC AND HANK EVERS

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes two people who work right alongside us here at the Tower of Hope.

Each day, both Hank Evers and Gabriella Dominic are engaged in important work in the Strategic Marketing Department on the Christ Cathedral campus.

What exactly is ‘strategic marketing’ all about? And what does this have to do with Christ Cathedral and the Diocese of Orange at large? The answer is A LOT.

Truth is, there is just so much happening on this amazing campus that we have to make sure to be good stewards and get the word out!

 

Be sure to share this podcast with a friend.

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 1/18/20

EPISODE#188
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST JAMES DAY ON THE SISTINE CHAPEL EXHIBIT

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes James Day as our in-studio guest.

James is literally our “next door neighbor” at OC Catholic Radio, as he is the Operations Director for EWTN’s west coast studios.

He is also quite a prolific writer, having recently penned a book about the transformation of Christ Cathedral and what this means for the Diocese of Orange.

Today, James shares about a fascinating series of articles that he has written about the Sistine Chapel Exhibit at Christ Cathedral. It is a must see!

 

 

Originally broadcast on 1/11/20

EPISODE#187
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS LINDA JI

Each week, we bring you compelling conversation with church leaders and laity.

On this episode, host Rick Howick welcomes a guest who is making a real impact on the lives of many families throughout our diocese. Her name is Linda Ji; and, her title is Director of Pastoral Care for Families in All Stages.

With a job title like that, one can only imagine all the hats that Linda gets to wear each day.

Listen in.. and, be sure to share this podcast with a friend!

 

 

Originally broadcast on 12/21/19

EPISODE#186
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: BISHOP KEVIN VANN ON ADVENT AND THE CHRISTMAS SEASON

Each week, we bring you compelling conversation with church leaders and laity.

On this episode, host Rick Howick welcomes our very own Bishop Kevin Vann back to the studio.

Our discussion centers around a variety of topics: Advent and the Christmas season; the latest goings-on at Christ Cathedral; and, fascinating stories of favorite Christmas traditions.

 

Tune in for a wonderful, heartfelt conversation! 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 12/7/19

EPISODE#185
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: IS IT FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR FROM RELIGION?

Each week, we bring you compelling conversation with church leaders and laity.

On this episode, Rick Howick welcomes back one of our favorite guests, Daryl Sequeira. Daryl is the former ‘chair’ of the theology department at Servite High School in Anaheim. He and his family recently relocated to Arizona.

Today we’ll be talking about how the issue of abortion has been brought front and center with our UC and State schools throughout the state of California.

Tune in for the very thoughtful and timely discussion.

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 11/2/19

EPISODE#184
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS ARE TWO NEWLY ORDAINED DEACONS AND THEIR WIVES

The Diocese of Orange welcomed 17 new deacons Saturday, Oct. 19, in the first such ordination service at Christ Cathedral since its dedication in July. Bishop Kevin Vann led the solemn ceremony.

Joining the 141 existing deacons serving in parishes throughout Orange County, the men made up the biggest graduating class in 40 years.

Today’s guests include David and Stephanie Hernandez; and, John and Amy Silberstein.

Be sure to share this podcast with a friend!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 10/19/19

EPISODE#183
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS LINDY WYNNE OF ‘MAMAS IN SPIRIT’

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. This week, Rick welcomes a new friend to the studio. Her name is Lindy Wynne; and, among other things, she is the host of the podcast entitled “Mamas in Spirit.” She also writes a popular blog and maintains a website under the same theme.

Her tagline is” ‘Pointing you towards God in everything you are and everything you do.’

Be sure to share this podcast with a friend!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 10/12/19

EPISODE#182
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS ARE FR. AL BACA AND KATIE DAWSON

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. This week, Rick welcomes two very special people to our studio, Katie Dawson and Fr. Al Baca. Together our guests will be talking about a very special Diocesan Ministries Celebration that is happening on the campus of Christ Cathedral on Saturday, October 12th, and YOU are invited to attend!

Listen in, and hear all about it. Please share this podcast with a friend!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 9/21/19

EPISODE#181
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS JEFF CAVINS

Today’s guest has one of those very recognizable names in Catholic circles. It could be because he has been a very popular author and EWTN television host; or, it might just be because of his ever-popular speaking engagements.

Our discussion today is mostly about the latter, as our guest will soon be joining us on the Christ Cathedral campus for a remarkable series on ‘The Bible Timeline.’

Give us a listen; and, be SURE to share this podcast with a friend!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 9/7/19

EPISODE#180
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS FILMMAKER PATRICK CREADON

Being a historian steeped in church history, host Rick Howick is always thrilled to interview like-minded individuals.

Today’s special guest is documentary filmmaker Patrick Creadon.. who has recently completed a fascinating portrait of Fr. Ted Hesburgh.

Fr. Ted (most notably the longtime president of Notre Dame University) was a remarkable priest who has often been compared to the character ‘Forrest Gump.’

Tune in and find out all about it!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 8/31/19

EPISODE#179
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS JAMES DAY, AUTHOR OF NEW BOOK ABOUT CHRIST CATHEDRAL

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes James Day as our in-studio guest.

James is literally our “next door neighbor” at OC Catholic Radio, as he is the Operations Director for EWTN’s west coast studios.

He is also quite a prolific writer, having recently penned a book about the transformation of Christ Cathedral and what this means for the Diocese of Orange.

Join us for this compelling conversation!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 8/17/19

EPISODE#178
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: DEDICATION DAY FOR CHRIST CATHEDRAL

Today’s program is a very, VERY special broadcast for all of us at OC Catholic Radio.

On Wednesday, July 17th, 2019, our beautiful Christ Cathedral was officially dedicated. It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime occasion for all who were blessed to be there that day.

Our own Rick Howick was on-site, and he was able to secure several brief interviews with many different attendees to get their reactions – both before and after the dedication Mass.

Please listen and SHARE this very special podcast!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 8/3/19

EPISODE#177
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: ONE MAN’S UNLIKELY ROAD TO THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

Each week, we bring you compelling conversation with church leaders and laity.

On today’s program, Rick Howick welcomes a dear friend to the microphone. He has a very decorated and interesting background.

His name is Marty Swanson; and, in addition to being a District Judge, attorney and Air Force veteran, he is also an honored award-recipient from the Diocese of San Bernardino.

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 7/20/19

EPISODE#176
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: THE MAKING OF A TRULY “DYNAMIC CATHOLIC”

Each week, we bring you compelling conversation with church leaders and laity.

Today, Rick Howick welcomes an individual who, although her office is in the same building as our radio studios, this is the first time she’s been on-air with us. The question is: what took us so long?

Her name is Evelyn Garcia; and, she plays a key role for the well-known nationwide Catholic ministry called DYNAMIC CATHOLIC. She’s got a great job, too. In fact, when she tells most folks about the nature of the work she does, most of them wish they could be so lucky.

Tune in and enjoy this fascinating conversation. Please SHARE this podcast with someone else!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 7/13/19

EPISODE#175
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND THE SEAL OF THE CONFESSIONAL

Each week, we bring you compelling conversation with church leaders and laity. 

Today, Rick welcomes back one of our favorite guests, Daryl Sequeira from Servite High School in Anaheim. Daryl is the ‘chair’ of the theology department at Servite high school.

Today’s episode will be a discussion surrounding issues taking place in the state of California today. Rick and Daryl will talk about religious freedom and the ‘seal of the confessional;’ and, Governor Gavin Newsom’s

comments regarding abortion. Tune in for the very thoughtful discussion.

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 6/22/19

 

EPISODE#174
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS ARE MICHELLE NEW AND APRIL GALLART

Each week, we bring you compelling conversation with church leaders and laity. 

Today, Rick welcomes a couple of guests who are involved with an organization called “Informed Parents of California.”

Their names are Michelle New and April Gallart; and, they’ll be speaking about the impact of a recently passed piece of legislation here in California labeled as AB 329.

Listen in, and be informed!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 6/8/19

 

EPISODE#173
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: DIVORCE AND ANNULMENT IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

Each week, we bring you compelling conversation with church leaders and laity. 

Today, Rick welcomes a trio of guests to the studio to discuss a timely, tender topic – divorce and annulment in the Catholic Church.

We’ll hear compelling stories from pain and struggle, to growth and hope. We will also get much needed clarity from Msgr. Stephen Doktorczyk.  

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 5/25/19

 

EPISODE#172
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS ARE HUSBAND & WIFE MUSICIANS ‘HOPE AND JUSTIN’

Each week, we bring you compelling conversation with church leaders and laity. Today, Rick welcomes a pair of guests who will share their compelling story.

Hope and Justin Schneir met while attending Steubenville University in Ohio. Music is what brought them together; and, today they are professional musicians with many credits to their name.

They reside in southern California with their growing family.  

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 5/18/19

 

EPISODE#171
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS THIS YEAR’S “ST. JOSEPH RADIO CATHOLIC MAN OF THE YEAR,” DONALD HUNSBERGER

Each week, we bring you compelling conversation with church leaders and laity. Today, Rick welcomes a gentleman who has given many years of service to the Catholic Church and the Diocese of Orange, Donald Hunsberger.

An attorney by trade, Donald was recently awarded the honor of being named the “St. Joseph Radio Catholic Man of the Year.”

