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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

EWTN Press Release: 9/26/12

EWTN: Attention Philadelphia; Kansas City, Kan.; Lincoln, Neb.; Birmingham & Mobile, Ala.; Phoenix & Steubenville, Ohio

Don't Miss Your Bishops on EWTN This Week: Leading the Novena, Heading a Religious Liberties Panel, Being Newly Installed


Irondale, AL – The requests have been coming in fast and furious! You’ve requested a re-air of the EWTN Special Religious Liberty All-Star Roundtable Discussion featuring Phoenix bishop Thomas J. Olmsted, EWTN President & CEO Michael P. Warsaw, and many others. You got it! Tune in at 10 a.m. ET, Saturday, Sept. 29 for this EWTN exclusive. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

In the upcoming Year of Faith, the Holy Father is calling on all of us to evangelize our brothers and sisters. Do you get tongue-tied when you try to do this? Help is available! Tune in to “Bookmark” Host Doug Keck’s interview with Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J. at 5:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Sept. 26 – exclusively on EWTN. Find out about the wealth of resources the Magis Institute has assembled from Nobel Prize-winning physicists that prove you can have an IQ of 170 and still believe passionately in God. This is an exciting, not-to-be-missed interview. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

She’ll soon be the first Native American saint! Find out more about the life of Blessed Kateri Tekawitha when Beth Lynch, pilgrim coordinator for the Shrine of Martyrs visits Fr. Mitch Pacwa on the set of “EWTN Live.” Airs 8 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Sept. 26 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

Get your own copy of the 2012 EWTN Family Celebration, which includes the Special Religious Liberty All-Star Roundtable Discussion featuring Phoenix Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted, EWTN President & CEO Michael P. Warsaw, and many others. You’ll also hear talks by EWTN News Anchor Raymond Arroyo, Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God (formerly Rosalind Moss), and Fr. Mitch Pacwa, see a special “Life on the Rock on the Road” with Fr. Mark and Doug Barry, and much more! Get it here: http://bit.ly/PSDGm8.

Did you miss any of the EWTN Family Celebration talks? Then tune into EWTN on Saturday, Sept. 29. Talks will be aired throughout the day – along with our “Novena to the Mother of God for the Nation.” It will be a great day on EWTN! Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

What inspired Rick Eckstein, hitting coach for Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals, to give one of his kidneys to his brother? Find out this week on EWTN Radio’s “Blessed to Play.” Airs 2:30 p.m. ET, Fridays. Find an EWTN radio affiliate near you at http://www.ewtn.com/radio/amfm.asp or tune into EWTN’s Sirius Channel #130.

See the Mass of Ordination and Installation of Msgr. Jeffrey M. Monforton as the 5th Bishop of Steubenville! Airs 2 p.m. ET, Friday, Sept. 28 with an encore at midnight ET on EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

What happens in Irondale, Ala. goes out to the world -- via EWTN! Don’t miss the “Novena to the Mother of God for the Nation.” The event begins at 8 a.m. ET, Saturday, Sept 29, the Feast of the Archangels, and ends on Sunday, Oct. 7, the Feast of the Most HolyRosary. See the Mass, hear an extended homily on religious liberty, and then say the beautiful prayers of this new novena for our country. Download your free copy at http://www.religiousliberties.org/novena (English) or http://www.religiousliberties.org/espanol/novena/index.asp (Spanish).

EWTN’s “Novena to the Mother of God for the Nation” begins Saturday, Sept. 29! Don’t miss this event. Day 1 will be led by Lincoln (Neb.) Bishop-Designate James D. Conley, who will celebrate Mass, deliver an extended homily on religious liberty, and then lead us in the special novena prayers. The Mass and novena air 8 a.m. ET (live), with encores at noon ET, 6:30 p.m. ET, and midnight ET – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/novena.

Have you downloaded your free copy of the “Novena to the Mother of God for the Nation?” Get it here in English, http://www.religiousliberties.org/novena, or in Spanish at (http://www.religiousliberties.org/espanol/novena/index.asp).

What do Denver and Lincoln, Nebraska have in common? Denver Auxiliary Bishop James D. Conley, now Bishop-Designate of Lincoln. See your bishop in action! He will kick off Day 1 of EWTN’s “Novena to the Mother of God for the Nation.” Airs at 8 a.m. ET (live), Saturday, Sept. 29, with encores at noon ET, 6:30 p.m. ET, and midnight ET – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/novena.

