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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network


EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network Celebrates 20 Years By Launching its 180th Affiliate

Irondale, AL – EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network, whose potential audience in the U.S. alone now tops 130 million people, will celebrate its 20th year in broadcasting by bringing aboard its 180th affiliate.

“And what an affiliate it is!” said EWTN Radio General Manager David Vacheresse. “We would like to express our gratitude to Immaculate Heart Radio as it launches its 26th station, KCEO 1000 AM, on March 7 in San Diego, California. In addition to this new station, IHR currently broadcasts EWTN radio programming throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah, making them our largest affiliate group.”

IHR President Doug Sherman said this launch is particularly big because San Diego is the 17th largest radio market in the United States.

“It almost goes without saying, but should be repeated often: We are all greatly indebted to Mother Angelica and EWTN,” Sherman said. “We wouldn’t have any of the progress in Catholic radio, if it weren’tfor her faith and determination – and EWTN’s great work!”

EWTN’s 180 radio affiliates are spread across 38 of the 50 U.S. states, and in 19 of the top 35 U.S. radio markets, including San Francisco, Dallas-Ft. Worth, the District of Columbia, Boston, Detroit, Seattle, and now San Diego. EWTN also reaches millions more souls via its worldwide shortwave transmissions, as well as through Radio Católica Mundial, a separate radio network which broadcasts 24-hours-a day in Spanish.

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 Catholic media network in the world.

National Catholic Register: Update 2/29/12

The National Catholic Register,
America’s Premier Catholic News Source,
Appoints Jeanette De Melo as Editor In Chief

Irondale, AL – Michael P. Warsaw, president and CEO of EWTN, and publisher of the National Catholic Register, announced the appointment of Jeanette De Melo as the Editor In Chief of the National Catholic Register (NCRegister.com).

De Melo previously served as the Archdiocese of Denver’s communications director, spokeswoman and general manager of the Denver Catholic Register, El Pueblo Católico, and the archdiocesan website. Prior to this position, she was the associate communications director for the Archdiocese of New Orleans, where in addition to managing media relations, she co-produced a weekly archdiocesan television program.

As Editor in Chief, De Melo will continue to integrate the Register’s print product with the Web presence and thus aim to strengthen the Register’s mission of offering timely coverage and analysis of news at the intersection of faith and culture. Plans also include enhancing the visual representation and editorial direction of Register products.

“Jeanette’s background in Church communications and media relations will provide a unique perspective to the Register,” said Michael P. Warsaw, EWTN’s president and chief executive officer, and publisher of the National Catholic Register, acquired by EWTN in 2011.
“We currently have a great team in place with the Register and Jeanette will further strengthen our capabilities to offer our readers the most complete coverage of any Catholic newspaper,” said Warsaw.

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, Archbishop of Philadelphia and EWTN board member, said, “Jeanette combines a deep love for the Church with outstanding professional skills, proven experience and a great grasp of the National Catholic Register's legacy. There's no one better suited to handle this vital kind of leadership.”

Of her appointment to the Register, De Melo commented, “The Register has a legacy of excellent journalism. I’m honored and challenged by the opportunity to join the team and continue that legacy.”

The Register has its origin in Denver, Colo., in the 1920s.

“There is an interesting twist in my joining the Register staff, after close to seven years with the Denver Archdiocese and the Denver Catholic Register. There is a back-to-the-future feeling because the National Catholic Register was born out of the Denver Catholic Register more than 90 years ago. I’m grateful for this little connection but even more grateful for all of the editors, reporters, columnists and sources from all over the country and world who make the Register what it is — the newspaper of record for the Catholic Church in America!”

DeMelo holds a bachelor’s degree in humanities and Catholic culture from Franciscan University of Steubenville in Steubenville, Ohio, and a licentiate degree in Church communications from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, Italy. She is a member of the Catholic Press Association (CPA) and was recently invited to join the CPA education committee. She is a founding board member of ENDOW, a national Catholic women’s educational organization.

About EWTN:
EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 30th year, is available in more than 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.