Tune in and enjoy a lively, witty conversation; and, brush up on your Catholic apologetics while you’re at it! 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 5/4/19

 

EPISODE#170
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS DR. PATRICK MERRILL

Each week, we bring you compelling conversation with church leaders and laity. Today, Rick welcomes a dear friend that he’s known for many years, Dr. Patrick Merrill.

As a faith-filled Catholic, Dr. Merrill reflects on his many years serving his community as a cardiologist. He also shares an amazingly touching story about his baby granddaughter that you will NOT want to miss.  

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 4/20/19

 

EPISODE#169
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS DARYL SEQUEIRA

Each week, we bring you compelling conversation with church leaders and laity. Today, Rick welcomes back one of our favorite guests, Daryl Sequeira from Servite High School in Anaheim. Daryl is the ‘chair’ of the theology department at Servite high school.

Today’s episode will be a discussion on where we are as a society today. There is so much that has come against Catholics and the church as a whole, so we’re going to dig in and talk about it.

Tune in for the very thoughtful discussion.

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 4/6/19

 

EPISODE#168
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: LEONARDO DEFILIPPIS AND “FAUSTINA, MESSENGER OF DIVINE MERCY”

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes a gentleman who we’ve had on the show multiple times (and for very good reason).

Leonardo DeFilippis is the founder and president of St. Luke Productions – the same media company that has provided the incredible drama series presentations to the Freed Theatre at Christ Cathedral. Today’s discussion centers around its newest production of “Faustina – Messenger of Divine Mercy.”

Tune in for this fascinating conversation.

 

 

Originally aired on 3/30/19

EPISODE#167
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: OUR GUESTS ARE PILGRIMS JUST BACK FROM PANAMA FOR WORLD YOUTH DAY

On this week’s program, Rick welcomes a trio of splendid guests. They are pilgrims who recently returned from their journey to World Youth Day in Panama.

With us are Cecilia Phan (The Coordinator for Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Orange), Alicia Rodriguez and Mallory Bowen.

Hear them talk about the trials and joys of their recent experience in Panama. The experiences they’ll never forget.. which included spending time with Pope Francis.

 

 

Originally broadcast on 3/16/19

EPISODE#166
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST ARE MATTHEW WADLINGER AND VERONICA SANSONETTI FROM “CASA”

On this week’s program, Rick welcomes a couple of guests to the studio, Matthew Wadlinger and Veronica Sansonetti of CASA. CASA stands for the “court appointed special advocates.”

This is an extremely important program for children.. those that are especially in great need. This organization recruits, trains and supervises volunteers who truly have a heart for children who live on the margins.

 

 

Originally broadcast on 3/9/19

EPISODE#165
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS FR. MARTY GLEESON OF ‘LORD TEACH ME TO PRAY’

On this week’s program, Rick welcomes two new friends over the phone, Fr. Marty Gleeson and Carol Weiler of the ministry “Lord, Teach Me to Pray.”

They recently brought this powerful training seminar to the Christ Cathedral campus; and, they’re taking it on the road nationwide. Join us for a compelling conversation about the power of prayer!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 2/23/19

 

EPISODE#164
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS FR. CHRISTOPHER SMITH

On this week’s program, Rick Howick welcomes Fr. Christopher Smith, the Rector at Christ Cathedral Parish. Fr. Chris is going to give us an update on the status of the construction of the cathedral building itself, among many other items of interest.

Join us for this truly fascinating conversation about ALL the goings-on on this beautiful 35-acre campus in Garden Grove.

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 2/16/19

 

EPISODE#163
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: MEET YOUR OC CATHOLIC SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS

This week, host Rick Howick welcomes a trio of some very special folks to our OC Catholic radio studio at the Tower of Hope.

Dr. Erin Barisano, Dr. Denise Valadez, and Mike Schabert all play very key roles as school superintendents for the Diocese of Orange.

Listen as they share their stories and vision for the future of Catholic education for our boys and girls.

This is great stuff.. be sure to listen, and SHARE.

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 1/26/19

 

EPISODE#162
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: CATHOLIC ‘MAN OF THE YEAR’ 2019 EVENT

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics.

This week, Rick spends some time with good friend, Sheila Beingessner of St. Joseph Radio. The topic of discussion is the popular upcoming “Catholic Man of the Year” event, taking place on Sunday, March 24th.

This diocese-wide event is designed to honor those who do so much work behind the scenes.

They deserve to be honored and thanked for their service to Our Lord and His Church!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 1/19/19

 

EPISODE#161
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: MAINTAINING OUR CATHOLIC IDENTITY ON THE MODERN COLLEGE CAMPUS

Today’s episode of Orange County Catholic Radio features a unique panel discussion featuring various college-age young women.

Rick Howick asks some very thoughtful questions and receives some rather compelling answers!

What is it like for a person of strong faith on today’s college campuses? It really depends on who you ask.

Tune in for the very thoughtful discussion.

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 1/5/19

 

EPISODE#160
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS DARYL SEQUEIRA – WHY ARE WE (STILL) CATHOLIC?

Host Rick Howick interviews folks on a variety of topics. Today, Rick welcomes back one of our favorite guests, Daryl Sequeira from Servite High School in Anaheim. Daryl is the ‘chair’ of the theology department at Servite.

Today’s episode will reflect on the spirit of the upcoming new year, and touch on several items that might give us ‘pause.’

In spite of all the challenging things going on in the church today, why is it that we’re still Catholic?

 

Tune in for the very thoughtful discussion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 12/29/18

 

EPISODE#159
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS DARYL SEQUEIRA – CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS BEYOND DEC. 25TH

Host Rick Howick interviews folks on a variety of topics. Today, Rick welcomes back one of our favorite guests, Daryl Sequeira from Servite High School in Anaheim. Daryl is the ‘chair’ of the theology department at Servite.

We’re going to talk about Christmas.. but from a unique angle that most of us don’t think about as much as we should. We’ll hit on some of Rick’s “pet-peeves,” and the American way vs. the ‘Catholic way’ of celebrating the season. 

As Catholic Christians, the Christmas season in just beginning!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 12/22/18

 

EPISODE#158
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: A DISCUSSION ON THE MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR THE HOMELESS WITH GUEST GREG WALGENBACH

On this week’s edition of the program, Rick welcomes Greg Walgenbach back to the studio. Greg is the director of the office of Life, Justice and Peace for the Diocese of Orange.

We’re going to talk about a very unique memorial service that’s going to take place on the Christ Cathedral campus on Friday, December 21st. The event is called the Homeless Person’s Inter-Religious Memorial Service – honoring the homeless who have passed away over the past year with dignity and respect.

Some important topics of discussion here, so be sure to tune in!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 12/15/18

EPISODE#157
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS DR. PIA DESOLENNI

On this week’s edition of the program, Rick welcomes Dr. Pia DeSolenni back to the studio. Pia is the Chancellor for the Diocese of Orange, in addition to being the Theological Advisor to Bishop Vann. She just returned from a 5-week visit to Rome, where she assisted with a variety of events that were related to the Bishop’s Synod.

Some important topics of discussion here, so be sure to tune in!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 11/17/18

EPISODE#156
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS ALYCIA BERESFORD, PRINCIPAL AT THE MISSION BASILICA IN SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

On this week’s edition of the program, Rick welcomes Alycia Beresford, who is the principal at the Mission Basilica in San Juan Capistrano. She is here today to share not only about this wonderful institution; but also about a HUGE milestone anniversary they are celebrating in 2018.

Be sure to visit their web site at missionbasilicaschool.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 10/27/18

 

EPISODE#155
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS LUKE MAXWELL

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes a young man to the studio who is going to share quite a story with us. His name is Luke Maxwell; and, he survived his suicide attempt a few years ago.

On this podcast, he shares his journey.

Visit his web site at ucantbeerased.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 10/20/18

 

EPISODE#154
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS DARYL SEQUEIRA

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes back one of our favorite guests, Daryl Sequeira from Servite High School in Anaheim. Daryl is the ‘chair’ of the theology department at Servite.

Our topic of conversation today is the following: the recent addition of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 10/13/18

 

EPISODE#153
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS ANNETTE WALKER OF CITY OF HOPE

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes Annette Walker to our Tower of Hope studios. A recent article in the OC Catholic stated the following:

“City of Hope has announced the appointment of Annette Walker as CEO for its new cancer research and treatment center in Orange County. Walker will lead the development of a $200-million best-in-class facility planned for Irvine and will guide the expansion of City of Hope throughout the region.”

Annette is here to tell us all about her hopes and dreams for the presence of City of Hope in Orange County!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 9/22/18

EPISODE#152
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS DR. PIA DeSOLENNI

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes back one of our favorite and frequent guests, Dr. Pia DeSolenni. Pia is the Chancellor of the Diocese of Orange, and also the Theological Advisor to Bishop Kevin Vann.

Today, we’re going to discuss some of the troubling issues facing the church today; and, what Pia describes as a much needed call for ‘radical transparency’ in the church today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 9/15/18

 

EPISODE#151
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS BISHOP TIMOTHY FREYER

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s show, Rick welcomes Bishop Timothy Freyer back to the OC Catholic studios. It’s been a while since we’ve had him on with us, so it’s great to be able to catch up.

