TORONTO, Ont. March 13, 2007 – The Catholic Civil Rights League is pleased to note that Holy Mother World Networks of Canada has been granted a license to operate an English-language specialty radio service across Canada by the Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).

The next step will be to work with cable carriers to find at least one distributor for the programming.

The League supported HMWN (Radio Maria) its application, and urged its membership to write letters of support to the CRTC. The CRTC’s decision, issued March 12, approves the application for a national, English-language religious specialty audio service specializing in the Catholic faith.

The outlet will continue to provide programming such as the Rosary and Mass, Vatican news, music, and programs about family and society. The network has built a loyal following by providing such programs, but without its own frequency has been available only via a special adapter or through Internet streaming.

About CCRL
Catholic Civil Rights League ( assists in creating conditions within which Catholic teachings can be better understood, cooperates with other organizations in defending civil rights in Canada, and opposes defamation and discrimination against Catholics on the basis of their beliefs. CCRL was founded in 1985 as an independent lay organization and has chapters across Canada. The Catholic Civil Rights League is a Canadian non-profit organization entirely supported by the generosity of its members.

For further information: Joanne McGarry, Executive Director, 416-466-8244;