About the National Catholic Register:
The National Catholic Register (www.NCRegister.com) provides its readers with timely news reporting from across the United States, the Vatican, and around the world. As the newspaper of record for the Catholic Church in America, the Register and its online presence, NCRegister.com, have become America’s most complete and faithful Catholic news source. It is published bi-weekly, 26 issues per year. To find out more about the Register, go to: NCRegister.com/info/about_the_register. To learn more about Register Radio, go to: NCRegister.com/RegisterRadio

Friday, February 24, 2012

EWTN Updates: February 24, 2012


EWTN: From the New Translation of the Roman Missal and a Cardinal-making Consistory to the Attack on Marriage and the HHS Mandate


Irondale, AL – You’ve had some time to get used to the new translation of the Roman Missal! Now, let Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, explain the whys and wherefores to you as “EWTN On Location” travels to Cork, Ireland to talk about the new Roman Missal! Airs 10 p.m. ET, Sunday, Feb. 26; 1 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Feb. 28; and 5 a.m. ET, Thursday, March 1 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

Relive the highlights of Pope Benedict XVI’s historic visit to the United Kingdom in 2010! Watch again as he elevates Cardinal John Henry Newman to the rank of “blessed.” Archbishop Vincent Nichols hosts “Heart Speaks Unto Heart: The Visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the United Kingdom.” Airs 2 a.m. ET, Sunday, Feb. 26; 10 p.m. ET, Friday, March 2; and 2 p.m. ET, Saturday, March 3 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

Ask most people about their favorite Bible story of St. Peter and many will recall the impetuous apostle leaping from the boat and walking to Christ on water! Hear New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan explain how this story of Peter can help draw as closer to Christ in “St. Peter: Icon For Lent.” Airs 11 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Feb. 28 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder or purchase the DVD from EWTN Religious Catalogue at http://bit.ly/xKIHie to watch again and again!

Learn about the Maronite Rite of the Catholic Church! Watch “Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon: Ancient Roots, New Soil,” which features interviews with pastors and parishioners from various Maronite parishes throughout the Midwestern U.S. Airs 3 a.m. ET and 6:30 p.m. ET, Friday, Feb. 24 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

Did you miss this month’s Cardinal-making consistory or would you just like to relive it? Tune in to this week’s “Vaticano” on EWTN to see 22 Cardinals, including two Americans and a Canadian, receive the red hat; to learn about the seven saints, including two Americans, who will be canonized next October; to hear Bishops of the African and European continents speak of mutual engagement for evangelization; and to learn why the Pope says we must pray for those who cause us pain. Airs 10 a.m. ET, Sunday, Feb. 26 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

Are you called to the priesthood? Tune into “Sunday Night Prime with Fr. Groeschel” to hear Fr. Mariusz Koch, CFR, speak about “a call to the priesthood. Airs 7 p.m. ET, Sunday, Feb. 26 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

What in the world is Cenaculum? Hear Jan Haliskyof the Family of St. Jerome, talk about this Catholic community, which is committed to trusting prayer, perseverance and solidarity. Airs 8 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Feb. 29 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

Learn about the 10 universal principles that should form your philosophy on the life issues on this week’s “Bookmark.” Host Doug Keck interviews Father Robert Spitzer about this new book, which explains such principles as reason, natural rights, and full human potential and how they safeguard our human dignity, welfare, and community. Airs9:30 a.m. ET and 11:30 p.m. ET, Sunday, Feb. 26; 5 a.m. ET, Monday, Feb. 27; and 5:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Feb. 29 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTn at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder. Then, order the book from EWTN Religious Catalogue at: http://www.ewtn.com/bookmark/#ixzz1nFS2jRb2

Have you visited our podcast page? You can hear "EWTN Open Line," "The Good Fight," and "At Home with Jim and Joy," – three great EWTN radio programs -- along with many of your EWTN television favorites. Subscribe to a feed or download manually, it's up to you! Find it at http://origin.ewtn.com/podcast/index.asp.

EWTN Global Catholic Network filed a lawsuit February 9 in U.S. District Court in Birmingham, Alabama seeking to stop the imposition of the contraception mandate as well as asking the court for a declaratory judgment that the mandate is unconstitutional. Please click here for details and updates: www.ewtn.com/hhsmandate.

Marriage is under attack! Find out what to do about it when EWTN goes on location to cover the "Love and Life in the Divine Plan Family Conference" at Aquinas College, Nashville, TN. This multi-part series on "Four Threats to Marriage" is packed with speakers whose lectures are eye-opening and relevant to audiences from older teens on up. This program features: Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse (on same-sex unions/artificial reproductive technology), Dr. Janet Smith (on contraception), Sr. Jane Dominic (on the Rich Gift of God's Love), Dr. Brad Wilcox (on cohabitation), Dr. Sam Gregg (on Human anthropology/marriage), and Dr. Doug Allen (on divorce). Click here to order: http://bit.ly/xv7S8d

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

EWTN CEO Challenges Unjust HHS Mandate


EWTN CEO Challenges Unjust HHS Mandate In New York Times Op-Ed


Irondale, AL – In a Feb. 21 New York Times opinion piece, Michael P. Warsaw, President & CEO of EWTN Global Catholic Network, explains why EWTN objects to the Obama Administration’s recent mandate, which requires most employers to offer contraception, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs in their health plans.