He has been an auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Orange for 1.5 years now. A native of Huntington Beach, Bishop Freyer has roots that run deep here in the OC. Listen in as he shares about his fascinating story; and, his heart for the people of our growing diocese!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 9/8/18

 

EPISODE#150
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS DR. ERIN BARISANO, SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS FOR ORANGE DIOCESE

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s show, Rick welcomes Dr. Erin Barisano to the broadcast. Erin was recently named Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Orange. This is her first time on the show.

Barisano joins the Diocese of Orange from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, where she serves as deputy superintendent. There, she oversees 30 schools in the San Gabriel Valley and the Archdiocese’s leadership formation program.

Tune in for this engaging conversation!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 9/1/18

 

EPISODE#149
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: DON JOHNSON ON HIS NEW FILM “UNPROTECTED”

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s show, Rick welcomes back good friend, Catholic convert,  evangelist and film-maker, Don Johnson.

Don just spoke at the HV50 conference in Ontario, CA. While there, he premiered the new film that he has poured his heart and soul into: “Unprotected.”

We’re going to hear all about it on today’s podcast.

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 8/18/18

 

EPISODE#148
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: DR. LAURA HAYNES ON “AB 2943”

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s show, Rick welcomes Dr. Laura Haynes to the studio to discuss a serious legislative proposal in California dealing with individuals who deal with unwanted sexual attraction or gender identity issues.

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 8/11/18

EPISODE#147
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: THE “1531 FOLK FEST” AT SANTIAGO RETREAT CENTER

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s show, Rick welcomes a trio of terrific guests to the program. Fr. Glenn Baaten (Chaplain of Santiago Retreat Center), Mark McElrath (Executive Director for Santiago Retreat Center) and Chase Moynihan (Titan Catholic at CSUF).

They’re all here to share about all the great summer goings-on at the Santiago Retreat Center in Silverado Canyon.. and that includes the upcoming “1531 Folk Fest” on Saturday, August 11th and the “Compostela Campout” featuring radio host and Catholic apologist, Patrick Madrid.

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 7/28/18

 

EPISODE#146
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: DISCUSSION ON NEW SUPREME COURT NOMINEE

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes back one of our favorite guests, Daryl Sequeira from Servite High School in Anaheim. Daryl is the ‘chair’ of the theology department at Servite.

Our topic of conversation today is the following: the new nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 7/14/18

EPISODE#145
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS FR. ARISTOTLE QUAN

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes one of our “newly minted” priests here in the Diocese of Orange.

Fr. Aristotle Quan’s sojourn to the priesthood is nothing short of remarkable. Tune in and be amazed by his jaw-dropping conversion story.. and one-of-a-kind journey of faith!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 6/30/18

 

EPISODE#144
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS CARL KOZLOWSKI

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes a first-time guest to the show, Carl Kozlowski. Carl is a Catholic comedian; or, shall we say, a comedian who just happens to be Catholic. He is here today to tell us about the unique ministry that he is involved in – in addition to some upcoming comedy shows that you might want to check out!

visit catholiclaughs.com for more info

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 6/16/18

EPISODE#143
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS DARYL SEQUEIRA

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes back one of our favorite guests, Daryl Sequeira from Servite High School in Anaheim. Daryl is the ‘chair’ of the theology department at Servite.

Our topic of conversation today is the following: California’s assisted-suicide law.

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 6/9/18

EPISODE#142
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS MONSIGNOR STEPHEN DOKTORCZYK

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes back our newly-appointed Vicar-General for the Diocese of Orange, Msgr. Stephen Doktorczyk. Tune in for this fascinating conversation as we ask him specifically about annulments in the Catholic church.

Tune in for this fascinating conversation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 5/26/18

EPISODE#141
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS LEONARDO DEFILIPPIS

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes a gentleman who we’ve had on the show multiple times (and for very good reason).

Leonardo DeFilippis is the founder and president of St. Luke Productions – the same media company that has provided the incredible drama series presentations to the Freed Theatre at Christ Cathedral. Today’s discussion centers around its newest production of “The Confessions of St. Augustine.”

Tune in for this fascinating conversation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 5/12/18

EPISODE#140
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS DR. PIA DESOLENNI

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes back one of our favorite guests, Dr. Pia DeSolenni. Pia is the Chancellor of the Diocese of Orange, and also the Theological Advisor to Bishop Kevin Vann.

Today, we’re going to discuss a number of items of interest; these include some of the troubling issues regarding parent’s rights in California; and, what is being presented to children in our public schools.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 5/5/18

EPISODE#139
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS MONSIGNOR STEPHEN DOKTORCZYK

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes the newly-appointed Vicar-General for the Diocese of Orange, Msgr. Stephen Doktorczyk. Tune in for this fascinating conversation as we hear about his transformation as a manager at Vons grocery store to becoming a Catholic priest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 4/28/18

EPISODE#138
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS ARE FATHER & DAUGHTER – DARYL & ESTHER SEQUEIRA

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes back some familiar faces to the show. Daryl & Esther Sequeira are a father-daughter team who are both involved on the teaching side of Catholic education in southern California.

Join us for a truly engaging conversation today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 4/21/18

EPISODE#137
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS ALICIA JACINTO

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes a young college student who is quite the pro-life powerhouse on her campus.

Alicia Jacinto is one of the leaders of “Anteaters For Life” at UC Irvine. She’s going to share about her background, and what got her started on this path of ministry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 4/14/18

EPISODE#136
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS DARYL SEQUEIRA

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes back one of our favorite guests, Daryl Sequeira from Servite High School in Anaheim. Daryl is the ‘chair’ of the theology department at Servite.

Our topic of conversation today is the following: what is the value of sending your child to a Catholic school, as opposed to any other variety of school?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 4/07/18

EPISODE#135
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS FR ROBERT SPITZER

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On today’s show, Rick welcomes a gentleman who happens to be one of our neighbors in the ‘Tower of Hope’ on the campus of Christ Cathedral. It’s none other than Fr. Robert Spitzer, president of the Magis Center and host on EWTN’s popular TV show, “Fr. Spitzer’s Universe.”

Join us for this lively conversation as we talk about our Lenten experience and Holy Week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 3/24/18

EPISODE#134
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS FR GLENN BAATEN

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On today’s show, Rick welcomes a very special priest to the studio. This servant of God, Fr. Glenn Baaten, has a story unlike any you have ever heard. He will be sharing with us how he went about giving up his Anglican holy orders to become a Catholic priest. He’ll also share about the role of “the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter,” and how it helps Anglicans find the path to becoming Roman Catholic.

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 3/17/18

EPISODE#133
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS MARK McELRATH

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. For this week’s episode, Rick welcomes a gentleman whose daily “to-do list” on behalf of the Diocese of Orange is truly mind-boggling.

Mark McElrath is, among other things, the executive director at the Santiago Retreat Center. He is also involved in a cornucopia of Catholic ministries here in the OC, which includes “Catholics at Work OC.” Listen in to be inspired about how YOU too can be more involved.

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 3/3/18

EPISODE#132
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS FR. CHRISTOPHER SMITH

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes Fr. Christopher Smith, the Rector at Christ Cathedral Parish. Fr. Chris is going to give us an update on the status of the construction of the cathedral building itself, among many other items of interest.

Join us for this truly fascinating conversation about ALL the goings-on on this beautiful 35-acre campus in Garden Grove.

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 2/17/18

EPISODE#131
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS DR. AARON KHERIATY

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes Dr. Aaron Kheriaty back to the broadcast. Dr. Kheriaty is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Program in Medical Ethics at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine. He serves as chairman of the clinical ethics committee at UCI Medical Center.

Among the subjects we’ll be discussing are physician-assisted suicide and medical ethics.

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 2/10/18

EPISODE#130
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS ARE LU CORTESE AND SHEILA BEINGESSNER

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes two of his longtime friends to our studios, Lu Cortese and Sheila Beingessner. Both Lu and Sheila have played key roles in the ministry of St. Joseph Radio for many years.

This podcast will give you a strong sense of history of the development of Catholic radio based in southern California!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 2/3/18

EPISODE#129
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS LEONARDO DEFILIPPIS

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes a gentleman who we’ve had on the show multiple times (and for very good reason).

Leonardo DeFilippis is the founder and president of St. Luke Productions – the same media company that has provided the incredible drama series presentations to the Freed Theatre at Christ Cathedral. Today’s discussion centers around its newest production of “TOLTON: From Slave to Priest.”

Tune in for this fascinating conversation.

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 1/20/18

EPISODE#128
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS DARYL SEQUEIRA

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes back one of our favorite guests, Daryl Sequeira from Servite High School. Daryl is the ‘chair’ of the theology department at Servite.

Our topic of conversation today is the following: what is it like growing up as a young man in America today? What are some of the biggest challenges and obstacles?

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 1/13/18

EPISODE#127
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS PIA DESOLENNI

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes back one of our favorite guests, Dr. Pia DeSolenni. Pia is the Chancellor of the Diocese of Orange, and also the Theological Advisor to Bishop Kevin Vann.

Rick and Pia talk about a number of items of interest on this episode. Today’s discussion is about all the Christmas-related goings-on at the diocese.. with a look at the exciting happenings coming our way in 2018!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 12/28/17

EPISODE#126
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS DARYL SEQUEIRA

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes back one of our favorite guests, Daryl Sequeira from Servite High School. Daryl is the ‘chair’ of the theology department at Servite. Our topic of conversation today is on the Advent season. How good a job have we been doing in truly keeping Jesus as the ‘reason for the season?’

