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The Rev. Michael Manning, Catholic priest who spread the word on television and smartphone apps, dies at 75

The Rev. Michael Manning, Catholic priest who spread the word on television and smartphone apps, dies at 75

Michael Manning, an Inland Empire priest who brought Catholic teachings into people’s homes through an evangelical television ministry and later spread the word via smartphone apps, has died at the age of 75.

The Diocese of San Bernardino said Manning died Dec. 14 of complications from cancer.

Manning produced hundreds of programs at a San Bernardino studio that were aired on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, which has a global reach and offers a largely evangelic lineup that was dominated by the late Paul and Jan Crouch, the flamboyant husband-and-wife team who preached a prosperity gospel and staged telethons that raised enough money to afford them a private jet...

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