Celtic Woman to Appear on the CatholicTV® Network's Weekly News Magazine Show, ClearVoice™.
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WATERTOWN, MA (February 15, 2012) –Celtic Woman to Appear on the CatholicTV® Network's Weekly News Magazine Show, ClearVoice™.
On February 16, 2012, musical ensemble Celtic Woman will appear on the CatholicTV Network’s Weekly News Magazine Show, ClearVoice™. Also appearing on ClearVoice™ will be Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan of New York to discuss what Catholics can do to fight the HHS mandate.
Celtic Woman is an all-female musical ensemble conceived and assembled by Sharon Browne and David Downes, a former musical director of the Irish stage show Riverdance. Celtic Woman will bring its new North American tour “BELIEVE” to Boston, MA in March, and CatholicTV’s Kevin Nelson got a chance to speak with the group.
The tour celebrates a new studio album and companion live concert DVD of the same name. “BELIEVE” recently debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s World Music and Top Internet Album charts. The all-female singing sensation – comprised of violinist Máiréad Nesbitt and singers Chloë Agnew, Lisa Lambe and Susan McFadden – will perform classic Irish tunes, such as “The Water Is Wide,” “Green Grow the Rushes,” “A Woman’s Heart” and “The Parting Glass;” timeless pop anthems such as “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and “Sailing;” and inspirational songs including “You’ll Never Walk Alone” and “Ave Maria,” under the direction of Emmy-nominated music producer David Downes.
Celtic Woman debuted on public television in March 2005 and quickly emerged as a commercial success, selling more than 6 million CDs/DVDs and more than 2 million concert tickets worldwide. You can learn more about Celtic Woman at www.CelticWoman.com.
Also on Thursday’s episode of Clearvoice will be Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, president of the USCCB, to discuss the imposed HHS mandate.
The United states Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a rule forcing nearly all private health plans to include coverage for all FDA-approved prescription contraceptive drugs and devices, as well as surgical sterilization. These are listed among "preventive services for women" that all health plans will have to cover without co-pays or other cost-sharing -- regardless of whether the insurer, the employer or other plan sponsor, or even the woman herself objects to such coverage.
Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, president of the USCCB, sharply criticized the decision by the Obama administration in which it "ordered almost every employer and insurer in the country to provide sterilization and contraceptives, including some abortion-inducing drugs, in their health plans....Never before has the federal government forced individuals and organizations to go out into the marketplace and buy a product that violates their conscience. This shouldn't happen in a land where free exercise of religion ranks first in the Bill of Rights."
On Tuesday, February 14, 2012, President of the CatholicTV Network, Father Robert Reed, also spoke in support of the 400 Catholic leaders that have called on Congress and the Obama Administration to protect conscience rights in health care during a live broadcast of CatholicTV’s nationally aired talk show, This is the Day.
Watch Father Reed’s commentary at http://youtu.be/vuZUNZMEPwQ and find out more information about the imposed HHS mandate at www.usccb.org.
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:
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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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