WASHINGTON (August 16, 2002) –- The August 24-25 edition of Catholic Radio Weekly, A 30-minute program of the U.S. Bishops' Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC), will include an interview with University of Maryland football Coach Ralph Friedgen, who was the choice for Coach of the Year in 2001.
In an interview with Catholic Radio Weekly co-host Johnny Holliday, Friedgen discusses the importance of his Catholic faith in shaping the values that guide him on and off the field.
"I say at least four rosaries before every game," says Friedgen, "and I feel like the good Lord has been with me my whole career."
Coach Friedgen also reflects on last season, his first as a head coach at any level, in which he led a long-struggling Maryland team to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship and a date with perennial powerhouse Florida in the Orange Bowl. Maryland will face Notre Dame in their first game of the 2002 season — the August 31 nationally televised Kick-Off Classic.
Also on this weekend's Catholic Radio Weekly:
Catholic Relief Services' Michael Scott discusses the difficulties his and other relief agencies are encountering in their efforts to help rebuild Afghanistan.
Gerard Powers of the USCCB Office for Social Development & World Peace discusses a program the USCCB has developed to help mark the one-year anniversary of the September 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington called "Nine Days to 9/11."
Paulist Father Larry Rice discusses Catholic Campus Ministry in his Fact of Faith.
USCCB Communications Attorney Katherine Grincewich talks about how the bishops and other organizations are combating the growing presence of hard liquor advertisements on TV.
Gerri Paré, director of the USCCB Office for Film and Broadcasting, reflects on the passing of Hollywood mogul Lew Wasserman.
Catholic Radio Weekly can be heard on the USCCB web site at http://www.usccb.org/ccc/index.shtml, where you can also find a list of dioceses and stations that carry the program.