Loading
USCCB says religious programming part of public interest

.- Broadcasters’ public interest obligations include airing religious programming, said the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in a comment filed with the Federal Communications Commission Nov. 1.

The bishops said recent “treatment of religious programming indicates that local broadcasters are more interested in commercial gain that in serving their communities’ interest in religious matters.”

The comment was based on a survey conducted over the summer by the USCCB Department of Communications. The survey demonstrated that several dioceses have been forced to pay for time for local programming that was once free to them. Dioceses reported that this practice began in the late 1980s.

Other religious programming was discontinued for lack of free airtime, while other programming was “banished to graveyard times” when there are few viewers.

The bishops cited a long-standing FCC policy, which dates to the 1960s, that includes religious programming in broadcasters’ public obligations.

The FCC is expected to reply by Dec. 1.


Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.
Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods
John Paul II Center for Studies on Marriage and Family
Saint John Paul II on cartoon
Syrian Christian refugees
Papal Foundation Pilgrimage
Exorcism or prayer of liberation?
First meeting of Commission for Protection of Minors
Jul
23

Liturgical Calendar

July 23, 2014

Wednesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:1-9

Gospel
Date
07/23/14
07/20/14
07/19/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Jer 1:1, 4-10
Gospel:: Mt 13: 1-9

Saint of the Day

St. John Cassian »

Saint
Date
07/23/14

Homily of the Day

Mt 13:1-9

Homily
Date
07/23/14
07/21/14
07/20/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: