EWTN’s ‘Mother Cabrini” Film To Be Screened at Italian Parliament

Irondale, AL (EWTN) – “Mother Cabrini,” an EWTN original film produced by CRISTIANA Video, will be screened by the Chamber of Deputies at the Palazzo Montecitrorio in Rome at 4 p.m. local time, Sept. 24. (Italy’s Chamber of Deputies is equivalent to the U.S. House of Representatives or Britain’s House of Commons.) The event will feature the premiere of the Italian-dubbed version of the film, a high-end original production that features period sets and exceptional acting.

“We are both proud and honored that this award-winning film is being recognized b Italy’s Chamber of Deputies,” said EWTN Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw, who will be attendance at the screening. “We hope the event will bring even greater attention to Mother Cabrini and her extraordinary story.”

“Mother Cabrini is the patron saint of migrants [and the first American saint],” said Daniela Gurrieri of CRISTIANA Video, who wrote, directed, and co-produced the movie for EWTN with her husband Fabio Carini. “This is why the event is being screened just a few days before the Day of the Migrant, which Pope Francis scheduled for Sept. 29 this year. Having an example of love for migrants is culturally very important. The Chamber of Deputies is the center of political decisions, and to show “Mother Cabrini’ there means that we, as a nation are going to listen to what she has to say.”

The screening will be preceded by a greeting from Chamber President Roberto Fico, and an introduction from Archbishop Rino Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization. In addition, Parliamentary Deputy Maurizio Lupi, who proposed the event, and Gurrieri herself will speak.

The film doesn’t just chronicle the more than 67 schools, orphanages, and hospitals Mother Cabrini founded in America and around the world. Instead, the film tells the story of how Mother Cabrini overcame all the unexpected obstacles that she encountered, which is what makes the film so human and dramatic and the future saint such a compelling figure.

“We feel very thankful to God for this opportunity to contribute to the knowledge of Mother Cabrini in Italy,” Gurrieri said. “It’s not common for a film to be screened by the Chamber of Deputies, and even less common to have the President of the Chamber introduce the event. I hope the film will move hearts, but also spirits and minds to find true solutions for so many sufferings. Mother Cabrini helped Italian immigrants. I wish her love for them could be a real example for today.”

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 38th year, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 global TV channels are broadcast in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 300 million television households in more than 145 countries and territories. EWTN platforms also include radio services transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and over 500 domestic and international AM & FM radio affiliates; a worldwide shortwave radio service; one of the largest Catholic websites in the U.S.; electronic and print news services, including Catholic News Agency, “The National Catholic Register” newspaper, and several global news wire services; as well as EWTN Publishing, its book publishing division.

Editor’s Note: The film is available at http://bit.ly/CabriniDVD. Find out more about the film at http://bit.ly/MotherCabriniFilm.

Come to EWTN’s 2018 Family Celebration in Jacksonville, Fla. Headliners Include Fr. Mitch Pacwa, Johnnette Benkovic, & Chris Stefanick

Irondale, AL (EWTN) –  EWTN Global Catholic Network is coming to Jacksonville, Fla. Saturday, Nov. 3 for the 2018 Family Celebration – and you’re invited! Doors to this FREE event at the Prime Osborn Convention Center open at 8:30 a.m.
Hear talks by Fr. Mitch Pacwa, Johnnette Benkovic, and Chris Stefanick. Ask questions of EWTN Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw, EWTN President & COO Doug Keck, Fr. Joseph and Fr. Mark who will be on stage for the much-loved Family Talk — and be part of a studio audience for a recording of a special “EWTN Family Celebration Live Show.”

“From the very beginning, meeting EWTN viewers from all over the world and answering their questions during our Family Talk quickly became one of the highlights of our Celebration – both for viewers and for those of us on stage,” Warsaw said. “This Celebration is our way of saying thank you to our EWTN family for their love and support.”

The headlining talks are only the beginning. Guests will also have plenty of opportunity for Adoration and Confession, to celebrate Mass with Bishop Felipe J. Estévez of the Diocese of St. Augustine and EWTN’s Friars, and to meet EWTN hosts and authors while browsing the EWTN Religious Catalogue shop.

Plus, there will be activities for children in the Kid’s Corner. EWTN Radio will broadcast live on-site throughout the weekend and staff from the National Catholic Register will be on hand to answer questions. Attendees will even have an opportunity to join EWTN in its mission of evangelization by becoming an EWTN Media Missionary!

It’s a feast for the mind, the heart, and the spirit! For more information, please go to our website: http://www.ewtn.com/familycelebration/.

We look forward to seeing you there!

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 37th year, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 TV channels are broadcast in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 275 million television households in more than 145 countries and territories. EWTN platforms also include radio services transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and over 500 domestic and international AM & FM radio affiliates; a worldwide shortwave radio service; the largest Catholic website in the U.S.; electronic and print news services, including Catholic News Agency, “The National Catholic Register” newspaper, and several global news wire services; as well as EWTN Publishing, its book publishing division.

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EWTN’s Catholic News Agency Names J.D. Flynn As Editor-in-Chief

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Irondale, AL (EWTN) – Michael P. Warsaw, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of EWTN, has announced the appointment of J.D. Flynn as Editor-in-Chief of Catholic News Agency.

With news bureaus across the United States, Europe, and in South America, CNA is one of the largest and fastest growing independent Catholic media outlets in the world. EWTN acquired CNA, and its Spanish language sister agency ACI Prensa, in 2014.

As Editor-in-Chief, Flynn will manage CNA’s reporting for its news syndication service, and its extensive social media news audience. Flynn will also seek to foster greater collaboration between CNA’s news coverage, and the reporting of the National Catholic Register and EWTN News Nightly, both major news outlets within EWTN.

“J.D.’s extensive background in diocesan administration and communications, and his work and training as a canon lawyer, bring a unique perspective to Catholic News Agency,” said Warsaw, adding, “I’m very glad to have him on board.”

Alejandro Bermúdez, Executive Director of CNA and ACI Prensa, said that Flynn has been a long-time friend and collaborator. “J.D. is a very talented writer and editor, and has very broad experience with the Church in the United States. This will be great for CNA and for the Church.

Flynn said: “Both Michael Warsaw and Alejandro Bermúdez are remarkable leaders – and CNA’s writers and editors are a talented and dynamic team. This is a group of people writing and thinking from the heart of the Church, telling important stories through the eyes of faith. I’m humbled to be offered this opportunity.

“I also want to express gratitude to Bishop James Conley, my friend and mentor, with whom I have had the pleasure of working for most of the last 10 years,” Flynn continued. “It has been a privilege to serve his ministry in the Diocese of Lincoln, and I look forward to continued collaboration with him.”

Flynn presently serves as Special Assistant to Bishop James Conley and as Communications Director of the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska. Prior to that, he served as Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Denver.

Flynn’s writing has appeared in First Things, National Review, the National Catholic Register, Catholic Vote, and elsewhere. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Franciscan University of Steubenville, and a licentiate in canon law from The Catholic University of America.

Flynn will begin the position with CNA on August 28.

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 36th year, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 TV channels are broadcast in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 268 million television households in more than 145 countries and territories. EWTN platforms also include radio services transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and over 500 domestic and international AM & FM radio affiliates; a worldwide shortwave radio service; the largest Catholic website in the U.S.; electronic and print news services, including Catholic News Agency, The National Catholic Register newspaper, and several global news wire services; as well as EWTN Publishing, its book publishing division.

EWTN Radio is seeking a Producer/On-Air Talent – Birmingham, AL!

EWTN promotes an environment for employees to combine their faith and career!
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If you are an experienced Radio Producer, passionate about producing “great” Catholic radio in the tradition of Mother Angelica, we are interested in hearing from you!

The EWTN Radio Producer & On-Air Talent is responsible for managing all aspects of live and recorded programs ensuring that content meets EWTN broadcast standards. Develops program ideas consistent with the mission and collaborates with hosts, facilitators and other content contributors. Responsibilities also include performing voice work and facilitating programs.

For more information about this unique opportunity, visit http://www.ewtn.com/general/employment/index.asp  Click on the link, “View Currently Open Positions”

Résumés & cover letter (including salary requirements) should be e-mailed to: humanresources@ewtn.com

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 36th year, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 networks broadcast in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 268 million television households in more than 145 countries and territories. Platforms include direct broadcast satellite television and radio services; radio services transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and almost 500 domestic and international AM & FM radio affiliates; a worldwide shortwave radio station; the largest Catholic website in the U.S.; electronic and print news services, including The National Catholic Register newspaper, and two global wire services; as well as a publishing arm.

EWTN To Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Fatima – Month By Month, Message By Message

Irondale, AL (EWTN) – EWTN will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal with many original docu-dramas, movies, devotionals, and other specials that will air from May 10 through the anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun on October 13. Complete programming can be found at http://www.ewtn.com/fatima under the “programming” tab at the top of the page.

As part of EWTN’s continuing coverage, the Network will air the visit of Pope Francis to Fatima May 12-13 to canonize two of the three shepherd children to whom Our Lady of Fatima appeared 100 years ago.

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The three Fatima seers, Francisco, Jacinta, and Lucia, in a scene for EWTN’s “The Message of Fatima.” This comprehensive eight-episode series will kick off 10 p.m. ET, Wednesday, May 10. Future episodes will air on the 13th of each month so the Fatima prophecies will unfold to viewers month by month, message by message.

Among the events the Network expects to carry on Friday, May 12 are the arrival ceremony at 11 a.m. ET, the Visit to the Chapel of Apparitions at 1 p.m. ET, and the International Rosary & Candlelight Procession at 4 p.m. ET. The Canonization Mass will air at 4 a.m. ET, Saturday, May 13, when the Pope visits with prime minister of Portugal and the Basilica, which is followed by the Mass at 5 a.m. ET (with an encore of the Mass at noon). Times are subject to change so please check http://www.ewtn.com/fatima or http://www.facebook.com/ewtnonline for updates.

Also this month, don’t miss the first two episodes of “The Message of Fatima,” an eight episode docudrama series, which was filmed mainly in Fatima, and also in a London studio using state-of-the-art special effects and motion graphics. Dramatizations are interspersed with expert interviews and comprise one of the most comprehensive film series on Fatima yet attempted.

The series kicks off with a special “EWTN Live” special with Director Stefano Mazzeo at 8 p.m. ET, Wednesday, May 10, followed by Episode 1, which focuses on the prophecies of the Angel of Peace, at 10 p.m. that same night. Episode 1 encores at 3 a.m. ET and 10 a.m. ET on May 11.) Episode 2, which tells the story of the first apparition of Our Lady, premieres at 11:30 a.m. ET and 6:30 p.m. ET, Saturday May 13. Future episodes will air on the 13th of the month in which they occurred, except for August, which will also air on the 19th because the children were in jail on August 13 and could not come to the apparition site.

Also of note among the many specials are:

“My Time with Jesus,” five episodes of EWTN’s popular animated children’s series, which will introduce children to the prophesies of the angel and the apparitions, and will individually profile the three seers: Francisco, Jacinta, and Lucia;
“Fatima: A Living Faith,” a summary of what was happening in the world prior to the apparitions as well as a comprehensive overview on the meaning and importance of the messages;
“The Little Shepherds of Fatima,” which includes footage of Pope John Paul II’s trip to Fatima for the beatification of Francisco and Jacinta Marto and Sister Lucia’s meeting with the Pope, details on the events that took place before the Martos’ deaths, and much more; and
“The Three Little Shepherds,” which offers fascinating insights and unexpected details into the spiritual lives and psychological profiles of the three children.

Please see http://www.ewtn.com/fatima for dates and times of these and numerous other specials.

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 36th year, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 TV channels are broadcast in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 268 million television households in more than 145 countries and territories. EWTN services also include radio services transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and over 500 domestic and international AM & FM radio affiliates; a worldwide shortwave radio service; the largest Catholic website in the U.S.; electronic and print news services, including “The National Catholic Register” newspaper, and two global wire services; as well as a publishing arm.