“The administration’s supporters say that by opposing the rule, religious employers like EWTN are guilty of trying to coerce our employees and impose our values on them. But we are simply choosing not to participate in the use of these drugs. It is the government – which does not accept EWTN’s religious choice and can punish that choice by imposing fines – that is coercing us. But under the Constitution and federal religious liberties law, we cannot be forced to give up our beliefs as the price of participation in the public square.”

He also explains that that while religious liberty is the most important Constitutional right being trampled upon by the mandate, it is not the only thing at risk.

“The mandate also threatens the financial viability of any organization — religious or secular, charitable or for-profit — that disagrees with the administration’s politics,” Warsaw writes. “They could be forced to stop offering health insurance and be saddled with fines, which are immense competitive disadvantages. They’ll have to take money away from their core missions to pay fines. They’ll lose employees who can’t afford to work for employers who offer no health insurance. They’ll lose donors who are scared off by the penalties.

“The end result: organizations that agree with the administration or are willing to compromise their beliefs will thrive. Organizations that don’t will shrink or die.”

And, he says, it isn’t just religious employers like EWTN who will suffer.

“Small businesses owned by men and women of faith, which have been given no protection whatsoever in the administration’s accommodation, will also take a hit.”

To read the entire piece, please click here: http://nyti.ms/AmdrAx.

To read about EWTN’s lawsuit against this unjust mandate, please click here: www.ewtn.com/hhsmandate.

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.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

EWTN Sues U.S. Government


EWTN Sues U.S. Government
To Stop Contraception Mandate
Network Asks Court to Stop Order to Pay for Immoral Services

Irondale, AL – EWTN Global Catholic Network filed a lawsuit February 9 in U.S. District Court in Birmingham, Alabama against the Department of Health & Human Services, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and other government agencies seeking to stop the imposition of the contraception mandate as well as asking the court for a declaratory judgment that the mandate is unconstitutional. EWTN is the first Catholic organization to file suit since the final HHS rules were published by the Obama administration on January 20, 2012.

“We had no other option but to take this to the courts,” says EWTN President and CEO Michael P. Warsaw. “Under the HHS mandate, EWTN is being forced by the government to make a choice: either we provide employees coverage for contraception, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs and violate our conscience or offer our employees and their families no health insurance coverage at all. Neither of those choices is acceptable.”

The lawsuit was filed on EWTN’s behalf by Mark Rienzi, Kyle Duncan, and Erik Kniffin from the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

“We are taking this action to defend not only ourselves but also to protect other institutions – Catholic and non-Catholic, religious and secular – from having this mandate imposed upon them,” Warsaw continued. “The government is forcing EWTN, first, to inform its employees about how to get contraception, sterilization and abortifacient drugs, a concept known as forced speech. To make the matter worse, the government then will force EWTN to use its donors’ funds to pay for these same morally objectionable procedures or to pay for the huge fines it will levy against us if we fail to provide health care insurance. There is no question that this mandate violates our First Amendment rights. This is a moment when EWTN, as a Catholic organization, has to step up and say that enough is enough. Our hope is that our lawsuit does just that.”

The Becket Fund previously filed similar lawsuits on behalf of Belmont Abbey College, a small Catholic liberal arts college in Belmont, N.C., and Colorado Christian University, an interdenominational Christian liberal arts university near Denver, which demonstrates that this is not just a Catholic issue. Both suits were filed prior to the HHS rules being finalized in January.

“When the government recently mandated that all private group health plans cover certain abortion drugs (namely, Plan B and ella), as well as related education and counseling, [our clients] knew that they could not obey both the government’s mandate and their own religious convictions,” said Rienzi, who focuses his practice at the Becket Fund on violations of the Fourteenth Amendment, free speech, and the free exercise of religion. “The mandate has been sharply criticized from across the political spectrum, and from religious leaders of a variety of faiths.”

Duncan, a former Louisiana Solicitor General and General Counsel of the Becket Fund, said that without a change in the rules, EWTN could be forced to pay more than $600,000 for the “privilege” of not underwriting these services.

“This mandate is particularly hard on Catholics because Catholic organizations, such as hospitals, schools, social service agencies, media outlets and others, serve people regardless of their religious beliefs,” Warsaw said. “We serve others not because they are Catholic, but because we are Catholic. “

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.

