Media Pilgrimage

The Catholic TV Network


Herman got tired of the same, old stuff on TV and decided he would get out on the Holy Highway (Isa 35:8) for a tour of Catholic Media. It was actually a great time for that because so many people are losing confidence in the big media outlets.

The little mouse had already known that social media censors a lot of good information that does not comport with their agenda (which they refer to as “community standards), but Herman finally realized that so-called “news rooms,” which preached a diversity agenda, actually had no diversity of thought whatsoever on their staff.

So Herman made up his mind that he would explore the world of Catholic Media. He would embark on a Catholic Media pilgrimage in search of the truth. Was the quality of Catholic Media any good? Did it promote the faith as it entertained and informed the audience? Was it even worth watching, listening to, or reading? That was his goal.

Herman’s first stop was Boston, the home of Catholic TV — America’s first Catholic TV network.


The Bible says, “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Ps 118:24, NRSVCE). It’s talking about today … right now. According to Scripture, this day that you are presently experiencing was made by God. Nothing in it will surprise Him. He is ready for it and has prepared everything around you for you — for this very moment.

Our proper response should be to rejoice and be glad. Life is a gift. Time is a treasure. And you are greatly loved by God.


So let’s talk about “This Is The Day” for a moment. It was definitely created by the Catholic TV Network to reflect Psalm 118:24!

“TITD” is a locally produced (Watertown MA … just think Boston if you don’t live in that part of the country) morning show designed to get your day off to a great start. Bishop Robert Reed co-hosts the morning show along with Jay Fadden, the General Manager for Catholic TV. A typical show begins with some fun, personal small talk between the co-hosts that often includes Kevin Nelson, the “news guy” who also serves as Executive Producer.

From the conversations during the show, it’s clear that the whole team know each other well outside the studio. There is an informality that suggests years of friendship.

Of course, there are guest interviews each day too. What’s really special, however, is that everyone seems to be having fun while doing the show. They’re not just going through the motions.

Okay, so now it’s time for the big question. What if you’re not from Boston and don’t really care about what’s going on in that city? Our response — watch the show anyway. It really is fun! It moves fast, and without being “preachy,” they do a great job sharing what it’s like to be Catholic in an “everyday world.”

By the way, if you’re not in Boston (like most of us reading this article), you can still watch it. Visit the Catholic TV website ( or connect using the Catholic TV app on any of the “over the top” outlets (Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, etc.). Having been founded in 1955, Catholic TV is the oldest Catholic TV Network in America.

So watch “This Is The Day” on Catholic TV and follow Herman Nootks (the little, orange mouse) as he continues his Catholic Media pilgrimage right here on Catholic Roads.


That’s our story and we’re sticking to it. It’s cool to be Catholic. COOL2B!

In Christ.

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