Friday, August 21, 2009
Deacon, Ph.D., and Golf Coach to Appear on "This is the Day"
On Tuesday, August 25th, Deacon Curtis Turner will be featured on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”. Deacon Turner is principal of a 181-year-old Catholic High School founded by Servant of God, Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange. Deacon Turner has a doctorate in Science Education and is coach of the school golf team. St. Frances Academy is the oldest historically African-American Catholic school in the United States.
Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange founded the first congregation of women religious of African ancestry and was founder of St. Frances Academy.
Dr. Curtis Turner began serving as St. Frances Academy (located in Baltimore) principal on June 2nd, 2008. Dr. Turner has worked in secondary education since 1993 in public and Catholic high schools. He is a graduate of DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland and Howard University in Washington, DC where he earned a bachelors degree in physics. Dr. Turner earned a master and a doctorate degree in science education from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. In addition to his administrative duties, Dr. Turner teaches mathematics and coaches golf at St. Frances Academy. He is a Non-resident Associate Member of the Oblate Sisters of Providence and an ordained permanent deacon for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington in 2008. He is married and lives in Howard County.
Established in 1828, St. Frances Academy is an independent Catholic high school with African-American and Hispanic roots.
“This is the Day” airs live twice a week (Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m.) Father Robert Reed and Jay Fadden host this half-hour talk show with Kevin Nelson. The hosts discuss various topics of the week and respond to viewer mail. The show includes interviews, cooking, music, news and events for today's Catholic.
Deacon Turner will be featured on the show on Tuesday, August 25th live at 10:30AM (EST) on CatholicTV where available (rebroadcast at 8PM). The show will also be streamed simultaneously at www.CatholicTV.com and will be available on the site’s archives starting Tuesday night. All videos at the website are viewable in full-screen. Paste this URL into your browser in order to access the “This is the Day” video archives. http://www.CatholicTV.org/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=72