Pope Francis Appoints EWTN CEO to Vatican Post: Michael P. Warsaw Named Consultor to Communications Secretariat

control_room_warsawIrondale, AL (EWTN) – Pope Francis has appointed EWTN Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw as a Consultor to the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communications. The appointment was announced at the Vatican on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. As a consultor, Warsaw will have a role in advising the Pope and the Holy See on matters related to media and communications. The appointment comes as part a broad restructuring of the media operations of the Vatican.

“I am extremely humbled and honored by the Holy Father’s appointment,” said Warsaw. “This is a tremendous recognition of the role which EWTN plays in the life of the Church throughout the world. I am grateful to Pope Francis for his confidence and look forward to serving the universal Church in this post.”

Warsaw joined EWTN in 1991 and has held senior management positions in the areas of television production, satellite operations and technical services. He became President of EWTN in 2000 and assumed the post of chief executive officer in 2009. Warsaw was named chairman of the board of EWTN in 2013. In that capacity he oversees the Network’s strategic direction and mission around the world. With the Network’s 2011 acquisition of the National Catholic Register, Mr. Warsaw assumed the role of publisher of that newspaper.

Prior to joining EWTN, Mr. Warsaw was employed by the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.   He currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of The Catholic University of America, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and the Catholic Distance University.

The Secretariat for Communications was established by Pope Francis in an apostolic decree on June 25, 2015. Among its responsibilities, it has the task of carrying out the restructuring, reorganization and consolidation of the various communications outlets of the Holy See including the Vatican Television Center, the Vatican Publishing House, L’Osservatore Romano newspaper, Vatican Radio, the Holy See Press Office, Photographic Service and the Vatican Internet Service.  The office is headed by Monsignor Dario Vigano, who serves as Prefect.

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 36th year, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 TV channels are broadcast in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 268 million television households in more than 145 countries and territories. EWTN platforms also include radio services transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and over 500 domestic and international AM & FM radio affiliates; a worldwide shortwave radio service; the largest Catholic website in the U.S.; electronic and print news services, including Catholic News Agency, “The National Catholic Register” newspaper, and several global news wire services; as well as EWTN Publishing, its book publishing division.

EWTN News Nightly: Don’t Miss Anchor Lauren Ashburn’s Exclusive Interview Tonight with Kellyanne Conway

Irkellyanne-conwayondale, AL (EWTN) – Kellyanne Conway, a Catholic and Senior Advisor to President Donald Trump, talks about faith, family, and fighting for conservative values, at 6 p.m. ET, Thursday, Feb. 23 on “EWTN News Nightly,” with an encore at 9 p.m. ET. (Find EWTN at http://www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.) Watch Part 1 of this 12-minute interview tonight; Part 2 airs at the same times on Friday, Feb. 24.

“This is a very personal interview with the U.S. government’s top female Catholic who talks about how her faith informs her every decision in life,” said Ashburn, who caught up with Conway during the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference better known as CPAC. “I think viewers will find it fascinating.”

Editor’s Note: For a transcript of Part 1 of the interview, please go to http://www.ewtn.com/media. Part 2 will be available on Friday.

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 36th year, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 TV channels are broadcast in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 268 million television households in more than 145 countries and territories. EWTN platforms also include radio services transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and over 500 domestic and international AM & FM radio affiliates; a worldwide shortwave radio service; the largest Catholic website in the U.S.; electronic and print news services, including Catholic News Agency, “The National Catholic Register” newspaper, and several global news wire services; as well as EWTN Publishing, its book publishing division.

Op-ed from Bishop R. Daniel Conlon Regarding Illinois House Bill 40

bishop_conlonsm2I am fervently pro-life.  I believe, with no doubt, that a human person begins to exist from the moment of conception.  How can there be “tissue” one moment and a human being the next?  How can one woman claim to be carrying a baby and her neighbor, just a “thing”?

At the same time, I acknowledge that many people do not share my conviction.  To some extent this is because they approach the issue from a different perspective, for example, a woman’s right to control her body.  Thus, there is strong disagreement around a very sensitive issue.

Currently the Illinois legislature is considering a bill (House Bill 40) that would provide public funding for some people’s abortions.  Of course, I oppose the proposed legislation because I oppose abortion.  But there are very good arguments to oppose the legislation that ought to be considered by people who accept abortion or are ambivalent about it.

Argument #1 – Illinois has serious budget difficulties.  Should the State legislature approve funding for what is almost always elective surgery, when so many other needs, that serve a much more common good, go begging?

Argument #2 – It has been argued by some that paying for abortions for poor women will actually save the State money.  Future educational and welfare costs will be lower.  (In fact, some budget projections have allotted no funds for these abortions because of the presumed “wash”.)  It seems pretty cynical to suggest that we kill off citizens in order to save ourselves some money.  Besides, not everyone born in poverty stays there.

Argument #3 – Given the history of abortion, a disproportionate number of these publically funded abortions likely will be performed on Black and Latina women.  Without attributing a racist attitude to anyone, the State still runs the risk of appearing racist.

Argument #4 – Even if it is conceded that having an abortion is a right, how does that translate into a need for the State to pay for it?  Owning a gun is an undisputed constitutional right, but no one argues or even suggests that the State should pay for people’s guns.

I invite citizens to give serious consideration to House Bill 40 and to the arguments provided here.  It is a serious matter.  I encourage those who find themselves convinced that House Bill 40 is taking Illinois in the wrong direction to contact their own Senator or Representative and advocate for a “No” vote.

Missouri Catholic hospital offers free yoga to prevent osteoporosis

Mercy Hospital Washington (Missouri) is offering free yoga for people over 60 “aimed at preventing osteoporosis and other health issues that affect many seniors”.

Announcement says that anyone aged sixty or more, “who is interested in increasing their strength and flexibility”, can enroll in this free yoga program, starting March six. Melissa Duchatschek is the instructor.

Meanwhile Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, termed it as a step in the positive direction to make multi-benefit yoga available free to seniors for preventive health issues. Zed urged all major US hospitals to launch free yoga classes for seniors.

Yoga, referred as “a living fossil”, was a mental and physical discipline, for everybody to share and benefit from, whose traces went back to around 2,000 BCE to Indus Valley civilization, Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, noted.

Rajan Zed further said that yoga, although introduced and nourished by Hinduism, was a world heritage and liberation powerhouse to be utilized by all. According to Patanjali who codified it in Yoga Sutra, yoga was a methodical effort to attain perfection, through the control of the different elements of human nature, physical and psychical.

According to US National Institutes of Health, yoga may help one to feel more relaxed, be more flexible, improve posture, breathe deeply, and get rid of stress. According to a “2016 Yoga in America Study”, about 37 million Americans (which included many celebrities) now practice yoga; and yoga is strongly correlated with having a positive self image.  Yoga was the repository of something basic in the human soul and psyche, Zed added.

Mercy, a Catholic health care system, whose mission includes “we bring to life the healing ministry of Jesus”, was named as “one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2016”. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, it claims to serve millions annually. Lynn Britton is President/Chief Executive Officer.

Founded in 1926, Mercy Hospital – Washington is an acute care hospital offering comprehensive medical, surgical, obstetric and pediatric services and serving Franklin, Gasconade, Crawford, St. Charles and Warren counties.

So why did TIME Magazine just call Eric Scheidler?

Just received this update from Eric Scheidler:

ericI just got off the phone with a reporter from TIME Magazine. She wanted to know about the #DefundPP rallies I’m organizing at over over 220 Planned Parenthood facilities tomorrow.

I told her that it’s “ALL HANDS ON DECK” in the effort to strip the nation’s largest abortion provider of their taxpayer subsidy.

She also asked which rally I would be attending. The answer, of course, is that I’ll be heading up the #DefundPP Rally in at Planned Parenthood’s mega-center in Aurora Illinois.

I hope I’ll see you there, too!

Planned Parenthood is doing everything in their power to hold onto
their huge half-billion dollar taxpayer subsidy — and their friends
in the media are helping.

That’s why it’s so urgent that EVERY pro-life American take action to
supporter the defunding effort.

Our pro-life leaders in Congress need to see how much public support
there is for defunding Planned Parenthood and redirecting those tax
dollars to centers that provide REAL help to women and families.

All hands on deck tomorrow to #DefundPP!

Yours for Life,

— Eric

P.S. If Aurora isn’t a convenient location for you, you can find
other #DefundPP Rally sites in the area right here:

http://protestpp.com/locations/#Illinois

P.P.S. If you just can’t make it to a #DefundPP Rally tomorrow, you
can STILL be a partner in this campaign by making a tax-deductible
gift in support of #ProtestPP right here:

https://prolifeaction.org/donate/

Urgent Pro-Life Action Needed to Stop Illinois HB-40

URGENT ACTION NEEDED!!  Please create a witness slip and share this information widely.
HB 40 – Pro-Abortion, Anti-Life Bill introduced in Illinois
This bill has the potential to reverse almost every pro-life effort made in Illinois and will protect abortion if regulated, defunded or outlawed federally.

Create an OPPONENT witness slip by clicking here.

Enter your personal address information
Fill in the Firm/Business Or Agency field with: Illinois Federation for Right to Life
Fill in the Title field as:  Supporter
Leave the Description as:  Original Bill
Make sure to select OPPONENT under POSITION
Check “Record of Appearance Only” under TESTIMONY
Check the Terms of Agreement
Then click Create (Slip)

WHAT IS A WITNESS SLIP? A witness slip basically just registers your opinion with our state legislators.  A count will be given in the committee meeting for how many witness they have received supporting and opposing this bill.
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HB 40 – Pro-Abortion, Anti-Life Bill introduced in Illinois
This bill has the potential to reverse almost every pro-life effort made in Illinois and will protect abortion if regulated, defunded or outlawed federally.

HB40 – State Abortion Insurance / Public Aid Act
House Sponsors:
Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
Status:
Assigned to Human Services Committee
Human Services Committee Hearing Wednesday Feb 8, 2017 3:00PM Capitol Building Room 118 Springfield, IL

Click Here to read Full Summary:
HB-40 Amends the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971.  If passed,

The State Employee’s Insurance would cover the expenses of an abortion

Baraga Radio Network Seeking Executive Director – Traverse City Michigan

Baraga Radio Network is seeking an Executive Director at their offices in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan.  The Executive Director will be responsible for the strategic, fundraising, programming, financial and management operations of the network.  Baraga Radio Network is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Catholic radio ministry that owns and operates radio stations across northern Michigan. We broadcast Catholic programming that proclaims the Gospel and engenders a vibrant and expanding audience with a personal connection to Jesus Christ 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Baraga Radio Network operates Catholic radio stations that touch the lives of thousands of listeners every week in northern lower Michigan, and is funded by the generosity of those listeners.

Reporting to the Board of Directors of Baraga Radio Network, consisting of members that represent communities and parishes from across the listening area, the Executive Director has overall accountability for the leadership of Baraga Radio Network and the successful execution of its Mission and Vision. The Executive Director will be the leader in communicating Baraga Radio Network’s mission and programming objectives to internal and external constituencies, and will work collaboratively with the Board, staff and volunteers in raising funds, developing strategies and achieving performance standards.

Those applying for this position must meet these requirements: a bachelor’s degree in business, communications or related field; a minimum of five years of leadership experience; have background in development and fundraising; and be a practicing Catholic who is registered and active in a parish.  Radio experience is preferred but not required.  Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a full-time, salaried position with a competitive benefits package.

Please submit letter of interest, resume and references to: Executive Director Search Committee, Baraga Radio Network, 1020 Hastings Street, Suite 101, Traverse City, MI 49686.  Applications will be accepted until this position is filled.

Visit www.thecatholiclight.com for more information about Baraga Radio Network, and http://livability.com/mi/traverse-city for information about the area.

 

‘EWTN Pro-Life Weekly’ to Debut with January Special New Show, In Partnership with Susan B. Anthony List, Helps Viewers Create a Culture of Life

Irondale, AL (EWTN) – EWTN Global Catholic Network, in partnership with the Susan B. Anthony List, will launch a new half-hour weekly program that will inform and educate viewers about current issues of importance in advancing a culture of life.

“EWTN Pro-Life Weekly” will launch with a January special on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 5 p.m. ET with an encore on a Friday, Jan. 27, at 5:30 p.m. ET.  The show will begin airing each week at 11 p.m. ET Fridays, 10 a.m. ET Sundays, and 3 a.m. ET Mondays starting March 3, 2017.