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 12/21/17

EPISODE#125
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS ARE GINA SERIEL AND GREG WALGENBACH

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes two people to the studio who have much to share with us: Gina Seriel and Greg Walgenbach.

We’re going to talk about a very unique memorial service that’s going to take place on the Christ Cathedral campus on Thursday, December 21st. The event is called the Homeless Person’s Inter-Religious Memorial Service – honoring the homeless who have passed away over the past year with dignity and respect.

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 12/14/17

EPISODE#124
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS BISHOP KEVIN VANN

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes Bishop Kevin Vann to our studio in the Tower of Hope. It’s always our joy to spend time with the bishop.

Today’s discussion is centered on how we can truly live and ENGAGE the Advent season.

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 11/30/17

EPISODE#123
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS FR. QUAN TRAN

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes Fr. Quan Tran to our studio in the Tower of Hope. Our primary focus today is to discuss an event called Solidarity with persecuted Christians around the world.

On Wednesday, November 29th, you will have a tremendous opportunity to hear several speakers speak firsthand on the topic of Christian persecution. Be sure to listen in to this powerful discussion!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 11/23/17

EPISODE#122
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS DR. VINCENT NGUYEN

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes Dr. Vincent Nguyen to the studio. Dr. Nguyen is the Director of Palliative Care at Hoag Hospital in both Newport Beach and Irvine. Among the topics discussed today are physician-assisted suicide and end-of-life care. Be sure to listen in to this powerful discussion!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 11/16/17

EPISODE#121
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS JAMES DAY

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes James Day back to the program. James is literally our “next door neighbor” at OC Catholic Radio, as he is the Operations Director for EWTN’s west coast studios. He is also quite a prolific writer, having recently penned a book about Pope Benedict called “Father Benedict – The Spiritual and Intellectual Legacy of Pope Benedict the 16th.”

Today they discuss an article that James wrote entitled “From Bukowski to Benedict.” Join us for this compelling conversation!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 11/09/17

EPISODE#120
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS PIA DESOLENNI

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes back one of our favorite guests, Dr. Pia DeSolenni. Pia is the Chancellor of the Diocese of Orange, and also the Theological Advisor to Bishop Kevin Vann.

Rick and Pia always have lively conversations; and, today’s is no different. They talk about, among other things, the recent Hollywood scandals that have hit the news headlines.

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 11/02/17

EPISODE#119
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS RON ADCOCK

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes Ron Adcock back to the studio. Ron is the owner of one of our local partners in the diocese, Travel of Orange. Today, Rick and Ron are talking about the upcoming ‘Bishop’s Pilgrimage Cruise,’ which is happening in July of 2018. Listen in, and hear all about it!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 10/26/17

EPISODE#118
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS DR. TIM O’MALLEY

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick talks to University of Notre Dame professor, Dr. Tim O’Malley. Tim’s book, “Bored Again Catholic,” was recently featured as part of our OC Catholic Book Club.

Today’s discussion centers around this highly-recommended book; and, what prompted him to write it.

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 10/19/17

EPISODE#117
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS CHERI WOOD

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes Cheri Wood to the studio, to talk about her new assignment as the Head of School at Connelly High School in Anaheim.

Cheri has quite a varied resume in the field of education that has served her from coast to coast.

Join us for this very informative conversation.

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 10/12/17

EPISODE#116
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS ARE KELLY KLAUS AND MICHAEL DONALDSON

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes two very knowledgeable guests to the microphones to talk about a very important family-related topic. It’s all about divorce, and how it impacts our families, Catholic and non-Catholic alike. There is a very important conference called “Divorce: The Catholic Community Creating Bridges of Hope,” that is coming soon to our diocese (November 4th) and we need to get the word out!

For more info, call (714) 282-6001

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 10/05/17

EPISODE#115
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS BISHOP KEVIN VANN

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes our very own Bishop Kevin Vann to the studio. Their conversation focuses primarily on Bishop Vann’s extremely busy summer schedule. The biggest highlight was a trip to Poland.. touring many sites that were so important during the life of St. Pope John Paul II.

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 9/28/17

EPISODE#114
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS ARE ISABELLA, VICTORIA AND LOUIE TEJEDA

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes a young lady who is making quite a difference in her community. Isabella Tejeda is a student at Rosary Academy in Fullerton, and she has put together a project for her Girl Scout group to assist with at-risk youth for an organization called Higher Ground Youth & Family Services (based in Anaheim).

Listen to the podcast, and be inspired by this young lady!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 9/21/17

EPISODE#113
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS DR. PIA DESOLENNI

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes back Dr. Pia DeSolenni, who was recently named Chancellor for the Diocese of Orange.

What exactly is the role of a chancellor, and what is Bishop Vann’s vision for this key position? Tune in and find out what it’s all about.

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 9/7/17

 

EPISODE#112
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS DR. AARON KHERIATY

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick’s special guest is Dr. Aaron Kheriaty.

Dr. Kheriaty is a UC Irvine Health psychiatrist who specializes in general adult psychiatry, medical ethics, psychiatry and spirituality. Today’s topic of discussion is regarding some troubling developments in genetic engineering. The studies we’ll discuss today bring several ethical issues to the table.

Listen in, and be informed.

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 8/31/17

EPISODE#111
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS FR. TUAN PHAM

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick’s special guest is a freshly minted priest here in the Diocese of Orange, Fr. Tuan Pham.

About 9 years ago, Fr. Twan immigrated to the US from his home country of Vietnam. He is one of 6 priests who were recently ordained in our diocese; and, he is currently serving St. Kilian’s Parish in Mission Viejo.

He shares part of his life story with us today; and, It is absolutely fascinating. Listen in!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 8/24/17

EPISODE#110
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS MIKE DiCOSOLA

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick’s special guest comes to us by way of Michigan. Mike DiCosola works for an outfit by the name of “Diocesan,” and we’re going to find out precisely what he does there.

In this day where smart phones are so common, his work on special parish “apps” is essential for the future. Tune in and find out all about it!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 8/17/17

EPISODE#109
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS DR. LOUISE DUNN

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes Dr. Louise Dunn of New Hope Ministries. New Hope is truly a landmark ministry housed in the ‘Tower of Hope’ on the Christ Cathedral campus, as its roots go back to 1968. Dr. Dunn will share some of the fascinating background story, and talk about the 24-hour New Hope crisis hotline.

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 8/10/17

EPISODE#108
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS DARYL SEQUEIRA

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes back another good friend and semi-regular on OC Catholic Radio, Daryl Sequeira. Daryl is, among other things, head of the Theology Department at Servite High School. The topic of today’s conversation will focus on some of the trends in how our government treats our Catholic faith.

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 8/03/17

EPISODE#107
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS PIA DeSOLENNI

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, back by popular demand is special guest, Dr. Pia DeSolenni. Today’s discussion focuses on issues of religious freedom, the current state of our court system and our nation’s capital.

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 7/29/17

EPISODE#106
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: A TRIBUTE TO PATRICK MOTT

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. One today’s very special edition of the program, we pay tribute to the original host of OC Catholic Radio, Patrick Mott. Patrick was a beloved friend to many, and lived a remarkable, full life. He will be greatly missed by his legion of friends and co-workers here at the Diocese of Orange. May he rest in the peace of Christ.

(Patrick Mott: 1952-2017)

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 7/20/17

EPISODE#105
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS GREG DHUYVETTER

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. This week, Rick visits with Greg Dhuyvetter, the superintendent for schools for the Diocese of Orange. Together they discuss the immense value of a Catholic School education for your son, daughter, or grandchild. Join us for this important, timely discussion!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 7/13/17

EPISODE#104
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS DARYL SEQUEIRA

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes back another good friend and semi-regular on OC Catholic Radio, Daryl Sequeira. The topic of today’s conversation centers around some of the more recent decisions has have been rendered from the Supreme Court of the U.S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 7/06/17

EPISODE#103
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS PIA DeSOLENNI

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick has a fascinating conversation with Dr. Pia DeSolenni. Pia, as you will hear on the show, works very closely with Bishop Kevin Vann. In fact, you can safely say that she is an advisor to him, in a variety of ways. Take a listen to this very informative broadcast; and, encourage a friend to do the same!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 6/29/17

EPISODE#102
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS RON ADCOCK

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick sits down with Ron Adcock. He is the owner of a travel-based company called Travel of Orange. He and Rick discuss a very special trip with our own OC Bishops, coming up in July. This unique ‘Catholic’ cruise to Ensenada, Mexico, is the first of what we hope will become an annual event. Listen in and catch all the details!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 6/22/17

EPISODE#101
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS ESTHER SEQUEIRA

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick spends some time in-studio with a young lady named Esther Sequeira. Esther is a ‘millennial’ who, in many ways, has embraced several aspects and practices of her Catholic faith that aren’t as common today as they were 2 or 3 decades ago. Join us for this invigorating, refreshing conversation!

 

Originally broadcast on 6/08/17

EPISODE#100
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS ARE DOUG RYAN AND PAUL HICKS OF CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES (CRS)

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes two gentlemen into our radio studio. Both men work with the life-saving ministry of CRS, otherwise known as Catholic Relief Services. If you aren’t aware of the depth and breadth of this intrepid ministry worldwide, prepare to be amazed.
Originally broadcast on 6/01/17

EPISODE#99
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS QUANG NGUYEN

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes Quang Nguyen, whose title includes Cathedral Youth Music and Christ Cathedral Academy Music Teacher. Our discussion today centers on the upcoming exciting summer learning camp program in store for students.

