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Radio Veritas is to broadcast the new Hurley biography DENIS HURLEY: Truth to Power from Monday 11 February to mark the ninth anniversary of the Archbishop’s death on 13 February 2004. The readings will be aired each weekday morning from 8.30 to 8.45a.m. on “Matins”, the drive time show presented by Veritas Director, Fr Emil Blaser OP.
The reader will be Douglas Irvine, Emeritus Professor of Political Studies at the University of Natal (now UKZN). Professor Irvine chaired the Durban Archdiocesan Justice & Peace Commission from 1971 to 1984 during which time he got to know Archbishop Hurley well. At present he is the founding regional coordinator of WAACSA (We Are All Church South Africa), Gauteng, which has adopted Archbishop Hurley’s motto, “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Freedom”.
“Archbishop Denis Hurley’s life and work are a jewel in the crown of the Catholic Church in this country” said Olinda Orlando, Deputy Director of Radio Veritas, “and we are grateful for the opportunity to spread the good news about him on the airwaves! This series of readings forms a part of our special Year of Faith programming – if there ever was a person who made the Faith real and alive for others it was Archbishop Hurley”.
DENIS HURLEY: Truth to Power is an abridged version of Paddy Kearney’s Guardian of the Light. Copies can be ordered at the author’s discount price of R150 per copy + R25 for packaging and postage to anywhere in South Africa, from Hester Joseph 083 799 4136 firstname.lastname@example.org CDs of the complete set of readings will be made available by Radio Veritas for use by the elderly and by Tape Aids for the Blind.