January 27, 2015

Nun’s Network fights for religious freedom from HHS mandate


Washington, D.C. – 
Founded by cloistered nuns, Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN)’s religious freedom case will be heard on February 4th (see video). 

The Becket Fund represents EWTN, which is being forced to either violate its faith or pay millions in IRS fines. On July 1, 2014, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals took the rare step of granting emergency relief to EWTN. A Catholic network whose sole purpose is to spread the word of God, EWTN must fight for the right to remain faithful to the very religious message it advances.

Who:
Senior Counsel Lori Windham, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
Michael P. Warsaw, Chairman and CEO of Eternal Word Television Network
What:
Oral Argument in EWTN v. Burwell
When:
February 4, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.
Where:
11th Circuit Court of Appeals
56 Forsyth Street, N.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

For more information or to arrange an interview with a Becket Fund attorney, please contact Emily Hardman at ehardman@becketfund.org or 202.349.7224. To contact EWTN Chairman & CEO Michael P. Warsaw, please contact Michelle Johnson at mjohnson@ewtn.com or 205.795.5769.
The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty is a non-profit, public-interest law firm dedicated to protecting the free expression of all religious traditions. For over 20 years, it has defended clients of all faiths, includingBuddhists, Christians, Jews, Hindus, Muslims, Native Americans, Sikhs, and Zoroastrians. Its recent cases include two major Supreme Court victories: the landmark ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, and the 9-0 ruling in Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC, which The Wall Street Journal called one of “the most important religious liberty cases in a half century." 
  

Video: Meet Mother Angelica and the EWTN Network (2:12 minutes):



January 23, 2015

Are you Catholic? Do You Keep "Custody of The Eyes?"


What is "Custody of The Eyes"? Most of us don't even realize that this is a vital Catholic teaching - sorely needed in these twisted times in which we live. So what is it, and how does one practice it? Can mortal sins be committed with the eyes? Can what we look at hurt us? 

This amazing Priest teaches it better than I ever could. Below is an important teaching on this virtue for both men and women - Christian and non-Christian. I pray you will be blessed by it.



January 21, 2015

EWTN WALK FOR LIFE PRESS RELEASE!

Jim & Joy Pinto To Headline
EWTN’s ‘Walk for Life’ Coverage

        Irondale, AL (EWTN) – EWTN’s own Jim and Joy Pinto, hosts of “At Home With Jim & Joy,” will offer their pro-life testimonies during San Francisco’s 2015 “Walk for Life” – and EWTN will be there! The Walk, hosted by EWTN’s Fr. Mark Mary and Doug Barry, airs live at 4:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, January 24.
        Other blockbuster testimonies that day will include:
  • Julia Holcomb, who met Aerosmith Lead Singer Steven Tyler when she was only 15. She says she became pregnant because Tyler wanted a child, then pressured her into having an abortion.
  • Rebekah Buell, a woman who took the first dose of the two-part abortifacient RU486 – and then changed her mind, and,
  • Clenard H. Childress, Jr., founder of BlackGenocide.org.
        The “Walk” will also feature a special guest: Archbishop Carlo Maria ViganĂ³, apostolic nuncio to the U.S., who will bring a special message of support from Pope Francis!
        Don’t miss a moment of this event. Learn more at www.ewtn.com and www.walkforlife.org. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder. Please share this with everyone you know!
        EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 34th year, is available in over 238 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. With its direct broadcast satellite television and radio services, AM & FM radio networks, worldwide short-wave radio station, Internet website www.ewtn.com, electronic and print news services, and publishing arm, EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world.

January 14, 2015

Watch EWTN To See YOUR Pro-Life Video!!

EWTN Wants Your Pro-Life Videos
Watch To See If We Post Your Video
Online OR On-Air During March for Life

        Irondale, AL (EWTN) – 
It’s January – and you know what that means! Hundreds of thousands of our nation’s pro-life heroes will descend upon Washington, D.C. for the 42nd Annual March for Life. As always, EWTN will be there – and this year, we’re inviting you to be online and on-air with us in a new way!

        The theme for this year’s March for Life is “Every Life is A Gift.” We’re inviting you to send us a short video that illustrates this theme in your own life. Did you go through with a pregnancy after a difficult diagnosis? Did you or a loved one find life worth living even after being diagnosed with a serious or even terminal illness? Do you love life despite (or even as a result of) your disability?
        Please send us a 10 to 60 second video on this theme – or a link to the video from one of your social media sites - and we may post it on EWTN’s own social media sites – which reach more than 600,000 people; it could even be aired! Send in videos NOW to communications@ewtn.com.

        Whether you access EWTN from D.C. using your mobile phone or watch/listen on TV, radio, the Internet, and more, you’ll want to tune in to EWTN to get a view of the March that you simply can’t get when you’re in the middle of the crowd! As always, EWTN President and “Bookmark” Host Doug Keck and EWTN Chaplain Father Joseph Mary will anchor EWTN’s coverage. On the ground coverage, which will include interviews with marchers, speakers, and other surprise guests, will be more robust than ever thanks to the intrepid Teresa Tomeo (“Catholic Connection”/”Catholic View for Women”) and the “EWTN News Nightly” team headed by Anchor Brian Patrick. 

         The event begins at 6:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Jan. 21 with the “Opening Mass of the National Prayer Vigil for Life,” which airs live from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. On March Day, tune in at 7:30 a.m. ET, for Mass from the Basilica; at 9 am. ET, for all the pre-March excitement; and at noon ET for the speeches and the March down Constitution Avenue to the offices of your Congressional Representatives. (Check www.ewtn.com for encores.) Also, at 9 p.m. ET, don't miss "EWTN News Nightly's" special one-hour recap of the day's events.

        Can’t make it to D.C. Check out EWTN’s pro-life page, www.ewtn.com/prolife where we have posted the Twitter handles of your House and Senate representatives – and a lot more. Let your representatives know that you are pro-life and that, as your representative, you want them to vote that way too!
        See you on TV, radio, or live at the March in D.C. - or on EWTN's social media sites (including www.facebook.com/ewtnonline, www.twitter.com/ewtn) as we "virtually" March for Life!

        EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 34th year, is available in over 230 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. With its direct broadcast satellite television and radio services, AM & FM radio networks, worldwide short-wave radio station, Internet website www.ewtn.com, electronic and print news services, and publishing arm, EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world.