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Friday, September 14, 2012

EWTN Press Release: September 14, 2012


EWTN: From the Pope in Lebanon to the
New Season of 'The Catholic View for Women'
And the Ladies' Online Chat!


Irondale, AL – This may be your only opportunity to visit the magnificent Basilica of St. Paul in Lebanon! Tune into EWTN at 11 a.m. ET, Friday, Sept. 14, to see our exclusive LIVE presentation of Pope Benedict touring the Basilica– or enjoy the encore at 10 p.m. ET. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

Many people have tried to prevent Pope Benedict from visiting Lebanon because the flood of refugees pouring in from Syria could be a danger to him – but he will have none of it! Watch the Holy Father meet the Lebanese President, Prime Minister and Speaker of Parliament as well as his historic address to political and cultural leaders. Airs live at 4 a.m. ET, Saturday, Sept. 15 exclusively on EWTN, with an encore at 5 a.m. ET. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

Pope Benedict XVI is following in the footsteps of Pope John Paul II in meeting with youth whenever possible. Watch his meeting with Lebanese youth in the square across from the Maronite Patriarchate of Bkerke. Airs live at 11 a.m. ET, Saturday, Sept. 15 exclusively on EWTN, with an encore at 10 p.m. ET. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

With so many refugees pouring into Lebanon, why is Pope Benedict making a three-day pilgrimage to this site in the Middle East? Our Holy Father says he wants to show solidarity with Middle Eastern Christians, to send a positive message of peace, and to sign the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on the Church in the Middle East, a direct response to the deliberations of the Synod of Bishops of the Middle East held October 2012 at the Vatican. See this happen after the Mass and Angelus. Airs live exclusively on EWTN at 2:30 a.m. ET, Sunday, Sept. 16, with an encore at 11 a.m. ET, from the Beirut City Centre Waterfront. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

Does the Pope’s visit to Lebanon make you want to know more about the plight of Middle Eastern Christians? Then, tune in to the half-hour documentary “Lebanon: Island of Christianity” to learn about the rise and present status of Christians and Muslims in the Middle East. Airs 12:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, Sept. 15, with an encore at 11:30 p.m. ET – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

Pope Benedict’s visit to Lebanon is sure to put the spotlight on the Maronite rite of the Catholic Church. What’s it all about? Watch “Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon: Ancient Roots…New Soil,” an introduction to the Maronite rite of the Church in America featuring interviews with pastors and parishioners from various Maronite parishes throughout the Midwestern U.S Airs 2 a.m. ET, Sunday, Sept. 16 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

Listen up Moms! Fans of “The Catholic View for Women” – now a weekly series – won’t want to miss the chance to chat online with our hosts – Teresa Tomeo, Janet Morana, and Astrid Bennett Gutierrez. This season, the online chat will take place at 11 a.m. ET every Friday (directly following the 10:30 a.m. ET Friday morning airing of the show). Find it at http://www.ewtn.com/series/shows/catholic-view-for-women. Our hosts look forward to talking with YOU!

Do you understand the liturgical reforms of the Mass that have occurred since the close of the Second Vatican Council? If not, tune in as “EWTN On Location” takes you to see Father Brian Austin of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter discuss the liturgical reform of Pope Benedict XVI. Airs 2 p.m. ET, Saturday, Sept. 15 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

Padre Pio bore the wounds of Christ for 50 years. Watch the stirring documentary of his life in “50 Years of Thorns and Roses.” Airs 2 a.m. ET, Sunday, September 16 and 10 p.m. ET, Friday, September 22 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

Loretta Young is still an EWTN favorite! Watch her as Sister Ann, a nun whose nursing care encourages a frustrated and discouraged patient. Airs 3 a.m. ET and 6;30 p.m. ET, Friday, Sept. 14 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

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