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EPISODE #287
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: PILGRIMAGE TO THE HEART OF ST JOSEPH

On today’s episode, Deacon Steve welcomes two members of the Spirit Filled Hearts team to the studio: Katie Hughes and Michael Aimola. This discussion is a follow-up to the recently completed St. Joseph Summit. It was really quite an amazing and successful online summit, that featured about 64 unique speakers. These included all three of our bishops here in the Diocese of Orange: Bishop Vann, Bishop Freyer, and Bishop Nguyen.

Tune in, and be inspired!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 10/17/21

EPISODE#229
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: CATHOLIC MAN OF THE YEAR FOR 2020

We have all heard stories that really affect us. You know the ones.. jaw-dropping testimonies that make you shake your head in awe. That is what you are about to experience on this edition of the OC Catholic Radio podcast.

Host Rick Howick has the honor, pleasure and privilege to welcome John Ballas to our studios today. John is a parishioner at St Martin De Porres parish in Yorba Linda, CA. He was recently awarded the honor of being named the “St. Joseph Radio Catholic Man of the Year” for 2020.

John has done some great work at the parish for a number of years. At the heart of it all is a story of heartbreak and tragedy in his family.

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Originally broadcast on 6/5/21

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

EPISODE#44
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: THE SAMOAN COMMUNITY AT CHRIST CATHEDRAL

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

On this episode, Fr. Christopher welcomes a two wonderful parishioners of Christ Cathedral. They are brother and sister; and, happen to be part of a thriving Samoan community at the parish. Their names are Kelemete and Maria Talavou.

Do yourself a favor and tune in. You’ll be inspired to SHARE this podcast!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 11/28/20

EPISODE #252
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: THE PANDEMIC AND YOU

These are indeed troubling times. With all the quarantines, lockdowns and civil unrest, many of us find ourselves on stress overload! Deacon Steve Greco welcomes a guest today who will certainly help us to navigate through it all.

Her name is Michelle Woodward; and, she is a LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist) and a committed Catholic.

Be sure to listen and SHARE!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 8/2/2020

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.

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Originally broadcast on 6/5/20

CATHOLIC NIGHT: A CELEBRATION OF FAITH, FAMILY, AND HOCKEY

Catholic night, a landmark event packed with potential for spiritual solidarity and companionship among Catholics across Orange County, is nearly here. 

Scheduled for Friday, Feb. 21 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Catholic Night will offer fun and fellowship for Diocese of Orange parishioners who will be cheering on the Anaheim Ducks as they take on the Colorado Avalanche.  

“It’s a rare and wonderful opportunity to openly express our Catholic identity and fellowship at a public venue and event,” said Hank Evers, director of marketing, Diocese of Orange. “It’s an occasion to take pride in being Catholic at an event that fosters community.”  

When the Ducks aren’t on the ice, Catholic students will take center stage. Catholic Night will feature a performance of the National Anthem by Rosary High School’s choir during the St. Catherine’s Academy Color Guard presentation. Students on the Servite, Santa Margarita, JSerra, and Mater Dei high school hockey teams will participate in a showcase of their skills during intermission. Exclusive post-game on-ice fun includes a Slap Shot experience and family photo opportunities with Wild Wing and the Zamboni.   

Now in its fourth year, Catholic Night is a partnership between the Anaheim Ducks, a professional sports franchise in the National Hockey League, and the Diocese of Orange, one of the largest faith communities in California.  

The Ducks also support Orange County’s large Catholic community by sponsoring the Parochial Athletic League (PAL). PAL benefits students and families in all Catholic elementary schools across the Diocese of Orange, including independent schools. Their mission is to provide an opportunity for friendly competition in sports with other schools within the boundaries of the Diocese. All the net proceeds from Catholic Night will be directly supporting PAL. 

“Art and sports speak to all cultures, and they are timeless,” said Gabriella Dominic, marketing manager at the Diocese of Orange. “They have a universal message to the community, and the Catholic faith is universal. We are the Orange County Catholic community, and the Anaheim Ducks represent Orange County. We have the Orange County spirit, but we have to bring in the Catholic spirit as well.”  

The love of sports is a universal language. Sports serve as a unique avenue in which people from all backgrounds and walks of life can come together and give the best of themselves. In a document called “Giving the Best of Yourself— A Christian Perspective on Sport and the Human Person,” Pope Francis stated, “Sports is a context in which to concretely experience the invitation to be an outgoing Church.”  

The first 1,000 discounted tickets sold include an exclusive Anaheim Ducks Catholic Night commemorative hat. Tickets can be purchased at AnaheimDucks.com/CatholicNight.

EPISODE #114
TRENDING WITH TIMMERIE: THE SUPERBOWL AND WOMANHOOD

What is a woman?  Fr. Robert Spitzer of The Magis Center joins Trending with Timmerie to unpack the many gifts of femininity to dive deeper into the identity of women.

Hips don’t lie? Controversy has stirred over depictions of women during the Super Bowl halftime show featuring J. Lo and Shakira.  Listen for a discussion on everything from sex trafficking to empathy.  Conversations will cover beauty, virtue, children, marriage, productivity, feminism, eternity, the Women’s March, gender identity, objectification, finding balance, and an un-affirmed generation.

 

Links to resources mentioned:

Essays on Women https://smile.amazon.com/Essays-Woman-Collected-English-German/dp/0935216596/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=edith+stein&qid=1581035962&sr=8-3

 

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 2/9/20

CALIFORNIAN FAMILIES TALK PROGRESSIVE BUT LOOK TRADITIONAL, STUDY FINDS

WASHINGTON (CNA) — A new study says that while most Californians support the redefinition of marriage and the family, they choose intact marriages and traditional families. 

“People with the most amount of choice and privilege, when they have a choice, they choose things like these traditional structures which are most pleasant to live in,” said Catherine Pakaluk, assistant professor of social research and economic thought at the Catholic University of America, in an interview on Wednesday with CNA. 

The new report by the Institute for Family Studies (IFS), “State of Contradiction: Progressive family culture, traditional family structure in California,” focuses on a survey of Californians about marriage and children. 

Authored by Wendy Wang, director of research at IFS, and W. Bradford Wilcox, a senior fellow at IFS, the report “reveals a paradox at the heart of California’s success.” While Californians mostly supported “family diversity,” or non-traditional families, they also reported higher-than-average intact marriages and families where children live with their biological parents—“traditional” families. 

“On the one hand, the Golden State, especially through Hollywood and Silicon Valley, has been a global messenger of expressive individualism, personal fulfillment, and tolerance—values associated with progressivism,” Wang and Wilcox wrote. 

“On the other hand, the families that actually live in the Golden State tend to be traditional.” 

For the study, IFS analyzed data from its California Family Survey conducted by the polling company YouGov between Sept. 6 and Oct. 11, 2019, of 2,000 adults in California ages 18 to 50.

EPISODE#187
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS LINDA JI

Each week, we bring you compelling conversation with church leaders and laity.

On this episode, host Rick Howick 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 Pastoral Care for Families in All Stages.

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

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

 

 

Originally broadcast on 12/21/19