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Friday, May 11, 2012

EWTN Press Releases!!!

EWTN: Bishop Lori's Installation, Philippines' 'Roe' Moment, Fatima Extravaganza & More

Irondale, AL – Hear the story of the Philippines’ “Roe moment” as it is happening today and how you can help the cause! Watch “The Philippines: Preserving a Culture of Life.” Airs 5:30 p.m. ET, Friday, May 11 – exclusively on EWTN. Learn how Filipino bishops and pro-life leaders have united in fighting against the Reproductive Health bill – and the great success they have had thus far! Find EWTN at

Don’t miss the Installation Mass of His Excellency William Lori as the 16th Archbishop of Baltimore, the oldest Archdiocese in the United States. Airs live at 2 p.m. ET, Wednesday, May 16, with an encore at 12 a.m. ET, Thursday, May 17 on EWTN. Find EWTN at

You’ve probably heard of the spiritual classic, “Transformation in Christ,” by Dietrich Von Hildebrand. But you may have been a little intimidated by the intellectual prowess of this 20thCentury Catholic philosopher and his monumental work. Grace MacKinnon makes his work accessible to the average layperson in the EWTN three-part mini-series “The Path to Holiness.” Don’t miss it! Airs 3 a.m. ET and 6:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday through Thursday, May 15-17 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at

How do you determine your vocation? Find out when Colin Donovan, Vice President of Theology at EWTN, and his staff discuss the theology of vocations during their next “EWTN Theology Roundtable.” Airs 10 p.m. ET, Sunday, May 13; 10 a.m. ET, Tuesday, May 15; and 5 a.m. ET, Thursday, May 17 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at

It’s EWTN’s present to Mothers everywhere. Don’t miss our Mother’s Day Marathon during which we broadcast all seven episodes of Mother Angelica’s well-loved teaching series on heaven! Airs Sunday, May 13, beginning with Episode 1 at 10 a.m. ET. Other episodes follow at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 11 p.m. (All times Eastern.) And, of course, you can only see it on EWTN! Find EWTN at

It’s a Fatima extravaganza on EWTN! May 13 is the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. Don’t miss “Fatima,” which follows Pope John Paul II”s travels to Fatima to thank Our Lady for sparing his life from an assassin’s bullets. Airs 3 a.m. ET and 6:30 p.m. ET, Friday, May 11 on EWTN. Find EWTN at

It’s a Fatima extravaganza on EWTN! May 13 is the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. Don’t miss “Fatima, Our Hope,” a one-hour documentary about the events of Fatima and their impact on the world. Airs 1 p.m. ET, Friday, May 11 and 5 a.m. ET, Saturday, May 12 on EWTN. Find EWTN at

It’s a Fatima extravaganza on EWTN! May 13 is the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. Don’t miss the two-hour feature film, “Fatima.” See the events of Fatima through the eyes of a Catholic peasant singer whose boyfriend converts from atheism by the supernatural grace of the apparitions. This is an excellent film you will not want to miss! Record it for Mother’s Day viewing at 3 a.m. ET, Sunday, May 13 on EWTN. Find EWTN at

It’s a Fatima extravaganza on EWTN! May 13 is the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. Watch Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR, discuss the events of Fatima, its promises and message in “Our Lady in Scripture and Tradition: Our Lady of Fatima.” This half-hour program airs 6 a.m. ET, Sunday, May 13 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at

Heads up ladies! Don’t miss “Mother’s Day with Bishop Fulton J. Sheen” at 5:30 a.m. ET, Sunday, May 13. This program will show you the important spiritual role women play in society. It’s a privilege and a responsibility! Airs 2:30 a.m. ET, Sunday, May 13 on EWTN. Find EWTN at

It’s a Mother’s Day tribute brought to you by EWTN’s “Joy of Music” Host Diane Bish. Features a series of concerts paying tribute to Diane’s own mother and mothers around the world. Record it at 1:30 a.m. ET, Sunday, May 13 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at

There’s a hill in Lithuania where Catholics defied the KGB and local puppet government during the Cold War by erecting several dozen wooden crosses. Hear the moving story in “A Hill Apart.” Airs 3 a.m. ET and 6:30 p.m. ET, Monday, May 14 on EWTN. Find EWTN at


EWTN Wins Three Gabriel Awards
Including Religious Television Station of the Year

Irondale, AL – EWTN Global Catholic Network has been awarded three Gabriels in the 2012 Gabriel Awards Competition sponsored by the Catholic Academy of Communication Professionals.

Two of the Gabriels are for television programs: “Saints Alive! Saint Robert Bellarmine” (Episode 1), produced for EWTN by Arcadia Films, was awarded a Gabriel in the category of Religious – National Release; while “The Way of the Cross for Kids” was awarded a Gabriel in the category of Children’s – National Release.

A third Gabriel for “Religious Television Station of the Year” honors EWTN for its total programming and community service. EWTN shares this honor with Boston Catholic Television Center’s CatholicTV. “As a non-profit seeking to live the Catholic values we espouse, community service is especially important to the Network,” said EWTN President and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw.

EWTN operates nine television networks that broadcast 24/7 worldwide, including three (EWTN, EWTN Español, and EWTN HD), which originate in the U.S. While EWTN has a global reach, it cares very much about the local community in which it is headquartered. When tornados ravaged the Birmingham, Alabama metro area last year, Warsaw not only made a substantial contribution to Birmingham Bishop Robert J. Baker’s Tornado Relief Fund, but authorized all EWTN employees to volunteer up to three paid days of service to the community. EWTN employees helped the diocese to coordinate tornado relief efforts, cleaned up debris, distributed food, raised millions of dollars for the Bishop’s Tornado Relief Fund, and more.

Also, last year, Father Ho Lung, founder of the Missionaries of the Poor, credited the Network with bringing his work feeding, housing, and educating the poorest of the poor to the attention of the world. Father Ho Lung was awarded a 2011 Guzi Peace Prize, which is said to be the equivalent of Norway’s Nobel Prize or America’s Pulitzer Prize. A write-up of Father’s extraordinary work on the Gusi website says: “Father Ho Lung has been in the forefront of the modern media, especially the tele-evangelism of EWTN, which has offered hundreds of hours of interviews, homilies and portrayals of the mission and the vision of the mission and the vision of the Missionaries of the Poor since the year 2000. Father Ho Lung appears regularly on EWTN in the program: ‘Church and the Poor,’ witnessing to the words of Jesus: ‘Whatever you did to the least of my brothers and sisters, you did it unto Me’ (Mt. 25:40).”

The Gabriel Awards, which are open to all television and radio stations and producers in the U.S. and Canada, will be presented Thursday, June 21 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Indianapolis, Ind. According to the Catholic Academy, “the single most important criterion of a Gabriel winning film or program is its ability to uplift and nourish the human spirit. A Gabriel-worthy film or program affirms the dignity of human persons; it recognizes and upholds universally-recognized human values such as community, creativity, tolerance, justice, compassion and the dedication to excellence.”

Said Warsaw: “We are honored that the Catholic Academy has recognized EWTN for upholding such values.”

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EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 30th year, is available in over 200 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, electronic and print news services, and publishing arm, EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world.


Bishop Robert Morlino on Georgetown & Sebelius,
Obama & Gay Marriage, & the Paul Ryan Budget

Irondale, AL – Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin Bishop Robert Morlino, who is the local bishop of Rep. Paul Ryan, appeared on EWTN’s "The World Over" last night to discuss the Ryan budget, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' invitation to speak at Georgetown University, Obama and gay marriage, and more. See an excerpt here:

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