Aid to the Church in Need bringing the voice of the poor and persecuted Church to the Salt + Light Hour with Deacon Pedro
Montreal, October 8, 2021 – As of Saturday, October 9, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) will be joining the SLHour line-up with a regular spot, once a month, on the popular Catholic radio show hosted by Salt + Light Media’s Deacon Pedro Guevara-Mann.
The show, which explores many different aspects of faith experience covers everything from the parenting segment, “What I learned from my kids” to “Church for Dummies,” and film reviews with Pauline Sr. Marie Paul Curley, as well as many interesting, current and poignant interviews—will now be adding the new segment “Where God Helps,” a collaborative project between the offices of ACN Canada and ACN USA.
Host Deacon Pedro said in talking with ACN that he is “excited because ACN does great work—but not enough people are familiar with Aid to the Church in Need.” Deacon Pedro, who is also the host of Salt + Light TV’s “Yes, Lord!” continued, “ACN has been a good friend and partner to Salt and Light for at least 18 years, and we like to support our partners in any way we can!”
When asked what made this segment special he said: “This segment of the show, that we are calling Where God Helps, is really international and it gives people a fuller sense of the ‘universality’ of the Church—everywhere for everybody at every time—reaching out where the need is.”
What to expect on the show!
In the very first segment of the show which will air this coming Saturday, October 9, listeners will meet Edward Clancy, director of outreach for ACN USA and Amanda Griffin, English information officer at ACN Canada, who will share the history of Aid to the Church in Need, what they expect to be talking about in upcoming segments which will revolve around the situation of the Church in specific areas and how the Church is helping. Listeners will also hear about upcoming events such as One Million Children Praying the Rosary—and Red Wednesday—important events for Aid to the Church in Need each fall, both in the US and Canada.
Director of ACN Canada, Marie-Claude Lalonde said about the new collaboration “We are delighted to embark on another new project with Salt + Light Media after eighteen years of fruitful partnership in bringing the Church around the World into the homes of Canadians through our programs like, Where God Weeps and Aid to the Church in Need documentaries which many people know. Another exciting part of this project is the collaboration between our Canadian and US offices who will alternate on the radio show, which will help in reaching even more people than before who are interested in the stories and unique perspective we have about their brothers and sisters in the faith around the world.”
Where God Helps on the SLHour will air this coming Saturday, October 9 on The Catholic Channel on Sirius XM 129 at 3 p.m. & 10 p.m. ET and on Sunday. 12 p.m. ET and can also be accessed on the Salt + Light Media platform slmedia.org/podcast/slhour/ and wherever you get your podcasts.
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