Radio a Tool for Evangelization

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As a Catholic radio show host, I cannot agree more with the article "Catholic Media Also Need Info-Ethics."

The radio should be seen as a tool for evangelization and outreach -- a way to draw all into the faith. Shows should help form, invite, and encourage listeners to fully practice the faith, giving listeners the tools to become evangelizers in their neighborhoods, families and places of work. I try to do this on my show "Cross Connections."

Our faith, our Lord, is one of love, mercy and forgiveness, and Catholic media need to reflect this -- drawing all to an ever-deepening relationship with Christ and his Church. Rigid fundamentalism does not soften hardened hearts; love does, and the media are powerful tools if used properly.

Judith Maten

Michigan Catholic Radio, WCAR 1090 AM