Father Gregory Boyle, S.J. to Appear on the CatholicTV® Network
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WATERTOWN, MA (June 7, 2012) – Father Gregory Boyle, S.J. to Appear on the CatholicTV® Network
On June 7, 2012, Father Gregory Boyle, S.J., founder and executive director of the Los Angeles- based Homeboy Industries will appear on the CatholicTV® Network's Weekly News Magazine Show, Clearvoice™.
Father Gregory Boyle, founder and executive director of the Los Angeles- based Homeboy Industries, is an acknowledged expert on gangs, intervention and re-entry, and today serves on the U.S. Attorney General’s Defending Childhood Task Force. He was recently inducted into the 2011 California Hall of Fame during ceremonies in Sacramento hosted by California Governor Jerry Brown.
Homeboy Industries traces its roots to “Jobs for a Future” (JFF), a program created in 1988 by Fr. Greg at Dolores Mission parish. In an effort to address the escalating problems and unmet needs of gang-involved youth, Fr. Greg and the community developed positive alternatives, including establishing an elementary school, a day care program and finding legitimate employment for young people.
Fr. Boyle is also a nationally renowned speaker focusing on the importance of adult attention, guidance and unconditional love in preventing youth from joining gangs. As a member of the recently established Defending Childhood Task Force, Boyle and 13 national leaders are holding a series of national hearings to learn from experts and community members about the nature of the problem of children exposed to violence and identify proven strategies used to prevent and respond to it. In January 2012, Fr. Boyle was named as a King-Chavez-Parks Visiting Professor of the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan.
Fr. Boyle serves as a member of the National Gang Center Advisory Board (U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention). He is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Loyola Law School Center for Juvenile Law and Policy in Los Angeles. Previously, he held an appointment to the California Commission on Juvenile Justice, Crime and Delinquency Prevention.
Father Greg’s first book, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, was released on March 9, 2010, and since has received the 2010 SCIBA (Southern California Indie Booksellers Association) Non-Fiction Book Award, was named as one of the Best Books of 2010 by Publishers Weekly, and is the PEN USA 2011 Best Creative Nonfiction Book of the Year.
Homeboy Industries, now located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, is recognized as the largest gang intervention and re-entry program in the country, and has become a national and international model. Find out more at www.homeboyindustries.org.
The CatholicTV Network’s weekly news magazine show, ClearVoice™, premieres a new episode Thursdays at 8p.m. with rebroadcasts throughout the week on CatholicTV and www.CatholicTV.com.
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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