Monday, November 22, 2010
CatholicTV to Support Retired Priests By Airing Special Promotional Videos
In support of retired priests of the Archdiocese of Boston, CatholicTV will air special promotional videos during the month of December.
The videos will remind viewers that “while mandatory retirement age for priests is age 75, many continue to work into their 80’s and beyond.”
In these videos, retired priests make appeals for their “brothers who are senior retired priests.” The videos also say to viewers, “They [priests] were their when we needed them. They are still there for us now. Will we continue to be there for them?”
In the Archdiocese of Boston, a collection is taken up during Christmas Masses to support the retired priests of the Archdiocese. The Archdiocese spends millions of dollars each year housing and assisting in the medical and financial needs of retired priests.
CatholicTV also aired a promotional video encouraging the financial support of retired religious sisters. This video featured Sister Marian Batho, CSJ, a Sister of the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint. Joseph.