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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#193
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: HOST RICK HOWICK’S CONVERSION STORY

We have a very special treat for this edition of the Orange County Catholic program. Our host for over 4 years now, Rick Howick, has quite an interesting story about his own journey of faith.

Back in 2005, Rick was honored to be an in-studio guest on EWTN’s “Coming Home” TV show with host Marcus Grodi. You can still find this on Youtube!

Listen in to this very compelling conversation.

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 3/14/20

EPISODE #223
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: NEW HOPE CRISIS HOTLINE

On this podcast, Deacon Steve Greco welcomes Dr. Louise Dunn. Dr. Dunn is the director of the New Hope Crisis Counseling Hotline resource on the campus of Christ Cathedral. In addition to sharing the fascinating history of her ministry (newhopenow.org) she told us about the “211” information call line for people wanting to find local resources for just about anything.

If you’d like to take advantage of this valuable and compassionate service available 24/7, the New Hope Crisis hotline number is (714) 639 4673.

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 12/15/19

EPISODE #68
MUSIC FROM THE TOWER: GUEST IS CRAIG WILLIAMS

Episode No. 68 Saturday, September 21, 2019 Craig S. Williams, Organist/Choirmaster of the West Point Cadet Chapel

Craig Williams is the Organist/Choirmaster at West Point Cadet Chapel, Craig enjoys the distinction of playing one of the world’s largest church pipe organ. some 23, 511 pipes in all (Hazel has just over 17,000) He is the fourth organist to hold the position of Organist/Choirmaster at West Point, where he has given numerous VIP demonstrations for royalty, cabinet members, generals, members of Congress, and other international government and military figures.  He holds degrees from Westminster Choir College, The Juilliard School, and the University of Southern California. A native of Souther California, Craig has had extensive experience as a concert performer at major venues throughout the United States, including the Crystal Cathedral and the Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts.

Mr. Williams earned a Master of Music in organ performance from Westminster Choir College of Rider University; Church Music Certificate with honors, Westminster Conservatory; M.M., piano, The Juilliard School; B.M., cum laude, piano, University of Southern California. Organ studies with Eugene Roan, conducting studies with Allan Crowell and Andrew Megill. First recipient of the Currin Scholarship (full graduate) in organ performance. Since August 2000 he has served as Organist and Director of Music, Cadet Chapel, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY; He is also adjunct professor of organ, Nyack College. Conservatory faculty since 1999.

Enjoy a fascinating visit with this very busy professional musician serving at this most prestigious post. All of the organ pieces on today’s show are performed by Craig. West Point Cadet Chapel Organ Recitals https://westpoint.edu/about/chaplain/chapels/cadet-chapel

MUSIC: Sonata No. 1 IV. Allegro assai Vivace Felix Mendelssohn (recorded on the Segerstrom Fisk Organ)
MUSIC: Christ Lag in Todes Banden Johann Sebastian Bach
MUSIC: Symphony No. 3 IV. Adagio Louis Vierne (recorded at West Point Chapel)
MUSIC: Symphony No. 6 V. Finale Charles Marie Widor (recorded at West Point Chapel)
MUSIC: Festal Flourish composed and performed by Craig Williams (recorded at West Point Chapel)

FEAST OF THE CHAIR OF SAINT PETER, APOSTLE

February 22, 2019

Today, we celebrate the teaching authority that was vested in not only Peter, but to his successors. In our #FrSpitzerHomily he connects how the keys to the Kingdom of heaven, shared in today’s Gospel, is also referenced in the Old Testament.

 

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/022219.cfm