New Pro-Life TV Show begins airing locally

CTN10Diocese Respect Life Director Jeanne Berdeaux guests on a new Pro-Life show, Action for Life, Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. on CTN-10. The host is Father Michael Orsi, Chaplain at St. John Neumann High School, and also seen is CTN general manager Paul Lodato.

Got plans for Tuesday nights? Consider a new Pro-Life television show which began airing Jan. 5 at 8:30 p.m. on CTN-10 (Family Television Network), a local cable channel.

The show is paid for by Action For Life, a non-profit, non-sectarian volunteer organization dedicated to protecting and fostering the most basic value of our society – human life itself. The Naples-based group devised a plan to air a series, in a talk show format, to help better educate the public about the ongoing efforts to promotes, upholds, and supports respect for human life without regard to age, race, creed, color, whether born or unborn.

The show is hosted by Father Michael Orsi, Parochial Vicar of St. Agnes Parish and Chaplain at St. John Neumann Catholic High School, both in Naples. Taped in front of a live studio audience, guests appear to discuss various issues related to the Pro-Life movement.

Upcoming airings will include the Jewish perspective on life and one dedicated solely to the 40 Days for Life campaign which begins on Ash Wednesday.

Diocese Respect Life Director Jeanne Berdeaux guests on a new Pro-Life show, Action for Life, Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. on CTN-10. The host is Father Michael Orsi, Chaplain at St. John Neumann High School, and also seen is CTN general manager Paul Lodato.

With timely and relevant topics and interesting guests, this television show will expose a new audience to this important issue, said John Garafalo, Action For Life treasurer. “We needed a new way to get the word out that abortions are taking place and babies are dying each day right in our own communities. We support a peaceful end to abortion in the United States and that end will only happen when more people are educated about this grave issue.”

Diocese of Venice Respect Life Director Jeanne Berdeaux said the television show is a great idea is spreading the word. Berdeaux was a guest on the taping about 40 Days for Life as she is the regional coordinator for that prayer vigil.

“This is a unique opportunity to get this message out to a broader audience,” she explained.

Shows are taped in advance at the CTN-10 studios in south Charlotte County. Father Orsi hosts the show and asks guests poignant questions.

“My goal is to keep the topics engaging and informative for everyone, no matter what faith they may have,” Father Orsi said. “We are here to share an important message that can be found in the Bible, that all life is precious and sacred because it is a gift from God.”

Station General Manager Paul Lodato said that when he was approached about the idea of airing the Action For Life series, he was all for it. An ordained minister, Lodato said the entire network is geared toward supporting core Christian values, with life being the most important one.

“It’s truly an honor that we were asked to be the host station for this important mission,” he said. “The show will air at a set time, but will also live stream and air at other times throughout the week just to make sure people see this show.”

For more information about where to find CTN-10 on your local cable provider please visit Or on YouTube at

For more information about Action For Life, please call 239-262-5433.

Action For Life – The TV Show

Featuring interviews of many pastors, priests, and leaders of various pro-Life programs and services. Bringing you the GOOD NEWS on the Culture of Life.  It will be televised on CTN-10 TV Christian TV and streamed live on CTN-10 TV.

Hosted by Fr. Michael Orsi

Channels of CTN-10 TV

  • Live streaming on
  • Comcast – Channel 439 & 10 in Lee, Collier, Hendry, and Glades Counties
  • Comcast – Channel 22 in Charlotte and Desoto Counties
  • Comcast – Channel 44 in Arcadia
  • Dish Network – Channel 49 & 9222
  • Century Link – Channel 10
  • Summit Broadband/Nuvu Cable – Channel 10 & 388
  • Shell Point – Channel 75
  • Lee Memorial Health System – Channel 21

January TV Schedule

  •  AFL-1601 Pastor Terrence & Lady Catherine Shaw- Tues Jan 5th at 8:30 pm & Thurs Jan 7th at 8:30 pm & Sun Jan 10th at 4:00 pm
  • AFL-1602 Dr. John T. Bruchalski – Tues Jan 12th at 8:30 pm & Thurs Jan 14th at 8:30 pm & Sun Jan 17th at 4:00 pm
  • AFL-1603 Marcie Erickson Tues Jan 19th at 8:30 pm & Thurs Jan 21st at 8:30 pm & Sun Jan 24th at 4:00 pm
  • AFL-1604 Jeanne Berdeaux, 40 Day For Life- Paul Lodato -Tues Jan 26th at 8:30 pm & Thurs Jan 28th at 8:30 pm & Sun Jan 21st at 4:00 pm

Presidents Corner

Dear Pro-Life Friends,

Forty one years ago on January 22, 1972 in the greatest abuse of judicial activism by the Supreme court, a woman’s right to kill her unborn child became a law of the land. Abortion found a place in American life and soon spread throughout the world.

A year earlier, while abortion was being debated at the state level a group of concerned women in Naples banded together to from “Right To Life”. In 1973, RTL incorporated as Action For Life dba/The Naples Pro-Life Council.

The battle lines, which were well defined then, have never changed. Our belief was and is the “sanctity of life” from coneption to natural death. This fundamental tenet of the American constitution was and is being abused.

Planned Parenthood, N.A.R.A.L., and N.O.W. have become the standard bearers of the culture of death. Babies were and are still being killed in the womb. The youth of our country are being barraged with the message that sex outside of marriage can be safe and is right. This teaching has led to an epidemic outbreak of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, many of which are incurable. The elderly are under attack by people promoting “death with dignity” (euthanasia).

We will never give up the fight until the defeat of all proposed legislation that would threaten the sanctity of life for the unborn and elderly.

It is with deep gratitude and thanks that we welcome your support.


Terese M. Flanigan-Melone, President

Heart Felt Thanks

A heart felt “Thank You”  to all the church groups and individuals who participated in the October 4th, 2015 National Life Chain Sunday in Naples! Approximately 175 prayerful people lined up along U.S.Hwy.41 in Naples to stand up for the sanctity of all human life and pray for God’s mercy on our country.

Approximately 225 prayerful people lined up.

Thank You for all your support and may God Bless You!

The 2016 National Life Chain Sunday will be on Sunday, October 2th. 2016

-Action For Life