Originally broadcast on 5/25/17

EPISODE#98
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS INCLUDE KATIE DAWSON, ANNETTE VENEGAS, ELYCE PASCHAL, DANIELLA AQUINO & FR. GERALD HORAN

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes a full panel to discuss a lively youth catechism program called Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.

Give a listen and check out this lively conversation!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 5/18/17

EPISODE#97
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS DARYL SEQUEIRA

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick’s special returning guest is the head of the theology department at Servite High School, Daryl Sequeira. Rick and Daryl are longtime friends and they thoroughly enjoy bantering back and forth about the most important issues of the day. Be a “fly on the wall” and enjoy this engaging discussion!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 5/11/17

EPISODE#96
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS PATTY LEDEZMA

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick’s special guest is Patty Ledezma. Patty is on staff at St. Vincent DePaul Parish in Huntington Beach and her title is Director of Parish Life. We’re going to discuss the implementation and great success of a program called “ALPHA.” Join us for a very engaging discussion!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 5/04/17

EPISODE#95
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS ARMANDO CERVANTES

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick’s special guest has been with us on a few other occasions, and for very good reason. Armando Cervantes holds the title of Director of Youth and Young Adults for the Diocese of Orange. The youth are the not only the future of our church, they are very much the PRESENT as well! Join us for a lively discussion!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 4/27/17

EPISODE#94
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS JAMES DAY

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick sits down with a gentleman who is literally our ‘next door neighbor’ at OC Catholic Radio. His name is James Day. James is the Operations Manager for EWTN’s west coast studios; and, he is also an author of an exciting new book called Father Benedict. Join us for a well-rounded discussion today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 4/20/17

EPISODE#93
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS FR. GERALD HORAN

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. This week, Rick welcomes back one of our favorite regular guests, Fr. Gerald Horan. Together they’ll be discussing the deeper meanings of Lent; and, all the happenings of Holy Week including the joys of Easter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 4/13/17

EPISODE#92
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS LEILA SANSOUR

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. This week, Rick welcomes acclaimed film maker Leila Sansour to the studio. She is the founder and spokesperson of OPEN BETHLEHEM, an international non-profit organization. She will also discuss her new documentary film with the same name, Open Bethlehem – the subtitle is: A Big Film About a Small Town.

Click on to hear this riveting conversation..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 4/06/17

EPISODE#91
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS JOHN AUST

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. This week, Rick welcomes a gentleman to the studio who happens to be the most recent recipient of the St. Joseph Radio ‘Catholic Man of the Year’ award. John Aust is a local OC businessman who has made quite a remarkable impact in our community. Listen, and be inspired!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 3/30/17

EPISODE#90
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS ARE FR. GERALD HORAN AND CECILIA PHAN

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. This week, Rick is joined by two very special guests: Fr. Gerald Horan and Cecilia Phan. Fr. Gerald has been a frequent guest to the show, and we’re going to focus on this holy season of Lent. Towards the end of our show, Cecilia shares about an amazing event for our high-school age youth. On Saturday, April 8th, an event called OCYC (Orange Catholic Youth Conference) will take place on the campus of Christ Cathedral. It’s a great opportunity for our youth to have a local ‘taste’ of World Youth Day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 3/23/17

EPISODE#89
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS PEGGY NORMANDIN

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. This week, Rick is joined by our very own Peggy Normandin, as they record LIVE from the SCRC Congress at the Anaheim Convention Center! Peggy hosts the Call Me Catholic show that airs each weekend on EWTN Radio. Rick and Peggy enjoy a conversation amidst the huge crowd gathered at the SCRC Congress. Great fun in store for you, today. Join us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 3/16/17

EPISODE#88
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS ARE SHEILA BEINGESSNER AND WING LAM

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. This week, Rick welcomes dear friend Sheila Beingessner back to the studio, to discuss the popular upcoming St. Joseph Radio Man of the Year event. It’s happening very soon! Towards the end of today’s show, we check in with co-founder of Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, Wing Lam. Wing tells us all about the special meal deals that you can take advantage of during this Lenten season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 3/2/17

EPISODE#87
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS ARE KATIE DAWSON AND FR. GERALD HORAN

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. This week, Rick welcomes two very special people to our studio, Katie Dawson and Fr. Gerald Horan. Fr. Gerald is a frequent guest on OC Catholic Radio, and we’re always happy to have him drop by. Katie’s title is Director of Parish Faith Formation, for the Diocese of Orange. Today’s discussion is all about evangelization.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 2/23/17

EPISODE#86
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS STEPHEN J. BINZ

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. This week, Rick welcomes author, speaker, and pilgrimage leader Stephen J. Binz. They talk about a wonderful new book he has written on our newly-minted saint, Junipero Serra. The book is entitled “Saint Junipero Serra’s Camino: A Pilgrimage Guide to the California Missions.” Join us for this tremendously enlightening conversation!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 2/16/17

EPISODE#85
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS ARE CECILIA PHAN AND IAN CABRERA

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. This week, Rick welcomes 2 friends to the studio, Cecila Phan and Ian Cabrera. Both Cecilia and Ian work for the diocese in key capacities on the Christ Cathedral campus. Our discussion today will focus on the varied aspects of young adult ministry. Far from being a “catch all” approach, it’s more in line with meeting people where they are.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 2/9/17

EPISODE#84
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS GREG DHUYVETTER

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. This week, Rick visits with Greg Dhuyvetter, the superintendent for schools for the Diocese of Orange to discuss CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK. Join us for this important, timely discussion!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 2/2/17

EPISODE#83
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS SHEILA BEINGESSNER

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. This week, Rick spends some time with good friend, Sheila Beingessner of St. Joseph Radio. The topic of discussion is the popular upcoming “Catholic Man of the Year” event, taking place in March. This diocese-wide event is designed to honor those who do so much work behind the scenes. They deserve to be honored.. Amen?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 1/26/17

EPISODE#82
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS FR. GERALD HORAN

Host Rick Howick, interviews guests on a variety of topics. This week, Rick is joined by popular guest, Fr. Gerald Horan, as they talk about ongoing evangelization efforts going on in the Diocese of Orange. Our special guest just returned from a fabulous conference in Texas called “Seek 2017.” Over 13,000 participants attended this youth conference! It had a profound impact on him. It’s all about Faith Formation.

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 1/19/17

EPISODE#81
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS DARYL SEQUEIRA

Host Rick Howick, interviews guests on a variety of topics. This week, Rick is joined by Daryl Sequeira, the Department Chair for Theology at Anaheim’s very own Servite High School. They canvas over a variety of topics, political and social. Join us for some compelling discussion!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 1/12/17

 

EPISODE#80
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS LEONARDO DE FILIPPIS

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On today’s program, it’s our pleasure to welcome Leonardo DeFilippis back to our studios. Leonardo is the founder and president of St. Luke Productions; and, he’s once again spearheading our ever-popular CHRIST CATHEDRAL DRAMA SERIES by presenting “Therese – The Story of a Soul.” There will be 3 performances at the Freed Theatre on the campus of Christ Cathedral: Jan. 27th, 28th and 29th. For tickets and info, visit ccdramaseries.com!

 

 

Originally broadcast on 1/5/17

EPISODE#79
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS BISHOP KEVIN VANN

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On today’s program, it’s our honor to welcome Bishop Kevin Vann back to the studio. He recently celebrated his 4th anniversary of becoming Bishop of the Diocese of Orange. He talks about memories of his childhood Christmas traditions growing up in Illinois. You’ll enjoy this lively, engaging discussion.

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 12/22/16

EPISODE#78
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS FR. GERALD HORAN

Host Rick Howick, interviews guests on a variety of topics. On today’s special Advent edition of the OC Catholic program, Rick speaks to one of our frequent guests, Fr. Gerald Horan. In today’s discussion, the following question is pondered: “why do we as Catholics celebrate Advent the way we do?” Ultimately, it’s all about the birth of the Son of man and the great hope of the Gospel.

 

Originally broadcast on 12/15/16

 

 

 

 

EPISODE#77
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS RICK HOWICK

Host Rick Howick, interviews guests on a variety of topics. On today’s very special edition of the OC Catholic program, Rick provides for us a thoroughly beautiful reflection of the Advent season. Listen in.. and prepare your heart with the joy and blessing of this glorious season.

 

Originally broadcast on 12/01/16

 

EPISODE#76
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS DEACON STEVE GRECO

Host Rick Howick, interviews guests on a variety of topics. Today’s guest is Deacon Steve Greco, the founder and president of Sprit Filled Hearts Ministry and host of the radio show, “Empowered by the Spirit.” The EBTS broadcast also airs locally on your Immaculate Heart Radio station. Rick and Deacon Steve carry on a lively conversation in regards to how you and I can truly make the most of this Advent season. Need your spiritual batteries to be re-charged? Then THIS is the program for YOU.

 

 

Originally broadcast on 11/25/16

EPISODE#75
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS KATIE DAWSON

Host Rick Howick, interviews guests on a variety of topics. Today’s guest is Katie Dawson. Katie holds the title of Director of Parish Faith Formation for the Diocese of Orange. The topics of discussion include: the end of the liturgical year, the oncoming season of Advent, and reflections on Christ the King and the Year of Mercy. Join us for this great conversation!

