"The Christianity of history is not Protestantism. If ever there were a safe truth it is this, and Protestantism has ever felt it so; to be deep in history is to cease to be a Protestant." (-John Henry Newman, An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine).

"Where the bishop is, there let the people gather; just as where ever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church". -St. Ignatius of Antioch (ca 110 AD)a martyr later thrown to the lions, wrote to a church in Asia Minor. Antioch was also where the term "Christian" was first used.

“But if I should be delayed, you should know how to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of truth.” 1 Timothy 3:15

"This is the sole Church of Christ, which in the Creed we profess to be one, holy, catholic and apostolic." -CCC 811

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

CatholicTV® Network Launches Online Community

Social Networking Site Gives Catholics a New Way to Connect; Includes Personal Profiles, Photos, Forums and Blogs

WATERTOWN, MA--(CatholicTV Marketwire - September 28, 2010) - Pardon us, Aaron Sorkin. Excuse us Mark Zuckerberg. Move over Facebook. Forget about the hit movie "The Social Network," Catholics now have a new reason to hit the "like" button. CatholicTV® Network is proud to announce the launch of a unique new online social networking community for Catholics at http://www.icatholic.com/.

Under the tagline, "I am Catholic, We are the Church," the iCatholic.com community allows visitors to establish a personal profile, upload images and videos as well as initiate and participate in discussions and forums. Users will be able to interact 24/7.

"This is a place where young and young-at-heart Catholics can go to discuss their Faith and questions about their Faith," said Father Robert Reed, CatholicTV President. "We're coming to where you live. We're making sure we stay on the cutting edge of technology."

The iCatholic.com social community is the first of its kind. Members of this new online community will be able to suggest content for the monthly digital magazine, as well as be part of an exciting television series coming soon to the CatholicTV® Network.

The magazine and social community are just the latest in a string of technological innovations CatholicTV has announced this year as it continues its mission of attracting the next generation of U.S. Catholics.

Earlier this year, CatholicTV added numerous 3D shows to its over-the-air and online lineup, many of which were featured by Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central's Emmy-Award winning program, The Colbert Report.

About CatholicTV

Founded in 1955, CatholicTV is a national broadcast television network streaming a live feed 24 hours a day at http://www.catholictv.com/Home.aspx. Heeding Pope Benedict XVI's call to greater utilize the power of television and new media, CatholicTV Network offers a wide range of programs aimed at children and adults. From uplifting advice shows to international news, game shows to travel, CatholicTV has something for everyone. Based in Watertown, MA outside of Boston, CatholicTV is the fastest growing, religion-based network in the nation. For access to CatholicTV programs, go to CatholicTV.com or download the CatholicTV mobile app for iPhone or iPad.

Help bring CatholicTV to your area and home, visit: http://www.catholictv.com/Helpus.aspx.

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