KLUX personality to appear on EWTN
by By Geraldine McGloin Contributor
June 29, 2012
|Gabriela (Gaby) Pinedo, panel member of KLUX’s Con Permiso will appear on EWTN ‘s “The Choices We Face” which will air Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 5 p.m. local time and on Friday, Aug. 10 at 5:30 p.m. local time. The broadcast will air once again in February of 2013. Geraldine McGloin for South Texas Catholic|
At the time she was attending a Catholic charismatic renewal prayer meeting with her family in their hometown of Mexico City. From that time forward Pinedo has been engaged in some form of evangelization and prayer.
Her friendship with Jesus blossomed through the years and today she is a panel member on one of KLUX radio’s more popular programs and in August she will be a guest on the EWTN program “The Choices We Face.”
In 1979, her family moved to the United States to become part of a covenant movement in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She attended the University of Michigan and was active in a Christian outreach program for students. It was there that she met Chris Pinedo, her future husband.
After graduating with a degree in bi-lingual education she remained with the covenant program as a dedicated single person until making a decision to marry. The young bride and groom traveled to her native home in order to have a traditional Mexican wedding. The marriage has been blessed with four sons, now ages 15 to 23.
After Chris Pinedo graduated from law school in 1987, the family moved to Corpus Christi where he practices law, specializing in product liability. Gaby Pinedo settled into the Corpus Christi lifestyle and became a member of St. Philip the Apostle Parish.
Her commitment to evangelization remained as strong as ever. She joined a study group at the parish. Over time, the focus of the group changed, so Pinedo along with several of the Hispanic women decided to begin a weekly prayer group in Spanish.
Now called the Spanish Women’s Prayer Group, they have been together for 10 years with Pinedo acting as facilitator. The women quickly formed close relationships, participating in significant moments in each other’s lives, sharing baptisms, weddings and confirmations.
Two years ago Pinedo became a panelist on Con Permiso, a Spanish language program on KLUX radio. The program is designed to deal with issues of both family and community, from a Catholic perspective.
Con Permiso includes the perspective of the laity; it is unique in this respect because clergy does most programming produced by KLUX. The program seeks to inform the listeners of what is happening in the Catholic Church; what is new at the Vatican; and how Catholicism affects their daily lives.
“We want to catechize the listeners, especially the unchurched and nominal Catholics. It is another form of evangelism for the Church, one that hopes to help form people. Recently we have presented programs on the Scriptures, the Magisterium and other basic topics from the Catechism,” Pinedo said.
Javier Colmenero serves as the program’s host with Father Henry Artunduaga, Administrator of Nuestra Señora de Juan de los Lagos, Madre de la Iglesia; Gloria Romero, a longtime radio and TV personality; and Pinedo as panelists. Con Permiso currently airs on Sundays at 7:30 a.m.
Rounding out her evangelization activities, Pinedo participates in a program at Most Precious Blood Parish called Women of the Word whose “mission is to share personal experiences and biblical based teachings…” She finds the meetings “very powerful” in terms of healing and inspiration.
“These women and the love of Jesus that they show inspire me,” Pinedo said. “I think the Holy Spirit is moving to use women in a new way today, the way that Pope John Paul II wrote about in his letter to women regarding the dignity of women and the fact that their femininity is a gift from God.”
On Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 5 p.m. and on Friday, Aug. 10 at 5:30 p.m., Pinedo will be a guest on EWTN’s “The Choices We Face.” Each week, host Ralph Martin “proclaims the basic truths of Christianity [and] urges repentance and faithfulness to scripture…” In her episode, entitled “Let the Lord Speak to You,” Pinedo shares her walk with Christ, her role as a wife and mother and her heart for evangelizing and being a disciple for women.