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Friday, October 28, 2011

EWTN Announcements 10/28/11



EWTN Launches New Television Network in Germany on Astra

Irondale, AL – EWTN Global Catholic Network will launch a new television network in Germany beginning Sunday, Nov. 6. EWTN Katholisches TV will air Catholic religious programming 24-hours-a-day on Astra 1H, one of the world’s largest providers of direct-to-home satellite services, reaching 135 million homes or 55% of all TV homes in Europe.

“We have been broadcasting part-time in Germany since July 2000, but the launch of our new network, EWTN Katholisches TV, on Astra IH will place us in the same satellite neighborhood as many of Germany’s most popular television channels,” said EWTN President & CEO Michael P. Warsaw. “This means we can bring the Gospel to millions more souls. Viewers can also tune into the new network via our new German website, www.ewtn.de.”

During the launch, EWTN will debut 12 new series in German. They will include the popular children’s program “The Friar,” or “Pater Johann” in German; a series on the Second Vatican Council with Auxiliary Bishop Klaus Dick, who was an eyewitness to the Council and is a friend of the Holy Father; Sunday Mass from the famous Cathedral of Cologne; “Mother Angelica Live Classics” and “The Journey Home” episodes, which have been translated into German; and much more. There’s also a complete devotional package that includes the four mysteries of the rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Way of the Cross, and five public litanies.

The German launch has been in the works for some time, according to Martin Rothweiler, Managing Director of EWTN’s German corporation. In fact, Rothweiler said that Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVII, wrote a letter of support dated Dec. 21, 1999, just prior to EWTN’s July 2000 entry into Germany: “I have heard that Mother Angelica, who has established a big Christian television network [in the U.S.], is going to expand her work to Europe. I can only greatly welcome this intention. I explicitly recommend any kind of support for it. …This would be a step forward for the Church, and a valuable contribution to the moral renewal of our society…”

German viewers will find the 24-hour Network at the following coordinates: Satellite: ASTRA 19,2° East, Frequency: 12460 MHz, Polarisation: horizontal, Symbol rate 27500, channel name: EWTN Katholisches TV

Viewers may also be interested in learning that America’s best-selling biography of EWTN’s famous foundress, “Mother Angelica: The Remarkable Story of a Nun, Her Nerve, and a Network of Miracles,” has been translated into German and is available direct from the publisher, www.media-maria.de, as well as from Amazon and German bookstores everywhere.

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 30th year, is available in over 160 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. With its direct broadcast satellite television and radio services, AM & FM radio networks, worldwide short-wave radio station, Internet website www.ewtn.com, electronic and print news services, and publishing arm, EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world.



Friday, October 21, 2011

EWTN Announcments


Another EWTN First:
Catholic Network To Launch on Roku
Programs Will Be Available in English and in Spanish

Irondale, AL – EWTN Global Catholic Network is proud to announce that it is the first Catholic television network to be available on Roku. Now Roku customers can watch EWTN’s U.S. English and U.S. Spanish (EWTN Español) television channels through their Roku streaming players.

Featuring a starting price of $59.99, Roku players allow customers to stream movies and TV shows, live sports, music, games and more – all instantly on their TVs. EWTN can be found in the Roku “Channel Store” under the “Religion & Spirituality” category. Customers just click on an icon with the familiar EWTN cross and globe logo, below which is written “EWTN Global Catholic Television Network.” EWTN is a free channel.

“Throughout our 30-year history, EWTN has always been willing to use cutting-edge technology to carry out our mission,” said EWTN President and CEO Michael P. Warsaw. “Our partnership with Roku is an exciting innovation which makes our U.S. English and U.S. Spanish-language programs available to an even larger audience.”

EWTN’s diverse programs include live call-in talk shows, news programs, original series and documentaries, teaching series with noted theologians, award-winning children’s shows, live coverage of the Pope and important Church events, a live daily Mass, devotions, concerts, music, and much more.