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“Despite the fact that there are many signs of hope, our culture continues to chip away at the right to life from conception to natural death,” said EWTN Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw. “I believe this is the perfect time to produce a show that takes pro-life reporting and analysis to the next level. ‘EWTN Pro-Life Weekly’ not only seeks to inform, but also to show viewers how to engage everyone from their friends and neighbors to their elected representatives on the life issues. The show will also focus on those who are already doing great work, such as the Susan B. Anthony List. Our goal is that viewers will be motivated, inspired, and equipped to make a difference.”

 

“Susan B. Anthony List is thrilled to partner with EWTN on this program that will go beyond delivering news,” said Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “We will call on our audience to take concrete action to enact lifesaving legislation for unborn children and their mothers. SBA List will bring our political insight, legislative analysis, as well as relationships with legislators and members of the media to help create a dynamic, must-watch program. The show will collapse the distance between the White House, Congress, the press, and those at home who care deeply about saving unborn boys and girls, who want to know what more than can do. Viewers will meet the key players, see what they see, and become a part of the grassroots army engaged in high-stakes fights. With a pro-life White House and Congress, our movement is in the strongest position possible to advance historic protections for the unborn.”

Catherine Szeltner, who was first introduced to viewers as a correspondent with “EWTN News Nightly,” will serve as the host for the program. “We want to help viewers become actively involved in the pro-life movement, said Szeltner. “What are the expectations here? What’s realistic? What’s not? What is Congress debating now? How do we hold our lawmakers accountable for their pro-life promises? Each program will feature a call to action segment that is intended to very clearly give people the steps they can take to become engaged in the fight for life. This is the main vision for the show.”

“In addition, said Szeltner, “we will be the authoritative resource for the latest pro-life news. We’ll explain what’s happened each week, especially as it concerns abortion and assisted suicide. We also want to be a platform for dialogue on confusing questions so viewers can walk away feeling more confident about engaging in the discussion. We’ll end with a segment on a group or person who is building up the culture of life.”

While abortion and assisted suicide are major concerns, Szeltner says the show will take a “holistic, Catholic approach,” which means that the show will focus on pro-life issues in all areas and stages of life.

The debut special will air right before the March for Life and will include a look at expectations for the new Trump Administration, ways to get involved with the pro-life movement, and a powerful interview with a survivor of an abortion attempt.”

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 36th year, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 TV channels are broadcast in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 268 million television households in more than 145 countries and territories. EWTN platforms also include radio services transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and over 500 domestic and international AM & FM radio affiliates; a worldwide shortwave radio service; the largest Catholic website in the U.S.; electronic and print news services, including Catholic News Agency, “The National Catholic Register” newspaper, and several global news wire services; as well as EWTN Publishing, its book publishing division.

Susan B. Anthony List is a network of more than 465,000 pro-life Americans dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women.  SBA List’s education arm, the Charlotte Lozier Institute, provides the latest scientific research, statistical data, and public policy analysis on human life issues to activists and legislators across the United States and around the world.


 

How Far We’ve Come – Today’s Democrats vs. FDR’s “Four Freedoms” in State of the Union Address January 6, 1941

While listening to some of the 500+ Classic Christmas shows (posted here) I ran across a recording I’d not heard before.  It is FDR’s 1941 State of the Union Address titled “The Four Freedoms”

This address was given almost a year before Pearl Harbor. The world he describes as he guides the country to prepare for growing international threats is startlingly different from today’s “Open Borders” Democrats.  He makes the point that up until that time all of the conflicts the US was involved in were essentially internal – and not a threat to the existence of the country.

Text of the speech is here

Video is here:

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Over 500 Classic Radio Advent, Christmas and New Years Shows!

A great collection of over 500 Christmas shows!

https://archive.org/details/500OTRChristmasShows

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The Cinnamon Bear -Daily Kids Christmas Radio Serial

The twenty-six programs in “The Cinnamon Bear” series were first heard in 1937. During that initial year of syndication, the fifteen-minute installments were to be programmed six times a week – from November 26th through December 25th. Distributed on then-standard sixteen-inch vinyl transcription discs, musical interludes during the opening and closing portions of the shows were included to allow insertion of commercials by subscriber radio stations.

Click on the title to listen to the episode!

Episode One: Surprised by the Cinnamon Bear
In their attic while looking for Christmas decorations, Judy and Jimmy meet the Cinnamon Bear. They learn that the Crazy Quilt dragon has stolen their tree-topper, a gleaming silver star. Paddy O’Cinnamon (“The Cinnamon Bear”) invites them to go after Crazy Quilt.
First broadcast Friday, November 26, 1937

Episode 2: Piloted through the Attic Tunnel
Flying though a hole in their attic in a glass airplane fueled by soda pop, Judy, Jimmy, and Paddy head for Maybeland but are stranded at the bottom of Looking Glass Valley by a stork who maliciously drinks all the plane’s fuel.
First broadcast Saturday, November 27, 1937

Episode 3: Stranded in Looking Glass Valley
Conscience stricken, the stork returns to the hapless trio and flies them out of the valley. They locate a sleeping Crazy Quilt with the silver star at the tip of his nose. Paddy awakens the dragon and a scared Crazy Quilt drops the star into the Root Beer Ocean.
First broadcast Monday, November 29, 1937

Episode 4: Captured by Ruthless Ink Blotters
Judy, Jimmy, and Paddy are captured by strange creatures called Inkaboos as Crazy Quilt escapes by jumping into the Root Bear Ocean. The twins and Paddy are taken to a vat of ink and threatened with immediate execution.
First broadcast Tuesday, November 30, 1937

Episode 5: Outwitted by a Polka Dot Whale
Crazy Quilt and a band of scissor soldiers rescue the prisoners. Crazy Quilt, Paddy, Judy, and Jimmy escape to the Root Beer Ocean. They see the star bobbing on the surface. Just as they are about to grab it, a whale swallows it whole.
First broadcast Wednesday, December 1, 1937

Episode 6: Frustrated by a Pelican
After the whale sneezes up the star, Samuel – a playful seal – starts juggling it when a wandering pelican named Penelope snatches it in midair.
First broadcast Thursday, December 2, 1937

Episode 7: Intrigued by a Treasure Chest
Presto the Magician appears after the travelers once again arrive on dry land. Using magic, Presto locates Penelope and causes her to drop the star on the Island of Obie. Crazy Quilt, Paddy, and the Barton twins locate an old treasure chest. They suddenly find themselves surrounded by pirates.
First broadcast Friday, December 3, 1937

Episode 8: Befriended by Pirates
The pirates take Judy, Jimmy, and Paddy to their ship, leaving Crazy Quilt behind. The pirates were only looking for candy and agree to take their new passengers to the Island of Obie.
First broadcast Saturday, December 4, 1937

Episode 9: Upset by a Mysterious Force
On the Island of Obie, Paddy and the twins catch up with the Roly Poly Policeman, whom they had spotted wearing the silver star. Crazy Quilt, who arrived ahead of them, had tricked the policeman into giving him the star. As they start out after Crazy Quilt, a strange force causes Paddy to vanish.
First broadcast Monday, December 6, 1937

Episode 10: Approached by a Giant
Paddy reappears. Finally they are all together. They enter a witch’s house and walk right through a picture frame into a forest. There they meet Fraidy Cat and begin to tremble as a huge giant comes toward them.
First broadcast Tuesday, December 7, 1937

Episode 11: Scared by Yellow Flashing Lights
The giant is a gentle soul and helps Paddy and Judy and Jimmy find food. He gives them a whistle so they can summon him if danger appears. Suddenly, the forest becomes dark and two yellow lights start flashing, looking just like eyes.
First broadcast Wednesday, December 8, 1937

Episode 12: Trapped in a Forest
The lights turn out to be Crazy Quilt’s eyes. He explains that some strange force told him to take the silver star to the house where it then disappeared into the forest picture. While walking, the group meet a rhyming rabbit, a bee stings Paddy, and the group becomes terribly lost. They give the Giant’s whistle to Crazy Quilt and he accidentally swallows it.
First broadcast Thursday, December 9, 1937

Episode 13: Threatened by a Witch
The Giant has heard the whistle as Crazy Quilt was hiccupping and takes the whole group back to the house. Paddy, Judy, Jimmy, and Crazy Quilt step through the picture frame into the clutches of Wintergreen the Witch. She seals the door and picture, trapping them. They ingeniously escape the witch and retrieve the star. Crazy Quilt takes them back to the mainland and he accidentally sits on the star, breaking it into a dozen pieces.
First broadcast Friday, December 10, 1937

Episode 14: Helped by Queen Melissa
Crazy Quilt suggests they all go see Queen Melissa of Maybeland who might be able to repair the star. When they reach her, Melissa gives them instructions, requesting their undivided attention.
First broadcast Saturday, December 11, 1937

Episode 15: Foiled by a Crocodile
Queen Melissa writes down repair instructions in magic ink, sealing them in an envelope. She directs Paddy, Jimmy and Judy, and Crazy Quilt to read the instructions in total darkness. The quartet heads for the Wishing Woods, which is known to be quite dark. There they meet a crocodile that swallows the envelope.
First broadcast Monday, December 13, 1937

Episode 16: Obstructed by a Deep, Dark Well
The crocodile is friendly and reads the instructions in his stomach after digesting them. The foursome is instructed to head for the Wishing Well, which Judy guesses is where they have to wish that the star be fixed. Arriving at the well, Paddy peers into it, loses his footing, and falls headlong to its deep, dark bottom.
First broadcast Tuesday, December 14, 1937

Episode 17: Pelted with Mud
The twins and Crazy Quilt note instructions on the well that they have only one wish. They use it to rescue Paddy. Heading back to Queen Melissa, they are pelted with mud and trapped in oozy, slimy mud by strange creatures called muddlers. They slowly sink.
First broadcast Wednesday, December 15, 1937

Episode 18: Chased by Indians
A group of cowboys ride up and save the foursome. The leader of the cowboys brings Melissa into focus through a looking glass placed in his hat. She hears of the troubles experienced by Paddy, Crazy Quilt, and the children. She tells them to locate a singing tree. They leave the cowboys to search and are surrounded by Indians.
First broadcast Thursday, December 16, 1937

Episode 19: Confronted by an Angry Witch
The searchers run into a cactus forest as they are chased by Indians. Actually, only one Indian had been in pursuit but Paddy, Crazy Quilt, and the Barton’s’ imaginations conjured up many, many more. They bribe the Indian into letting them go and continue the search for the Singing Tree. Suddenly, the Wintergreen Witch appears and threatens to turn them all into bullfrogs.
First broadcast Friday, December 17, 1937

Episode 20: Lulled to Sleep by a Singing Tree
Wintergreen demands the star pieces, but her evil magic doesn’t work. She threatens to destroy the shattered star. Queen Melissa’s assistant arrives, arrests Wintergreen “for practicing magic without a license” and hauls her off to Looking Glass Valley, where she will spend the rest of her days staring at her hideous self. The relieved travelers, star pieces again in hand, lay down under a tree and are lulled to sleep by beautiful singing. They have discovered the Singing Tree. When they awake, they see a big hat with a door — and, pinned to the opening, is a note!
First broadcast Saturday, December 18, 1937

Episode 21: Flown to the Land of Ice and Snow
The group enters the hat, which flies them to the Land of Ice and Snow. When they arrive they are taken to see Santa Claus!
First broadcast Monday, December 20, 1937

Episode 22: Welcomed by Santa Claus
Santa warmly receives Paddy, Crazy Quilt, and the Barton twins. Crazy Quilt stays behind, as Santa takes Paddy and the twins to the home of Jack Frost who will repair the star. Jack puts magic snow cement on the star and the pieces fit back together again. After he puts it on his windowsill to harden, the star is stolen.
First broadcast Tuesday, December 21, 1937

Episode 23: Enchanted by Santa’s Storeroom
Jack Frost observes the Bad Dolls – a group of mean-spirited dolls made with bad sawdust – running off with the silver star. Santa sends out the Tin Soldiers and invites Paddy, Judy, and Jimmy to the big storeroom where they reunite with Crazy Quilt. Eventually, Santa receives word that the soldiers need reinforcements because some hideous green creature is leading the Bad Dolls.
First broadcast Wednesday, December 22, 1937

Episode 24: Thrilled by a Train Ride
Santa tells the twins not to worry and gives everybody a train ride. While riding on the train, they see all the toys. Eventually Santa is informed that the Captain of the Tin Soldiers is waiting in his office with the silver star in hand. His troops have defeated the enemy!
First broadcast Thursday, December 23, 1937

Episode 25: Betrayed by Crazy Quilt
With the silver star now safe, and the Wintergreen Witch turned into a wreath, Santa offers to take Judy, Jimmy, Paddy, and Crazy Quilt back to the attic, but Crazy Quilt wants to remain in the snow country. As the group climbs into Santa’s sleigh, Jimmy hands Crazy Quilt the silver star for just a minute – and, true to his nature, Crazy Quilt dashes off with it.
First broadcast Friday, December 24, 1937

Episode 26: Returned to the Attic
Santa, Paddy, Judy, and Jimmy pursue Crazy Quilt to the North Pole. As Crazy Quilt begins to climb the Pole, the group scares him. When he falls down, they recover the star and the twins find themselves magically back in their attic with their mother shaking them out of a sleep. When they finally place the star on top of the tree, Judy and Jimmy wonder if it has all been a dream. Then they hear the Cinnamon Bear’s song one more time.
First broadcast Saturday, December 25, 1937

“The Cinnamon Bear” is arguably the best holiday series ever developed for radio. Containing all of the elements of a classic children’s fantasy, combined with radio’s unique ability to create vivid mental images in the minds of its listeners, it continues to delight both young and old.

