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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#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 #255
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: BE NOT AFRAID ONLINE CONFERENCE

Today’s program will certainly have its own unique “flavor.” Get ready for an amazing blessing and incredible teaching from Fr. Augustine Puchner. He is a Norbertine priest, and pastor at St. John the Baptist Church in Costa Mesa, CA.

What is so unique about today’s podcast is the intimacy of the setting. This audio was taken directly from an online conference recently put together by Deacon Steve Greco and the Spirit-Filled Hearts Ministry (based in Irvine, CA).

Fr. Augustine is speaking on behalf of Deacon Steve’s powerful new book, “Be Not Afraid;” as drills down deep on the topic of ‘examination of conscience..’

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 8/23/20

EPISODE#203
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS LAUREN McCAUL – MUSIC ADMINISTRATOR AT CHRIST CATHEDRAL

Host Rick Howick is thrilled to welcome Lauren McCaul to our studio for today’s program.

If you have ever attended mass at Christ Cathedral or watched a livestream, you have surely seen Lauren and heard her beautiful voice leading us in song.

Today she shares about her position at the cathedral; and, how the music ministry has been impacted by COVID-19.

You are sure to be inspired by her stories, her words, and her powerful testimony of faith!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 6/20/20

EPISODE#201
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: SPECIAL EDITION “OUR JOURNEY BACK..”

This is a very special podcast-only edition of Orange County Catholic Radio!

Lend an ear as host Rick Howick welcomes Auxiliary Bishop Timothy Freyer back to the studio – to discuss the re-opening plan for our parishes in the Diocese of Orange.

Listen and SHARE.

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 6/5/20

EPISODE#33
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: THE CHRIST CATHEDRAL COMMUNITY OUTREACH

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

We welcome two very important guests to the studio today; and, each of them offers a tremendous contribution to the materially poor and marginalized of our community.

Mary Lou Walters is the Director of the Christ Cathedral Community Outreach on the Christ Cathedral campus. Our other guest, Nancy Savage, labors right alongside in assisting with financial matters and many other details (too numerous to count).

You will be inspired by their shining example.

Be sure to listen and share this podcast!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 5/30/20

EPISODE#200
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS DR. ERIN BARISANO, ON THE STATE OF CATHOLIC SCHOOLS 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. 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 have things been going in regards to ‘distance learning’ in these times of the COVID-19 pandemic?

Tune in, and you’ll surely be encouraged by what you hear!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 5/30/20

EPISODE #199
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: ONE OC PARISH + ONE SONG = YOUTUBE SENSATION

On today’s program, host Rick Howick welcomes our special guest, Andrew Everson to the studio. Andrew is the Director of Music at St. Joachim Church and School in Costa Mesa, CA. When the COVID-19 crisis struck and churches became closed to the public, Andrew was inspired to write a song. He did just that – and we’re going to talk about all the fascinating details behind “What a Great Day It Will Be: A Song of Hope.” In addition to Andrew, we’re also joined on the program today by two parishioners of St. Joachim who have been involved in a unique way during this process: Arianna Garcia and Cynthia Morehouse.

Here’s the link to the YouTube video:  https://youtu.be/kz8GgrdUDf4

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 5/23/20

EPISODE#198
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS BISHOP THANH THAI NGUYEN

Get ready for another healthy dose of inspiration on today’s podcast. Host Rick Howick was honored and fascinated by the testimony of our own Bishop Thanh Thai Nguyen on the show today, and you will be too! The newest Auxiliary Bishop appointed to the Diocese of Orange, here today to share the harrowing story of his escape from Vietnam and his eventual road to the priesthood.

In this Easter season, he gave us an “alleluia” story from which we can all draw inspiration and strength on our faith walk. Thank you, Bishop Nguyen, for giving us hope in this time of pandemic.

 

 

Originally broadcast on 5/16/20

EPISODE#197
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS BISHOP KEVIN VANN

When we began producing the OC Catholic Radio Show in early 2015, many referred to this program as ‘The Bishop’s Hour.’ In other words, this broadcast would always be the vehicle where he could get the word out to the faithful, via the radio (and now podcast) airwaves.

On today’s show, host Rick Howick has the opportunity to catch up with our very own Bishop Kevin Vann. What is on his mind and heart during these days of the COVID-19 pandemic? Tune in and find out!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 5/2/20