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Monday, June 22, 2015

EWTN Press Release: Race Relations in America

EWTN: What Can Catholics Do To Improve Race Relations in America Today?

What brought Jared Ortiz back to the #Catholic Faith? Join Host Marcus Grodi for “The Journey Home”! Airs 8 p.m. ET, Monday, June 22--exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

What can #Catholics do to improve racial issues? Founder of Hope and Purpose Ministries Deacon Larry Oney offers a unique perspective on the status of race relations in America today. Join Host Fr. Mitch Pacwa for “EWTN Live”! Airs 8 p.m. ET, Wednesday, June 24--exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

He was the successor to #SaintJosemariaEscriva of #Opus Dei. Learn the story of #BlessedAlvarodelPortillo's #beatification and the #miraculous healing of a boy, which is attributed to his intercession. Don’t miss “Thank You, Blessed Alvaro: Stories of Beatification”! Airs 5 p.m. ET, Thursday, June 25--exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

Since 1978, Aid for Women has provided resources for mothers and their #unborn children. Co-Hosts Jim & Joy Pinto welcome Susan Barrett and Andrea DePauw to discuss their organization’s mission. “At Home With Jim and Joy” airs 2 p.m. ET, Thursday, June 25--exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at    

The #Angel #Gabriel told Zechariah that the baby was to be named John. The #Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word celebrate the Mass of the Solemn Feast of “The Nativity of St. John the Baptist” live from Our Lady of the Angels Chapel in Irondale, Alabama. Airs 8 a.m. ET, Wednesday, June 24--exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

#Christ seeks us out. In this five part-series, Host Susan Conroy explains that just as a lighthouse guides ships through stormy seas to a peaceful port, we can look to Jesus as the beacon who will guide us safely to our heavenly home. You won’t want to miss “Coming to Christ”! Airs 6:30 p.m. ET, Monday-Friday, June 22-26 --exclusively on EWTN! Order here: Find EWTN at

He began the work of #Opus Dei in the United States. Learn more about Fr. Joseph Muzquiz, a Spanish priest who worked tirelessly and with a passion for teaching people to find God in their everyday lives. “Everyday Holiness: The Life of Father Joseph Muzquiz” airs 3:30 a.m. ET, Tuesday, June 23 and again 11 p.m. ET, Saturday, June 27--exclusively on EWTN! Order here: Find EWTN at

What is the Chiaroscuro Institute? Co-Hosts Fr. Mark Mary and Doug Barry welcome Meg McDonnell to discuss the organization's mission and dedication to fostering strong communities based on the foundation of strong marriages and the gift of raising children. Don’t miss “Life on the Rock”! Airs 8 p.m. ET, Friday, June 26--exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

“EWTN Bookmark” is on the road! Join Host Doug Keck as he welcomes Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ and Timothy Busch from the NAPA Institute Conference in Napa, CA. Airs 9:30 a.m. ET, Sunday, June 28--exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

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  1. #Reasons to Believe in Jesus

    Reasons to believe Jesus is alive in a new life with God can be found in quotes from two prominent atheists and a biology textbook.
    > Thus the passion of man is the reverse of that of Christ, for man loses himself as man in order that God may be born. But the idea of God is contradictory and we lose ourselves in vain. Man is a useless passion. (Jean-Paul Sartre, Being and Nothingness: A Phenomenological Essay on Ontology, New York: Washington Square Press, p. 784)

    > Among the traditional candidates for comprehensive understanding of the relation of mind to the physical world, I believe the weight of evidence favors some from of neutral monism over the traditional alternatives of materialism, idealism, and dualism. (Thomas Nagel, Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False, location 69 of 1831)

    > And certain properties of the human brain distinguish our species from all other animals. The human brain is, after all, the only known collection of matter that tries to understand itself. To most biologists, the brain and the mind are one and the same; understand how the brain is organized and how it works, and we’ll understand such mindful functions as abstract thought and feelings. Some philosophers are less comfortable with this mechanistic view of mind, finding Descartes’ concept of a mind-body duality more attractive. (Neil Campbell, Biology, 4th edition, p. 776 )

    Sartre speaks of the "passion of man," not the passion of Christians. He is acknowledging that all religions east and west believe there is a transcendental reality and that perfect fulfillment comes from being united with this reality after we die. He then defines this passion with a reference to Christian doctrine which means he is acknowledging the historical reasons for believing in Jesus. He does not deny God exists. He is only saying the concept of God is contradictory. He then admits that since life ends in the grave, it has no meaning.

    From the title of the book, you can see that Nagel understands that humans are embodied sprits and that the humans soul is spiritual. He says, however, that dualism and idealism are "traditional" alternatives to materialism. Dualism and idealism are just bright ideas from Descartes and Berkeley. The traditional alternative to materialism is monism. According to Thomas Aquinas unity is the transcendental property of being. Campbell does not even grasp the concept of monism. The only theories he grasps are dualism and materialism.

    If all atheists were like Sartre, it would be an obstacle to faith. An important reason to believe in Jesus is that practically all atheists are like Nagel and Campbell, not like Sartre.

    by David Roemer


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