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EPISODE#235
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: MEDIA DAY AT OUR LADY OF LA VANG SHRINE

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

On this episode, we’re going to leave our broadcast facility in the Tower of Hope and take our mobile studio outdoors. Our host Rick Howick and studio engineer Jim Governale recently joined in the outdoor festivities at Christ Cathedral for media day – which took place a couple of days before the ‘solemn blessing’ of the Our Lady of La Vang shrine. You are sure to gain great insights from this lively series of interviews with Bishops, priests, and lay leaders!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 8/14/21

EPISODE #16
SOUNDS FROM THE SANCTUARY: GUEST IS LOCAL ORGANIST NORBERTO GUINALDO

Episode No. 16: Local Organist Norberto Guinaldo

Argentinian-born Norberto Guinaldo is one of the most recognized composers, organists, and church musicians in the world and has resided here in Orange County for over 50 years. Listen to some of his amazing compositions, one even dedicated to our host David Ball, and hear all about the journeys around the world of this incredible musician – from his origins in Buenos Aires, his studies in Paris, and his long career as a church musician in Southern California. Norberto’s works for organ are a beautiful mix of styles influenced by this man’s incredible life experiences – the folk tunes of South America, the Gregorian Chant of the Catholic Church, and the bravado of the French Improvisation Tradition. Find out more at http://www.guinaldopublications.com/http://www.guinaldopublications.com/

EPISODE#36
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: GUEST IS AUXILIARY BISHOP TIMOTHY FREYER

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

Today we’re thrilled to have Auxiliary Bishop Timothy Freyer grace our studios – high atop the Tower of Hope. Bishop Freyer and Fr. Christopher are longtime friends, and this discussion offered them the perfect opportunity to sit down and talk about some of the vital goings-on in our church and diocese today.

Be sure to listen and SHARE this podcast with a friend or family member!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 7/11/20

EPISODE#34
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: HOW ST CALLISTUS PARISH BECAME CHRIST CATHEDRAL

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

Today’s guest is very special to Fr. Christopher, as she played a key role at St. Callistus Parish in Garden Grove for many years.. before that same parish made the huge transition to become “Christ Cathedral’ a few years ago.

Ana Guardado-Chavez serves as Liturgical Administrator and Custodian of Records for the parish. She also assists the priests, and helps with all kinds of important tasks each day.

 

Be sure to listen and share this podcast!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 6/6/20

EPISODE#164
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS FR. CHRISTOPHER SMITH

On this week’s program, Rick Howick welcomes Fr. Christopher Smith, the Rector at Christ Cathedral Parish. Fr. Chris is going to give us an update on the status of the construction of the cathedral building itself, among many other items of interest.

Join us for this truly fascinating conversation about ALL the goings-on on this beautiful 35-acre campus in Garden Grove.

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 2/16/19

 

Thai Paul Minh Trinh

Age: 41

Years in the priesthood: 10

Hometown: Saigon, Vietnam

Favorite pastime:  Swimming, tennis and travel

Favorite book:  “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings,” J.R.R. Tolkien

Favorite food:  Seafood

First job: “Selling candies and lottery tickets in the streets of Saigon.”

Any job in the world: Artist

Three people at a dinner party:  Mother Teresa, Saint Thomas Aquinas, and Pope Francis

Favorite scripture: Matthew 28:19-20 – “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”