Page 3, 18th September 1964

18th September 1964
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Page 3, 18th September 1964 — RADIO AND TV IN VITAL CHURCH ROLE

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TELEVISION and radio age I reaching the large numbers not wish to speak to priests but listen to what the Church has to s

the best available means of of people in Britain who "do are willing to sit at home and ay Fr. AgneIlus Andrew, OFM, assistant to the head of Religious Broadcasting at the BBC and director of the projected Cathy.: lic Centre for Radio and Television who said this at a Leeds meeting this week claimed for the two mediums a Sunday audience for religious programmes in excess of 25 million people.

This was an opportunity the Church should take seriously, he said, as there were whole classes the Church could not serve at all or only in a limited capacity.

Some -shook their fists in Almighty God's face" and there were others who were impervious to spiritual influences. he added. But there were also many who,

though they did net attend church, were aware from time to time of deep spiritual needs.

These people, who made up a considerable part of the TV and radio audience for religious broadcasts, "felt secure in their on homes with the situation under their own contrbl and not under pressure"., For them, radio and television were the prime means of communication.

At the meeting Bishop Dwyer of Leeds called for full support from the parishes of his diocese in the campaign to raise £300,000 for the projected Catholic Radio and TV centre. In a letter to his clergy he asks that they do all they can to encourage parishioners to attend public meetings in support of the campaign.

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