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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

EWTN Announcement 1/31/12

EWTN This Week:
How did the Culture of Death Make Such Gains?
How Should Catholics Approach the Bible?
What are the Four Threats to Marriage?

Irondale, AL – Have you ever wondered how the culture of death gained such a foothold in society? What happened to make things go so wrong – and what can you do in your own country to build a culture of life? Find out in “The Thomistic Response to the Culture of Death,” part of a larger series “Thomas Aquinas in Today’s World” airing exclusively on EWTN. Download the entire series – for free -- to your desktop or MP3 player from EWTN’s audio library at You can also purchase the DVD from EWTN Religious Catalogue at Want to know more? Purchase “50 Questions on the Natural Law,” available from EWTN Religious Catalogue at

Discover a very successful Catholic drug rehabilitation center in Knock, Ireland. Watch “Cenacolo: From Darkness to the Light.” Airs 1 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Jan. 31; 5 a.m. ET, Thursday, Feb. 2; and 6:30 p.m. ET, Friday, Feb. 3 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at

Would you like to understand more about the inner workings of the Vatican? Watch “EWTN’s Vatican Report.” Airs 5:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Jan. 31; 3:30 a.m. ET, Friday, Feb. 3; and 6:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, Feb. 4 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at

If you missed EWTN’s “Life on the Rock” this week, which featured highlights from the “Walk for Life West Coast,” you can still see it on EWTN’s website! Click here,, scroll down to “Life on the Rock” and click audio or video. We suggest video since the video package is especially awesome this week!

How should Catholics approach the Bible? Father Mitch Pacwa begins his explanation of Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical, “Verbum Domini.” Airs 2 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Jan. 31 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at

Has any place on earth given the world more saints than Europe? Yet many of the churches there today are virtually empty. John Hogan and Fr. Owen Gorman, S.T.L., the hosts of EWTN’s series “Forgotten Heritage and Europe,” visit Fr. Mitch Pacwa on the set of “EWTN Live” to talk about re-discovering Europe’s amazing heritage. Airs 8 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Feb. 1 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at

Get introduced to three of G.K. Chesterton’s best works! Dale Ahlquist, President of the American Chesterton Society, and host of EWTN’s series “G.K. Chesterton: Apostle of Common Sense,” visits “Bookmark” Host Doug Keck to discuss “Lepanto,” “The Catholic Church and Conversion,” and “The Well and the Shallows.” Find out why Chesterton’s views are as relevant to this generation as they were in Chesterton’s own lifetime. Airs 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at

Never has a series on marriage been more important than it is now – with marriage under attack on all fronts! Don’t miss EWTN’s Home Video Highlight “Love and Life in the Divine Plan.” This multi-part series on the four threats to marriage is packed with eye-opening lectures. Purchase it from the EWTN Religious Catalogue at

“Shock and Awe.” Don’t miss EWTN Rome Bureau Chief Joan Lewis’ blog on the Jan. 20 decision by Health and Human Services, which requires that sterilization, abortifacients and contraception be included in virtually all health plans. Lewis provides the links you need to protest this decision. Find her blog at

“Suffering Puts Love to the Test.” This truth is the title of a recent address by Pope Benedict XVI to the 26th International Conference organized by the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers. The Council was founded by Pope John Paul II whose later years were marked with constant suffering. If you or someone you love is suffering, you might want to check out what Pope Benedict has to say in EWTN’s on-line library, If life is good right now, you may want to print this out and save it for a rainy day.

Moms! Need a little inspiration and encouragement? Check out “Everyday Blessings for Catholic Moms.” These short spots air throughout the day on EWTN or you can find them all anytime of day on EWTN’s YouTube channel at Just type “everyday blessings” in the search box. God bless you – and thank you for choosing life!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Update: EWTN Facebook Posts

EWTN Facebook Posts: Episcopal Ordinations, Not-To-Be-Missed Documentary on Stem Cells,
A "Manly" Interview with Bill Bennett and More!