Radio to Prepare Your Turkey

Just ran across this great collection of 100+ Thanksgiving radio shows.. Jack Benny, Burns and Allen, The Great Gildersleeve, Big Band, and many more… Radio from The Greatest Generation. Perfect listening to prepare your Turkey!

https://archive.org/details/100OtrThanksgivingHolidayShows

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USCCB Action Alert

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The Department of Health and Human Services, (HHS), has asked for comments from the public on how best to accommodate stakeholders who have religious objections to contraceptive and sterilization coverage, while assuring that people with no religious objection to such coverage can still obtain it.

The USCCB is asking us to send comments TODAY to HHS regarding the latest HHS mandate proposal affecting the Little Sisters of the Poor and many others.

Click on the following link for more info and to send your comments: http://lil.ms/1coe/1npuvb

EWTN To Air Complete Live Coverage Of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta’s Canonization

Irondale, AL (EWTN) – The EWTN Global Catholic Network invites viewers to tune in Sunday, Sept. 4 to celebrate the canonization of one of the world’s most beloved contemporary saints – Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. EWTN crews will be on-the-ground in Rome providing viewers with the most complete and authoritative coverage available in English, Spanish, and German. In addition, the Network will air related events, as well as numerous specials on Mother’s life and legacy, beginning Friday, Sept. 2. (Please see www.ewtn.com/motherteresa for a complete schedule of films and documentaries and to double check times as they are subject to change.

The “Canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta” will air live from Rome at 4 a.m. ET, Sunday, Sept. 4, with encores at 11:30 a.m. ET and 10 p.m. ET. “EWTN News Nightly” Rome Producer Mary Shovlain and Msgr. Anthony Figueiredo (Host of the “Let Us Love” special on Mother Teresa) will host EWTN’s English language coverage.

Spanish coverage will be hosted by Catholic News Agency/ACI Prensa Executive Director Alejandro Bermúdez and guests. On the German side, Pia Cagianut, who anchored some of the German coverage of the Family Synod, will host, while EWTN Germany’s Robert Rauhut and Martin Rothweiler, EWTN Programming Director Germany, will co-host and provide commentary.

Those who prefer to listen to the canonization can tune into EWTN Global Catholic Radio (English) and EWTN Radio Católica Mundial (Spanish) for live coverage of the canonization.

Other Rome events to be televised include:

“Jubilee for Volunteers and Catechesis on Mother Teresa:” Airs live from Rome at 3:30 a.m. ET Saturday, Sept. 3, with an encore at 11:30 a.m. ET.
“Mother Teresa: Good and Faithful Servant:” Mary Shovlain hosts this special one-hour program, filmed in Rome, on the life of Mother Teresa with interviews and commentary. Airs 4 p.m. ET, Saturday, Sept. 3, with encores at 10 p.m. ET that evening, and 10:30 a.m. ET, Sunday, Sept. 4.
“Mass of Thanksgiving for St. Teresa of Calcutta:” Airs live at 3:30 a.m. ET, Monday, Sept. 5, with an encore at noon.
Striving to become a better person? Don’t forget to check http://www.ewtn.com/motherteresa to immerse yourself in inspirational programs celebrating what soon-to-be St. Mother Teresa said and did as a follower of Christ. (Find EWTN at http://www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.)

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 36th year, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 TV channels are broadcast in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 265 million television households in more than 145 countries and territories. EWTN services also include radio services transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and over 500 domestic and international AM & FM radio affiliates; a worldwide shortwave radio service; the largest Catholic website in the U.S.; electronic and print news services, including “The National Catholic Register” newspaper, and two global wire services; as well as a publishing arm.

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Photo Caption: “EWTN News Nightly” Rome Producer Mary Shovlain will host EWTN’s English language coverage of the “Canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta” along with Msgr. Anthony Figueiredo (Host of EWTN’s “Let Us Love” special on this beloved nun.) For further information, go to www.ewtn.com/motherteresa. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.Mary Shovlain ENN Rome

Hindus Welcome Chattanooga Tennessee Notre Dame Catholic High School Football Team Adopting Yoga

Hindus have welcomed football team of Notre Dame High School (NDHS), a prestigious Roman Catholic institution in Chattanooga (Tennessee) whose mission “is to share the Catholic faith”, for reportedly adopting yoga practice.

Commending the NDHS for coming forward and providing an opportunity to football players to avail the multiple benefits of yoga, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, urged sports/athletic teams of all Tennessee high schools to incorporate highly beneficial yoga in the lives of their players/athletes.

Yoga, referred as “a living fossil”, was a mental and physical discipline, for everybody to share and benefit from, whose traces went back to around 2,000 BCE to Indus Valley civilization, Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, pointed out.

Rajan Zed further said that yoga, although introduced and nourished by Hinduism, was a world heritage and liberation powerhouse to be utilized by all. According to Patanjali who codified it in Yoga Sutra, yoga was a methodical effort to attain perfection, through the control of the different elements of human nature, physical and psychical.

According to US National Institutes of Health, yoga may help one to feel more relaxed, be more flexible, improve posture, breathe deeply, and get rid of stress. According to a recently released “2016 Yoga in America Study”, about 37 million Americans (which included many celebrities) now practice yoga; and yoga is strongly correlated with having a positive self image. Yoga was the repository of something basic in the human soul and psyche, Zed added.

Founded in 1876 and run by Roman Catholic Diocese of Knoxville; NDHS is spread over twenty acres; 92% of whose 2015 graduates received scholarship offers and over half of whose students participate in at least one of athletic teams. Its school calendar includes daily Mass; it shares “the Catholic faith by Discovering Christ in the daily routine of student life”; and here “the beliefs, values, and traditions of Catholic Christianity underlie academic instruction and religious formation”. Most Reverend Richard F. Stika is the Bishop; Sister Mary Marta Abott is Diocesan Superintendent of Schools; George Valadie is NDHS President; Matt Pobieglo is Director of Athletics; Charles Fant is Head Football Coach; and Margaret White is Yoga Instructor. NDHS football team has reportedly been doing yoga for the last about four years.

EWTN To Air Comprehensive ‘World Youth Day’ Coverage Live From Kraków, Poland – Team Coverage With Fr. Mark, Jason Evert & Chris Stefanick

Irondale, AL (EWTN) – EWTN Global Catholic Network’s live coverage of World Youth Day 2016 airs July 26-31 from Kraków, Poland with three of the best-known and most popular youth speFr. Markakers in the country. Expect the unexpected from the Network’s in-country team including Fr. Mark Mary Cristina, MFVA (”Life on the Rock”); internationally acclaimed Author and Speaker Chris Stefanick (“Real Life Catholic,” “The Gospel Unplugged”); and “Chastity Project” and “Totus Tuus Press” Founder and Speaker Jason Evert. The team will be bringing viewers the sights and sounds of Kraków, along with their sure to be entertaining interviews with young people attending WYD, to both EWTN television and radio.

Spanish coverage will be provided on the Network’s U.S. Spanish-language channel EWTN Español and on the Network’s international Spanish-language radio service, EWTN Radio Católica Mundial, and will feature two more powerhouse speakers: Padre Agustino Torres CFR and Silvia Mariella Diaz.

Since its inception by the late Pope John Paul II in 1986, WYD has become the largest gathering of young people in the world. This year’s event, which is hosted by the Roman Catholic Church every three years, is expected to attract more than 2.5 million people.

In addition to EWTN’s television and radio coverage, viewers can tune in via live streaming on EWTN’s website or via EWTN’s free smartphone app. On the web, http://www.ewtn.com/wyd is the go-to place for all things World Youth Day. The mini-site will include the dates and times of all the events being broadcast, news articles about WYD from EWTN’s news services, transcripts of the Pope’s speeches, “On Demand” replay of events, a special app that will give viewers a 360 degree view of various sites around WYD, and a link to all of the above in Spanish!

Viewers will also be able to find WYD listings on EWTN’s free app under “Program Schedules” and “Video on Demand.”

This year’s theme, “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy,” is fitting for the Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis, which began Dec. 8, 2015, Feast of the Immaculate Conception, and which concludes Nov. 20, 2016, the Feast of Christ the King.

In a message to WYD coordinators, the Pope said: “Kraków, the city of Saint John Paul II and Saint Faustina Kowalska, is waiting for us with open arms and hearts. I believe that Divine Providence led us to the decision to celebrate the Youth Jubilee in that city which was home to those two great apostles of mercy in our times. John Paul II realized that this is the time of mercy.”

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 35th year, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 TV channels are broadcast in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 265 million television households in more than 145 countries and territories. EWTN also includes radio services transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and over 500 domestic and international AM & FM radio affiliates; a worldwide shortwave radio service; the largest Catholic website in the U.S.; electronic and print news services, including “The National Catholic Register” newspaper, and two global wire services; as well as a publishing arm.

EWTN Original Movie ‘Kateri’ Honored At Vatican Film Festival

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“Kateri, an EWTN original movie production, was selected from hundreds of films to receive teh prestigious Capax Dei award on June 23 at the Mirabile Dictu International Catholic Film Festival. “Kateri” Director James Kelty (L) accepted teh award during a banquet held at the Vatican’s Palazo della Cancelleria, along with Rome Bureau Chiev, EWTN News, Alan Holdren

Irondale, AL (EWTN) – “Kateri,” an EWTN original movie production, was selected from hundreds of films to receive the prestigious Capax Dei award on June 23 at the Mirabile Dictu International Catholic Film Festival. Representatives of EWTN were in attendance, including the film’s Director James Kelty, who accepted the award during a banquet held at the Vatican’s Palazzo della Cancelleria. The event, which has enjoyed the support of Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, since its start in 2010, was attended by Cardinals, actors and actresses, producers, and composers.

“‘Kateri’ was screened earlier in the week at the Vatican’s Palazzo Cesi to great reviews,” said EWTN Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw. “We are honored that one of EWTN’s original films is now included in the roster of previous Capex Dei award winners, such as ‘For Greater Glory,’ and Bishop Robert Barron’s ‘Catholicism.’”

Liana Marabini, foundress and president of the Catholic film festival, said “Kateri” was honored for its subject matter (“a saint we love and admire”), its artistic and technical merit, and, most especially, for its ability to inspire others by showcasing courage in all its many forms, something she believes gives “Kateri” great power to evangelize.

“The film shows the courage [of the missionaries] to introduce a new religion to the natives, the courage to withstand the rigors of the climate for their faith and, above all, Kateri’s courage to oppose her tribe and its traditions for Jesus,” Marabini said. “We need today testimonies of courage related to the Faith. We Westerners have become the champions of faded passions by dint of being politically correct. I think history obliges us to find again the courage of our predecessors; those solitary missionaries who, centuries ago, made a better world, risking their own lives. We must make a better world of ours before it sinks into nothingness. We have to give up the desire to please everybody and to stick to the Truth. Let’s take the example from Kateri.”

