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EPISODE#232
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: SOLEMN BLESSING OF THE OUR LADY OF LA VANG SHRINE

Today’s podcast session is a very special one. On the campus of Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove, CA, we’ll discuss the “solemn blessing’ for the Our Lady of La Vang shrine. Joining host Rick Howick in the studio today are two honored guests: Bishop Thanh Thai Nguyen and project coordinator Elysabeth Nguyen.

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 7/10/21

EPISODE#231
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS DR. LOUISE DUNN OF THE NEW HOPE CRISIS HOTLINE

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick is pleased to welcome back Dr. Louise Dunn of New Hope Ministries. New Hope is a landmark ministry housed in the ‘Tower of Hope’ on the Christ Cathedral campus, as its roots go back to 1968. Dr. Dunn will share some of the fascinating background story, and talk about the 24-hour New Hope crisis hotline. She will also share about the urgent need to find individuals who might be interested in becoming a volunteer to assist this vital ministry.

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 6/26/21

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#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#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#226
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: WE ARE AN EASTER PEOPLE

It is always an honor, pleasure and privilege for host Rick Howick to welcome Auxiliary Bishop Timothy Freyer to our studios (high atop the

Tower of Hope). In this lively conversation, we will be talking about what it means to be an ‘Easter People.’

It is all about the resurrected Christ.

HE IS RISEN!

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Originally broadcast on 4/10/21

EPISODE#224
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: HIGHLIGHTS OF HOLY WEEK

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes back the Vicar-General for the Diocese of Orange, Msgr. Stephen Doktorczyk.  He also serves as the Moderator of the Curia.

On this broadcast, Rick and Monsignor drill down on some of the most important highlights of Holy Week!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 3/20/21

EPISODE#223
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: THE YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH

On today’s podcast episode, host Rick Howick welcomes Lesa Truxaw to the program. Lesa has served the Diocese of Orange for close to 20 years; and, she brings a wealth of ministry experience to the table. Her title is “Director For the Office of Worship” at the Pastoral Center in the Diocese of Orange.

Our key area of discussion today is the proclamation made by Pope Francis that is of such great importance for 2021: “The Year of St. Joseph.”

What exactly does that entail? Tune in and find out!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 3/6/21

EPISODE#222
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: TRENDING WITH TIMMERIE – MILLENNIALS IN THE CHURCH

On this episode, host Rick Howick is thrilled to welcome back a dear friend to OC Catholic Radio.

Timmerie Geagea is a powerful and persuasive “millennial” voice for authentic feminism. We were fortunate to hear her well-informed views on our show today.

Catch her nationally syndicated radio show “Trending,” where she discusses popular current topics in the context of timeless Catholic values. You can stay in touch with Timmerie through her website radiotrending.com.

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 2/27/21