Sign Up for Our Newsletter!

Sign-Up to receive updated stories from OC Catholic.

EPISODE#31
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: EWTN INTERVIEW PLUS HOMILY HIGHLIGHTS FROM CHRIST CATHEDRAL

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

The first half-hour of today’s show features some fascinating audio from Fr. Christopher’s interview on EWTN television in July, 2019. This was just prior to the dedication of Christ Cathedral.

The second half includes some homily highlights from the Sunday morning masses that are livestreamed on Christ Cathedral’s Facebook page.

Be sure to share this inspiring podcast with a friend!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 5/16/20

EPISODE #119
TRENDING WITH TIMMERIE: THRIVING IN CRISIS AND KEEPING THE FAITH

A welcome surprise for long time listeners of Trending with Timmerie: Chris Mueller is back discussing how to thrive with the downtime, quality time, and close quarters we all face in-light of the Coronavirus.  He will share about keeping the faith in the midst of the unfathomable as his son Ben battles cancer.  Timmerie will discuss how we can be more courageous and faithful as access to the Mass and Communion decreases and fear increases.  She’ll discuss the importance of living in a state of grace and not taking God for granted.

 

Listen to more episodes at https://www.radiotrending.com/

Host Timmerie to run a workshop in your area https://www.radiotrending.com/booktimmerie

 

 

Originally broadcast on 3/22/20

EPISODE#193
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: HOST RICK HOWICK’S CONVERSION STORY

We have a very special treat for this edition of the Orange County Catholic program. Our host for over 4 years now, Rick Howick, has quite an interesting story about his own journey of faith.

Back in 2005, Rick was honored to be an in-studio guest on EWTN’s “Coming Home” TV show with host Marcus Grodi. You can still find this on Youtube!

Listen in to this very compelling conversation.

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 3/14/20

EPISODE#12
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: HIGHLIGHTS FROM EWTN TELEVISION SPECIAL ON CATHEDRAL DEDICATION

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 will go down as a benchmark moment in the history of the Diocese of Orange. On that day, Christ Cathedral was officially dedicated. Our friends at EWTN were on hand to broadcast this ‘LIVE’ event to a worldwide audience. Just the day before, Fr. Chris was welcomed as a very special guest with EWTN’s Brian Patrick for a pre-dedication television broadcast.

On this podcast episode, you’ll hear highlights from that show. Get ready to learn all about our fabulous new Christ Cathedral!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 9/6/19

EPISODE#179
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS JAMES DAY, AUTHOR OF NEW BOOK ABOUT CHRIST CATHEDRAL

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes James Day as our in-studio guest.

James is literally our “next door neighbor” at OC Catholic Radio, as he is the Operations Director for EWTN’s west coast studios.

He is also quite a prolific writer, having recently penned a book about the transformation of Christ Cathedral and what this means for the Diocese of Orange.

Join us for this compelling conversation!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 8/17/19

CATHOLIC RADIO 

My recent trip to Birmingham, Alabama turned out to be a radioactive experience. The Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) management and staff hosted their 19th annual Catholic Radio Conference that included a brief retreat at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, a tour of EWTN’s global broadcasting facilities, and a series of invigorating talks and workshops all focused on the apostolic ministry of Catholic radio.

Participants heard a keynote delivered by Scott Hahn and participated in well-orchestrated sessions covering topics from tuning up by-laws to mission advancement and brand building.

The common thread among the many talks was truth; and answering the question, “What is the truth?” This is a question for the ages and one asked of Jesus by Pontius Pilate. It is in the process of learning the truth that we find the meaning of our lives. Yet, so few of us strive to find it.

In his talk on faith and mercy, Father Wade Menezes quoted Pope Benedict XVI who once commented, “What the world lacks today is seekers of the truth.” Pope Benedict was speaking on the topic of Catholic radio and its catalytic ability to increase the desire for truth and to enhance the faith formation process.

Other sage words quoted were from Edith Stein who said, “God is truth. Whoever seeks truth is seeking God whether they know it or not.” A more recent quote from Monsignor Charles Pope is: “Truth exists. The incarnation happened. That’s the truth!”

That said, the most compelling reason to know the truth comes from a quote from our own Catechism of the Catholic Church (#675):

“Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers. The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth will unveil the ‘mystery of iniquity’ in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth. The supreme religious deception is that of the Antichrist, a pseudo-messianism by which man glorifies himself in place of God and of his Messiah come in the flesh.”

EWTN radio provides the truth in many forms. So, too, does Relevant Radio. In the Diocese of Orange we are blessed with several programs originating from the Tower of Hope on our Christ Cathedral campus. These programs are broadcast live and made available as podcasts on our website, OCCatholic.com. Among the programs originating locally, are: Call Me Catholic with host Peggy Normandin; Trending with host Timmerie; Music from the Tower with host Dr. John Romeri; Empowered by the Spirit with host Deacon Steve Greco; Catholic Sports View with host Bob Gibson; Orange County Catholic Radio with host Rick Howick; and Father Spitzer’s Universe with hosts Fr. Robert Spitzer and EWTN’s Doug Keck.

