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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 www.ctn10.com. Or on YouTube at actionforlife.net.

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