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Proving Holiness News

September 24, 2010 For Immediate Release

"Proving Holiness"airs nationally
The award-winning documentary "Proving Holiness" has been chosen by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to represent Catholic documentary programming for national broadcast. Narrated by Martin Sheen, the 60-minute documentary produced by Daybreak TV Productions of the Diocese of Buffalo’s Office of Communications, is being featured on the "Vision and Values Series" offered to all ABC affiliates with broadcast rights running through November.
The "Vision and Values Series" splits its content among several denominations. IBC secretary/treasurer, Ellen McCloskeyis the director of the Office of Production at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. McCloskey recommended "Proving Holiness" for broadcast consideration.


DVDs are available with bonus footage and closed-captioning. Check Daybreak’s website,, or the Western New York Catholic newspaper for order forms.
Local broadcast of "Proving Holiness" is set for Saturday, Dec. 18, at noon on WKBW-TV Channel 7, Buffalo’s ABC affiliate.
For more information, contact Kevin A. Keenan at (716) 480-1415.


Daybreak TV Productions’ mission is to create an awareness for the community that will offer alternative viewing options, options that motivate audiences to re-examine lifestyles and look at moral truth through realistic human experiences. As a diocesan production company, "the word" is projected through television programs and special projects that emulate a high standard of quality.


"Proving Holiness" won a Certificate for Creative Excellence from the 2008 U.S. International Film and Video Festival. The documentary was privately funded and defines the canonization process through the stories of Msgr. Nelson Baker, Archbishop Oscar Romero, Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha and St. Faustina.
The documentary premiere was on November 1, 2007, All Saints Day, at the Montante Center at Canisius College, Buffalo. Distribution began in December that same year. WNED-TV in Buffalo premiered the local broadcast.
The "Vision and Values" series is sponsored by the Interfaith Broadcasting Commission (IBC), a group designed to heighten awareness of Judaism, Christianity and Islam through their broadcast programming.