10/10/2012 8:18:00 AM Church teaching is on air with Dina Marie Hale
Dina Marie Hale
Dina Marie Hale hopes her work at KBVM helps people understand the church and Christ, and to fall in love with both.
Hale is the program director at Catholic Broadcasting NW, which operates KBVM and KMME, radio ministries that proclaim the gospel through programs that embrace the Church and the Virgin Mary, by promoting devotions.
“My responsibility is to make sure the programs that we broadcast are authentic to Catholic Church teaching and that they lead people to Christ and his church and his sacred heart,” Hale said.
One of those topics is pro-life advocacy, because, Hale says, “We’re the voice for Christ in the media and Christ is pro-life.”
Programs are based on sacred scripture, the teachings of Christ, prayer, the rosary and chaplet of divine mercy, and of course, Mass.
A Catholic convert in the ‘90s, Hale takes very seriously her responsibility to promote the truth, one of those truths being the sanctity of human life.
In 2007, she joined a group of lay people who built an annual event, the Rosary Bowl NW. Hale said it is an opportunity for organizers to educate people about pro-life issues, but also to encourage people to pray as a family in public and in their homes.
She works to promote 40 Days for Life, which mobilizes Catholics around the world to change the hearts and minds of women considering abortion and of workers who are engaged in the abortion business.
Hale said some of her most touching interviews have been with people who are grieving and healing after abortion. She also speaks to the people who help these women’s healing process through Rachel’s’ Vineyard, like volunteers or founder Theresa Karminski Burke.
Daily the station broadcasts two hours in Spanish, and music is also a huge part of Catholic Broadcasting’s mission.