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November 18, 2009
Hispanic Ministry launches Spanish-language TV program on faith
By Rossana Goñi
“Fe Católica Viva” (“Catholic Faith Alive”) is the name of a new television program produced by the Denver Archdiocese’s Office of Hispanic Ministry that debuted Nov. 9.
The 30-minute program airs every Monday at 10 p.m. on Azteca America Colorado.
The producers of “Fe Católica Viva” said the program is dynamic, up-to-date and inviting.
“The goal is to make good use of the mass media in order to accomplish the mission of the Church in evangelization,” said Msgr. Jorge De los Santos, vicar for Hispanic Ministry who serves as the program host.
The show’s magazine-style format includes special guests discussing various topics on the Catholic faith. The audience is able to interact through regular and electronic mail.
“In the first program, we looked at the foundations of the Catholic faith: what is faith, what does it mean to be Catholic, and how does one put this faith into action through the sacraments, prayer and works of charity?” said producer Abraham Morales. “Other topics we will look at include devotion to our Mother Mary and the saints, popular religiosity, priestly celibacy, and in-depth formation on the ‘Catechism of the Catholic Church.’”
The Hispanic Ministry Office once produced a successful Spanish-language radio program by the same name but now hopes to expand its evangelization outreach through television.
“TV is the media with the most users,” said Msgr. De los Santos. “In nearly every home there is a television.”
The show has the capacity to reach tens of thousands of Hispanic Catholic homes, Morales said.
“We have big hopes for this project,” he said. “We are trying to reach our people through every media means of quality and efficiency.”
Financial and volunteer support are welcome, Morales said.
“Fe Católica Viva” airs on cable Channel 15, satellite Channel 27 and digital Channel 7.27. Analog viewers can watch it on Channel 27 in Denver, Channel 36 in Greeley and Fort Collins, and Channel 23 in Colorado Springs.