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 30th year, is available in over 160 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. With its direct broadcast satellite television and radio services, AM & FM radio networks, worldwide short-wave radio station, Internet website www.ewtn.com, electronic and print news services, and publishing arm, EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

EWTN Facebook Posts



EWTN Facebook Posts:
St. Margaret Mary relics on U.S. tour, Savannah's new bishop, NASCAR Hall of Famer Bobby Allison




Irondale, AL – Savannah, George is getting a new bishop and EWTN is the place to see him installed! Tune in to EWTN at 3 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Oct. 18 (or 12 a.m. ET, Wednesday, Oct. 19) to celebrate the Mass of Ordination and Installation of Fr. Gregory John Hartmayer, OFM Conv. as the 14th Bishop of Savannah. You’ll also get to see the breathtaking Cathedral of John the Baptist, which was newly renovated only a few years ago. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

The relics of St. Margaret Mary will be at EWTN on Wednesday, Oct. 19. If you can’t be in Irondale for public veneration, then do the next best thing! Tune into “EWTN Live” at 8 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Oct. 19 to see the relics and learn about the Emmanuel Community’s pilgrimage across the U.S. Discover the saint who was known as the Apostle of the Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and who responsible for promoting the First Friday devotion. This show is a must-see! Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

The auto racing world was dealt a terrible blow with the death of Dan Weldon during a race in Las Vegas. NASCAR Hall of Famer Bobby Allison puts things in perspective as he discusses how he dealt with the tragic deaths of two of his sons as the result of events surrounding racing on EWTN’s newest radio program, “Blessed 2 Play.” Airs 2:30 p.m. ET Fridays and 4:30 p.m. ET Sundays – exclusively on the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network. Find an EWTN radio affiliate near you at http://www.ewtn.com/radio/amfm.asp or tune into EWTN’s SIRIUS Channel #130.

See Pope Benedict will make three blesseds into full-fledged saints! Tune into EWTN at 4 a.m. ET (live) or 12 p.m .ET, Sunday, Oct. 23 to this two-and-a-half hour special papal event! The three being canonized are Guido Maria Conforti, founder of the Pious Society of St. Francis Xavier for Foreign Missions; Luigi Guanella, founder of the Congregation of the Servants of Charity and the Institute of the Daughters of Our Lady of Providence; and Bonifacia Rodriguez Castro, foundress of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters, Servants of St. Joseph. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

What Catholics Really Believe! Let Dr. Ray Guarendi and Fr. Kevin Fete explain the differences in the way that Catholics and Protestants speak of their relationship with Jesus. Airs 3 a.m. ET and 6:30 p.m. ET through November 2 – exclusively on EWTN. This show is so good, you will not want to miss a single episode! Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

Wish you could get your EWTN religious programming in German? Wish no longer! EWTN will launch a new television network in Germany beginning Sunday, November 6! EWTN Katholisches TV will air Catholic religious programming 24-hours-a-day on Astra 1H, one of the world’s largest providers of direct-to-home satellite services, reaching 135 million homes or 55% of all TV homes in Europe. If you live in the U.S and speak German, fear not. You can access the network streaming live on our new German website, www.ewtn.de or on EWTN’s English website at http://www.ewtn.com/audiovideo/index.asp.

He’s the founding editor-in-chief of the popular worship aid, “Magnificat,” and the artistic director of Blackfriars Repertory Theatre in New York. Hear Fr. Peter J. Cameron, O.P. talk about his latest book, “Mysteries of the Virgin Mary: Living Our Lady’s Graces,” with Host Doug Keck on this week’s “Bookmark.” Explore some of the major mysteries associated with Our Lady. Airs 5:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Oct. 19 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

What’s happening at the Vatican? Find out on “EWTN’s Vatican Report.” Airs 4:30 a.m. ET, Tuesday, Oct. 18; 5:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, Oct. 20, and 6:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, Oct. 22 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

Pope Benedict XVI opened the doors to our Anglican brothers and sisters to come into the Catholic Church. Anglican clergy are “crossing the Tiber” in record numbers. How is this historic event going? Keep up-to-date by reading “A Catholic Journalist in London,” Joanna Bogle’s blog, which can be read exclusively on EWTN’s website, www.ewtn.com (Find her under “Blogs.”)