 

 

Originally broadcast on 11/18/16

EPISODE#74
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS FR. GERALD HORAN

Host Rick Howick, interviews guests on a variety of topics. Today’s guest, Fr. Gerald Horan, engages in conversation with Rick about long term planning and Bishop Kevin Vann’s vision for the Diocese of Orange. The topic on the table is a newly published document entitled “The Pastoral Plan for the Diocese.” Let us all look to the FUTURE, together! Together we journey.. together, in faith.

 

Originally broadcast on November 11, 2016

EPISODE#73
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS STEVE LeMIRE

Host Rick Howick, interviews guests on a variety of topics. Today’s guest, Steve LeMire, is Rick’s longtime friend in ministry.. most notably for the work they’ve done together on behalf of St. Joseph Radio in southern California. In this interview, they talk about the “Catholic Man of the Year” event, which takes place each Spring. If you’ve never heard of this event, you need to know about it! Listen in, and spread the word!

 

Originally broadcast on October 27, 2016

 

 

EPISODE#72
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS MARISSA CORNEJO

Host Rick Howick, interviews guests on a variety of topics. Today’s guest, Marissa Cornejo, works in the missions office for the Diocese of Orange. Our discussion will touch on the variety of wonderful goings-on at the mission office. Prepare to be INSPIRED.

Originally broadcast on October 20, 2016

EPISODE#69
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS ARE OLIVIA CORNEJO AND JESSICA GALAVIZ

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. This week’s guests discuss an amazing event that just occurred in the Diocese of Orange.

Originally broadcast on September 29, 2016

EPISODE#66
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS FR. CHRISTOPHER SMITH

Host Rick Howick, interviews guests on a variety of topics. This week, Howick speaks with Fr. Christopher Smith, Episcopal Vicar and Rector of Christ Cathedral.

Originally Broadcast August 25, 2016.

EPISODE#55
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS FATHER TROY SCHNEIDER

Host Rick Howick, interviews guests on a variety of topics. This week, Howick is joined by Father Troy Schneider, Parochial Vicar at Holy Family Cathedral in Orange.

Originally Broadcast June 2, 2016

EPISODE #45
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST INCLUDES RYAN LILYENGREN

Host Rick Howick, guest host filling in for Patrick Mott, interviews guests on a variety of topics. This week, Howick is joined by Ryan Lilyengren, the Communications Director for the Diocese of Orange.

Originally broadcasted March 17, 2016.

EPISODE #44
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST INCLUDES FATHER GERALD HORAN

Host Rick Howick, guest host filling in for Patrick Mott, interviews guests on a variety of topics. This week Howick is joined by Fr. Gerald Horan live at the Religious Education Congress.

Originally broadcast March 10, 2016.

EPISODE #42
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST INCLUDES FR. CHRISTOPHER SMITH

Host Rick Howick, guest host filling in for Patrick Mott, interviews guests on a variety of topics. This week Howick is joined by Fr. Christopher Smith.

Originally broadcast February 18, 2016.

EPISODE #47
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST INCLUDES DARYL SEQUEIRA

Host Rick Howick, guest host filling in for Patrick Mott, interviews guests on a variety of topics. This week, Howick is joined by Daryl Sequeira, Theology Instructor at Servite High School.

Originally broadcast March 31, 2016.

EPISODE #38
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS INCLUDE ED GERBER, PATRICIA LAMB, AND FR. CHRISTOPHER SMITH

Host Rick Howick, guest host filling in for Patrick Mott, interviews several guests on a variety of topics.

Howick speaks with Executive Director of the Lestonnac Free Clinics, Ed Gerber, about the clinics.

Next, Patricia Lamb Director of Music Ministry, Our Lady Queen of Angels, speaks about the music ministry and the 2016 concert series.

Then, Father Christopher Smith, Rector and Episcopal Vicar for the Christ Cathedral, speaks with Howick about spiritual resolutions for the year.

Originally broadcast January 14, 2016.

 

EPISODE #37
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS INCLUDE MATT MAHER, BRIAN OBERHOLZER, FATHER CHRISTOPHER SMITH, AND ANN O’DONNELL

Host Jim Rossi, guest host filling in for Patrick Mott, interviews several guests on a variety of topics.

Rossi speaks with Matt Maher about his Saints and Sinners Tour including a stop at Christ Cathedral.

Next, Brian Oberholzer, pruducer of the film The Letters joins Rossi to talk about the film. The Letters, is a film based on the letters of Mother Teresa.

Then, Father Christopher Smith, Rector and Episcopal Vicar for the Christ Cathedral, speaks with Rossi about the advancements done on the campus.

Lastly, Rossi speaks with Ann O’Donnell, lay missionary of the St. Maximilian Kolbe, about her patron St. Maximilian.

Originally broadcast December 31, 2015.

EPISODE #36
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS INCLUDE LARYN KOVALIK, FATHER CHRISTOPHER SMITH, DR. TONY STRAWA, GREG WALGENBACH

Host Rick Howick, guest host filling in for Patrick Mott, interviews several guests on a variety of topics.

Howick speaks with Laryn Kovalik, an aspirant to the Verbum Dei Sisters. The two discuss Kovalik’s Go Fund the Nun Campaign vocations and the need to pay off student loans before entering seminary/convent.

Next, Father Chistopher Smith, Rector and Episcopal Vicar speaks to Howick about Advent.

Doctor Anthony Stawa, Chair of the Diocese of San Jose Climate Change Initiative, speaks with Howick about the papal encyclical Laudato Si.

Lastly, Howick is joined by Director of Life, Justice and Peace, Greg Walgenbach. The two discuss the Kramer Multi-Service Center and Shelter in Anaheim.

Originally broadcast December 3, 2015.

EPISODE #35
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS INCLUDE KATIE DAWSON, FR. ROBERT SPITZER, AND MICHAEL CASPINO

Host Rick Howick, guest host filling in for Patrick Mott, interviews several guests on a variety of topics.

Director of Parish Faith Formation, Katie Dawson speaks to Howick about raising Catholic young men.

Next, Fr. Robert Spitzer discusses human life and the importance of respecting the individual person.

Lastly, Howick is joined by Michael Caspino, Chairman for Catholics Against Assisted Suicide, to discuss the on going fight against assisted suicide in California.

Originally broadcast November 26, 2015.

EPISODE #34
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS INCLUDE FR. TROY SCHNEIDER, DR. VINCE FORTANASCE, AND STEPHANIE PACKER

Host Rick Howick, guest host filling in for Patrick Mott, interviews several guests on a variety of topics.

Fr. Troy Schneider, Parochial Vicar at Holy Family Cathedral, speaks with Howick about sin and the affect on the soul.

Next, Dr. Vince Fortanasce speaks with Howick about the assisted suicide referendum.

Stephanie Packer joins Howick again to tell a little more about the situation in California and the assisted suicide bill.

Originally broadcast November 19, 2015.

EPISODE #33
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS INCLUDE MSGR. ARTHUR HOLQUIN AND STEPHANIE PACKER

Host Rick Howick, guest host filling in for Patrick Mott, interviews several guests on a variety of topics.

Msgr. Art Holquin speaks with Howick about the Transubstantiation of the Eucharist.

Next, Msgr. Holquin stays on the line with Howick about the intersession of saints.

Lastly, Stephanie Packer speaks to Howick about her perspective of assisted suicide and the continuing battle for life.

Originally broadcast November 12, 2015.

EPISODE #32
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS INCLUDE MICHAEL DONALDSON, FR. FELIX JUST S.J., PH.D., FR. GERALD HORAN, FR. ALLAN FIGUEROA DECK, S.J., S.T.D.

Host Jim Rossi, guest host filling in for Patrick Mott, interviews several guests on a variety of topics.

Michael Donaldson, Director of Pastoral Care for the Diocese of Orange, speaks with Rossi about the importance of the centrality of the family to the Catholic faith.

Fr. Felix Just S.J., Ph.D. joins Rossi to talk about the apocryphal text of the Bible.

Next Rossi speaks with Fr. Gerald Horan, Episcopal Vicar for Faith Formation for the Diocese of Orange, about confession.

Fr. Allan Figueroa Deck, S.J., S.T.D., speaks with Rossi about the veneration of images and icons.

Originally broadcast November 5, 2015.

EPISODE #31
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS INCLUDE DEACON FRANK CHAVEZ, JIM DEHARPPORTE, FR. JIM NIEBLAS, AND CHAD BERLINGHERI

Host Jim Rossi, guest host filling in for Patrick Mott, interviews several guests on a variety of topics.

Deacon Frank Chavez, Director for the Diaconate for the Diocese of Orange and Steve Buyers a candidate in the diaconate, share the excitement felt preparing for this momentous occasion.

Jim DeHarpporte, Director of Catholic Relief Services West, speaks with Rossi about the continuing Migration Crisis in Europe.

Next, Rossi speaks with Fr. Jim Nieblas, member of the Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation. Fr. Nieblas tells Rossi about his trip to Washington D.C. and his visit with Pope Francis.