“It’s been a fun, thrilling week,” Kelty said. “I had been in Italy before, but this was my first time in Rome and my first time at the Vatican. It was overwhelming!”

Although Kateri was previously honored at the Vatican during her canonization, Kelty was overjoyed at the significance of this event for a saint with whom he has developed such a special affinity. “To think that Kateri – this little Mohawk girl from the wilderness – would have had her name and image displayed in Rome at the Vatican 400 years after her death is pretty amazing.”

Kelty is currently working with EWTN Acquisitions Director John Elson on a new film on Father Vincent Capodanno, whose life was popularized in the book, “The Grunt Padre.”

“I’m going to Vietnam at the end of August,” Kelty said. “We will shoot with Fr. Daniel Mode, author of “The Grunt Padre,” and three of the Marines who were with Father Capodanno the day he died. So life is just coming at me fast and furious but, God willing, we’re going to get this thing done!”

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 35th year, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 TV channels are broadcast in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 265 million television households in more than 145 countries and territories. EWTN also includes radio services transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and over 500 domestic and international AM & FM radio affiliates; a worldwide shortwave radio service; the largest Catholic website in the U.S.; electronic and print news services, including “The National Catholic Register” newspaper, and two global wire services; as well as a publishing arm.

EWTN Acquires ChurchPOP

Online Media Platform Targets Millennials with Shareable Content

Irondale, AL (EWTN) – EWTN Global Catholic Network has announced the acquisition of ChurchPOP, a fun, informative and inspirational online platform of “shareable Christian culture,” which can be found at churchpop.com. In addition to the primary ChurchPOP service, the acquisition also includes ChurchPOP Español and ChurchPOP Português.

“The content available on the ChurchPOP platforms provides a terrific vehicle to engage millennials and others who might not be reached by more traditional religious media,” said EWTN Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw. “Throughout our 35-year history, EWTN has always been at the forefront of the new evangelization, using every possible form of media to carry out our mission. The addition of ChurchPOP to the EWTN family will enable us to continue to expand our audiences around the globe.”

“I’m honored to be working with EWTN,” said ChurchPOP founder and Editor-in-Chief Brantly Millegan. “I credit our present success to the great writers who contribute to ChurchPOP and to our readers, who help spread the word about the websites. Thanks to the backing of EWTN, we have big plans for the future of ChurchPOP.”

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 35th year, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 TV channels are broadcast in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 265 million television households in more than 145 countries and territories. EWTN services also include radio services transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and over 500 domestic and international AM & FM radio affiliates; a worldwide shortwave radio service; the largest Catholic website in the U.S.; electronic and print news services, including “The National Catholic Register” newspaper, and two global wire services; as well as a publishing arm.

EWTN Statement on Today’s U.S. Supreme Court Ruling In HHS Mandate Case

Irondale, AL (EWTN) – The following is a statement by Michael P. Warsaw, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of EWTN Global Catholic Network, on the May 16 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in the Zubik v. Burwell case:

“Today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling reversing the decisions of four federal appellate courts on the HHS Mandate is a clear victory for EWTN and all of the plaintiffs who have spent the last several years fighting against the government’s attempt to hijack our employer-sponsored health care plans in order to force us to provide contraception, abortion-inducing drugs and sterilization procedures. The Supreme Court has now said what we have been saying throughout our challenge of the Mandate, that the government does indeed have less restrictive means to accomplish its goals without forcing religious organizations like EWTN and the Little Sisters of the Poor to violate our strongly held moral beliefs or face crushing fines. The government itself was forced to admit this as part of its case before the Supreme Court. With regard to EWTN’s own case, today’s ruling by the Supreme Court strikes down several of the key decisions upon which the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals based its previous ruling against EWTN. While we await further action by the 11th Circuit in the EWTN case, we are even more confident that we will prevail.”

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 35th year, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 networks broadcast the Gospel message in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 264 million television households in more than 145 countries and territories. Properties include direct broadcast satellite television and radio services; AM & FM radio networks transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and over 500 Catholic domestic and international radio affiliates; a worldwide shortwave radio station; the largest Catholic website in the U.S.; electronic and print news services, including “The National Catholic Register” newspaper, and two global wire services; as well as a publishing arm.

EWTN to Air Canada’s National March for Life in Ottawa

Irondale, AL (EWTN) – EWTN Global Catholic Network will provide live coverage of the National March for Life in Ottawa, Canada for the third year in a row beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET, Thursday, May 12, followed by an encore at 1 p.m. ET, Saturday, May 14.

“While Canadian law has continued to embrace the culture of death with its support of abortion for any reason, and by embracing physician-assisted suicide, which will become legal this June, its citizens have responded by increasing their support of the National March for Life,” said EWTN Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw. “Last year’s crowd was a record-breaking 25,000, 80% of whom were under the age of 25. EWTN is proud to play a part in Canada’s burgeoning pro-life movement.”

This year, EWTN President & Chief Operating Officer Doug Keck will anchor coverage from EWTN’s studios along with EWTN Chaplain Father Joseph Mary Wolfe, while Jim and Joy Pinto, hosts of EWTN’s “At Home with Jim & Joy,” will provide on-the-ground coverage of the March, whose theme is #endthekilling.

Programming will include all of the speeches as well as interviews with religious and political leaders on Parliament Hill.

According to Campaign Life, which organizes the annual event, the March “is a forum for pro-life Canadians to demand social justice for the more than 100,000 children who are killed in their mother’s womb each year across Canada. Abortion is fully funded by taxpayers for any reason or no reason at all.”

Canada’s National March for Life began in 1998 with just 700 marchers. This year, organizers hope to top last year’s record-breaking crowd of 25,000.

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 35th year, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 networks broadcast in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 265 million television households in more than 145 countries and territories. EWTN services include direct broadcast satellite television and radio; AM & FM radio networks transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and over 500 domestic and international radio affiliates; a worldwide shortwave radio service; the largest Catholic website in the U.S.; electronic and print news services, including “The National Catholic Register” newspaper, and two global wire services; as well as a publishing arm.

EWTN Asks Appeals Court To Reconsider HHS Mandate Case Decision

Irondale, AL (EWTN) – EWTN Global Catholic Network filed a petition today asking the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta to rehear its case challenging the HHS health insurance mandate. The request comes in light of new admissions made by the U.S. Government in its arguments in the Zubik v. Burwell case, which is now pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. The Little Sisters of the Poor and several other faith-based organizations are also parties to that case.

In February, a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a 2-1 decision against EWTN more than a year after oral arguments. That decision lifted the court’s earlier ruling temporarily protecting EWTN and would allow the government to force EWTN to violate core Catholic teachings by providing services, such as contraception, abortion-inducing drugs and sterilizations, as part of their employee health plan even though these services can easily be provided by the government.

EWTN’s May 4 rehearing request maintains that the fractured February opinion was built on a foundation that the government has since undermined. Most significantly, the government argued in the EWTN case, and the panel majority accepted, that EWTN simply had to “opt out” of providing objectionable services and the government would provide the mandated services without further involvement by the Network. But in responding to a virtually unprecedented Supreme Court order in the Zubik case asking for additional briefing after oral argument, the government admitted that its scheme does make the contraceptive services coverage a “part” of EWTN’s health plan and that it never had any other “mechanism” for making the scheme work another way.

“The government finally admitted what we have been saying from the beginning,” commented Michael P. Warsaw, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EWTN. “Once you get past the bureaucratic smokescreen, this really comes down to one issue: the government wants to hijack our health plan to provide services that we find morally objectionable. EWTN will not let them do that. Our petition for a rehearing asks the Appeals Court to reconsider its flawed decision in light of these outrageous admissions by the government.”

“The government should have remembered their Mark Twain: telling the truth is easier to remember,” said Lori Windham, senior counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which represents EWTN. “But after years of an at-best distant acquaintance with the truth, the government is getting its stories mixed up. Until recently, the government swore that it didn’t need ministries to do anything but get out of the way. That claim was always ‘rubbish on stilts,’ as one judge put it. And in the crucible of the Supreme Court, the government finally slipped, confessing that its scheme depends on being able to hijack ministries’ health plans.”

EWTN filed its original lawsuit Feb. 9, 2012 against the Department of Health & Human Services, then-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. The Attorney General of the State of Alabama filed a motion to join EWTN March 22, 2012 as a plaintiff in the lawsuit. That lawsuit was dismissed pending the final HHS mandate rules.

The final rules, promulgated in July 2013, granted no relief to EWTN. In October 2013, EWTN and Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange joined together to challenge the unconstitutional HHS mandate. A federal judge ruled against EWTN in that case as well. Hours after the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case in June 2014, the 11th Circuit granted EWTN an emergency injunction, protecting EWTN from the mandate while it filed an appeal. On Feb. 18, 2016, a different panel of judges rendered a split decision, voting 2-1 against EWTN. The panel put its ruling on hold to give the Supreme Court time to weigh in on Zubik.

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 35th year, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 networks broadcast in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 265 million television households in more than 145 countries and territories. EWTN services include direct broadcast satellite television and radio; AM & FM radio networks transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and over 500 domestic and international radio affiliates; a worldwide shortwave radio service; the largest Catholic website in the U.S.; electronic and print news services, including “The National Catholic Register” newspaper, and two global wire services; as well as a publishing arm.

Alabama State Legislature Honors EWTN’s Mother Angelica With a State Resolution

Irondale, AL (EWTN) – The Alabama State Legislature unanimously passed a state resolution Tuesday, April 5 honoring “renowned Roman Catholic Evangelist Mother Mary Angelica…in highest tribute to her indelible legacy…” After the resolution was read, there was a rare moment of silence in the Chamber in honor of Mother’s extraordinary life.

The Resolution notes that the death of 92-year-old Mother Angelica on Easter Sunday, Mary 27, 2016, has left “a void in the lives of countless individuals worldwide, whose lives she positively impacted through her meritorious work and spiritual teachings.”

Additionally, the Resolution states that Mother “reached millions of lives for the Lord through the Eternal Word Television Network,” worldwide terrestrial and shortwave radio, the National Catholic Register, Catholic News Agency, and other prominent publishing endeavors.

Finally, Mother was lauded because she “profoundly impacted others through her compelling studio productions, spiritual talks, and writings,” for building the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, and more.

“EWTN is grateful to the Alabama State Legislature for recognizing the life work of our Foundress, Mother Mary Angelica,” said EWTN Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw. “We are proud to carry on the legacy of a nun whose love of the Lord was an inspiration to all who knew her.”

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 35th year, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 networks broadcast the Gospel message in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 265 million television households in more than 145 countries and territories. Properties include direct broadcast satellite television and radio services; AM & FM radio networks transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and almost 500 Catholic domestic and international radio affiliates; a worldwide shortwave radio station; the largest Catholic website in the U.S.; electronic and print news services, including “The National Catholic Register” newspaper, and two global wire services; as well as a publishing arm.MotherAngelicaOfficialPhotoFinal

Alabama State Legislature To Pass Resolution Honoring Mother Angelica

Irondale, AL (EWTN) – The Alabama State Legislature will pass a resolution honoring EWTN Foundress Mother Angelica at 1 p.m. Central Time, Tuesday, April 5 in Montgomery, Al. Media Titan Mother Angelica, the only woman in television history to found and lead a cable network for 20 years, died Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016 and was laid to rest April 1.

Mayor Kenneth Nail, Mayor of Hanceville, Ala. and others will be present when the resolution is passed. 

EWTN Global Catholic Network, now entering its 35th year, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 networks broadcast the Gospel message in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 258 million television households in 145 countries and territories. EWTN’s outreach includes direct broadcast satellite television and radio services; AM & FM radio networks transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and almost 500 Catholic radio affiliates across the U.S.; a worldwide shortwave radio service; the largest Catholic website in the U.S.; print and electronic news services that include “The National Catholic Register” newspaper, Catholic News Agency and ACI Group; and EWTN Publishing, Inc.

