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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

EWTN Press Release: July 25, 2012

This Week, EWTN Promotes People Answering God's Call to Holiness
Includes Magazine for Young Women, Pro-life Running team, Feature Film on Patron Saint of Soldiers & More

Irondale, AL – Sound the retreat for young adults! Fr. Phil Hurley joins Host Fr. Mitch on the set of “EWTN Live” to talk about the “Hearts on Fire” retreats that The Apostleship of Prayer offers for young adults, on how to unite faith and dailylife with the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ. Be sure to tune into “EWTN Live,” which airs at 8 p.m. ET, Wednesday, July 25—exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

For these runners, life’s starting line is conception! “Life on the Rock” Co-hosts Fr. Mark and Doug Barry are grabbing their running shoes to catch up with Jeff Grabosky and Pat Castle from the “National Life Runners Team” for an exclusive interview. To find out how this team runs to raise money for pro-life organizations, watch “Life on the Rock,” at 10 p.m. ET, Thursday, July 26—exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

It’s time for society to do a price check! Supreme Knight Carl Anderson joins “EWTN Bookmark” Host Doug Keck to discuss why society should value a person intrinsically and not for their social or economic status. See what God’s blueprint for “A Civilization of Love,” is on “EWTN Bookmark!” Airs 9:30 a.m. ET, Sunday, July 29—exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

Salute the Patron Saint of Soldiers! Stand at attention as the military life and religious reawakening of St. Loyola replay right before your eyes in this captivating film. Find out what made this military soldier become a soldier for Christ and the founder of the Jesuit Order in “Loyola, The Soldier Saint!” Airs 8 p.m. ET, Saturday, July 28—exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

The road home isn’t always a direct path! Fr. Michael Taylor leads “Journey Home” Host Marcus Grodidown the road of his conversion story that winds through being a part of the Methodist, Pentecostal, and Evangelical denominations before finallyanswering the call to the priesthood. Watch to find out what sent this priest on his “Journey Home!” live at 8 p.m ET, Monday, July 24—exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

Connect to your campus ministry online! Host Fr. Benedict Groeschel invites Judy and John Cozzento share the latest about their new social networking site designed to keep college and high school students connected to their campus ministry. Get connected live to “College Connection for Catholics,” on this “Sunday Night Prime!” Airs 7 p.m. ET, Sunday , July 22—exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

Everyone is called to be a Saint! Step into the lives of some extraordinary families that strive to live out the philosophy of Saint Josemaría Escrivá, which calls all people to holiness no matter what their vocation is. See how they are “Passionately Loving the World: Ordinary Americans Living the Spirituality of Saint Josemaría.” Airs 6:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, July 25—exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

A woman’s beauty is truly“Radiant!” If you happened to miss last week’s “Life on the Rock” featuring the fashionably fun and faith filled magazine, “Radiant,” no worries! EWTN’s Youtube channel now has the full interview focused on co-creators Rose Rea and Anna Liesemeyer’s mission to encourage young women to glow with the light of Christ’s love from the inside out! Watch the full episode and subscribe to “Radiant” now:

Padre Felix Varela was recently given the stamp of approval to be named Venerable! Now, follow this in-depth documentary on his life to find out why his works not only merited him to be on a U.S. postage stamp in 1997, but why so many are continuing to call for his canonization. Watch “Felix Varela,” at 10 p.m. ET, Friday, July 27—exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

Sunday, July 22, 2012

What's going on U.S. Bishops?

Michael Voris from "ChurchMilitant.TV" says...

"Some kind of institutional schizophrenia has apparently seized hold at the American Bishops headquarters in Washington DC – and its being recognized over here in Rome.
It was recently reported by the wonderful folks at Life Site News that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops “official overseas relief and development agency” .. Catholic Relief Services recently doled out over 5 million dollars to CARE .. “an international “relief and development organization” which actively promotes contraception around the world.
Let’s boil it down .. The US bishops are suing over the Obamacare mandate in the United States because it forces health insurance payments for contraception. YET .. OUTSIDE the United States they are handing money to international organizations that promote and advance contraception .. the very thing they are fighting AGAINST on the other side of the Atlantic.
What in the heck is going on at USCCB headquarters. When Our Blessed Lord said .. do not let you right hand know what your left hand is doing .. it’s pretty certain THIS is not what He was talking about."
Watch Michael Voris explain...

