Father James Martin, to Appear on the CatholicTV® Network's Weekly News Magazine Show, ClearVoice™
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WATERTOWN, MA (December 14, 2011) - Father James Martin, to Appear on the CatholicTV® Network's Weekly News Magazine Show, ClearVoice™.
On December 15, 2011, author of Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life, Father James Martin, will appear on the CatholicTV Network’s Weekly News Magazine Show, ClearVoice™.
In Between Heaven and Mirth, Father Martin invites believers to rediscover the importance of humor and laughter in daily lives and to embrace an essential truth: faith leads to joy.
James Martin, S.J., is a Jesuit priest, author and associate editor of America, the national Catholic magazine (he also blogs at “In All Things,” the new editorial blog from America magazine). Father Martin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business in 1982, where he received a bachelor’s degree in finance. After working for six years in corporate finance with General Electric Co., he entered the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) in 1988.
For his regency, he worked for two years with the Jesuit Refugee Service in Nairobi, Kenya, where he helped East African refugees start small businesses. In 1995, Father Martin began his theology studies at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology, in Cambridge, Mass., where he received his master’s degree in divinity in 1998, and his master’s in theology in 1999. While in Cambridge, he also worked as a chaplain at a Boston prison. After completing his Jesuit studies, he was ordained a Catholic priest in June 1999.
Besides his articles in America and other Catholic publications like Commonweal, U.S. Catholic and The (London) Tablet, Father Martin has written for The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and other national newspapers and websites, including beliefnet.com and salon.com.
He has commented on religion and spirituality in the national and international radio media, and has appeared in venues as diverse as National Public Radio’s “Fresh Air with Terry Gross,” PBS’s “The Newshour with Jim Lehrer,” Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” as well as on all the major networks, CNN, MSNBC, the History Channel, the BBC and Vatican Radio. Besides his editorial, publishing and media work, Father Martin conducts seminars and retreats and assists on Sundays at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in New York City. Father Martin and CatholicTV also appeared on the popular show, “The Colbert Report”.
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Also on the December 15, 2011, episode of ClearVoice™ is Rev. Father David-Maria Jaeger. Fr. Jaeger O.F.M., J.C.D., is a former pastor of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Austin, Texas and served on the Tribunal for the Diocese of Austin. He is currently a member of the faculty at the Pontifical Athenaeum "Antonianum" in Rome.
The CatholicTV Network’s weekly news magazine show, ClearVoice™, premieres a new episode Thursdays at 8p.m. with rebroadcasts throughout the week.
About the CatholicTV® Network:
Founded in 1955, CatholicTV Network is a national broadcast television network streaming a live feed 24 hours a day at CatholicTV.com. Heeding Pope Benedict XVI's call to greater utilize the power of television and new media, the CatholicTV Network features its cable TV station, Catholic web site, mobile apps and widget. Celebrate Mass online; pray The Rosary; enjoy programs on prayer, the saints, the Scriptures and the Catholic Church on America's Catholic Television Network.
ClearVoice is hosted by John Monahan and Christine Caswell, both of whom have years of experience working as news reporters at secular news companies. ClearVoice is a magazine-style news show with interviews of notable Catholics exploring current issues of particular interest to Catholics.
John Monahan won an Emmy Award for his work as a news reporter. He is a communication consultant and coach to business professionals. Monahan has 17 years of experience in the news business. Monahan most recently reported for Fox25 News in Boston. During that time, he covered the presidential debates in 2000, the aftermath of the 9/11 tragedy, and was on assignment the night ‘Shoe Bomber’ Richard Reid attempted to blow up an American Airlines flight.
Christine Caswell has more than 20 years’ experience as a television and radio news journalist. She spent more than a decade in the major market of Boston. She has reported extensively on major criminal trials, including the O.J. Simpson trial in Los Angeles. Christine is currently Director of Media Workshop/Adjunct Professor in the Communication Department at Boston College.
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