EWTN TO LAUNCH CHANNEL IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

EWTN TO LAUNCH CHANNEL IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

You’d think this was a week dedicated to prisons. Just yesterday I published the Pope’s remarks to the staff of a Rome prison and also added a story on the historical Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia – a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true regret, in the hearts of prisoners. Who knows if that might now happen at the Shawnee Correctional Center in Illinois!

On Monday Feb 11, EWTN will launch on Channel 76 at the Shawnee Correctional Center located in Vienna, Johnson County, Illinois. This facility in southern IL is a medium-security state prison for men and has a population of about 1,600 inmates.

While this may be a small launch in the bigger picture of EWTN, you know that Mother always cherished the value of a single soul; therefore, praise God for the opportunity to touch these 1,600 souls (and thanks to Christine Schicker for pursuing)!

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