Father Richard Erikson to host “Blink!” segments on saints and devout faithful who served
WATERTOWN, MASS. – Throughout the month of November, CatholicTV will honor Veterans Day and All Souls Month by airing “Blink!” segments hosted by Father Richard Erikson, Ph.D. (Ch, Brig Gen, USAFR). The “Blink!” segments, called “No Greater Love,” tie into All Souls Month as well as Veterans Day by highlighting the ministry and lives of saints and devout faithful who served in the military.
Father Erikson is a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston and a reserve chaplain endorsed by the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS). He currently serves as the Pastor atOur Lady of Fatima Parish in Sudbury, Mass., as well as the Mobilization Assistant to the Air Force Chief of Chaplains at the Pentagon.
In addition to Father Erikson’s “Blink!” segments which will air throughout November, The Miracle of Father Kapaun will air during CatholicTV’s Showcase block on November 6. The documentary takes a look at the miraculous recovery of a college athlete, Chase Kear, whose survival is attributed to his family’s prayers to Father Emil Kapaun, a U.S. Army Chaplain and a hero of the Korean War. This program will air Friday, November 6, at 9:30 p.m. (EST).
For God and Country will air in the second half of the CatholicTV Showcase block on November 6. The documentary explores the life and work of Father Aloysius Schmitt, a U.S. Navy chaplain who died at Pearl Harbor aboard the USS Oklahoma. This program will air Friday, November 6, at 10:30 p.m. (EST).
On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, CatholicTV will air a mini Veterans Day marathon featuring The Grunt Padre in Vietnam, a documentary about the life and death of U.S. Navy chaplain and Vietnam War hero Father Vincent R. Capodanno; a repeat airing of For God and Country; and Archbishop Hannan’s A Soldier of God, a look at the life and death of U.S. Army Chaplain and Vietnam War hero Father Charles J. Watters, hosted by the late New Orleans Archbishop Philip Hannan, himself a World War II-era U.S. Army Chaplain. These programs will air on November 11 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. (EST).
For more information on programming, please visit: www.CatholicTV.com.