Touching Photos Available as Mother Angelica’s Funeral Mass Begins

Irondale, AL (EWTN) – A photo of Actor Jim Caviezel paying his respects to Mother Angelica just before the funeral Mass began is now available on EWTN’s ftp site.

Also, as a pall was placed over Mother’s closed casket, two of her cousins placed a crucifix at Mother’s head; two other cousins placed flowers at Mother’s feet, and Father Joseph Mary placed Mother’s Bible over her heart.

Also, find photos of EWTN Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw paying his final respects and placing a pall over Mother’s closed casket, as well as photos of Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, who is celebrating the funeral Mass, and other prelates.

Photos can be accessed by logging onto https://audio.ewtn.com with the user name: Media and the password: Mother Angelica. Please credit EWTN/Jeff Bruno. More will uploaded during and after the funeral.

EWTN Global Catholic Network, now entering its 35th year, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 networks broadcast the Gospel message in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 265 million television households in 145 countries and territories. EWTN’s outreach includes direct broadcast satellite television and radio services; AM & FM radio networks transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and almost 500 Catholic radio affiliates across the U.S.; a worldwide shortwave radio service; the largest Catholic website in the U.S.; print and electronic news services that include “The National Catholic Register” newspaper, Catholic News Agency and ACI Group; and EWTN Publishing, Inc.

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March For Life with Grandpa – Miracles Happen When Grace Confronts Cruelty

I’m sure Grandpa is with the March for Life today.   

My dad passed away a few years ago after a long battle with heart problems and Alzheimers.  He was a member of The Greatest Generation. He exaggerated his age to join the Navy in WWII and was in the Army during Korea.  Later he fought a much longer battle as a Sidewalk Counselor on the streets of Chicago.

 

Shortly before Dad passed away one of his friends wrote this:

 “The days are short for my friend, a faithful pro-lifer, who with his gentle and unassuming and ways, saved countless babies from abortion in front of some of Chicago’s most notorious abortion clinics.

“Known as the gallant man who would tip his hat to women approaching clinic doors ashe offered his calming words, has been bedridden for a year. Now, at age 85, he is battling Alzheimer’s, pneumonia and heart failure in a Chicago-area nursing home while his wife holds constant vigil at his bedside. He is expected to live only days.

“I visited him today, and although he cannot speak, his bright eyes seemed to recognize me. I could only ponder his many weekly vigils as a sidewalk counselor that stretched for some twenty years, between 1985 and 2008, with a needed break for heart surgery in 2000.

“Miracles happen when grace confronts cruelty. He had a way of reaching women who might be turned off from other counselors, and more than once a happy mom would return to his post at the abortion mill to thank him for saving her child five years or more in the past. He proudly kept a photo file of babies he and others saved.

“His presence, week after week, softened many unexpected hearts, including that of the abortionist himself at the abortion mill on Chicago’s near north side. Who knows the effect of his kind words? The mill, which had opened in 1973 when abortion first became legalized, was later shut down for lack of employees.

“His witness gives testimony to the importance of relying on friendship, reason, grace, and perseverance. He knew that this is a battle that will be won by the last man standing in the foxhole. His quiet work is the kind that does not make headlines, although he was awarded a Pro-Life award in the 90s.

“Today, the man who saw a friend in every stranger, and yet has difficulty recognizing his own three children, might enjoy a hundred visitors from grateful mothers and their children, whose lives were spared from the abortionist’s cruel knife. They won’t see him now, but they will in heaven. In my many years of pro-life work, my greatest accomplishment might be recruiting him into this gallant work. May God reward you.”

 

Dad attended the March for Life for many years. He took the bus from the Midwest and slept on the floor in the basement of the Cathedral.  He saw the March grow in size every year – and saw the crowd get younger and younger!

On one of his last trips to the downtown abortion mill Dad showed our daughter’s baby photo to a couple – and they turned around.  She will know that literally anyone she meets who is about her age could literally be alive because of Grandpa’s witness and her picture…

Have a great March for Life Dad. 

What Would The World Look Like Today if This Had Happened at Notre Dame?

What would our world be like today if this had happened at Notre Dame?  Would we have ISIS, Obamacare, Christian Genocide?

Author and ND alum Thomas O’Toole at FightingIrishThomas.net presents this “Orthodox fiction”  – perhaps not fiction?

When it comes to evil prophecies (i.e. Obama elected president, AND today’s news that the spineless president of my Christian alma mater has indeed secured Barack the Butcher to speak at Our Lady’s university), no true prophet likes to be right. However, if even a fraction of my following June 11th, 2008, counter attack comes to pass, I know the Gipper (not to mention Ronald Reagan!) will be happy … and my prayers will have been answered

“By the time we got to Woodstock, we were half a million strong …”
-from the song “Woodstock” by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

Simply put, if the pro-life forces do not take a major stand when the modernist forces of Obama come to captivate (and capture) Notre Dame some one hundred plus days into his deadly presidency, the battle would be lost. As with Woodstock, a loyal force a “half a million strong” might be necessary, but unlike that counter-culture event, this battle would be better planned. Although the remaining true-to-the-faith students and priests could lay the groundwork, including proclaiming their petition (openly, since Jenkins rarely attends) at the 6:45 p.m. daily grotto rosary recitation, the first group of outside forces would arrive approximately a month before the graduation, under the guise of fans attending the annual Notre Dame spring football game. Known only by their Suffering Irish t-shirts, these several thousand or so loyal Domers would remain at Notre Dame after the game, sheltered by sympathetic students, professors, and even grounds crew. This way, they could gain strategic spots in the stadium, Church and even the Administration Building, including one of the little rooms right beneath the Dome.

And so it would go, with groups of ND loyalists arriving undetected with every subsequent baseball game, lacrosse or tennis match, until the main mass of Mary’s men were in place. Included in this next group would be the special forces of Our Lady’s Army, led by their new commander and recent Catholic convert, General Mike Huckabee. Meanwhile, when D-Day arrived, and thousands more bussed, biked, walked or parachuted their way onto the startled campus, several hundreds of Blessed Mother Teresa’s Missionary of Charity sisters get into line behind the marching graduates, and Bishop D’Arcy, monstrance in hand, appears out of nowhere to lead them. And, because it is still a Catholic school, no one seems to question either occurrence.

As President Obama finally approaches the podium, Bishop D’Arcy rises, and raises the monstrance with the Eucharistic Christ right into Obama’s sight, temporarily befuddling, if not frightening, the puzzled speaker. This allows the sisters to descend upon the stage, and they begin removing something hidden beneath their habits. No, the nuns have not been smuggling guns, but the aborted fetuses of late term abortions—and murdered live births—that Barack’s regime has endorsed, and will soon enforce. As Obama attempts to speak, a voice as if from heaven (but actually Huckabee’s), explains what the sisters are doing, telling the stunned crowd to look inside their programs, where the pro-life forces have inserted a page of all of Obama’s dubious abortion accomplishments. Finally, as Huck’s men silently subdue the Secret Service and the JumboTron focuses on the aborted fetuses, the last nun lays the last broken babe at Obama’s feet and then begins to speak. While the crowd now anticipates an alternative commencement speech, the humble sister instead utters but one simple sentence. “Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers, that you do unto me,” she says to the president, and then leaves the stage for good.

At this point, Barack is free to speak, but with the Eucharistic Lord in front of him, the butchered fruit of his labor at his side, and the thousands of protesters now ready to storm the doors, something tells me he cuts his losses and leaves the campus speechless. The evil president flees Notre Dame in shame, while the triumphant forces place a giant wreath of flowers atop Our Lady on the Dome, as thousands cheer the most memorable May crowning ever.

Again, I hope Mr. Obama does not reach the White House, and this all turns out to be entertaining orthodox fiction. But if this vision is neglected and Barack is elected, we must pray to the Son beginning on day one that His Mother’s Notre Dame dream comes true.

https://catholicwifiradio.wordpress.com/2009/03/28/barack-at-notre-dame-our-lady-strikes-back/

What Would The World Look Like Today if This Had Happened at Notre Dame?

What would our world be like today if this had happened at Notre Dame?  Would we have ISIS, Obamacare, Christian Genocide?

Author and ND alum Thomas O’Toole at FightingIrishThomas.net presents this “Orthodox fiction”  – perhaps not fiction?

When it comes to evil prophecies (i.e. Obama elected president, AND today’s news that the spineless president of my Christian alma mater has indeed secured Barack the Butcher to speak at Our Lady’s university), no true prophet likes to be right. However, if even a fraction of my following June 11th, 2008, counter attack comes to pass, I know the Gipper (not to mention Ronald Reagan!) will be happy … and my prayers will have been answered

“By the time we got to Woodstock, we were half a million strong …”
-from the song “Woodstock” by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

Simply put, if the pro-life forces do not take a major stand when the modernist forces of Obama come to captivate (and capture) Notre Dame some one hundred plus days into his deadly presidency, the battle would be lost. As with Woodstock, a loyal force a “half a million strong” might be necessary, but unlike that counter-culture event, this battle would be better planned. Although the remaining true-to-the-faith students and priests could lay the groundwork, including proclaiming their petition (openly, since Jenkins rarely attends) at the 6:45 p.m. daily grotto rosary recitation, the first group of outside forces would arrive approximately a month before the graduation, under the guise of fans attending the annual Notre Dame spring football game. Known only by their Suffering Irish t-shirts, these several thousand or so loyal Domers would remain at Notre Dame after the game, sheltered by sympathetic students, professors, and even grounds crew. This way, they could gain strategic spots in the stadium, Church and even the Administration Building, including one of the little rooms right beneath the Dome.

And so it would go, with groups of ND loyalists arriving undetected with every subsequent baseball game, lacrosse or tennis match, until the main mass of Mary’s men were in place. Included in this next group would be the special forces of Our Lady’s Army, led by their new commander and recent Catholic convert, General Mike Huckabee. Meanwhile, when D-Day arrived, and thousands more bussed, biked, walked or parachuted their way onto the startled campus, several hundreds of Blessed Mother Teresa’s Missionary of Charity sisters get into line behind the marching graduates, and Bishop D’Arcy, monstrance in hand, appears out of nowhere to lead them. And, because it is still a Catholic school, no one seems to question either occurrence.

As President Obama finally approaches the podium, Bishop D’Arcy rises, and raises the monstrance with the Eucharistic Christ right into Obama’s sight, temporarily befuddling, if not frightening, the puzzled speaker. This allows the sisters to descend upon the stage, and they begin removing something hidden beneath their habits. No, the nuns have not been smuggling guns, but the aborted fetuses of late term abortions—and murdered live births—that Barack’s regime has endorsed, and will soon enforce. As Obama attempts to speak, a voice as if from heaven (but actually Huckabee’s), explains what the sisters are doing, telling the stunned crowd to look inside their programs, where the pro-life forces have inserted a page of all of Obama’s dubious abortion accomplishments. Finally, as Huck’s men silently subdue the Secret Service and the JumboTron focuses on the aborted fetuses, the last nun lays the last broken babe at Obama’s feet and then begins to speak. While the crowd now anticipates an alternative commencement speech, the humble sister instead utters but one simple sentence. “Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers, that you do unto me,” she says to the president, and then leaves the stage for good.

At this point, Barack is free to speak, but with the Eucharistic Lord in front of him, the butchered fruit of his labor at his side, and the thousands of protesters now ready to storm the doors, something tells me he cuts his losses and leaves the campus speechless. The evil president flees Notre Dame in shame, while the triumphant forces place a giant wreath of flowers atop Our Lady on the Dome, as thousands cheer the most memorable May crowning ever.

Again, I hope Mr. Obama does not reach the White House, and this all turns out to be entertaining orthodox fiction. But if this vision is neglected and Barack is elected, we must pray to the Son beginning on day one that His Mother’s Notre Dame dream comes true.

https://catholicwifiradio.wordpress.com/2009/03/28/barack-at-notre-dame-our-lady-strikes-back/

Harry Potter Would Be At The March For Life – Diagnosed with “Abortion Survivor’s Syndrome” – Harry is the “Archetype of an Abortion Survivor”

Interesting article here at Lifesite.net by Marie Peeters-Ney, MD and Philip G. Ney, M.D.

