The Best Catholic Television ...

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by Simon Rafe  •  •  September 10, 2016   

... on the internet

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Brief history lesson (and not on the history of Communion in the hand or the history of the Church Herself) about (Also tangential reference to an island micronation. Stick with me; it'll make sense.) used to be called ChurchMilitant.TV. The ".TV" suffix (or top-level-domain, for those of you familiar with internet nomenclature) officially doesn't actually denote television. Rather, it is the ISO 3166 Code of the little Polynesian island of Tuvalu, a former British colony in the Pacific. The general rule for national internet TLDs is for them to follow the ISO Code for the country. Tuvalu realized, quickly, they were sitting on a potential digital goldmine and immediately started selling ".TV" domains to television, rather than Tuvaluan, organizations. ".TV" at the end of a domain quickly came to denote "television." Tuvalu counted its broadcast dollars and went back to enjoying the Pacific sun.

That was the tangential reference. Now back to history.

We chose a ".TV" domain because we were producing video, and in the minds of most people, video = television. It's a convenient shorthand.

But about a year and a half ago, we expanded with the (and I can say this because I have very little to do with it) awesome News department. They produce article after article after article, dozens each week, all of them giving you information about what is going on in the Church and the world, and many of them giving you information you simply can't get anywhere else.

Because of that, we changed the name to; we are more than just TV, you know?

But ... we still do TV. Did you know?

We have a whole host of programs out there available for you to watch. Yes, we have "Headlines" and "Vortex"; you are probably familiar with them. Those are free programs anyone can watch (and everyone should). But we have other programs — programs that can only be watched if you have a Premium subscription — like "The Download," a daily panel discussion of events going on in the Church and in the world; or shows like "Houses Built On Sand," a humorous yet educational look at the great heresies of the Church.

If history is your thing, then we have a 15-hour class (don't worry, you can take it in sections) on Church history. That's just one from our "Basic Training" series. You want to learn about Mary? We've got your back. You want some kind of introduction to the Bible? Ditto.

You want to learn about the Bible but don't have much time? You only have your lunch break? How amazingly convenient. Learn about the founder-saints, philosophy, how to speak Latin, the glory of creation, the Church's moral teachings and so much more.

We have a lot of stuff is what I am saying. We have a lot of stuff outside of the articles Christine and her dedicated team produce. We have video you can watch, and even if you aren't a Premium subscriber, you can get a flavor of it. Click any of the links above (except the Tuvalu one, natch) and you will be able to browse through the Premium channel. Click on videos and you can watch a little clip for most of them, get a flavor of the thing, decide if you want to sign up for a Premium account. It is only $10 a month, and, as I said, you get access to so much content.

The news articles tell you what is going on in the world and the Church. The videos give you the tools to do something about it. If you want to be more than a spectator during this war, check them out.


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