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EWTN Catholic Network to Feature UST

Up to 148 million cable television viewers worldwide got a closer look at the University of St. Thomas when Eternal Word Television (EWTN) dedicated an hour-long talk show to UST on April 22.

A group of six UST Catholic students and three faculty members traveled to Irondale, Ala. to film “Life on the Rock,” EWTN’s live show for young adults.

View the UST segment on EWTN.

The campus community was invited to watch the episode on a big screen television at a viewing party at 7 p.m. April 22 in the Student Lounge (Old Bookstore). 

UST faculty scheduled to appear on the show are Chaplain Father Michael Buentello, CSB, Sister Damien Marie Savino, FSE, chair of the Environmental Science and Studies Department and Dr. Jeremy Wilkins, assistant professor of theology at St. Mary’s Seminary. Lee Holm, director of Admissions, is driving the group to Alabama. Students selected to represent UST on the show are Catherine Loth, Michelle Gautreau, Catherine Aquila, Ivan Earls, John Ruff and Emilie Bierschenk. Justin Aquila, a graduate student of theology, will play an advisory role.

EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world, transmitting programming 24 hours a day to more than 148 million homes in 144 countries and  territories on more than 4,800 cable systems, wireless cable, Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), low power TV and individual satellite users.

EWTN Global Catholic Network airs family and religious programming from a Catholic point of view in English and Spanish. Providing more than 80 percent original programming, EWTN offers inspiring talk shows, entertaining children's animation, exclusive teaching series, live coverage of Church events, and thought-provoking documentaries.

“UST is like a hidden gem among Catholic universities, special in so many ways. We are all excited to make it known to a wider public,” Wilkins said. “The students who were on the program are a great a credit to what we do here at UST, and represented the student body well.”