Can the current craze be only due to good marketing skills? Does this book have exceptional literary value? Could the book be an indicator of a deeper cultural trend?  We wish to hypothesize that the popularity of the Harry Potter series is due to the fact that the themes and the main character strike deep chords in the minds of our younger generation because they are abortion survivors.

They identify with them, because Harry Potter appears to hold the key to unlock the deep, unresolved conflicts which the young generation has buried in its unconscious. We write this short article after reading the first book of the series,Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. We will not expand on the progressive downward spiral commented on by numerous other authors.

In 1979, Dr. Philip Ney discovered and described people with a unique constellation of signs and symptoms, whom he called “abortion survivors.” The malaise they suffer from is called the post-abortion survivor syndrome (PASS). Post-abortion survivors are all those individuals who could have been aborted, but mere chance or the fact that they were wanted saved them from termination.

Examples are: people who were born in a family where a sibling was aborted; people whose parents told them they should have been aborted; or people born in a country where the majority of children are aborted. This applies to at least 50 percent of the people born since the 1970s. Thus, being an abortion survivor affects millions of young people and unquestionably, popular literature is bound to reflect the thinking of those hurt by having an abortion and/or being an abortion survivor.

With few exceptions, the rest of the young population wonders if they were allowed to be born because they were wanted. The world is thus filled with people who have an anxious fascination about issues that the Harry Potter series broadly hints at.

A brief description of the psychopathology associated with being an abortion survivor is necessary to understand the attractiveness of the Harry Potter books.

Children born in families where there has been an abortion live with a mother who is struggling with her own guilt and grief. They also often have a father who is alienated. Having parents who are prepared to exercise the power of life and death over their children, these children grow up with very ambivalent relationships with their parents – wanting desperately to be close to them, but knowing that it is too dangerous, and wanting to flee, but caught by their emotional and material dependency on them. Deep anger, violence or passivity, intergenerational communication designed to avoid confronting harsh truths and secretiveness are some of the conflicts that are then expressed.

Given the fact that they cannot ask their parents about the real causes of their fears, they grow up in an atmosphere of pseudo-secrets. There are important events and problems they sense their parents or any parental figure will not talk about. Abortion survivors live in a closed, unreal, dehumanized world, communicating with code words and through cyberspace. Communication is mainly between peers, but rivalry, competition and lack of commitment interfere with their relationships.

Abortion survivors have cut themselves off from all their emotions, except fear and anger. They feel they have no intrinsic right to be. Their right to exist depends on their being wanted. Having made it into the world, they survive by gaining power, by trickery and seduction. They must “have” to be: money, good looks, sports prowess, magic powers, etc. Only by having can they continue to be wantable and thus to continue to exist.  Unable to trust, they live in a world of fear, with nobody to turn to. They suffer from nightmares in which their aborted sibling (who is not always identified as such) is seeking revenge, full of rage for her wrongful death and full of anger against the sibling who is alive. The surviving siblings feel like a weight on their shoulders and a permanent curse from the aborted sibling.  They are, therefore, threatened in their very existence, both from the seen and unseen world.

Abortion survivors flirt with death and seek control. They often seek answers and power in the occult.

The genius of Ms Rowling is to have consciously or unconsciously tapped into the secret world of abortion survivors. Her first book described the world of abortion survivors: a world where all is “unreal,” dominated by primary relationships with peers, absent parents, a dread of being used, abused or killed by caretakers who have no love or understanding. Ms Rowling describes people who have everything, but live in fear that their “secret” will be discovered (the Dursleys). The real world is so awful that Harry Potter thought, “He did not know where he was going (to witchcraft school), but it had to be better than what he was leaving behind …”

Presents an interesting perspective that I’ve not seen before. Makes a lot of sense. This may be a key reason for the success of the Harry Potter books.

Makes me recall a 20-something man I saw in the airport not long ago… he wore a t-shirt that said on the front:  “Abortion is Mean” – and on the back “You will not silence my message – You will not mock my God – You will stop killing my generation.”

He was silently getting a lot of attention. The reality that he lived I suspect is very different from us late-baby-boomers. A third of his generation – and all generations following – are not around.  It really must have a powerful impact on how one lives their life.  Why am I around when my siblings, friends are not?

Sounds like something Harry Potter might say.

The “downward spiral” the authors mention in the above quote is interesting too. Some years ago my father and I attended a pro-life event in Washington during the annual march for life. Speakers included prolife leaders, congressmen and senators. The most powerful though was a very quiet, soft spoken woman – Jane Roe. She told the story of her years of struggle with alcoholism and drugs after the Supreme Court ruling. This was the result of her feeling that she had somehow been responsible for the deaths of millions of children.

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Chicago Baseball Love Song

My hometown Chicago Cubs are in the playoffs for the first time in many years… The baseball song that’s been running thru my head though was actually written about the White Sox… Back in 1990 when the old Comisky Park was being torn down, long time Chicago radio personality Steve Dahl wrote a a homage.. really a love song.. about his favorite ball park but really about baseball… It’s one of the best!  “So goodnight you sweet old girl…. I’ll see you in my dreams…”

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Drew’s Favorite St. Michael Story

This is the St. Michael story that Drew Mariani has told on his Relevant Radio show many times!

There’s a story about a young Marine named Michael who wrote a letter home to his mother while he was in the hospital after having been wounded in Korea in 1950. A Navy Chaplain named Father Walter Muldy apparently was given the letter, checked the facts and concluded what was in the letter was true. A year later he read the letter in public for the first time, to a gathering of some 5,000 Marines at the Naval Base in San Diego. Here is the letter:

Dear Mom,

I wouldn’t dare write this letter to anyone but you because no one else would believe it. Maybe even you will find it hard but I have got to tell somebody. First off, I am in a hospital. Now don’t worry, ya hear me, don’t worry. I was wounded but I’m okay you understand. Okay. The doctor says that I will be up and around in a month.

But that’s not what I want to tell you.

Remember when I joined the Marines last year; remember when I left, how you told me to say a prayer to St. Michael every day. You really didn’t have to tell me that. Ever since I can remember you always told me to pray to St. Michael the Archangel. You even named me after him. Well I always have.

When I got to Korea, I prayed even harder. Remember the prayer that you taught me? “Michael, Michael of the morning, fresh chord of Heaven adorning,” you know the rest of it. Well I said it everyday. Sometimes when I was marching or sometimes resting. But always before I went to sleep. I even got some of the other fellas to say it.

Well, one day I was with an advance detail way up over the front lines. We were scouting for the Commies. I was plodding along in the bitter cold, my breath was like cigar smoke.

I thought I knew every guy in the patrol, when along side of me comes another Marine I never met before. He was bigger than any other Marine I’d ever seen. He must have been 6’4″ and built in proportion. It gave me a feeling of security to have such a body near.

Anyway, there we were trudging along. The rest of the patrol spread out. Just to start conversation I said, “Cold ain’t it.” And then I laughed. Here I was with a good chance of getting killed any minute and I am talking about the weather.

My companion seemed to understand. I heard him laugh softly. I looked at him, “I have never seen you before, I thought I knew every man in the outfit.”

“I just joined at the last minute”, he replied. “The name is Michael.”

“Is that so,” I said surprised. “That is my name too.”

“I know,” he said and then went on, “Michael, Michael of the morning …”

I was too amazed to say anything for a minute. How did he know my name, and a prayer that you had taught me? Then I smiled to myself, every guy in the outfit knew about me. Hadn’t I taught the prayer to anybody who would listen. Why now and then, they even referred to me as St. Michael. Neither of us spoke for a time and then he broke the silence.

“We are going to have some trouble up ahead.”

He must have been in fine physical shape or he was breathing so lightly I couldn’t see his breath. Mine poured out in great clouds. There was no smile on his face now. Trouble ahead, I thought to myself, well with the Commies all around us, that is no great revelation. Snow began to fall in great thick globs. In a brief moment the whole countryside was blotted out. And I was marching in a white fog of sticky particles. My companion disappeared.

“Michael,” I shouted in sudden alarm.

I felt his hand on my arm, his voice was rich and strong, “This will stop shortly.”

His prophecy proved to be correct. In a few minutes the snow stopped as abruptly as it had begun. The sun was a hard shining disc. I looked back for the rest of the patrol, there was no one in sight. We lost them in that heavy fall of snow. I looked ahead as we came over a little rise.

Mom, my heart stopped. There were seven of them. Seven Commies in their padded pants and jackets and their funny hats. Only there wasn’t anything funny about them now. Seven rifles were aimed at us.

“Down Michael,” I screamed and hit the frozen earth.

I heard those rifles fire almost as one. I heard the bullets. There was Michael still standing. Mom, those guys couldn’t have missed, not at that range. I expected to see him literally blown to bits. But there he stood, making no effort to fire himself. He was paralyzed with fear. It happens sometimes, Mom, even to the bravest. He was like a bird fascinated by a snake. At least, that was what I thought then. I jumped up to pull him down and that was when I got mine I felt a sudden flame in my chest. I often wondered what it felt like to be hit, now I know..

I remember feeling strong arms around me, arms that laid me ever so gently on a pillow of snow. I opened my eyes, for one last look. I was dying. Maybe I was even dead, I remember thinking well, this is not so bad. Maybe I was looking into the sun. Maybe I was in shock. But it seemed I saw Michael standing erect again only this time his face was shining with a terrible splendor. As I say, maybe it was the sun in my eyes, but he seemed to change as I watched him. He grew bigger, his arms stretched out wide, maybe it was the snow falling again, but there was a brightness around him like the wings of an angel. In his hands was a sword. A sword that flashed with a million lights. Well, that is the last thing I remember until the rest of the fellas came up and found me. I do not know how much time had passed. Now and then I had but a moment’s rest from the pain and fever. I remember telling them of the enemy just ahead.

“Where is Michael,” I asked.

I saw them look at one another. “Where’s who?” asked one.

“Michael, Michael the big Marine I was walking with just before the snow squall hit us.”

“Kid,” said the sergeant, “You weren’t walking with anyone. I had my eyes on you the whole time. You were getting too far out. I was just going to call you in when you disappeared in the snow.”

He looked at me, curiously. “How did you do it kid?”

“How’d I do what?” I asked half angry despite my wound. “This marine named Michael and I were just …”

“Son,” said the sergeant kindly, ” I picked out this outfit myself and there just ain’t another Michael in it. You are the only Mike in it.”

He paused for a minute, “Just how did you do it kid? We heard shots. There hasn’t been a shot fired from your rifle. And there isn’t a bit of lead in them seven bodies over the hill there.”

I didn’t say anything, what could I say. I could only look open-mouthed with amazement.

It was then the sergeant spoke again, “Kid,” he said gently, “every one of those seven Commies was killed by a sword stroke.”

That is all I can tell you Mom. As I say, it may have been the sun in my eyes, it may have been the cold or the pain. But that is what happened.

Love, Michael

********

We have search the internet trying to find the Marine soldier named Michael’s prayer which he said every morning. Finally, we found a saintly elderly priest, Fr. Joseph Reitz, who knew the prayer. Here it is:

Michael, Michael, of the morning,
Fresh chord of Heaven adorning,
Keep me safe today
And in time of temptation,
Drive the devil away.

This prayer must be prayed upon rising every morning.

Need Something More than Video? Listen to Orson Welles Mercury Theatre of the Air

There is an impressive collection radio broadcasts from Orson Welle’s Mercury Theatre of the air at MercuryTheatre.info. Besides the famous War of the Worlds broadcast the Mercury Theatre aired productions of many others including Les Miserables, Dracula, Tale of Two Cities and more.  The site even includes a 1940 discussion between HG Wells and Orson Welles!

The finest radio drama of the 1930’s was The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a show featuring the acclaimed New York drama company founded by Orson Welles and John Houseman. In its brief run, it featured an impressive array of talents, including Agnes Moorehead, Bernard Herrmann, and George Coulouris. The show is famous for its notorious War of the Worlds broadcast, but the other shows in the series are relatively unknown.

The show first broadcast on CBS and CBC in July 1938. It ran without a sponsor until December of that year, when it was picked up by Campbell’s Soup and renamed The Campbell Playhouse.

