Wednesday, August 8, 2012
EWTN Press Release: August 8, 2012
EWTN Global Catholic Network’s
Family Celebration Comes to Phoenix
Highlights include a ‘Don’t Miss’ Panel Discussion on Religious Liberty with Phoenix Bishop Thomas Olmstead, EWTN President Michael Warsaw & Others, Moderated by EWTN News Anchor Raymond Arroyo, & a Special Q&A
Irondale, AL – It’s fun, it’s free, and it could change your life! The EWTN Global Catholic Network comes to the Phoenix Convention Center Sept. 8-9 for its annual Family Celebration – and this year, one of the highlights will be a special panel on religious liberty, which will include a Question and Answer session for the audience and media who attend.
Panelists on the Religious Liberties Panel will include Phoenix Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted, EWTN President & CEO Michael P. Warsaw, Arizona Catholic Conference Executive Director Ron Johnson, Alliance Defending Freedom CEO & General Counsel Alan Sears; Phoenix Physician and Catholic Medical Association President Dr. Marci Moffit, and EWTN News Anchor and Panel Moderator Raymond Arroyo. The program will begin at 2:30 p.m. Mountain Time, Saturday, Sept. 8.
EWTN was the first religious entity to file suit against the federal government after the HHS mandate was finalized (see www.religiousliberties.org for more information). The mandate requires religious employers and people of faith to provide coverage for abortions, contraception, and sterilization, which is against their faith – or face crippling fines. Hear more about pending lawsuits and learn about all the ways that religious freedom is being threatened in our own country.
But that’s definitely not all. The two-day celebration will include a roster of well-loved speakers, including “World Over” Anchor (and Mother Angelica biographer) Raymond Arroyo; “Journey Home” Host Marcus Grodi, “EWTN Live” Host Fr. Mitch Pacwa, and the former Rosalind Moss, now Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God.
In addition to this stellar lineup, Saturday night attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the live taping of a special “Life on the Rock.”
Warsaw will provide the welcome and will join the Friars for the always popular “Family Talk.” Bookmark Host Doug Keck will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
Mass will be celebrated by the Friars on Saturday and, on Sunday, EWTN is honored to announce that Bishop Olmsted has agreed to serve as our celebrant.
Throughout the weekend, fans will have opportunities to get books signed at the “Meet the Author” booth, meet EWTN’s hosts and the Friars at the “Family Corner” booth, and browse the EWTN Religious Catalogue shop.
Doors will open at 8 a.m. As always, there will be plenty of opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation as well as Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. It’s a day no fan of EWTN will want to miss – and, best of all, it’s free!
For more information, please visit: http://www.ewtn.com/familycelebration.
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 www.ewtn.com, electronic and print news services, and publishing arm, EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world.