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EPISODE#251
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: A “LIFE COACH” SHARES HIS GIFTS WITH OTHERS

On today’s broadcast, host Rick Howick visits with a local Catholic businessman who has worn many hats in his colorful career. As he’s grown in his faith over time, he has now transferred that life experience into helping others on their journey. Listen in on this fascinating conversation on finding one’s true purpose in life; and, how we can truly ‘finish well.’

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 4/30/22

EPISODE #302
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: RAISING A CATHOLIC FAMILY

Deacon Steve Greco is a permanent deacon of the Diocese of Orange, California. He is the founder of Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry, which engages in evangelization and support of the foreign missions. His guests for today’s podcast are a dynamic married couple named Ken and Laurie Shepardson. They have been married close to 30 years, all the while raising 11 children! Our topic today is all about raising a Catholic family in this modern world.

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 4/3/22

EPISODE#247
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS KELLY HUDSON, ATHLETIC TRAINER ON ‘THE BIGGEST LOSER’ TV SHOW

Stand by for a delightful edition of OC Catholic Radio. Host Rick Howick’s guest today has a truly remarkable background. A longtime resident of Orange County, Kelly Hudson is a wife, a mother, and author of a fascinating book entitled “Losing, Learning and Loving.” Rick opens the show by saying that Kelly has done “a lot of losing..” This is a reference to the popular television show that she worked on called “The Biggest Loser.” Kelly worked on the show as the director of sports medicine.

Be sure to share this lively podcast with a friend!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 2/5/22

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 #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 #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 #288
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: BEING “ALL IN”

What does it mean to be “all in” as a follower of Jesus?

We’re going to explore that powerful question on today’s episode of Empowered by the Spirit, with your host, Deacon Steve Greco.

Listen in – and be sure to SHARE this podcast!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 10/24/21

EPISODE#240
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS CHRISTOPHER WEST FROM THE THEOLOGY OF THE BODY INSTITUTE

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

On this program, we are excited to welcome noted Catholic author, speaker and theologian, Christopher West. He founded the Theology of the Body Institute, based in Pennsylvania. He shares about a truly unique presentation that he brings to parishes all over the country. It’s called Made for More – Visions of the Promised Land, to be held at St. Angela Merici Parish in Brea. It’s an evening of visual beauty, live music, and reflection that will open your senses to the secret of God revealed in all of creation.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 10/30/21

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