February 25, 2013 - The CatholicTV Network to Air Special Mass of Thanksgiving for Pope Benedict XVI Watertown, MA*

(February 25, 2013)  On Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 7:30PM ET, the CatholicTV Network will air a special Mass of Thanksgiving for the ministry of Pope Benedict XVI and for the election of a new Pope LIVE from the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, Massachusetts.  The Most Rev. Robert P. Deeley, Auxiliary Bishop of Boston and Vicar General will be the celebrant and homilist.

At the conclusion of the Mass, the CatholicTV Network will also air Benedict XVI: Love Affair with the Truth, a program from Rome Report which takes a look at the life of Joseph Ratzinger and the pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI followed by Pope Benedict XVI – My Vatican, a documentary on the Pope’s daily life at the Vatican. 

The CatholicTV Network will air a special episode of House+Home: Papal Household. CatholicTV had the chance to go inside the walls of the Vatican, into Pope Benedict XVI's private residence and captured intimate details of his daily life.

The CatholicTV Network is available to Comcast subscribers throughout the Archdiocese of Boston and New England on Channel 268 (in Plymouth and Amesbury, MA on Ch 183), on Verizon FiOS Ch 296, Charter Communications Ch 101, RCN Ch 85, on various other providers and on Roku and Google TV. A live stream may also be viewed at any time from any computer or device at www.CatholicTV.com.

A list of CatholicTV special programming in honor of Pope Benedict XVI will be sent out as well. As CatholicTV receives additional information from the Vatican, we will update you on CatholicTV and www.CatholicTV.com

About the CatholicTV Network:

Founded in 1955, The CatholicTV Network is a nationally broadcast television network streaming a live feed 24 hours a day at CatholicTV.com. Heeding Pope Benedict XVI's call to greater utilize the power of television and new media, the CatholicTV Network features its cable TV station, Catholic web site, mobile apps and widget. Celebrate Mass online; pray The Rosary; enjoy programs on prayer, the saints, the Scriptures and the Catholic Church on America's Catholic Television Network.