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EPISODE#230
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS FR. ROBERT SPITZER

Join host Rick Howick and his guest, well- known author, professor and television personality, Fr. Robert Spitzer. Fr. Spitzer is president of the Magis Center and host on EWTN’s popular TV show, “Fr. Spitzer’s Universe.” 

On today’s enlightening broadcast, Rick asks Father questions about his life that are biographical in nature. This is a truly fascinating conversation! Be sure to SHARE this podcast with a friend or neighbor.

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 6/12/21

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#229
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: CATHOLIC MAN OF THE YEAR FOR 2021

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 2021.

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 #15
SOUNDS FROM THE SANCTUARY: AN EPISODE FOR SPRINGTIME

Episode No. 15: An Episode for Springtime

Springtime is a time of celebration – the end of the Academic year, the choral year, graduations, and a whole variety of important Solemnities including Pentecost, the “birthday” of the Church. In this Episode we listen to the music of Spring – from the Classical hits to the ancient chants of the church to Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance played by Paul Jacobs, the beloved tune heard all around the world at graduation ceremonies. Enjoy the refreshing and renewing music of the springtime!

EPISODE#56
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: GUEST IS FR. BRUCE PATTERSON

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

On this week’s program, we enjoy a visit with Fr. Bruce Patterson. Having grown up in the Diocese of Orange, Fr. Bruce has ministered at several of our local parishes over the course of his priestly ministry. These days, his primary role is Episcopal Vicar for Priests, in addition to other important duties.

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Original broadcast date 5/22/21

EPISODE #274
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: BLESSINGS OF DIVINE MERCY – A VISIT WITH CATHOLIC RECORDING ARTIST DONNA LEE

On this episode, Deacon Steve Greco welcomes singer/ songwriter/ recording artist Donna Lee to our studios on the campus of Christ Cathedral. Donna really digs deep in this candid interview, showing a refreshing transparency that few are willing to share. It’s a journey of triumph over tragedy, and joy overcoming heartache..

Once you give this a listen, you will surely want to share this podcast with others!

EPISODE#228
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: THE PRESENTATION SISTERS: A NUNUMENTARY

It is always a pleasure to have new friends join us in the studio, high atop the Tower of Hope on the campus of Christ Cathedral. The topic on the table today is all about some wonderful, Godly servants who reside at St. Bonaventure Catholic School in Huntington Beach. They are known as ‘The Presentation Sisters.’ On this podcast, host Rick Howick welcomes three unique guests: Alexa Vellanoweth (a former student at St Bonaventure), Kim White (the principal at St. Bonaventure) and Vanessa Frei (Director of Marketing and Enrollment).

So what exactly is a “NUNUMENTARY?” Tune in, and find out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 5/15/21

EPISODE#227
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: RIVER OF ROSES

On this podcast, host Rick Howick welcomes two individuals who have amazing stories to share when it comes to the pandemic. Internationally renowned artist Morcos Lutyens shares the story behind the ‘Rose River Memorial’ display at Christ Cathedral. Also joining us is Julie Diep, the founder and director of the O.C. Autism Foundation.

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Originally broadcast on 4/17/21

EPISODE #14
SOUNDS FROM THE SANCTUARY: A CHORAL SCHOLAR’S COVID EASTER

Episode No. 14: A Choral Scholar’s Covid Easter

In the midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Triduum and Easter services at Christ Cathedral signaled hope for the future with the brief return of choral music from a small but mighty Cathedral Schola of seven singers. Each of them were spaced over 25 feet apart in the choir loft conducted by our Host, David Ball, Cathedral Organist and Acting Head of Music Ministry. For experienced church musicians like David and one of today’s guests Lauren McCaul, Cathedral Music Administrator and Soprano in the Schola, this year’s Easter services are memorable in their uniqueness – singing in a very small “choir” spread so far apart it was impossible to hear the next singer, a congregation of restricted numbers for safety reasons, and this year being the second consecutive year of Easter services complicated by the pandemic. Join us today as we compare the experience of David and Lauren with that of young Alyce Reynaud, Cathedral Choral Scholar and high school senior, who for the first time was invited to join the all-professional schola this Easter and, in spite of all the difficulties of these trying times, held her own singing some of the most complicated and well-known choral anthems of the Church’s Holiest days including the high C’s in the revered Miserere Mei by Gregorio Allegri, the thundering Let all the world in ev’ry corner sing by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and a new setting of one of the oldest Easter tunes in Christendom, O Filii et Filiae (aka Ye Sons and Daughters) by Benjamin LaPrairie, Organist at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C.

EPISODE#55
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: GUEST IS SR. KIT GRAY OF THE SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH OF ORANGE

Fr. Christopher Smith covers “all things Christ Cathedral” on the Cathedral Square radio show. He also relishes the chance to welcome good friends to the studio, located high atop the Tower of Hope. Today’s guest is extra special.

Sr. Kit Gray has made her presence known in the Diocese of Orange for many years, most notably in her vital work with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange.

Today, they will discuss Pope Francis’  declaration that 2021 would be ‘the Year of St. Joseph.’

 

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Original broadcast date 5/1/21