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EPISODE#219
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: DR ERIN BARISANO GIVES US AN UPDATE ON CATHOLIC EDUCATION 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. 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 this new year of 2021?

Listen in, and be encouraged!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 1/16/21

 

EPISODE #7
SOUNDS FROM THE SANCTUARY: EVERYONE DANCE!

Episode No. 7: Everyone Dance!              

Join us for EVERYONE DANCE! Featuring guest organist Dr. Emma Whitten, Associate Director of Music and Organist at Mission San Luis Rey Parish in Oceanside, California, the largest of the 21 California

missions. Dr. Whitten just recently recorded a program for the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Guild of Organists consisting of organ music influenced by many forms of Dance, old and new.

As a complement to her Los Angeles performance, Sounds from the Sanctuary Host David Ball and Dr. Emma Whitten discuss the centuries-old relationship between dance forms and organ music, and even explore Dr. Whitten’s own

unique background of both math and music degrees.

EPISODE #267
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND WITH GUEST FR. DAVE HENEY

Join Deacon Steve Greco as he welcomes Fr. Dave Heney back to the program.

In addition to being pastor at St. Bruno Parish in Whittier, CA, he was also the longtime daily host on Relevant Radio’s “Family Rosary Across America” program.

Today we’ll be taking a virtual tour through the Holy Land!

Listen, and be sure to SHARE this podcast!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 1/3/21

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

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

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

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

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

Be sure to share this podcast.

 

 

Originally broadcast on 1/2/21

EPISODE #266
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: THE GOSPEL OF MARK WITH GUEST FR. FELIX JUST

On today’s much anticipated episode, Deacon Steve Greco welcomes Fr. Felix Just back to the studio. Fr. Felix is, among other things, a renowned biblical scholar. Hence, he has so much wisdom and insight to share.

Today’s conversation is all about the Gospel of Mark. Get ready to glean some eye-opening insights!

And please share this podcast!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 12/27/20

EPISODE#218
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS BISHOP TIMOTHY FREYER ON THE VACCINES FOR COVID-19

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 the coronavirus, vaccines, and Catholic ethics.

“The bishops of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange fully support the California Catholic Conference’s statement on the COVID-19 vaccinations. After thorough research and reviewing the statement from the Pontifical Academy for Life, we find the vaccines morally acceptable and imperative in the ongoing effort to curb the coronavirus pandemic. 

We are hopeful and encouraged by the promise these scientific breakthroughs represent, and urge the 1.3 million Catholics in Orange County to take any and all appropriate steps to protect themselves and their families. We pray for them as we pray for the world. 

We still have much work to do, but we now have hope and a path forward rooted in the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.  We place our trust and confidence in the providence of God.” 

– Bishop Kevin Vann, Bishop Timothy Freyer, Bishop Thanh Thai Nguyen 

 

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Originally broadcast on 12/26/20

EPISODE #6
SOUNDS FROM THE SANCTUARY: CHRISTMAS FAVORITES 2020

Episode No. 6 Christmas favorites 2020                

As we celebrate Christmas during this time of the Covid Pandemic, David Ball and Guest Daniel Ficarri guide us through some of their favorite Christmas Carols and Choral works – familiar music of the season

during these strange times. While most live Christmas music is on hold following safety guidelines, we can at least listen to cherished arrangements and performances of Carols usually sung all over the world,

including so many classics from David Willcocks, John Rutter, and even Mr. Candlelight himself, Dr. John Romeri. Also during this year that Pope Francis has declared a Year of St. Joseph, discover The Cherry

Tree Carol, one of the only carols to tell a story featuring Joseph.

A safe and Merry Christmas to all!

EPISODE #265
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: THE JOY OF CHRISTMAS WITH BISHOP KEVIN VANN

Join Deacon Steve Greco and his guest, our very own Bishop Kevin Vann from the Diocese of Orange.

Today, 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 12/20/20

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 12/19/20

EPISODE #264
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: THE JOY OF ADVENT WITH GUEST FR. FELIX JUST

On today’s much anticipated episode, Deacon Steve Greco welcomes Fr. Felix Just back to the studio. Fr. Felix is, among other things, a renowned biblical scholar.

Today’s conversation generated quite a lively exchange between these two good friends, as they talk about the blessed season of Advent.

Listen in, and encourage others to do the same!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 12/13/20