Lastly Rossi is joined in studio by Chad Berlingheri, CEO, Cathedral Production and Scott Melvin, Director of Cultural Arts at Mater Dei to talk about their upcoming pilgrimage to Vatican for Holy Week.

Originally Broadcast on 1000 AM October 15, 2015.

EPISODE #30
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS INCLUDE GREG WALGENBACH, MICHAEL DONALDSON AND LOUISE DUNN, MICHAEL MARSHALL, AND LARRY HANES JR.

Host Jim Rossi, guest host filling in for Patrick Mott, interviews several guests on a variety of topics.

Greg Walgenbach, Director of the office of Life, Justice and Peace, speaks with Rossi about the recent Planned Parenthood videos.

Next, Michael Donaldson, Director of Pastoral Care for the Diocese of Orange, and Louise Dunn, Director of New Hope Crisis Hotline, speak with Rossi about the The Gathering on Mental Health and the Church Conference that took place at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest.

Rossi is then joined by Michael Marshall, the sixth grade teacher at St. Cecilia School, in Tustin, and several students involved in the C.A.R.E. (Catholic Action Responsibility Education)  program.

Lastly, Larry Hanes Jr., the Executive Director of Mercy House, speaks with Rossi about the organization’s 25th year.

Originally Broadcast on 1000 AM October 8, 2015.

EPISODE #29
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS INCLUDE KATIE DAWSON AND ROSE ANTOGNOLI, DR. VINCENT NGUYEN, RONALD KNOWLES, AND FATHER STEPHEN WASHKO

Host Patrick Mott interviews Katie Dawson, Director of Parish Faith Formation for the Diocese of Orange, and Rose Antognoli, Director of Faith Formation at St. Vincent De Paul Church, about the Catechisis of the Good Shepard program.

Next Mott speaks with Dr. Vincent Nguyen about the continuing battle against Physician Assisted Suicide.

Former President of the Orange County chapter of the Knights of Columbus, Ronald Knowles visits Mott in the studio to discuss the Knights of Columbus.

Lastly, Father Stephen Washko, pastor of Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church speaks with Mott about his parish and community.

Originally Aired August 27, 2015.

EPISODE #28
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS INCLUDE RAY MCKENNA, MIKE MARKUS, MECHELLE LAWRENCE ADAMS AND MSGR. MICHAEL MCKIERNAN

Host Patrick Mott speaks with Catholic Athletes for Christ President and founder Ray Mckenna, to find out more about the organization.

Mott then speaks with Mike Markus, the General Manager of the Orange County Water District, about being a steward to the environment and the recent papal encyclical Laudato Si.

Lastly Mott is on the phone with Mechelle Lawrence Adams, Executive Director at Mission Basilica, San Juan Capistrano and Monsignor Michael McKiernan Rector of the mission about their annual “friend-raising” gala.

Originally aired August 20, 2015

EPISODE #27
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS INCLUDE JIM DEHARPPORTE, JEAN COLARUSSO, NORMA AGUERO, AND PATTI ABEYTA

Host Patrick Mott speaks with Jim DeHarpporte, Catholic Relief Services Regional Director, about the continuing relief efforts in Nepal after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake hit in April 2015.

Next, Mott speaks with Jean Colarusso, the co-founder of Friends of the Poor, a non-profit, non-denominational service organization, about the situation for Christians in Nigeria.

Mott then speaks with Norma Aguero, director of Child and Youth Protection, who explains the good work being done by the office and training available for those wanting to become involved in the Diocese of Orange.

Patti Abeyta, the pre-school director of Christ Cathedral Academy, stops by the studio to tell Mott about Catholic education at the academy.

Originally aired August 13, 2015.

EPISODE # 26
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS INCLUDE DEACON BRANDON DANG, PATRICK ORTIZ, MIKE MARKUS, AND MSGR. ARTHUR HOLQUIN

Host Patrick Mott interviews guests about a variety of topics. Deacon Brandon Dang talks to Mott about his ordination to transitional deacon and his journey to the priesthood. Next in the studio is Patrick Ortiz who tells listeners more about the Order of Malta. Later, Mike Markus, GM of the Orange County Water District explains what Californians can do during this long drought. Lastly Msgr. Holquin, tell Mott what to expect in the coming Holy Year as proclaimed by Pope Francis.

Originally Aired August 6, 2015

EPISODE # 25
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS INCLUDE CLAIRE FRAZIER-YZAGUIRRE, DEBBIE VALLAS, MARIA CERVANTES, AND CARLOS GALINDO

Host Patrick Mott speaks with Claire Frazier-Yzaguirre about her work counseling couples in Southern California promoting unity in marriages and families and among couples from a uniquely Christian perspective. Yzaguirre is a licensed marriage and family therapist and family life consultant.

Debbie Vallas, the Senior Administrator of Christ Cathedral Academy, discusses the exciting upcoming academic year with Mott.

Next, Mott is joined in the studio by Maria Cervantes, a representative of the MIND Research Institute, the couple talk education.

Lastly, Mott is joined by Carlos Galindo, the manager of Family Services and Advance Planning under the Diocese of Orange’s Department of Cemeteries. Galindo informs listeners about the First Friday Friars.

Originally aired July 23, 2015.

Episode #24
OC Catholic Radio: Guests Include Tim Rosales, Michael Schaffer, Dr. Ronald Knowles, and Msgr. Doug Cook

Host Patrick Mott discusses Senate Bill 128’s defeat with Tim Rosales, the spokesperson for Californians Against Assisted Suicide. Next Mott speaks with Michael Schaffer, the director of Risk Management for the Diocese of Orange, about domestic violence.

Dr. Ronald Knowles joins Mott in the studio to discuss the Knights of Columbus. Dr. Knolls is the past president of the Orange County Chapter of the Knights of Columbus.

Lastly, Mott speaks with Msgr. Doug Cook, the Judicial Vicar for the Diocese of Orange, about the annual Blessing of the Cars event held on the parish campus.

Originally aired July 16, 2015.

EPISODE #16
CALL ME CATHOLIC: GUESTS INCLUDE GUS LLOYD AND SARAH REINHARD

“The Road to Conversion”

Host Peggy Normandin speaks with Gus Lloyd about the dramatic events that led up to his and his wife’s conversion back to their Catholic faith. Lloyd is a fellow radio host, he hosts Seize the Day, on Sirius XM’s Catholic Channel.  Lloyd will also share details from his recent experience leading a pilgrimage to Italy – the perils and blessings therein.

Author, blogger and popular Catholic speaker Sarah Reinhard joins Normandin to discuss the moment when she first realized the riches of the Catholic faith and fully embraced her commiment to it, discovering new outlets for her writing talents.

In this new chapter of our My Sainted Mother series, “Michael’s Conversion”, Michael recalls the moment when he, as a committed Unitarian,  recognized the Catholic church was worth a closer look.

Originally aired July 24th, 2015.

EPISODE #23
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS INCLUDE MICHAEL WESNER, TITA SMITH, NORMA AGUERO, AND SR. JOHN ELLEN TURNER

 

Host Patrick Mott sits down the with Director of Cemeteries Michael Wesner to talk about the importance of Catholic cemeteries. Next Tita Smith, Executive Director of Catholic Charities, speaks with Mott about Camp ReCreation. Norma Aguero, director of Child and Youth Protection explains the good work being done by the office and training available for those wanting to become involved in the Diocese of Orange. Lastly, Mott is joined by Sr. John Ellen Turner, president of St. Catherine’s Academy to discuss the history and tradition of the academy.

 

Originally aired July 9th, 2015.

EPISODE #22
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS INCLUDE BISHOP ALFRED AGYENTA, MONSIGNOR ARTHUR HOLQUIN, AND RYAN HARTNETT

Patrick Mott is joined by Bishop Alfred Agyenta, who is visiting the Diocese of Orange from the country of Ghana. He recently celebrated his fourth year as a bishop and talks to Mott about the faithful his diocese. Monsignor Arthur Holquin joins Mott on the show to chat about the Holy Year Pope Francis declared for the upcoming year. Ryan Hartnett, recipient of the Bishop Norman McFarland Scholarship from Loyola Marymount University. Mott talks to him about his upcoming career as a journalist.

 

Originally aired July 2nd, 2015.

EPISODE #21
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS INCLUDE FR. ROBER SPITZER, WILLIAM PATENAUDE, AND STEVEN EMBREE

Host Patrick Mott is joined in the studio by Father Robert Spitzer, the president of the Magis Center. The two discuss the recent papal encyclical Laudato Si’. William Patenaude, an engineer with the Rhode Island Department of Environment Management speaks with Mott further about the paper encyclical. Steven Embree from the Museum of the Bible, returns to Orange County Catholic Radio. Museum of the Bible is scheduled to open in 2017 in Washington, D.C. Embree discusses the museum’s traveling exhibits that are open now and will continue until the end of February 2016.

EPISODE #20
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS INCLUDE DR. PAUL FORD, DR. VICTORIA GRAF, MONSIGNOR MIKE HEHER

Host Patrick Mott talks with Dr. Paul Ford, one of the foremost authorities on the life and writings of C.S. Lewis. Dr. Paul Ford, a professor of Theology and Liturgy at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo who is also an internationally recognized expert on the life and writings of C.S. Lewis and is a board member of the C.S. Lewis Foundation, which is headquartered in Redlands.