Learn how to defend the institution of marriage! Tune into “EWTN on Location: Love and Life in the Divine Plan Family Conference,” which airs at 10 p.m. ET, Sunday, Oct. 23, 1 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Oct. 25 , and 5 a.m. ET, Thursday, Oct. 27 – exclusively on EWTN. This week, hear the Action Institute’s Dr. Sam Gregg discuss human anthropology and marriage. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

EWTN Press Release: Oct. 11, 2011


EWTN Global Catholic Network to Premiere ‘Vianney Speaks’
With St. Luke Productions’ Acclaimed Filmmaker Leonardo Defilippis

Editors: See Free Story, Based on a Defilippis Interview, Following Press Release


Irondale, AL – St. John Vianney was such a holy priest, he knew a penitent’s sins even before he confessed them, he was attached by the devil almost every night, and he converted every single soul in his parish – so people came to Ars as much to experience his parishioners as the saint himself.

Hear this saint’s life-changing sermons in the EWTN Original Co-Production, “Vianney Speaks” with acclaimed Actor and Filmmaker Leonardo Defilippis. The program will air 1 p.m. ET, Friday, Oct. 14, and 5 a.m. ET and 10 p.m. ET, Saturday, Oct. 15 – exclusively on EWTN. (Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.)

“The majority of people have never heard any sermons like this from the pulpit,” Defilippis said. “They are very moving. Vianney was known to weep in front of people; he would also be thunderous; he would shake people up! I decided to take some of these sermons and put them into a dramatic format. I could have done it in [an EWTN] studio with a simple set, but we decided to go even further and put it into a cinematic format so you felt as if you were in Ars itself.”

Defilippis calls Vianney one of the most important saints in our Church and in Christianity. “I say that because he is directly connected with the very structure of the Church itself. He’s a priest, pastor, and patron saint of all priests, all bishops, all pastors. The parish is the foundation from which every saint comes. St. Francis, Mother Teresa, all grew up in a parish. They got their sacraments, their vocation, from priests.”

The sermons selected for this program are true masterpieces and include Vianney’s warnings about the enemies of our salvation. “[Satan] said to St. John Vianney himself, ‘I’m with you even in the Mass, as you’re doing the consecration, when you’re in the confessional. When a penitent leaves, I’m with them.’ [The devil] does the same with families; he goes after the mother and the father. He told John Vianney, ‘When the parents are mine, the children are mine.’ Our greatest weapon [against the devil] is the rosary.”

To learn more about the television special and to view movie trailers and videos, visit www.vianneyspeaks.com.

To learn more about the Curé of Ars, check out the many resources available from EWTN Religious Catalogue. There you will find the “Vianney Speaks” DVD, http://bit.ly/nxUGuT; an episode of EWTN’s award-winning “My Catholic Family” animated children’s TV series on St. John Vianney (in both English and Spanish), http://bit.ly/p3tD5T; a classic book by Abbe Francis Trochu entitled “The Cure D’Ars: St. Jean-Marie Baptiste Vianney,” http://bit.ly/pnSTvb; and many other related items. Just go to http://www.ewtnreligiouscatalogue.com and search for “Vianney” and “St. John Vianney.”

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 30th year, is available in over 160 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. With its direct broadcast satellite television and radio services, AM & FM radio networks, worldwide short-wave radio station, Internet website www.ewtn.com, electronic and print news services, and publishing arm, EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world.
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“Vianney Speaks” Could Change Your Life
By Michelle Laque Johnson
St. John Vianney was such a holy priest, he knew a penitent’s sins even before he confessed them, he was attached by the devil almost every night, and he converted every single soul in his parish – so people came to Ars as much to experience
But was he one of the most important saints in Church history, as some claim? Hear some of Vianney’s life-changing sermons and decide for yourself when acclaimed Actor and Filmmaker Leonardo Defilippis brings this saint to life in the EWTN Original Co-Production “Vianney Speaks.” Airs 1 p.m. ET, Friday, Oct. 14, and 5 a.m. ET and 10 p.m. ET, Saturday, Oct. 15 – exclusively on EWTN.

