- Feb 26, 2021
A popular Polish priest apologized Tuesday for a sermon in which he defended a bishop accused of covering up for pedophile priests. His sermon, delivered to a congregation including the justice minister and other top politicians, was later condemned by government officials.
Great Catholic Music, a free Catholic music platform with over 16,000 downloads, is partnering with Irish Catholic recording artist Dana this Lent to bring listeners the hourlong program “The Stations of the Cross,” airing every Friday of the penitential season.
The NASA astronauts didn’t know it, but WHAS radio technician Larry Baysinger and his journalist friend Glenn Rutherford had tapped the frequency of the 12-watt radios — walkie talkie-type communicators — used by Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Armstrong on the moon’s surface.
By broadcasting radio news in Latin, “Finland has done something that had earlier been experimented with only in the Vatican in the 1930s,” wrote Latin professors Christian Laes from the University of Antwerp and Dirk Sacre from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium in an op-ed article published recently in Finland’s leading daily, Helsingin Sanomat.
Reopened in 2015, a radio station in El Salvador has set itself one purpose: to keep Blessed Oscar Romero alive. Every weekday, at 1 p.m., the late archbishop’s voice reverberates again through the speakers and draws radio listeners from all over the world.
The Catholic Media Network in the Philippines serves radio stations across the nation, and provides other news and information, plus music and children’s programming. Programming topics include agriculture, the environment, family issues, daily life, and youth-focused discussions. “Our best and most popular radio shows are the Mass and the liturgy,” said Father Francis Lucas, the network’s president.