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By Kevin J. Jones, CNA, March 26, 2020

 – At a time when Catholic Masses have been closed to the public and efforts to stem the coronavirus epidemic dominate the news, EWTN Radio is temporarily rebranding its EWTN Radio Classics programming as EWTN Radio Essentials to provide more broadcasts of the Mass, devotionals, and spiritual reflections.

“Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures,” Jack Williams, general manager of the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network, told CNA March 26.

Under the program changes, Mass will be broadcast eight times a day, every two hours from 8 a.m. through midnight Eastern Time.

EWTN Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw said March 25 that the change aims “to assist listeners struggling to cope with the closing of so many churches due to the coronavirus pandemic.”

This will make EWTN Radio Essentials “a one-stop source for Mass and devotions,” Warsaw said. “As people of faith know, prayer is what will get us all through this difficult time,” he added.

Williams said that in the wake of church closures, “the outcry for the Mass from the faithful was loud and immediate.”  ….

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