Irondale, AL – See the Pope ordain two new Archbishops! Tune in to EWTN at 9:30 a.m. ET, Friday, Jan. 6. During the Mass celebrating the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord in the Vatican Basilica, Pope Benedict will confer episcopal ordination upon archbishops-elect Msgr. Charles John Brown, apostolic nuncio to Ireland since November 2011, and Msgr. Marek Solczynski, apostolic nuncio to Georgia and Armenia. Archbishop-elect Charles Brown was ordained in the Archdiocese of New York in 1989 and served at St. Brendan’s Parish in Bronx, N.Y. before becoming an official at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in 1994 under then-Cardinal Ratzinger as well as a Chaplain of His Holiness in 2000. Find EWTN at

Man up! Don’t miss “World Over” Host Raymond Arroyo’s interview with Syndicated Radio Host Bill Bennett, on what it means to be a man in today’s culture. Hear Bennett talk about his latest offering, “The Book of Man: Readings on the Path to Manhood.” Airs 8 p.m. ET, Thursday, Jan. 5 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at

You wouldn’t know it from the media hype, but the number of human patients who have ever been cured of any disease using stem cells from embryos is exactly zero. This is just one of many scientific facts you will learn from the documentary, “Cutting Through the Spin on Stems Cells and Cloning” with Yale Ph.d and leading Catholic Bioethicist Father Tad Pacholcyzk. This must-see, must-share program airs at 2 p.m. ET, Saturday, Jan. 14; 10 p.m. ET, Saturday, Jan. 13, and 2 p.m. ET, Saturday, Jan. 14 on EWTN. Find EWTN at

Is one of your continuing, but never fulfilled, resolutions to read or study the Bible? Get to know Jesus much better this year with the newest installment of the “Ignatius Study Bible: Genesis.” Find out all about this Bible, which is neither too academic or too freely translated, when Catholic Apologist Scott Hahn visits Host Doug Keck on “Bookmark.” Airs 9:30 a.m. ET, and 11:30 p.m. ET, Sunday, Jan. 8; 5 a.m. ET, Monday, Jan. 9; and 5:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Jan. 11 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at Then, order your copy from EWTN Religious Catalogue at

Find out about “Mary’s Meals” an organization which feeds and educates children across the globe. Don’t miss the “Life on the Rock’” interview with Mike Miller at 10 p.m. ET, Thursday, Jan. 5 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at
Our Lady’s role as Mother of God was once a hotly debated subject. But the Council of Ephesus in 431 declared it as a dogma of the Church. Find out why when the ever-popular Father Andrew Apostoliexplains why Mary truly is the Mother of God. Watch “Our Lady in Scripture & Tradition” at 2 p.m. ET, Friday, Jan. 6 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at
The Last Days! The End Times! The Apocalypse! The EWTN Theology Staff, led by Colin Donovan, and joined by Author Desmond Birch, continues their fascinating discussion on this much-feared, much-debated subject. Airs 10 p.m. ET, Sunday, Jan. 8, 1 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Jan. 10, and 5 a.m. ET, Thursday, Jan. 12 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at

Celebrate the Epiphany or Three Kings’ Day with Pope Benedict XVI! Join him as he celebrates the Mass of the Epiphany from St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Airs 3)30 p.m. ET, and 6 p.m. ET, Friday, Jan. 6 on EWTN. Find EWTN at

“This is My beloved Son in Whom I am well pleased.” Celebrate Holy Mass with Pope Benedict XVI in the Sistine Chapel on the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord. Airs 3:30 a.m. ET and 12 p.m. ET, Sunday, Jan. 8 on EWTN. Find EWTN at

It is often said that priests are “Alter Christus” – other Christs. Why? What exactly does that mean? Watch “Alter Christus” at 3 a.m. ET and 6:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Jan. 10 on EWTN to hear top Cardinals of the Church delve into the most important aspects of the priesthood. Find EWTN at

She’s a popular EWTN series host and author of the blog, “A Catholic Journalist in London,” Don’t miss Joanna Bogle’s guest appearance at 8 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Jan. 11 exclusively on “EWTN Live.” Get the 411 on the latest installment of her series, “Feasts and Seasons.” Find EWTN at
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