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty is a non-profit, public-interest law firm dedicated to protecting the free expression of all religious traditions. The Becket Fund has a 17-year history of defending religious liberty for people of all faiths. Its attorneys are recognized as experts in the field of church-state law, and they recently won a 9-0 victory against the federal government at the U.S. Supreme Court in Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC.

Monday, February 6, 2012

EWTN: Eat, Pray, Talk, Love!


Eat, Pray, Talk, Love!
Welcome To EWTN’s March 2012 Season Preview



Irondale, AL – Imagine being able to watch a talk show with a genial psychologist host who actually dispenses advice in accordance with the teaching of the Catholic Church! Imagine no longer! “Living Right With Dr. Ray” is exactly that and more.

And it’s just one of 10 new shows premiering in March on EWTN. There’s also a cooking show, a prayer show for kids, a show featuring Catholics whose love for Jesus kept them true to the Faith in the face of torture and death, new cuts of the renowned series “Catholicism,” and much more! Here’s a sneak peek:
Living Right With Dr. Ray: Psychologist and Radio Host Dr. Ray Guarendi blends his deep professional experience and insight with his Catholic perspective and humor in a new one-hour talk show covering issues pertinent to families, children and seniors. He welcomes a wide array of guests, interacts with a live audience, and answers questions mailed to him from viewers worldwide. Airs 1 p.m. ET, Mondays; 5:30 p.m. ET, Thursdays; and 10 p.m. ET, Saturdays.
Mary’s Dowry Presents: Meet the Tudor and Elizabethan priests and other Roman Catholics who refused to attend the services of the Church of England and who were determined to keep the Faith there alive – even in the face of torture, persecution and death – and take a journey with Saxon queens and bishops who bore witness to the many miracles and Faith throughout English history. Airs 2:30 p.m. ET, Mondays; and 3:30 a.m. ET, Fridays.
Savoring Our Faith: Father Leo Patalinghuguses the kitchen as his pulpit to preach the Catholic faith, while at the same time showing viewers how to prepare flavorful dishes for the whole family. Airs 8:30 p.m. ET, Sundays; 6 p.m. ET, Wednesdays; and 2:30 a.m. ET, Thursdays.
Catholicism: Journey with Fr. Robert Barron to more than 50 locations throughout 16 countries. Be illuminated by the spiritual and artistic treasures of this global Church that claims more than one billion of the earth’s people. Airs 8 p.m. ET, Sundays, 10:30 p.m. ET, Wednesdays, and 4:30 p.m. ET, Saturdays.
Cat Chat: The Cat Chat Family teaches kids the most important lessons on the Catholic Faith with catchy songs, silly jokes, action-packed juggling and unicycling and the adventures of the family cat, Moses. Airs 4:30 p.m. ET, Mondays.
The Catholic Epistles: Join Dr. Timothy O’Donnell, STD, President of Christendom College as he examines the place of the Catholic epistles in the New Testament Canon and their witness to the apostolic teaching. Airs 5:30 p.m. ET, Sundays and 3 a.m. ET, Saturdays.
Fathers for Good: On location in Makati City, Philippines, Father Francis Gustilo and Frank Padilla discuss the universal challenges faced by fathers and their families around the world. Airs 3:30 a.m. ET, Tuesdays and 6:30 p.m. ET, Saturdays.
The Way of the Cross for Kids: In this animated special for children, Christine, Eva, Joseph and Enrique follow the 14 Stations of the Passion and Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Airs 4 p.m. ET, Fridays.
Both Servant and Free: Fr. Brian Mullady, O.P., S.T.D., presents an in-depth study of the moral doctrine of the Church with regard to conscience, freedom, law and the formation of moral maturity, offering solutions to contemporary moral problems in the post-Vatican II Church. Airs 2:30 a.m. ET, Fridays and 4 p.m. ET, Saturdays.
Diamonds from Daniel: Frances Hogan leads a meditation on selected passages from the Book of Daniel, and relates the levels of meaning contained in the book, as people would have gleaned them during the time in which they were written. Airs 3:30 a.m. ET, Wednesdays and 1:30 p.m. ET, Thursdays.
(Debuted in February) Genesis to Jesus: Dr. Scott Hahn and Co-Host Robert Corzine show how the Old and New Testaments present God's salvific actions through his Son, Jesus Christ. Based on Dr. Hahn's best-seller, “A Father Who Keeps His Promises.” Airs 9 p.m. ET, Mondays, and 2 a.m. ET, Thursdays.
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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