Attention Kansas City, Kansas! See your bishop live on EWTN in the coming week! Kansas City Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann will lead Day 3 of EWTN’s “Novena to the Mother of God for the Nation.” The Mass and novena air at 8 a.m. ET (live), Monday, Oct. 1, with encores at noon ET, 6:30 p.m. ET, and midnight ET – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/novena.

Attention Mobile, Alabama! See your bishop live on EWTN in the coming week! Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi will lead Day 4 of EWTN’s “Novena to the Mother of God for the Nation.” The Mass and novena air at 8 a.m. ET (live), Monday, Oct. 2, with encores at noon ET, 6:30 p.m. ET, and midnight ET – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/novena.

Attention Philadelphians! See your bishop live on EWTN in the coming week! Archbishop Charles J. Chaput will lead Day 7 of EWTN’s “Novena to the Mother of God for the Nation.” The Mass and novena air at 8 a.m. ET (live), Friday, Oct. 5, with encores at noon ET, 6:30 p.m. ET, and midnight ET – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/novena.

Attention Birmingham! Don’t miss your bishop live on EWTN in the coming week! Watch Birmingham Bishop Robert J. Baker lead Day 9 of EWTN’s “Novena to the Mother of God for the Nation.” The Mass and novena air at 8 a.m. ET (live), Friday, Oct. 5, with encores at noon ET, 6:30 p.m. ET, and midnight ET – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/novena.

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Catholic Writers Guild Honors EWTN Executive, Doug Keck, With Catholic Arts and Letters Award


Indianapolis, IN – The Catholic Writers Guild (CWG), an organization founded to promote and nurture Catholic writers and their work, recently recognized Doug Keck, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of EWTN, for his support and contribution to the world of Catholic literature through EWTN Global Catholic Network’s “Bookmark” series.

The Catholic Arts and Letters Award (CALA) for Excellence in Achievement is awarded to individuals who have spent a good portion of their lives using their God-given talents to foster the creation and dissemination of great Catholic literature, or who have helped evangelize the culture through the life-long use of good Catholic writing. Honorees are presented with a lifetime membership in the CWG. The CWG chose to honor Mr. Keck for developing and hosting “EWTN Bookmark,” a series spotlighting Catholic books and authors.

The show, which has been running for fourteen years has been a showcase of Catholic literature, highlighting the creation of new, great works of Catholic writing that inspire and encourage the faithful. The producer of “EWTN Bookmark,” Lee South, was also recognized by the CWG for her contribution to Doug’s commitment to promoting Catholic literature and authors.

The Eternal World Television Global Catholic Network (EWTN) is the largest religious media network in the world and is available in over 200 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. “I appreciate all the great Catholic authors that are here,” said Doug Keck, upon receiving the award. “They make us look good at EWTN. They give us material we can really talk about.

It’s a great joy for all of us at ETWN, led by Mother Angelica, that our mission can be fulfilled through ETWN’s ‘Bookmark’ series.” In 2010, the CWG awarded the first CALA Award for Excellence, and in 2011 it presented the first CALAs for Fiction.

While the Award for Excellence is selected by the CWG’s leadership, there are three submission categories for the 2013 CALA for Fiction: children’s, young adult, and adult. Submission deadlines are typically at the end of April of each year. Authors can learn more at www.catholicwritersguild.com.

The CWG was founded in 2007 by a core group of five Catholic authors who saw a need for a Catholic professional writers’ organization. “The Catholic Writers Guild’s mission is to lift up Catholic writers,” says CWG President Ann Margaret Lewis. “It hopes to encourage them and embolden them to create great art and compete in the world of ideas.

By promoting the work of Catholic authors, Mr. Keck has, for fourteen years, furthered the mission of our organization.” The organization currently has more than 250 members and hosts two conferences for Catholic writers each year. The Catholic Writers Conference LIVE! is held in conjunction with the Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show, and an on-line conference takes place each Spring at http://catholicwritersconference.com.

These conferences offer Catholic writers opportunities to meet and share their faith with fellow writers from across the globe. Both events include “pitch sessions,” which provide authors an opportunity to meet one-on-one with publishing professionals and pitch their writing projects, as well as educational workshops on the art of writing, book promotion, and the business side of writing.

For more information about the CWG, their conferences, the CALA Award winners and submission guidelines, visit www.catholicwritersguild.com.

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