Sign Up for Our Newsletter!

Sign-Up to receive updated stories from OC Catholic.

EPISODE#63
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: GUEST IS DEACON MODESTO CORDERO

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

Deacon Modesto Cordero is the Diocese of Orange’s New Director of The Office of Worship. Fr. Christopher will ask about his fascinating background of life in Puerto Rico, and then on to Hawaii and time serving our country in the U.S. Army. He will also share the story of how he and his wife decided to make the trek from their longtime home in Hawaii to mainland California.

Listen in to this lively conversation and be sure to share this podcast!

 

 

 

 

Original broadcast date 9/25/21

EPISODE#238
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: TAKING A LOOK AT THE NEW BOOK “NEITHER CRYSTAL NOR GOLD”

Welcome to another episode of Orange County Catholic Radio, featuring host Rick Howick.

On this week’s show, Rick welcomes two very special guests to the program: Tim Busch and Robert Artigo. Tim Busch is an executive, attorney and Catholic philanthropist. He was one of the earliest advocates for the acquisi­tion of the cathedral by the diocese and was integrally involved in negotiating and fundraising for its purchase. Busch commissioned Artigo to write the book, desiring to preserve the building of the cathedral and its acquisition as part of diocesan history.

Robert Artigo is the author of “Neither Crystal Nor Gold.” It explores many facets of the his­tory of how the former Crystal Cathedral came to be built; and, its unlikely transfor­mation into the cathedral for the Diocese of Orange.

This is a fascinating conversation. Be sure to share this podcast with a friend!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 9/18/21

EPISODE #284
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: THE SONG OF ST JOSEPH – A VISIT WITH CATHOLIC RECORDING ARTIST DONNA LEE

On this episode, Deacon Steve Greco welcomes singer/ songwriter/ recording artist Donna Lee to our studios on the campus of Christ Cathedral. Donna blesses us with her beautiful voice as she sings ‘acapella’ some of the new music that the Lord has given her.

Pope Francis declared this as the ‘Year of St. Joseph.’ In response, Donna will tell us about the song that she wrote and recorded to mark this wonderful year of celebration.

Please be sure to share this podcast with others!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 9/5/21

EPISODE#237
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT DR ERIN BARISANO WITH AN UPDATE ON OC CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

Welcome to another episode of Orange County Catholic Radio, featuring host Rick Howick.

On this week’s show, Rick welcomes Dr. Erin Barisano back to the program. Dr. 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 are things looking as we embark on the 2021-2022 school year?

Listen in, and be encouraged!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 9/11/21

EPISODE#61
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: CHRIST CATHEDRAL’S THRIVING FILIPINO COMMUNITY

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

On this week’s program, we enjoy a visit with two special people who are both longtime parishioners at Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove. In fact, they were both part of the St Callistus parish community who made the transition to Christ Cathedral about half a decade ago.

We welcome both Lorna Villanueva and Juan Ilustrisimo to our studio for today’s lively discussion!

 

 

 

 

 

Original broadcast date 9/4/21

EPISODE#60
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: GUEST IS MONSIGNOR MIKE HEHER

Host Fr. Christopher Smith welcomes longtime friend and collaborator in ministry, Monsignor Mike Heher, to the program today. Msgr. Mike is the former Vicar General of the Diocese of Orange and the current pastor of St. Anne Church in Seal Beach. He is also an accomplished author.

Give a listen as they reflect on many years ministering to God’s people in the Diocese of Orange!

 

 

 

 

 

Original broadcast date 7/31/21

EPISODE #283
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: FAITH IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

On today’s podcast, Deacon Steve Greco is joined by a dynamic Catholic actress, writer and producer named Christin Jezak. Christin grew up on the east coast and currently resides in Los Angeles, but she is no stranger to the campus of Christ Cathedral. Just a few years ago, she headlined her own one-woman show portraying Saint Mother Teresa in the Freed Theater.

The question of the day: is it possible to work in the entertainment industry today and still hold strong to one’s Catholic/Christian values? Let’s talk about it!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 8/29/21

EPISODE #282
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: MIRACLES THROUGH FORGIVENESS

On today’s podcast, Deacon Steve Greco is joined in the studio by his wife, Mary Anne. The primary topic of discussion is of utmost importance: FORGIVENESS. Not long ago, Deacon Steve was inspired to write a book that he titled, “Miracles Through Forgiveness.” Listen in for some powerful reflections and stories that will surely inspire!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 8/22/21

EPISODE #281
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: ST. JOSEPH SUMMIT PRAYER TEAM

On today’s podcast, Deacon Steve Greco is joined by a dynamic Catholic actress, writer and producer named Christin Jezak. Christin is heading up a powerful prayer team whose primary focus is on the upcoming St. Joseph Summit, sponsored by Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry. Listen in and be inspired by this energetic conversation!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 8/15/21