“Vianney Speaks” grew out of an original play that Defilippis wrote on the saint – one he has performed across the country. There are a few snippets of Vianney’s famous sermons in the play, which showcases the life-changing experiences people had after going to confession to Vianney and how the devil attacked him. But after reading Vianney’s sermons, Defilippis knew they deserved greater attention in and of themselves.

“The majority of people have never heard any sermons like this from the pulpit. They are very moving. Vianney was known to weep in front of people; he would also be thunderous; he would shake people up! I decided to take some of those sermons and put them into a dramatic format. I could have done it in [an EWTN] studio with a simple set, but we decided to go even further and put it into a cinematic format so you felt as if you were in Ars itself.”

By tradition, Vianney was considered exceedingly dumb; in fact, he barely made it through the Seminary. At least one of his fellow seminarians was so outraged about his ordination that he circulated a petition against him – and Vianney was so humble he asked if he could sign it! Little did either of these men know that this underdog’s sermons would be so profound that some now say he should be made a doctor of the Church.

Undoubtedly, this humble man heard more confessions than any other priest in Church history. “He heard confessions for 41 years straight, 365 days a year,” Defilippis said. “He started out a couple hours a day and then went to 16 to 18 hours a day. He had a bigger stream of pilgrims coming to him than to any parish church in Church history.”

Small wonder since he cared about everything and everyone. For example, Defilippis says there is the story about a mother who was worried about her son getting married at age 15 or 16 to another girl around the same age, so she decided to travel to Ars to ask Vianney for his advice. However, when she got to the church and saw how packed it was, she realized it would take weeks to see the popular priest, and she knew she had to get back to her children. As she prepared to leave, Defilippis says Vianney burst out of the confessional, walked down the aisle and said to her, “Do not be afraid. Let them marry. They will be okay.” And he walked away.

“He took care of even the simplest thing that a mother or father or child would worry about it,” Defilippis said. “These kinds of things happened all the time! He is one of the most of the most important saints in our Church and in Christianity. I say that because he is directly connected with the very structure of the Church itself. He’s a priest, pastor, and patron saint of all priests, all bishops, all pastors. The parish is the foundation from which every saint comes from. We all come from the parish structure. St. Francis, Mother Teresa, all grew up in a parish. They got their sacraments, their vocation, from priests.”
St. John Vianney also warned people about “the enemies of our salvation” – warnings that you will hear in “Vianney Speaks.”

Says Defilippis: “We forget that the devil is alive and well, and he’s in the Church. He said to St. John Vianney himself, ‘I’m with you even in the Mass, as you’re doing the consecration, when you’re in the confessional. When a penitent leaves, I’m with them.’ [The devil] does the same with families; he goes after the mother and the father. He told John Vianney, ‘When the parents are mine, the children are mine.’ Our greatest weapon [against the devil] is the rosary,”
As for this week’s program, Defilippis said he hopes that people will put themselves in the proper frame of mind before tuning into “Vianney Speaks.”

“You want to get into the right mode to absorb something so rich and so beautiful, to settle down and get focused” he said. “A lot of us are so busy, it’s hard for us to take that time and just listen and be quiet. It’s hard for me too. Therefore, you miss so much! What we all do is think that everything revolves around what we have to accomplish – and it doesn’t really matter. In the end, God accomplishes it. God really should take all the credit.”

Watch “Vianney Speaks” – and take it to heart. To God be the glory!
Note: To learn more about the television special and to view movie trailers and videos, visit www.vianneyspeaks.com. To learn more about the Curé of Ars, check out the many resources available from EWTN Religious Catalogue. There you will find the “Vianney Speaks” DVD, http://bit.ly/nxUGuT; an episode of EWTN’s award-winning “My Catholic Family” animated children’s TV series on St. John Vianney (in both English and Spanish), http://bit.ly/p3tD5T; a classic book by Abbe Francis Trochu entitled “The Cure D’Ars: St. Jean-Marie Baptiste Vianney,” http://bit.ly/pnSTvb; and many other related items. Just go to http://www.ewtnreligiouscatalogue.com and search for “Vianney” and “St. John Vianney.”

