The means of social communications have become so important as to be for many the chief means of information and education, of guidance and inspiration in their behavior as individuals, families and within society at large.
-- Mission of the Redeemer, 37
The latest media of social communication are indispensable means for evangelization, and enlightening the minds and heart of men. They also contribute towards cooperation in furthering human progress by a Christian leavening of the social order.
-- Communio et progressio, 163
[H]e calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. And when he has let out his own sheep, he goes before them: and the sheep follow him, because they know his voice
-- (Jn, 10).
The solemn responsibility of a bishop to teach, sanctify and govern is not an easy one. In a culture in which social, educational, and political institutions are ambivalent or even hostile to the Faith, a bishop’s task is even more difficult. And yet, technology combined with an artful and efficacious message can assist a shepherd in making the truths of the Catholic Church heard in modern culture.
With over 93% of Americans using radio each week, radio remains a powerful tool for reaching Catholics and non-Catholics alike. Catholic radio has demonstrated its effectiveness in proclaiming the Good News to an increasingly secularized culture and drawing individuals from all backgrounds into a life in Jesus Christ. With the voice of the local shepherd, Catholic radio can be an even more powerful instrument for the new evangelization. With Catholic radio, you can make your voice heard.
Catholic Radio is a powerful apostolate:
- Thousands of conversions and priestly and religious vocations credit Catholic radio.
- Catholic radio fosters deeper parish involvement by encouraging participation in the Sacraments and other Catholic practices.
- Catholic radio partners easily with other efforts to keep your local Catholic community informed.
- Christ ' s message is readily available to a diverse audience through Catholic radio.