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The CatholicTV® Network to Exhibit at Upcoming Catholic Women's' Conference

3/6/2012 - 12:53 PM PST

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WATERTOWN, MA (March 6, 2012) - The CatholicTV® Network to Exhibit at Upcoming Catholic Women's' Conference

The CatholicTV Network is set to exhibit and participate at the upcoming Catholic Women's Conference for the Diocese of Springfield, MA on April 21, 2012.

The Diocese of Springfield is comprised of 85 parishes and 8 missions with more than 217,000 Catholics. There are 144 priests throughout the four western counties of Massachusetts (Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire).

Guest speakers at the event will include Father James Martin, SJ, and Sister Mary Johnson, SND.

Father James Martin, SJ, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business in 1982 After working for six years in corporate finance and human resources with General Electric Co., he entered the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) in 1988. During his novitiate, Fr. Martin worked in a hospice for the sick and dying with the Missionaries of Charity in Kingston, Jamaica; and at the Nativity Mission School, a school for poor boys, in New York City. He also worked for two years with the Jesuit Refugee Service in Nairobi, Kenya. He was ordained a Catholic priest in June 1999. Fr. Martin's book, The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life (HarperOne), published in March 2010 is a New York Times bestseller and the basis for two sets of Blink segments he produced for the CatholicTV Network.

Sister Mary Johnson, SND, a Springfield, MA native, is a professor of sociology and religious studies at Emmanuel College in Boston, MA. She co-authored the book Young Adult Catholics: Religion in the Culture of Choice. She was the keynote speaker at the University of Notre Dame's 2010 symposium entitled "Steward of the Treasures of Our Faith." She is also currently doing research at Georgetown University.

On Friday, March 9, 2012, Peggy Weber and Sr. Cathy Homrok of the Diocese of Springfield, MA, will appear on a live broadcast of CatholicTV's nationally aired talk show, This is the Day to talk about the Catholic Women's Conference.

Find out more about the Diocese of Springfield, MA and the Catholic Women's Conference at

This is the Day airs at 10:30AM ET at and on CatholicTV cable outlets. The show is rebroadcast at 7:30PM and other times during 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 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.

Live twice a week (Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m.) Father Robert Reed and Jay Fadden host this half-hour talk show with Kevin Nelson, reporting on Catholic news. The hosts discuss various topics of the week in lively discussions for today's Catholic, and respond to viewer mail (you may also email us at The hosts also conduct interviews with people from around the world and around the corner.

This is the Day may be seen across the US on Sky Angel, and selected carriers. This is the Day may also be seen on demand in the US via Verizon FiOS. CatholicTV has channels in New England on Charter, Comcast, Full Channel, RCN and other carriers. You can watch the CatholicTV Network 24 hours a day at or downloaded via and on your mobile device.

Contact: CatholicTV MA, 02472 US
Shannon Muldoon- Public Relations Coordinator - 617-923


The CatholicTV® Network  MA, 02471 US
Shannon Muldoon - Public Relations Coordinator, 


Diocese of Springfield, Catholic Women's Conference



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