EWTN Press Release: October 11, 2011


EWTN Facebook Posts: From help in living out your marriage vows in a modern world to a man some say is the most important saint of modern times

Irondale, AL – Love sports and your Catholic faith? Then tune into “Faith Bowl IV” to watch award-winning Major League Broadcaster Vin Scully interview five-time MLB All-Star Mike Sweeny Jr., his father and high school Coach Mike Sweeny Sr., and Kristin Sheehan, co-director of Notre Dame’s “Play Like a Champion” program. Part 1 airs 6:30 p.m. ET, Monday, Oct. 11, while Part 2 airs 6;30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Oct. 12 on EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

Want to understand more about the Magisterium of the Catholic Church? Look no farther! Tune into “EWTN Theology Roundtable” at 1 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Oct. 11 or 5 a.m. ET, Thursday, Oct. 13 as Host Colin Donovan discusses the Magisterium with Fr. Mark Mary Cristina, MFVA, and EWTN Theologians Cindy Cuellar and Tom Nash – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

If you love St. Teresa of Avila, don’t miss “Teresa De Jesus.” The beloved eight part mini-series on the great saint and mystic begins 1 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Oct. 12, with an encore at 8 p.m. ET, Saturday, Oct. 15. Part 2 will immediately follow, with airings at 2 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Oct. 12 and an encore at 9 p.m. ET, Saturday, Oct. 15 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder. If you only speak English, you’ll have to work a little harder because of the subtitles, but it is well worth it! Spanish speakers will rejoice!

Need help living our you marriage in the modern world? Then, don’t miss “EWTN Live” this week as Host Father Mitch Pacwa interviews Fr. James Dean, who guided Greg & Julie Alexander back from the brink of divorce by teaching them to incorporate the truths of the Church into their marriage. The couple, now marriage coaches, started “The Alexander House” to help other couples with their revolutionary Marriage Works N-Him™ process. Airs 8 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Oct. 12 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

Missions! Find out how to give and receive from the missions this week on EWTN’s “Threshold of Hope” with Father Mitch Pacwa. Airs 2 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Oct. 11 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

New proof of the existence of God! Watch Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J. discuss his latest book by the same name on this week’s “Bookmark” with Host Doug Keck. Airs 5:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Oct. 12 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

Sister Joan of Arc of the Nashville Dominicans is a former Division 1 basketball and track athlete at the University of Notre Dame. Hear her story this week on EWTN Radio’s “Blessed 2 Play.” Airs 2:30 p.m. ET, Fridays, with an encore at 4:30 p.m. ET, Sundays – exclusively on the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network. Find EWTN Radio at http://www.ewtn.com/radio/amfm.asp.

Free podcast! Download EWTN’s “Speaking of Saints” – October’s 13-part podcast – for free! Mother Teresa of Calcutta touched the lives of countless people across the globe. Series Host Susan Conroy’s summer at Mother’s home for the destitute and dying in Calcutta led to a lasting friendship. Conroy shares stories highlighting the lessons we can learn from Mother Teresa’s example. Find it here: http://www.ewtn.com/podcast/index.asp#special.

He’s one of the most important saints in the history of the Church, but few know much about him. Hear some of St. John Vianney’s most life-changing sermons, including the one about “the enemies of our salvation, in “Vianney Speaks.” This original EWTN co-production with St. Luke Productions’ acclaimed Actor and Filmmaker Leonardo Defilippis could change your life. Airs 1 p.m. ET, Friday, Oct. 14, and 5 a.m. ET and 10 p.m. ET, Saturday, Oct. 15 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

The Church in Vietnam is supposedly free, yet it’s under constant surveillance because the socialist order considers it a threat. Find out all about it in “Vietnam – Gilded Cage.” Airs 3 a.m. ET and 6:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, Oct. 13 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

Can’t get enough of St. Teresa of Avila, whose feast day is celebrated October 15? Then tune into “Lives of the Saints: St. Teresa of Avila,” a one-hour docudrama on this 16th Century saint and mystic. Airs 3 a.m. ET and 6?30 p.m. ET, Friday, Oct. 14 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

How did the Catholic Church get its devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and how did this devotion spread? Find out in “Saint Margaret Mary and the Sacred Heart.” Record it at 1 a.m. ET, Sunday, Oct. 16 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.
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