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.”
Our mission is to cover the state of Oklahoma with quality Catholic programs.”