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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#67
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: AN ADVENT EVENING OF RENEWAL

This is a very special edition of Cathedral Square with your host Fr. Christopher Smith.

Just days ago at Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove (CA), a truly unique evening took place. It was called “An Advent Evening of Renewal.” On this podcast, we will now benefit from the audio of that special service!

A prominent pastor once said, “In order for something to simmer, you have to turn down the heat.” Fr. Christopher shares that he hopes this reflection will indeed be our opportunity to ‘turn down the heat’ of our everyday lives. Let us also really listen to see what the Lord would have to say to us during this Advent season – both individually and as a community.

Let us reflect on the spoken word, some beautiful sacred music, and a meditative rosary.

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 12/11/21

EPISODE#66
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: GUEST IS DR. ERIN BARISANO

It’s time for another episode of Cathedral Square featuring host Fr. Christopher Smith.

On this week’s show, we welcome Dr. Erin Barisano back to the studio. Erin 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. We’ll also discuss the importance of integrating our Catholic faith into our daily lives.

Tune in for a fascinating conversation!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 12/4/21

EPISODE#65
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: THE EXPANSION OF THE MEMORIAL GARDENS AT CHRIST CATHEDRAL

It’s time for another episode of Cathedral Square featuring host Fr. Christopher Smith.

We welcome three very special guests to the program today. Mike Wesner and Alma Ochoa are no strangers to our studio, having joined us for a previous episode. Mike is the Director of Catholic Cemeteries for the Diocese of Orange; and, Alma is the Associate Director of Operations for Cemeteries. Fr. Christopher is also thrilled to welcome Elizabeth Devereaux to the program. She is an architectural glass artist; and, she has made a significant contribution to the Memorial Gardens.

Tune in for a fascinating and lively discussion.

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 10/23/21

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#59
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: TOM AND JOANNE PETERS OF THE CHRIST CATHEDRAL GIFT SHOP

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

On this week’s program, we visit with a married couple who have a wealth of fun an interesting stories to share. Their names are Tom and Joanne Peters, and they have been married for more than 50 years. To top it off, they just happen to be the owners of the Christ Cathedral Gift Shop, which is housed right here on the campus of Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove.

Listen as Tom & Joanne share their amazing and inspiring journey of faith together.

 

 

 

 

 

Original broadcast date 7/10/21

EPISODE#58
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: GUEST IS MICHAEL NGUYEN

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

On this week’s program, we visit with a parishioner of Christ Cathedral parish who has a true servant’s heart. His name is Michael Nguyen, and he has served the parish in various capacities over a handful of years. Most notably, he is currently the president of the pastoral parish council.

Tune in for a dynamic conversation!

 

 

 

 

 

Original broadcast date 6/26/21

EPISODE#57
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: GUEST IS FR. EUGENE LEE

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

On this week’s program, we check-in with Fr. Eugene Lee. He is the Director of the Korean Martyrs Catholic Center in Westminster. What is the difference between a Catholic center versus a parish? Tune in and find out.

And, while you’re at it, be sure to share this podcast!

 

 

 

 

 

Original broadcast date 6/5/21

EPISODE#55
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: GUEST IS SR. KIT GRAY OF THE SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH OF ORANGE

Fr. Christopher Smith covers “all things Christ Cathedral” on the Cathedral Square radio show. He also relishes the chance to welcome good friends to the studio, located high atop the Tower of Hope. Today’s guest is extra special.

Sr. Kit Gray has made her presence known in the Diocese of Orange for many years, most notably in her vital work with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange.

Today, they will discuss Pope Francis’  declaration that 2021 would be ‘the Year of St. Joseph.’

 

Be sure to share this podcast with a friend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original broadcast date 5/1/21

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