Diocese of Rockville Centre Presents Authentic Catholic Teaching in Response to Release of “The Da Vinci Code” Movie Print E-mail
  • Telecare Produces “Deciphering Da Vinci” Program Featuring Clips from Movie and Commentary
  • Will Broadcast USCCB’s Documentary, “Jesus Decoded”
     
     

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NEW YORK, May 12, 2006 - As a way to turn the upcoming release of “The Da Vinci Code” movie into a teachable opportunity, Telecare (Cablevision, Channel 29), the television station of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, has produced a 30-minute program entitled, “Deciphering Da Vinci.” In addition,Telecare will air “Jesus Decoded,” a documentary from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

Telecare’s production, “Deciphering Da Vinci” is hosted by The Most Reverend Emil A. Wcela, auxiliary bishop of Rockville Centre, a noted scripture scholar and Father Robert Lauder, syndicated columnist and professor at St. John’s University. The program will show clips from the movie followed by commentary from Bishop Wcela who is a theologian, and Father Lauder who has written numerous books on cinema and Catholicism. Also part of the program is an interview with Terri Carron, director of communications for Opus Dei.

“Deciphering Da Vinci” will air on the following dates and times.

DATE

9:30 AM

9:00 PM

Friday, May 19

 

X

Saturday, May 20

X

 

Sunday, May 21

 

X

Monday, May 22

X

 

Tuesday, May 23

 

X

Wednesday, May 24

X

 

Thursday, May 25

 

X

Friday, May 26

X

 

Saturday, May 27

 

X

Sunday, May 28

X

 

“Jesus Decoded”
“Jesus Decoded,” produced by the USCCB’s Catholic Communications Campaign, is a one-hour documentary that presents clear and accurate information about the person of Jesus, his disciples, and the formation of the books included in the official canon of the Bible. Shot on location in Israel, Turkey, and Italy and making use of scholars versed in art, history and scripture, Jesus Decoded offers a solid Catholic response to “Da Vinci Code believers,” concentrating especially on the first three centuries of development of the Church. Telecare will air “Jesus Decoded” on the following dates and times.

DATE

9:30 AM

9:00 PM

Saturday, May 20

 

X

Sunday, May 21

X

 

Monday, May 22

 

X

Tuesday, May 23

X

 

Wednesday, May 24

 

X

Thursday, May 25

X

 

Friday, May 26

 

X

Saturday, May 27

X

 

Sunday, May 28

 

X


About Telecare
Telecare (Cablevision Channel 29) is the non-profit, state-of-the-art television and production facility of the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Everyday, Telecare produces and presents 24 hours of ecumenical programming. Broadcasting seven days a week to almost one million homes served by Cablevision, Telecare touches on the issues affecting all Long Island residents. Telecare also serves the Island's parochial schools with religious educational materials created for every grade level - from kindergarten through eighth grade.

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About The Diocese of Rockville Centre
The Diocese of Rockville Centre was formed in 1957 and covers 1,222 square miles in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The diocese serves approximately 1.4 million Catholics (total population in both counties is approximately 3.3 million). There are 134 parishes in 115 towns. Last year over 20,000 baptisms, 18,000 confirmations, 20,000 first communions and 5,000 marriages took place in the diocese. There are 2,137 students in Catholic kindergarten, 23,825 in primary or elementary school, 12,628 in secondary school and 3,300 in higher institutions. There are 76 Catholic elementary and high schools and one Catholic college in the diocese. Catholic Health Services of Long Island consists of five hospitals, three nursing homes, two home-care agencies, two senior housing complexes, a community-based home for those with special needs and a hospice. Last year, Catholic Charities assisted more than 80,000 individuals who are poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged on Long Island. For more information, visit www.drvc.org


Contact:
Sean P. Dolan
Director of Communications
516-678-5800, ext. 625
sdolan@drvc.org