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EPISODE#54
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: GUEST IS LINDA JI – DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF FAMILY LIFE IN THE DIOCESE OF ORANGE

On this episode, host Fr. Christopher Smith 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 the Office of Family Life in the Diocese of Orange.

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original broadcast on 4/10/21

EPISODE#53
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: SPECIAL EDITION FOR HOLY WEEK

On this memorable edition of Cathedral Square, Fr. Christopher Smith shares the Gospel readings for Palm Sunday and Holy Week. He then offers reflections that will both challenge and bless you.

In addition, you will hear glorious music weaved throughout the program (The Lamb of God by Rob Gardner).

Our prayer is that this program will greatly enrich your Holy Week experience.

Listen, and SHARE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original broadcast on 3/27/21

EPISODE#52
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: GUEST IS IAN RANGEL – DIRECTOR OF THE PASTORAL SERVICES APPEAL

Fr. Christopher is always thrilled to bring new friends to the studio to be part of the radio program.

Today’s guest is Ian Rangel. He is the Director of the Diocese of Orange Pastoral Services Appeal and Fund Development.

Give a listen to this very informative program; and, share it with a friend!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 3/20/21

EPISODE#51
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: LENTEN MISSION CHRIST CATHEDRAL PARISH (LAST OF A 3-PART SERIES)

Fr. Christopher Smith is the Rector and Episcopal Vicar of Christ Cathedral. Last year, he shared a 3-part parish mission at one of our parishes in the Diocese of Orange.

This podcast is the third of a 3-part series.

Be sure to share this with someone. They’ll be glad you did!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on radio in April of 2020

EPISODE#50
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: LENTEN MISSION CHRIST CATHEDRAL PARISH (SECOND OF A 3-PART SERIES)

Fr. Christopher Smith is the Rector and Episcopal Vicar of Christ Cathedral; and, he hosts the weekly Cathedral Square radio show. If you have ever been fortunate to hear one of his homilies at mass, you know that he is truly a gifted speaker. Last year, he shared a 3-part parish mission at one of our beautiful parishes in the Diocese of Orange.

This podcast is the second of a 3-part series.

Be sure to share this with someone. You will both benefit tremendously!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on radio in April of 2020

EPISODE#49
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: LENTEN MISSION CHRIST CATHEDRAL PARISH (FIRST OF A 3-PART SERIES)

Here is a wonderful opportunity to listen to a parish mission without leaving the safety of your home!

Last year, Fr. Christopher Smith was honored to share a 3-part parish mission at one of our beautiful parishes in the Diocese of Orange.

This podcast is the first of a 3-part series.

Be sure to share this with someone. You will both benefit tremendously!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on radio in April of 2020

EPISODE#48
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: GUEST IS MONSIGNOR JOHN URELL

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

On this week’s program, we enjoy a visit with Msgr. John Urell, the Pastor at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Laguna Niguel, CA.

Fr. Christopher and Msgr. John have a lot in common, having both served in the Diocese of Orange for many years. They were actually classmates in seminary; and, were ordained priests on the same day in 1978!

Give a listen, and be sure to share this podcast.

 

 

Originally broadcast on 2/13/21

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 12/19/20

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

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

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

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

Tune in and find out all about it!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 12/12/20