June 22 - Boston Red Sox Star Mike Lowell To Appear on CatholicTV Talk Show

Mike Lowell, 3rd baseman for the Boston Red Sox and Catholic father, will discuss faith, cancer, and baseball on "This is the Day"-a talk show on CatholicTV on Tuesday, July 7th.

CatholicTV is a nationally-broadcasted television network headquartered near Boston. CatholicTV streams its broadcast simultaneously, 24 hours a day at www.CatholicTV.com.

Mike Lowell is well known as star 3rd baseman of the Boston Red Sox. He is a 4-time All-Star, a Golden Glove Winner, and also named the 2007 World Series MVP. During his interview on "This is the Day", Mike will talk about baseball and how despite how much he loves baseball, he says "baseball is only what I do, not who I am".

At the age of 24 Mike was diagnosed with testicular cancer and his initial reaction was "am I going to die?" After being diagnosed, Mike began to reexamine his life and to think about his Catholic faith more.

Mike was born in Puerto Rico and comes from a Catholic family. He will discuss his early family life during his television interview. Before his CatholicTV interview, which took place at Fenway Park, Mike mentioned how during Sunday home games, a priest from the Archdiocese of Boston comes to say Mass for about a dozen people at Fenway Park. During away games Red Sox players and personnel always have access and a ride to the local Mass.

Mike Lowell can be seen on Tuesday, July 7th live at 10:30AM (EST) on CatholicTV where available (rebroadcast at 8PM). The show will also be streamed live at www.CatholicTV.com and will be available on the site's archives starting the night of Tuesday the 7th and embed code is available for all archived videos at the website so that videos can be placed on ANY website. All videos at the website are viewable in full-screen. Paste this URL into your browser in order to access the "This is the Day" video archives. http://www.CatholicTV.org/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=72.

About CatholicTV:

CatholicTV provides family-friendly, religious, news, and educational programming 24 hours daily. Founded over 50 years ago, CatholicTV is available in selected areas on cable in the United States and Canada, via Sky Angel and online via a live stream anytime, everywhere at the station's web site www.CatholicTV.com. Father Robert Reed, a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston, is the Director of CatholicTV. Click here to paste this into your browser to find out how to watch CatholicTV where you live: http://www.CatholicTV.org/schedule/where-to-watch.aspx.

"This is the Day" can also be seen on demand at www.CatholicTV.com or downloaded via iTunes.com <http://www.sqpn.com/>.and SQPN.com The hosts, Father Robert Reed, and Jay Fadden discuss various topics of the week and respond to viewer mail (you may email the show at [email protected].)