Wednesday, February 02, 2011

EWTN Radio Network's New Series Aims To Promote Priestly Vocations & Respect for Priests

Irondale, AL (EWTN) – If you think you have a vocation or know someone who might or if you want to better understand the role of a Catholic priest, then don’t miss EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network’s newest series, “Vocation Boom Radio,” which will premiere at 5 p.m. ET, Sat., Feb. 5 – exclusively on EWTN. (Find EWTN at

There’s a reason Radio Talk Show Host Jerry Usher was so popular when he hosted the “Catholic Answers” radio show. He brings his lively, breezy, often humorous style with him as he interview priests, bishops, seminarians and their families, and other with a passion for promoting priestly vocations.

“My hope for the show is really two-fold,” said Usher, who is now Founder and President of Third Millennium Media. “First, I want it to be a source of encouragement for young men and their families as they prayerfully discern whether or not God is calling them to the priesthood. Second, I want to draw the attention of the laity to the priesthood and vocations, with the hope of helping all of us better understand and appreciate who and what a priest is by virtue of his ordination.”

Usher said he is hoping his show will do nothing less than change the way people pray, attend Mass, receive the Eucharist, view priests, pray for and foster vocations, and “create an atmosphere within the family that is not only accepting of a possible priestly vocation, but one in which a young man can feel comfortable and encouraged without being pushed in that direction.”

Will he succeed? Tune in and find out!

To learn more, and to find a host of great resources for those discerning a vocation, check out the “Vocation Boom” website at

Usher, a former seminarian, has a great personal story to tell! To arrange an interview, please call or e-mail Michelle Laque Johnson using the contact information above.

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 30th year, is available in over 160 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. With its direct broadcast satellite television and radio services, AM & FM radio networks, worldwide short-wave radio station, Internet website and publishing arm, EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world.

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