I found this article about the benefits of Catholic radio very inspirational. It discusses a survey taken by listeners of Immaculate Heart Radio with these results:
According to the survey, 581 respondents said the radio channel helped them teach their children the truths of the faith. Additionally, 265 said Immaculate Heart Radio helped them return to the Catholic faith while 58 said the radio network helped them convert from another religion and 28 said they were helped to convert from agnosticism or atheism. Just over 100 respondents said the radio network helped them save their marriage, 23 said they were helped when contemplating suicide, and seven were helped to “choose life for my baby.”
This was not the most scientific survey since it sounds like the sample group was probably mostly made up of people from their main listening audience. However, I find it amazing that this radio station saved at least 100 marriages and 30 lives. And that is just from people who responded to the survey. Who knows how many others were helped? The saving of even just one life validates the importance and the impact of Catholic radio. This means there are at least 30 people who are alive today who might not have been if it wasn’t for Immaculate Heart Radio, EWTN, and other outlets spreading the Catholic faith.
The accomplishment of Catholic radio fills me with a little hope as RosaryMeds turned two years old this week. Granted, I don’t have the resources or collective wisdom of EWTN. I probably haven’t transformed lives as dramatically as Immaculate Heart Radio. But hopefully I inspired someone to pray the rosary who otherwise wouldn’t have. Hopefully, I injected a small little pearl of wisdom in a posting that made someone feel better or helped them achieve a deeper state of prayer. If you have found this website interesting or inspirational, please leave a comment or a suggestion.
I’m super excited about RosaryMeds’ third year. I have some great ideas in mind that I hope will come to fruition in 2011. And a big thank you to the 1,905 new visitors and the 423 returning visitors from 77 countries speaking 34 languages who visited in 2010!
- Struggling with the Rosary – Brian Pessaro (madharasan.wordpress.com)
- Christmas Novena