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

EWTN Press Release: July 11, 2012

EWTN's Exclusive Look at
New Catholic Social Media Website
Plus Assassin's Conversion Story, Crisis in the Middle East & More

Irondale, AL – You have two impending friend requests waiting for you on EWTN’s “Life on the Rock!” “Awestruck” Creators Norman Servais and Mark Eames join “Life on the Rock” Co-hosts Fr. Mark and Doug Barry to discuss their new Catholic social media website. Connect and share news of interest to Catholics around the world in a safe environment! Find out how to get connected at 10 p.m. ET, Thursday, July 12—exclusively on EWTN’s “Life on the Rock!” Find EWTN at

Gain insight from a true insider on the crisis in the Middle East! “EWTN Live” Host Fr. Mitch Pacwa sits down with Chaldean Archbishop Warda from Erbil, Iraq to discuss his ministry and the difficult situations Christians face in his home country. Don’t miss this exclusive interview on “EWTN Live.” Airs 8 p.m. ET, Wednesday, July 11—only on EWTN! Find EWTN at

He was an assassin who turned to the Apostle’s Creed! Join “Journey Home” Host Marcus Grodi as he travels to the Emerald Isle to speak with Mark Lenaghan about his conversion from a gunman in the Irish Republican Army to a seminarian studying to become a priest in Christ’s army! Follow the road that lead to his “Journey Home.” Airs live at 8 p.m. ET, Monday, July 16—exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

It’s “The View” for Catholic women! Join Co-hosts Teresa Tomeo, Janet Morana and Astrid Bennett Gutierrez as they provide a Catholic perspective on some of the toughest issues facing women today! If you missed Season 1, tune in at 6:30 p.m. ET, Mondays, beginning July 16 to hear straight talk about contraception, women’s ordination, modesty, body image and more. Like what you see? In September, be on the lookout for all-new episodes of this wildly popular EWTN series. Find EWTN at

The New Evangelizationis a call for those in your Catholic family tree to branch out! Watch “Sunday Night Prime” Host Fr. Benedict Groeschel and Guest Jim Manfredoniadiscuss how a Catholic family like yours can play a vital role in the call to the New Evangelization. Watch “Sunday Night Prime,” which airs live at 7 p.m. ET, July 15—exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

Parents: Looking for a kind of spiritual Cliff Notes to help your teens? Then catch the third part of the miniseries, “Keeping Your Kids Catholic!” to learn how to keep your teens involved in a Christ-centered relationship. This series, hosted by Author Bert Ghezzi, airs 1 p.m. ET, Friday, July 13–exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

Discover a Founding Father’s faith! Author Janice Connell crosses the Delaware River to explore the faith of the United State’s first president in her book, “Spiritual Journey of George Washington.” Join “EWTN Bookmark” Host Doug Keck at 9:30 a.m. ET, Sunday, July 15—exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

Travel with St. Bernadette as she leaves her public life in Lourdes to go behind the convent walls! Watch the sequel to the acclaimed film, “Bernadette: Her Vision Became a Legend,” to hear the rest of the story. Watch “The Passion of Bernadette” at 8 p.m. ET, Saturday, July 14 on EWTN -- or click here,, to add it to your DVD collection! Find EWTN at

When it gets as dark as pitch, count on Fr. Mitch! In his continuing analysis on the relationship between the Old and New Testaments, Father Mitch focuses on some of the “dark passages of the Bible.” Watch him shed some light on some confusing Gospel passages this week on “Threshold of Hope.” Airs 4 a.m. ET, Friday, July 13—exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

EWTN Press Release: Threats to Religious Freedom

EWTN: Impact of the 'Fortnight,' Threats to Religious Freedom at Home & Abroad, Connecting Your Spiritual & Work Lives and Much More!