CALL ME CATHOLIC: GUEST IS FR. GLENN BAATEN

We had an illuminating conversation with Fr. Glenn Baaten today about his journey from Presbyterian to Anglican to Roman Catholic priest. Four years ago, Fr. Glenn gave up his Anglican holy orders to become a Catholic priest who now serves in the Diocese of Orange. On this podcast, Fr. Glenn discusses his journey and the role of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter; and, how it helps Anglicans find the path to becoming Roman Catholic.

Thanks, Fr. Glenn, for enriching our understanding of the Ordinariate in our American Catholic Church.

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 3/10/18

EWTN’S MICHAEL WARSAW HONORED FOR EVANGELIZATION IN MEDIA

Orlando, Fla., Feb 7, 2018 / 04:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News) – Recognized for evangelization through Catholic media, EWTN Chairman and CEO Michael P. Warsaw received the Bowie Kuhn Special Award for Evangelization during the recent 2018 Legatus Summit in Orlando, Fl.

“All of us as Catholics, and particularly those of us in Catholic media, have a responsibility to reach out to the peripheries of society and to address the needs of people who are living in spiritual poverty,” Warsaw said during his acceptance speech, according to an EWTN press release.

“Sometimes, that means reaching out and serving people somewhere across the globe, but more often than not it’s about reaching out to our neighbors next door or down the street who are living in the depths of spiritual poverty and sharing with them the beauty, truth and goodness of the faith,” Warsaw added.

The Legatus Summit was held Jan. 25-27 in Orlando. The conference included speakers Ryan Anderson and Scott Hahn, and was sponsored by Legatus, a membership organizations for Catholic business leaders, which champions the motto, “Ambassadors for Christ in the marketplace.”

The award was presented to Warsaw by Tom Monaghan, Legatus Chairman and Founder of Domino’s Pizza, and Jack McAleer, member of EWTN’s Board of Governors and Legatus Secretary.

Past recipients of the award include Curtis Martin, founder of the Catholic campus ministry FOCUS; Tim Busch, attorney and philanthropist; Thomas Peterson, President and Founder of Catholics Come Home; and Luisa Kuhn, wife of the late baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn.

EWTN Global Catholic Network is the largest media network in the world, with 11 television channels on broadcast in multiple different languages, reaching more than 275 million households in over 145 countries. EWTN platforms also include radio, news services, and a publishing division. EWTN’s electronic and print news services include Catholic News Agency, The National Catholic Register newspaper, and several global news wire services; as well as EWTN Publishing, its book publishing division.

CALL ME CATHOLIC: GUEST IS ROSE SWEET

Listen in as today’s guest, Rose Sweet, brings all kinds of happy energy to our studio, in today’s Call Me Catholic conversation about relationships. We hope that she’ll return for round 2 to talk more about the vital aspect of our personal and spiritual lives.

Keep up with Rose’s whereabouts by going to rosesweet.com.

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 10/21/17

EWTN EXEC NAMED CONSULTER FOR VATICAN COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE

Vatican City, Apr 12, 2017 / 06:23 am (CNA/EWTN News) – On Wednesday the Vatican announced that EWTN’s Chairman of the Board Michael Warsaw has been named by Pope Francis a consultor of the Vatican Secretariat for Communications.

The announcement of Warsaw’s appointment was made in an April 12 communique from the Vatican, along with the names of 13 other new consultors.

Warsaw was promoted to Chairman of the Board for EWTN in 2013. He has worked for EWTN since 1991, and had been named president in 2000, and CEO in 2009. He also serves as publisher of the National Catholic Register since the paper’s acquisition by EWTN in 2011.

EWTN was founded in 1981 by Mother Angelica, of the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration. The network today transmits programming to more than 264 million homes in 144 countries. What began with approximately 20 employees has now grown to nearly 400.

The religious network broadcasts terrestrial and shortwave radio around the world, operates a religious goods catalog and publishes the National Catholic Register and Catholic News Agency, among other publishing ventures.

In addition to Warsaw, other new consultors to the Secretariat are: Fr. Ivan Maffeis, Undersecretary of the Italian Bishops Conference; Fr. José María La Porte, Dean of the Faculty of Institutional Social Communications of the Pontifical University of Santa Croce; Fr. Peter Gonsalves, S.B.D., Dean of the Faculty of the Science of Social Communications at the Pontifical Salesian University; Fr Eric Salobir, O.P., Promoter General for Social Communications of the Order of Preachers; Fr. James Martin S.J. of America Magazine; Fr. Jacquineau Azétsop S.J., Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Pontifical Gregorian University; Paolo Peverini, Professor of Semiotics at Luiss Guido Carli University; Fernando Giménez Barriocanal, President and Managing Director of Radio Popular-Cadena COPE; Ann Carter of Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications; Graham Ellis, Vice Director of BBC Radio; Dino Cataldo Dell’Accio, Chief ICT Auditor at the United Nations and Michael Paul Unland, Executive Director of the Catholic Media Council.