Oklahoma Catholics spread Lord's message via radio

Men behind Oklahoma Catholic Broadcasting Network said a series of miracles has helped them spread Catholic radio programming to much of the state.
by Carla Hinton Modified: October 4, 2012 at 11:29 pm •  Published: October 6, 2012
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Sousa said the network now offers programming five days a week with KTLR-AM 890 and KTLR-FM 94.1. In addition to programming from the international broadcasting network Eternal Word Television Network, the stations carry local content.

Finnell is now president of the state network's board of directors.

Blessed by archbishop

Sousa said he is especially pleased to have the support of the Most. Rev. Paul S. Coakley, archbishop of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma.

Coakley, who blessed the network's broadcasting operation in Prague during a special ceremony, recently shared his thoughts on the venture.

“The Oklahoma Catholic Broadcasting Network is a valuable tool for the continuing evangelization of Catholics and providing them with meaningful information on a variety of timely topics, from daily news to prayer,” Coakley said.

“Catholic radio also provides a means for the evangelization of non-Catholics, as well as Catholics who may have drifted away from the Church. I am very happy to see the expansion of this service into additional areas of Oklahoma.”

Sousa said he hopes to expand the network to include other forms of technology such as Internet and television.

He said he will continue as long as he feels the Lord is giving the project a green light.

“We started getting feedback from people saying they appreciated it, the programs,” he said.

“Our mission is twofold: to evangelize non-Catholics, but to evangelize Catholics as well — to keep the spark going, to encourage people to full practice their faith.”

by Carla Hinton
Religion Editor
Carla Hinton, an Oklahoma City native, joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as a National Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide...
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