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EPISODE#245
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS FR ROBERT SPITZER – BIG DECISIONS FACING THE SUPREME COURT

On this episode of OC Catholic Radio, Rick Howick and esteemed guest Fr. Robert Spitzer navigate through a difficult topic that needs to be brought to the light. Currently the U.S. Supreme Court is dealing with some very important issues that should be a concern to all Catholics. Our topic of discussion centers on the Roe vs. Wade decision that came down 49 years ago this week.

What does the future hold regarding the issue of abortion in our country? Tune in for a compassionate, thoughtful and prayerful conversation. Be sure to share this podcast with others.

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 1/20/22

EPISODE#244
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS RICHARD BORGMAN: THE AMAZING LIFE OF A MISSIONARY

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

Today’s guest has a life testimony that is unlike any you have heard before. Over 5 decades ago, Richard Borgman felt a strong missionary calling on his life. He spent years overseas in places ranging from Africa to Abidjan, teaching and sharing the message of Christianity. Somewhere along the way, he and his family felt a tug to convert to Catholicism. He eventually jumped in with enthusiasm. His son Scott took that commitment even further by eventually being ordained a Catholic priest. (Currently serving in the Diocese of Orange).

Do yourself a favor and tune in to this lively conversation. It’s sure to energize you and boost your spirits!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 1/1/22

EPISODE#243
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS FR. SCOTT BORGMAN

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

Today, Rick is thrilled to welcome Fr. Scott Borgman to the studio. Fr. Scott is the Judicial Vicar in the Office of Canonical Services for the Diocese of Orange.

Over the course of this fascinating dialogue, we’ll hear how Fr. Scott grew up as the son of a pastor in a missionary family. He spent considerable time overseas as a youth and his first language was French. Fr. Scott is also a convert to the Catholic faith.

Be sure to listen and SHARE this dynamic podcast with a friend!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 12/11/21

EPISODE#242
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: DIOCESAN COMMUNICATIONS TEAM – GOING BEHIND THE SCENES

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

There are so many things going on in our vast diocese each day. On this podcast, you will hear from some of the key members of our communications team that work hard to highlight the sights, sounds and stories of our local parishes and communities. Today, Rick welcomes Bradley Zint (Assistant Communications Director), Shay Ryan (Digital Marketing and Social Media Coordinator), Patty Mahoney (Editor of the OC Catholic Newspaper) and Jim Governale (Radio Program Manager).

Listen in to gain a greater understanding of some of the goings-on ‘behind the scenes’ in our diocesan communications department!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 12/4/21

EPISODE#68
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: LIVING BY A STANDARD OF GOODNESS

Here comes yet another special edition of Cathedral Square with your host Fr. Christopher Smith.

During the just-concluded Advent season, Fr. Christopher had the opportunity to give a special presentation to the parishioners of St Martin de Porres in Yorba Linda, CA. The occasion was the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary; and, the title of the talk is The Immaculate Conception of Mary: Living by a Standard of Goodness.

This message offers us all an ideal reflection as we begin anew in 2022.

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 1/1/22

EPISODE #295
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: BISHOP KEVIN VANN ON THE JOY OF CHRISTMAS

It has become a holiday tradition to have our very own Bishop Kevin Vann join Deacon Steve Greco in the radio studio. On this podcast, the Bishop catches us up on some of the latest goings-on at Christ Cathedral; and, he shares some fascinating stories of some of his favorite Christmas traditions.

Tune in for a wonderful, heartfelt conversation! 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 12/26/21

EPISODE #294
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: OVERCOMING GRIEF DURING THE HOLIDAYS

It’s no secret that the holiday season can be a difficult time for many, for a variety of reasons. On today’s Empowered by the Spirit broadcast, Deacon Steve welcomes two friends to the studio who have a lot of experience to share in this area. Their names are Joe Fitzgerald and Becky Lomaka, and they come to us from O’Connor Mortuary in Laguna Hills, CA.

You are sure to gain some nuggets of wisdom from this timely conversation!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 12/19/21

EPISODE #293
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: AN ADVENT REFLECTION

Welcome to another episode of Empowered by the Spirit with Deacon Steve Greco. On this podcast, Deacon Steve is offers some reflective thoughts about the season of Advent. It is a season of anticipation and excitement, as we await the celebration of Jesus’ birth at Christmas.

Be sure to listen and SHARE this program!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 12/12/21

EPISODE #292
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: THE POWER OF PODCASTS

Welcome to another episode of Empowered by the Spirit with Deacon Steve Greco. Deacon Steve is joined today by ministry partners Katie Hughes and Michael Aimola to talk about the power of podcasting in today’s society. With the help of technology, we are able to spread the good news of Jesus Christ and His church through good quality Catholic content. Podcasts can encourage, teach and inspire. And, they can truly make a difference in many lives around the world.

Thank you for listening!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 11/28/21

EPISODE #291
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: WEDDING BANNS – A NEW PODCAST

On today’s entry, Deacon Steve Greco is excited to welcome married couple Deacon Angelo and Cindy Giambrone to the program. They have been married for more than 37 years; hence, they bring a lot of life experience to the table. They will be sharing about the joys and the challenges of married family life on their new podcast launch called “Wedding Banns.” You’ll be able to hear it on Spirit Filled Radio (spiritfilledradio.org) and on podcast exclusively (spiritfilledmedia.org).

Listen in, and get some practical tips on how you can enhance your marriage!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 11/21/21