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EPISODE#238
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: TAKING A LOOK AT THE NEW BOOK “NEITHER CRYSTAL NOR GOLD”

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

On this week’s show, Rick welcomes two very special guests to the program: Tim Busch and Robert Artigo. Tim Busch is an executive, attorney and Catholic philanthropist. He was one of the earliest advocates for the acquisi­tion of the cathedral by the diocese and was integrally involved in negotiating and fundraising for its purchase. Busch commissioned Artigo to write the book, desiring to preserve the building of the cathedral and its acquisition as part of diocesan history.

Robert Artigo is the author of “Neither Crystal Nor Gold.” It explores many facets of the his­tory of how the former Crystal Cathedral came to be built; and, its unlikely transfor­mation into the cathedral for the Diocese of Orange.

This is a fascinating conversation. Be sure to share this podcast with a friend!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 9/18/21

EPISODE#237
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT DR ERIN BARISANO WITH AN UPDATE ON OC CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

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

On this week’s show, Rick welcomes Dr. Erin Barisano back to the program. Dr. Barisano is the Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Orange.

Our topic of discussion today will center on the state of Catholic education in Orange County. How are things looking as we embark on the 2021-2022 school year?

Listen in, and be encouraged!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 9/11/21

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#234
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS FR. BRANDON DANG – DIRECTOR OF VOCATIONS

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

Today’s special guest is Fr. Brandon Dang, the Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Orange.

Tune in and hear interesting and inspiring stories about the men and women who are currently discerning the religious life here in the Diocese of Orange.

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 7/31/21

EPISODE#233
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: CHRISTIANITY IN THE PHILIPPINES – A 500 YEAR CELEBRATION

The Christian faith in the Philippines is 500 years old this year and celebrated worldwide by Filipinos, including those in the Diocese of Orange. Ferdinand Magellan of Spain arrived in the Philippines on March 16, 1521. Joining us in-studio today are some very special guests to share with us what this blessed anniversary means to them.

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 7/24/21

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.

Be sure to share this podcast!

 

 

 

 

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