Dr. Victoria Graf, a professor of Special Education and the head of Educational Support Services at Loyola Marymount University, speaks with Mott about a unique schools program designed for children with Down Syndrome and autism that benefits both these categories of special learners and everyone else in the classroom.

Monsignor Mike Heher, the former Vicar General of the Diocese of Orange and the current pastor of St. Anne Church in Seal Beach, explains the many benefits of annual priest retreat. This annual retreat is offered to all priests in the diocese as an opportunity to recharge their physical and spiritual batteries.

EPISODE #19
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS INCLUDE DRS. VINCENT NGUYEN AND IRA BYOCK, MICHELE VOLZ, FATHER DOUG NEEL

OC Catholic Radio Host Patrick Mott discusses Senate Bill 128 with Drs. Vincent Nguyen and Ira Byock. Dr. Vincent Nguyen, is a Board Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Specialist with Board Certifications in Geriatrics and Family Medicine. Dr. Ira Byock serves as Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer for the Institute for Human Caring of Providence Health and Services.

Michele Volz, OC coordinator for the Ignatian Spirituality Project, speaks with Pat about the program.

Father Doug Neel talks about meal time in the bible with Pat. The two discuss what would have been on the menu during the last supper, and give a few recipes to listeners to make their own Mediterranean meals of the time.

 

EPISODE #18
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS INCLUDE DR. SALVATORE MARTINEZ, PIA DE SOLENNI

Patrick Mott talks with Dr. Salvatore Martinez, President of the Vatican Foundation, “International Center for the Family in Nazareth,” about the vision of Pope Francis for the role of the family in modern life. Dr. Martinez also discusses an ambitious family project in the home of the Holy Family, Nazareth.

Pia de Solenni, Associate Dean of Augustine Institute, stopped by the studio to talk to Pat on Dr. Johnathan Reyes’ talk about the social vision of Pope Francis.

EPISODE #17
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS INCLUDE DR. VINCENT NGUYEN, IRA BYOCK, MICHELE VOLZ, MIKE SHAFFER AND SEBASTIAN REYES

Patrick Mott, interviews Drs. Vincent Nguyen and Ira Byock on a Senate Bill 128 update. Dr. Vincent Nguyen, is a Board Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Specialist with Board Certifications in Geriatrics and Family Medicine. Dr. Ira Byock serves as Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer for the Institute for Human Caring of Providence Health and Services.

Michele Volz, OC coordinator for the Ignatian Spirituality Project, speaks with Pat about the program.

Mike Shaffer, Director of Risk Management for the Diocese of Orange, is in the studio with Pat talking about domestic violence awareness.

Santa Margarita Catholic High School Senior Greek language whiz, Sebastian Reyes explains the challenges of the International Baccalaureate program.

 

EPISODE #16
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST INCLUDE JONATHAN BINAGHI AND MIRANDA EMDE; STEVEN EMBREE; DR. DAVID BIBAS

Segments 1 and 2:

Patrick Mott speaks with Jonathan Binaghi and Miranda Emde about the Swiss Guard. Jonathan Binaghi was himself a Swiss Guard and recently retired from his post. If you were listening to the show a few weeks ago, you may recall us visiting with Miranda Emde from Huntington Beach and talking about her engagement to Jonathan after a long-distance Rome-California romance. Well, they’re both with us in the studio today. Jonathan is in Southern California for an extended visit and has kindly agreed to stop by and talk about his career in the Vatican.

Segment 3:

Steven Embree from the Museum of the Bible, returns to Orange County Catholic Radio. Museum of the Bible is scheduled to open in 2017 in Washington, D.C. Embree discusses the museum’s traveling exhibits that are open now and will continue until the end of February 2016.

Segment 4:

Mott speaks with Dr. David Bibas of the California Science Center in L.A., where one of the most comprehensive exhibits of the Dead Sea Scrolls ever assembled is drawing large and enthusiastic crowds.

EPISODE #15
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST INCLUDE FATHER JOHN MONEYPENNY, CORY WILKERSON AND ACADEMIC DECATHLON CHAMPIONS

OC Catholic Radio Host Patrick Mott interviews Father John Moneypenny, director of Vocations for the Diocese of Orange.

Cory Wilkerson speaks with Mott about the Blessing of the Bikes event that took place May, 11.

Student finalists from St. Edward the Confessor School in the State Academic Decathlon Championships quiz Mott after their big win

EPISODE #5
CALL ME CATHOLIC: GUESTS INCLUDE ABBOT PAUL SCHWAUN AND FILM PRODUCER MARK JOSEPH

“Call Me Catholic” Radio Host Peggy Normandin speaks with Abbot Paul Schwaun about how the ruins of a 12th century Cicstercian monastery in Spain have been transplanted to the New Clairvaux Cistercian monastery in Vina, Calif. where they are rebuilding the original Chapter House.

Normandin then dialogues with record and film producer Mark Joseph about the state of media today. He also discusses his current project, a Reagan bio-epic due out next year.

Last in the My Sainted Mother segment, Normandin hears a woman’s story of her mother’s devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help during the depression in Los Angeles.

EPISODE #14
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST INCLUDE ROSE AND MINH VAN PHAM, JUDY LUTRELL AND SHAWNA SMITH

OC Catholic Editor and Radio Host Patrick Mott interviews Rose and Minh Van Phan about their courageous stories of escape from Communist Vietnam. Judy Luttrell, Principal at Rosary High School, talks to Mott about the school’s 50-year history, as the school celebrates its 50th anniversary. Shawna Smith joins Mott to discuss the Taller San Jose Organization and the programs it offers to at-risk young adults.

EPISODE #13
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST INCLUDE FATHER ED BECKER AND CHAD BERLINGHIERI

OC Catholic Radio Host and Editor of Orange County Catholic newspaper, Patrick Mott welcomes this week’s guests:

  • Father Ed Becker, Pastor at Our Lady of Guadalupe, about tips when traveling to Rome
  • Chad Berlinghieri about the Verdi: Requiem performance on the campus

EPISODE #12
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS INCLUDE GREG WALGENBACH, SCOTT MELVIN, LORI STANLEY, CRAIG JOHNSON

OC Catholic Radio Host and Editor of Orange County Catholic newspaper, Patrick Mott welcomes this week’s guests.

Greg Walgenbach, director of the Office of Life, Justice and Peace at the Diocese of Orange, shares the work his office does on a day-to-day basis, as well as the services and resources the office provides.

Scott Melvin, director of Choral Music at Mater Dei High School, shares how the program at Mater Dei continues to exceed expectations for musical excellence.

Lori Stanley from Blessed Sacrament School, shares the winning experience of the Academic Decathlon team at the school.

Craig Johnson, head hockey coach at Santa Margarita Catholic High School, discussed how hockey became a sport at the school and his philosophy of coaching.

EPISODE #11
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: UPDATE ON CHRIST CATHEDRAL, UNDERSTANDING SB128, FR. PAUL SPELLMAN ON VOCATIONS

OC Catholic Radio Host Patrick Mott talks with Scott Johnson of Johnson Fain on the status of construction on Christ Cathedral, with Dr. Michael Cushing on SB 128 and with Father Paul Spellman on vocations to the priesthood.

EPISODE #10
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: HAZEL WRIGHT ORGAN UPDATE; DEAD SEA SCROLLS; NEW BOOK: “THE POPE AND THE CEO”; HEART OF JESUS RETREAT CENTER

Patrick Mott, OC Catholic Radio host, interviews guests about important Catholic issues in the Diocese of Orange and throughout the world.

  • Brian Sawyer talks with Patrick Mott about his part in the restoration of the Hazel Wright organ.
  • Dr. David Bibas, from the California Science Center, on the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit.
  • The author of “The Pope and the CEO,” Andreas Widmer, joins Patrick Mott in studio to discuss his new book.
  • A look at the Heart of Jesus Retreat Center and the upcoming Gentlemen’s Haberdashery.

Originally Broadcast April 2, 2015 on KCEO AM 1000

EPISODE #9
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: WELLS OF LIFE, CRS RICE BOWL, AND VIANNEY

Patrick Mott, OC Catholic Radio host, interviews guests about important Catholic issues in the Diocese of Orange and throughout the world.

Nick Jordan, founder and CEO along with Peter Callahan, advisory board member, of Wells of Life shared their love and enthusiasm with listeners for Wells of Life. Please visit www.wellsoflife.org for more information.

Thomas Awiapo joins Pat to talk about his journey of faith and the importance of CRS Rice Bowl Program to those in need. For more information please visit www.crsricebowl.org

Leonardo Defilippis calls to chat about his latest one-man stage production, Vianney.

Originally Broadcast

March 19, 2015 on KCEO AM 1000

Episode #8
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: COPTIC MARTYRS, CHRIST CATHEDRAL ORGAN RESTORATION, AND MAKING A GOOD CONFESSION

Patrick Mott, OC Catholic Radio host, interviews guests about important Catholic issues in the Orange Diocese and throughout the world.

Bishop Serapion, bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles, Southern California, and Hawaii, speaks to Pat about the Coptic Martyrs.

Monsignor Arthur Holquin, chair of the Building and Renovation Committee Liturgical Commission, discusses the Hazel Wright Organ restoration.

Katie Dawson, director of Parish Faith Formation for the Diocese of Orange, joins Pat to talk about Pope Francis’ notes on confession.

Originally Broadcast

March 5, 2015 on KCEO AM 1000