Mercury Theatre

Dracula (July 11, 1938)
Treasure Island (July 18, 1938)
A Tale of Two Cities (July 25, 1938)
The 39 Steps (August 1, 1938)
Three Short Stories: I’m a Fool, The Open Window, and My Little Boy (August 8, 1938)
Abraham Lincoln (August 15, 1938)
The Affairs of Anatol (August 22, 1938)
The Count of Monte Cristo (August 29, 1938)
The Man Who Was Thursday (September 5, 1938)
The Immortal Sherlock Holmes (September 25, 1938)
Hell on Ice (October 9, 1938)
Seventeen (October 16, 1938)
Around the World in 80 Days (October 23, 1938)
The War of the Worlds (October 30, 1938)
Heart of Darkness / Life with Father (November 6, 1938)
A Passenger to Bali (November 13, 1938)
The Pickwick Papers (November 20, 1938)
Rebecca (December 9, 1938)
A Christmas Carol (December 23, 1938)
Counselor-at-Law (January 6, 1939)
Mutiny on the Bounty (January 13, 1939)
I Lost My Girlish Laughter (January 27, 1939)
Arrowsmith (February 3, 1939)
The Green Goddess (February 10, 1939)
The Glass Key (March 10, 1939)
Beau Geste (March 17, 1939)
Showboat (March 31, 1939)
The Patriot (April 14, 1939)
Private Lives (April 21, 1939)
Wickford Point (May 5, 1939)
Our Town (May 12, 1939)
The Bad Man (May 19, 1939)
Things We Have (May 26, 1939)
Victoria Regina (June 2, 1939)
Peter Ibbetson (September 10, 1939)
Ah, Wilderness (September 17, 1939)
What Every Woman Knows (September 24, 1939)
The Count of Monte Cristo (October 1, 1939)
Algiers (October 8, 1939)
Escape (October 15, 1939)
Liliom (October 22, 1939)
The Magnificent Ambersons (October 29, 1939)
The Hurricane (November 5, 1939)
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (November 12, 1939)
The Garden of Allah (November 19, 1939)
Dodsworth (November 26, 1939)
Lost Horizon (December 3, 1939)
Venessa (December 10, 1939)
There’s Always a Woman (December 17, 1939)
A Christmas Carol (December 24, 1939)
Vanity Fair (January 7, 1940)
Theodora Goes Wild (January 14, 1940)
The Citadel (January 21, 1940)
It Happened One Night (January 28, 1940)
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (February 11, 1940)
Dinner at Eight (February 18, 1940)
Only Angels Have Wings (February 25, 1940)
Rabble in Arms (March 3, 1940)
Craig’s Wife (March 10, 1940)
Huckleberry Finn (March 17, 1940)
June Moon (March 24, 1940)

Rehearsals

The 39 Steps (August 1, 1938)
Julius Caesar (September 11, 1938)

Miscellaneous / Related

Les Miserables
(This seven-episode series was written, produced, and directed by Orson Welles for the Mutual Network in 1937. While not an official Mercury Theatre
production, it featured many of the Mercury Players, including Agnes Moorehead, Ray Collins, and Everett Sloane.)

Episode 1: The Bishop (July 23, 1937)
Episode 2: Javert (July 30, 1937)
Episode 3: The Trial (August 6, 1937)
Episode 4: Cosette (August 13, 1937)
Episode 5: The Grave (August 20, 1937)
Episode 6: The Barricade (August 27, 1937)
Episode 7: Conclusion (September 3, 1937)

H.G. Wells Meets Orson Welles (October 28, 1940)
(A short conversation between the two men, originally broadcast on KTSA San Antonio.)

Theatre of the Imagination (1988)
(A radio special about the Mercury Theatre on the Air hosted by Leonard Maltin, featuring interviews with the surviving members.)
Video

Macbeth (excerpt from We Work Again) (1936)
(The only surviving footage from Welles and Houseman’s first stage production, a version of Macbeth set in Haiti with an all-black cast.)

EWTN To Air First ‘Canadian Pro-Life Roundtable’ – Unlimited Abortion & Assisted Suicide

Irondale, AL (EWTN) – Canada is one of the few countries in the world that offers abortion right up until the moment of delivery. Assisted suicide will also become legal in Canada by Feb. 5, 2016, if not sooner. As Canada’s Oct. 19 elections draw near, some of the most distinguished champions of Canada’s pro-life movement have gathered to discuss the many life and death issues the country faces. (Click here for a preview: http://bit.ly/1RskFpS.)

Hear them speak at 4 p.m. ET, Saturday, Oct. 10, when EWTN broadcasts in Canada and the U.S. and streams online (under the television tab at www.ewtn.com) the first-ever “Canadian Pro-Life Roundtable” from St. Brigid’s Centre for the Performing Arts in Ottawa. (Additional airings in Canada are 1:30 a.m. ET, Oct. 21; 10 p.m. ET, Oct. 14; 1:30 p.m. ET, Oct. 16; and 1:30 p.m. ET, Oct. 18.) Co-Hosts Jim & Joy Pinto, of EWTN’s “At Home with Jim & Joy”, serve as moderators for four panel discussions, produced by EWTN in association with DunnMedia & Entertainment.

Here’s the line-up:

     1) History and Current State of Affairs of the Abortion Issue in Canada: An introductory segment intended to bring international audiences up-to-date. Panelists include Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergrast, Journalist Deborah Gyapong, Campaign Life Coalition’s Tanya Granic Allen, and Action Life Executive Director Louise Harbour.

     2) Euthanasia and Conscience Rights for Doctors: A discussion of the moral and legal rights of doctors in following their consciences and the new mandate from the College of Physicians in Ontario. Panelists include Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Executive Director Alex Schadenberg, Carleton University (Ottawa) Student Activist Taylor Hyatt, Geriatric Psychiatrist Dr. Tim Lau, and Catholic Civil Rights League Executive Director Dr. Christian Domenic Elia.

     3) Abortion, Politics and the Culture of Death: The state of affairs in Canadian politics, focusing on this year’s elections and the various parties’ stances on abortion. Panelists include Archbishop Prendergrast; Gyapong; LifeSite News’ Patrick Craine, Campaign Life Coalition Youth’s Alissa Golob.

     4) Changing Hearts & Minds: A segment on the need to promote pro-life candidates, which calls on Canadians to volunteer and support pro-life organizations in their cities and on college campuses. Panelists include theRebel.media’s Brian Lilley, Campaign Life Coalition‘s Shantel Jose, Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform’s Jonathan Van Maren,; and National Campus Life Network Executive Director Rebecca Richmond.

These issues are not only important to Canadians, but to all people of life. Share your thoughts and stories, and show your support for life on social media, by using the hashtags #LetLifeWin and #ivoteprolifefirst.

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EWTN To Cover Historic Synod of the Bishops on the Family

Just days after the conclusion of Pope Francis’ visit to the United States for the World Meeting of Families, the Church will open the Synod of Bishops on the Family. EWTN will provide extensive daily coverage of the proceedings from October 4-25.

Coverage of the Synod begins 11:30 a.m. ET, Oct. 3 with a “Prayer Vigil in Preparation for the Synod of Bishops” and continues in multiple languages throughout the month on all platforms – television, radio, print, Internet and social media.

“No one in the world covers the Church more extensively and more authoritatively than EWTN,” said EWTN Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw. “In addition to our television coverage, which has long been available in English, Spanish and German, EWTN recently announced the expansion of the ACI Group, our international news service. Catholics can now get their news of the Synod in English, Spanish, German and Italian from some of the finest Vatican journalists in the world.”

Tune in 1 p.m. ET Monday through Friday for half-hour wrap-ups hosted from Rome by Mary Shovlain, with reporting from Catholic News Agency’s Rome Bureau Chief Alan Holdren, National Catholic Register Correspondent Edward Pentin, and other guest analysts.

In addition, “EWTN News Nightly” will provide updates at 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, while Raymond Arroyo will provide penetrating news and analysis every Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on “The World Over”. Also, the October 18 edition of “EWTN Theology Roundtable” will explore and explain the Synod and its deliberations. Get complete up-to-the-minute details of EWTN coverage at www.ewtn.com/synod2015.

“The theme of this Synod is the vocation and mission of the family in the Church and the contemporary world,” Warsaw continued. “It is a fitting follow-up to the extraordinary week we just experienced here in the United States with the Holy Father.”

EWTN Global Catholic Network, now entering its 35th year, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 networks broadcast the Gospel message in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 250 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. EWTN’s outreach includes direct broadcast satellite television and radio services; AM & FM radio networks transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and over 300 Catholic radio affiliates across the U.S.; a worldwide shortwave radio service; the largest Catholic website in the U.S.; print and electronic news services that include “The National Catholic Register” newspaper, Catholic News Agency and ACI Group; and EWTN Publishing, Inc.

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EWTN Invites Catholic Dioceses To Link to EWTN for Live Streaming of the Pope’s Visit to the US

If you really want Catholics in your diocese to know what Pope Francis says and does during his visit to the United State and Cuba, we invite you to link to EWTN’s website for live streaming of the entire visit, www.ewtn.com/america. From the Pope’s arrival in Havana on Sept. 19 through his departure from Philadelphia Sept. 27, the Network will be live on-the-ground with the most experienced news teams and the top experts in Catholicism. EWTN will not only cover, but explain – in English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, and Italian — everything the Pope says on his journey across North America.

“Covering the Pope is what we do year round on a daily basis,” said EWTN President & COO Doug Keck. “No one else possesses the depth of understanding and the expert commentators like EWTN.”

EWTN will not only cover the Pope’s trip on EWTN television, but on EWTN radio, via its social media sites and news services, and in multiple languages. Viewers can also see it live streamed and get details of EWTN’s coverage at http://www.ewtn.com/america or on their mobile phone with the EWTN app (www.ewtnapps.com).

Discover all the ways to access EWTN at www.ewtn.com/everywhere – and be sure to follow us on social media, especially our flagship Facebook site,www.facebook.com/ewtnonline.

On the English side, EWTN News Director Raymond Arroyo, who has anchored more papal events than anyone in the industry, will host our live coverage from New York, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. The “EWTN News Nightly” (ENN) team, led by ENN Anchor Brian Patrick, will also be on-the-ground providing news and reports during the Pope’s visit to all three U.S. cities, while ENN Producer Susanna Pinto will offer English-language reports from Cuba. In addition, Spanish-language coverage in Cuba will be anchored by EWTN’s Alejandro Bermudez, executive director of the ACI Group, and host of several Spanish-language programs on EWTN Spanish-language television and radio networks.

EWTN President & COO Doug Keck and “Women of Grace” Host Johnnette Benkovic will host coverage of the “World Meeting of Families” (WMOF) in Philadelphia, which airs Sept. 22-25, just prior to the Pope’s arrival in Philadelphia. Keck will also provide regular updates on the Pope’s travels around the U.S. In cases where EWTN’s papal coverage coincides with keynote speeches and Masses at the WMOF, EWTN will live stream the events atwww.ewtn.com/wmof2015.

EWTN Global Catholic Network, now entering its 35th year, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 networks broadcast the Gospel message in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 250 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. EWTN’s outreach includes direct broadcast satellite television and radio services; AM & FM radio networks transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and over 300 Catholic radio affiliates across the U.S.; a worldwide shortwave radio service; the largest Catholic website in the U.S.; print and electronic news services that include “The National Catholic Register” newspaper, Catholic News Agency and ACI Group; and EWTN Publishing, Inc.

“Fireboat” – The Story of How a Vintage Fireboat Rescued from the Scrapyard Saved the Day on 9/11

We found this amazing book about 9/11. Perfect for kids – and adults – to recall what happened on 9/11

The John J. Harvey fireboat was the largest, fastest, shiniest fireboatof its time, but by 1995, the city didn’t need old fireboats anymore. So the Harvey retired, until a group of friends decided to save it from the scrap heap. Then, one sunny September day in 2001, something so horrible happened that the whole world shook. And a call came from the fire department, asking if the Harvey could battle the roaring flames. In this inspiring true story, Maira Kalman brings a New York City icon to life and proves that old heroes never die.

A hundred years from now, when people want to know what we told our children about 9/11, Kalman’s book should be among the first answer

Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J Harvey

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