Irondale, AL – What are the political ramifications of the USCCB's Fortnight for Freedom? How does the Republican Party fall short on health care and immigration in the eyes of the U.S. Bishops? Find out when Political Consultant Mary Matalin joins Host Raymond Arroyo on the set of "The World Over." Airs 8 p.m. ET, Thursday, July 5 — exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at

He's the President of the Catholic University of America and an expert on religious freedom! Watch "The World Over" as Guest John Garvey talks about the Supreme Court decision on the health care law, how it might affect the University's lawsuit against the HHS mandate, and the general threat to religious freedom in the U.S. Airs 8 p.m. ET, Thursday, July 5 — exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at

What is the threat to religious freedom internationally - especially in Africa and Asia? Join Lord David Alton, a member of the British House of Lords, on the set of "The World Over" with Host Raymond Arroyo. Airs 8 p.m. ET, Thursday, July 5 — exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at

Did you know that the Ethics and Public Policy Center recently help a National Religious Freedom Conference in Washington, D.C.? Get the highlights at 8 p.m. ET, Thursday, July 5, on "The World Over" with Raymond Arroyo — exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at

"Life on the Rock" Co-hosts Fr. Mark and Doug Barry speak with Fr. Richard Ho Lung, founder of The Missionaries of the Poor, who was recognized last year for his joyful service to the poorest of the poor with the Guzi Peace Prize. Be sure to watch his inspiring message on "Life on the Rock." Airs 10 p.m. ET, Thursday July 5 —exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

A hero for Heaven and on the battlefield! Fr. John Hotze joins Fr. Mitch Pawa on the set of “EWTN Live” to advocate for the canonization of U.S. Army Chaplain Fr. Emil Kapaun. To find out why he should go from being associated with cannons to canonization, watch “EWTN Live,” at 8 p.m. ET, Wednesday, July 4 — exclusively on EWTN!

It’s something everyone thinks about at one time or another. “Life After Death” is the weighty topic that Host Fr. Benedict Groeschel and guest Fr. Douglas McKay will be discussing on this week’s “Sunday Night Prime.” Airs 7 pm ET, Sunday, July 8 — exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

The EWTN’s Theology Roundtable has been served a full plate of heavy moral issues! Join Host Colin Donovan as he gathers the roundtable to dig into some of the toughest moral issues of today including, abortion, capital punishment and just war. There’s always an extra place for you to sit at the “Theology Roundtable,” so tune in for this EWTN exclusive at 10 p.m. ET, Sunday, July 8. Find EWTN at

Even though Sunday is reserved as “The Lord’s Day,” our God is always present in our lives. Learn how to better connect your spiritual life with your daily work in simple down-to-earth ways. Clock in at 6:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, July 5, to watch “Does it Work?”— exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

What better time to celebrate the closing Mass for The Fortnight to Freedom events than on the day that America decided to fight for its own freedom? Join us at The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception as Cardinal Wuerl and Archbishop Chaput celebrate the Fortnight’s Closing Mass live, at 12 p.m. ET, Wednesday, July 4 on EWTN. Find EWTN at

St. Maria Goretti: a model and martyr for purity. Watch the story of young Maria Goretti, a devout 11-year old girl who was stabbed to death after she refused to give in to the advances of her assaulter. See why she made “Love’s Bravest Choice.” Airs 6:30 p.m. ET, Friday, July 6 on EWTN. Find EWTN at

Don’t try to get out of jury duty! “EWTN Bookmark” Host Doug Keck calls legal advisor and author James Hitchcock to take the stand and give his testimony on the history of all cases concerning religious issues taken to the Supreme Court in his set of two books on “The Supreme Court and Religion in American Life.” Mark your place for this Fortnight for Freedom themed “EWTN Bookmark.” Airs 9:30 a.m. ET, Sunday, June 8 — exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

Grow your family tree with Christ! In this second part of his four-part miniseries, Author Bert Ghezzi talks about ways families can grow together while living out their Catholic Faith!. Don’t miss Part 2 of “Keeping Your Kids Catholic.” Airs 1:30 p.m. ET, Friday, June 29 – exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

The fight for religious liberty is far from over! EWTN News Director and Host Raymond Arroyo will keep you up-to-date with news on the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the healthcare bill and what it means for religious liberty in the future. Don’t miss “The World Over,” at 8 p.m. ET, Thursday, July 5 — exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at
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