Oct 5 - CatholicTV® Network Introduces Digital Magazine Within “Facebook For Catholics” Site*

Monthly Issues of iCatholic™ Available Online, iPad

WATERTOWN, MA (Oct. 5, 2010) – Last week, CatholicTV Network® announced the creation of iCatholic, or as it’s being called -- Facebook for Catholics. The first-of-its-kind online social community gives users the opportunity to create personal profiles, blog, interact, join forums and enhance their Catholic community experience. It’s a religious take on “The Social Network.”

Now the leader in delivering television’s best religion-based content is pleased to announce a new way for Catholics to get their news and views with the launch of a monthly digital magazine.

The publication is available across multiple platforms:  a free application for the iPhone/iPod touch is available in the iTunes Store, via a dedicated application for the Apple iPad and available online at (www.catholictv.com/magazine).

A prominent part of the iCatholic™ social media site, the iCatholic digital magazine features interviews, analysis, news, commentary and profiles of the people in the Catholic community across the U.S., along with programming information and news from CatholicTV Network. Plus, the magazine is chock full of vibrant videos, bright photos and online exclusives.

The digital magazine will feature articles from well-known Catholic voices and offer submissions by a team of the best writers from around the county.

The headline story in the current edition of iCatholic is about a new television series, Hope on Campus, produced by the Brotherhood of Hope; plus features articles focusing on the encouraging ministry being done on university and college campuses, high schools and in parochial settings around the nation.  The edition also contains a schedule of the new fall television season on the CatholicTV Network.

About CatholicTV

Founded in 1955, CatholicTV is a national broadcast television network streaming a live feed 24 hours a day at www.CatholicTV.com.  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 available in 5.7 million homes nationwide. 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: www.CatholicTVeverywhere.com.

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Media contact: Chris Pham [email protected] 617.923.0220

Chris Pham 
Public Relations Coordinator