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Faith-filled listening options abound

Did you hear the news about Christendom College's new radio station? Since Nov. 30, the station, WDXM 90.3 FM, has been broadcasting a nonstop stream of Catholic programming from EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network.

Last Friday, I watched Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde visit Christendom, celebrate Mass and bless the college's new radio transmitter and tower.

During his homily, Bishop Loverde spoke about the important role the radio station will play in evangelizing Catholics and non-Catholics in and around the Front Royal area. Thanks to the addition of a second radio tower in three months, Christendom radio will soon be heard through much of the Northern Shenandoah Valley, making it the first Catholic radio station to broadcast from Virginia. This is truly a blessing for the people in Front Royal, who will now have the option to listen and learn about the faith no matter what they're doing.

Of course, if you're living in the Northern Virginia area, don't feel excluded. Guadalupe Radio, which broadcasts Catholic programming out of Silver Spring, Md., can be heard throughout much of the Washington metro area on WMET 1160 AM. Elsewhere, listeners can stream the programming live from the EWTN website.

Satellite radio listeners have multiple options to hear Catholic programming on both The Catholic Channel (Channel 129 on Sirius XM) and EWTN Global Catholic Radio (Channel 130).

And last but not least, Catholic podcasts are widely available for Metro commuters, iPod addicts and others without regular radio access. Popular shows include Catholic Answers Live, Catholic Stuff You Should Know and the SaintCast. All episodes can be downloaded for free to mobile devices at itunes.com.

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2013