Catholic Fatherhood in Focus on CatholicTV Talk Show as Father’s Day Approaches

May 31, 2009

WATERTOWN, MA (MetroCatholic) - Catholic Fatherhood will be discussed on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day” on Tuesday, June 2nd. Patrick Kelly, former Capitol Hill attorney and current VP for the Knights of Columbus will discuss an initiative of the Knights of Columbus started solely to promote fatherhood and to assist fathers.

Also on the show will be Brian Singer-Towns. Brian is a father of 2 and has over twenty-five years of parish, diocesan, and national experience in pastoral ministry. As a member of the Editorial Staff at St. Mary’s Press Brian leads workshops for leaders around the country on biblical literacy and other youth ministry topics.

CatholicTV is a nationally-broadcasted television station headquartered near Boston.

Patrick Kelly currently serves as the Vice President for Public Policy for the Knights of Columbus. He will be on “This is the Day” talking about “Fathers For Good”. Fathers for Good defines a father as “an ordinary man who is called and equipped to do extraordinary things from day to day – work, provide, protect, pray, get involved with his family, and be there as an example for his children and faithful to his wife.” The Fathers For Good website (www.fathersforgood.org) offers inspiration, advice, and even an opportunity to ask questions about fatherhood and have them answered via email.

Also on the show will be Brian Singer-Towns. Brian spent fifteen years in volunteer and professional youth ministry. He is also the author of several books including “The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth”. Brian is the General Editor of the newly released Personal Journey Bible published by Saint Mary’s Press (SMP). Since 2000, Saint Mary’s Press of Minnesota has donated Catholic Youth Bibles® to inner-city and rural disadvantaged Catholic high schools and ministries and to youth in detention centers throughout the United States. Learn more about this program at www.SMP.org

These guests can be seen on Tuesday, June 2nd live at 10:30AM (EST) on CatholicTV where available (rebroadcast at 8PM). The show will also be streamed live at www.CatholicTV.com and will be available on the site’s archives starting Tuesday night.

All videos at the website are viewable in full-screen. Paste this URL into your browser in order to access the “This is the Day” video archives. http://www.catholictv.org/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=72. Embed code is available for all archived videos at CatholicTV.com.

About CatholicTV:
CatholicTV provides family-friendly, religious, news, and educational programming 24 hours daily. Founded over 50 years ago, CatholicTV is available in selected areas on cable in the United States and Canada, via Sky Angel IPTV and online via a live stream anytime, everywhere at the station’s web site www.CatholicTV.com. Father Robert Reed, a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston, is the Director of CatholicTV. Click here to paste this into your browser to find out how to watch CatholicTV where you live: http://www.catholictv.org/schedule/where-to-watch.aspx  

“This is the Day” can also be seen on demand at www.CatholicTV.com or downloaded via iTunes.com.and SQPN.com The hosts, Father Robert Reed, and Jay Fadden discuss various topics of the week and respond to viewer mail (you may email the show at [email protected].)

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