October 22, 2014

Moving To Texas!

This is a move I highly recommend - and I ain't the only one:

"More Americans moved to Texas in recent years than any other state: A net gain of more than 387,000 in the latest Census for 2013. And Austin was the fastest growing major city."


Everything is better in Texas friends! Read the full article here on "CNN Money"---> CNN Money/Affordable Housing AND Jobs

Y'all have a good day now, ya'hear? 
God bless <3

October 17, 2014

EWTN To Air 

‘The Magnificat Day’ Live From Memphis

        Irondale, AL (EWTN) – The EWTN Global Catholic Network is proud to partner with Magnificat and the Diocese of Memphis to bring you “The Magnificat Day,” a celebration of prayer, faith and beauty, on Saturday, Nov. 1  live from the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in Memphis, Tenn.
        
The event, hosted by EWTN President & COO Doug Keck and Fr. Joseph Mary Wolfe, will include talks by Fr. Robert Barron of the famed “Catholicism” series and Fr. Peter John Cameron, O.P., Magnificat Editor-in-Chief as well as special interviews throughout the day!
        

EWTN’s coverage begins at 9 a.m. ET and ends at 8 p.m. ET following a “Magnificat” adaptation of Evening Prayer, and a Eucharistic Procession through the streets of Memphis.
        Once again, Magnificat Foundation has been entrusted with the relics of St. Therese of Lisieux and her parents, Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, and these relics will be available for veneration at the venue.
        
“EWTN’s airing of ‘Magnificat Day’ last year in Philadelphia went over so well that we decided to travel to Memphis for this year’s celebration,” Keck said. “We’ll be there for Morning and Evening Prayer; for the Mass for the Solemnity of All Saints, which will be celebrated by Bishop (J. Terry) Steib (S.V.D. of Memphis); for speeches by Father Cameron and Father Barron; and for the Eucharistic Procession. We’re also told that viewers can expect to hear some great classical music.”
        
Please check the television section of EWTN’s website, www.ewtn.com, for exact times of all the events.

        EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 33nd 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.

October 4, 2014

Rest In Peace Beloved Father Benedict Groeschel


Along with Mother Angelica, Father Benedict had a great impact on me, when I returned back home to the Catholic Faith twenty years ago. Our loss is Heavens gain. I am so happy that he will see St. Francis, on his feast day! Rest in the arms of Jesus, o beloved priest.

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September 27, 2014


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


EWTN To Air ‘The Crusades’ 
A Timely & Important Mini-Series!

Irondale, AL – When EWTN decided to produce a new docu-drama on the Crusades two years ago, most Americans had never heard of ISIS; no journalists had been beheaded in Iraq; and no Christian women and girls in Nigeria had been abducted or enslaved. Yet the Lord, with His perfect timing, knew that a mini-series on “The Crusades” needed to be ready to air in October – and so it is. (The mini-series airs 10 p.m. ET from Wednesday, Oct. 8 through Saturday, Oct. 11.)
You’ve heard the tales, now learn the truth concerning the church’s role in the Crusades and its efforts to restore the Holy Land to a place of safety for Catholic pilgrims. This powerful four-part series, shot on location in seven countries, gives viewers a well-rounded understanding of an important historical event, which has repercussions in our own time.
Each episode features original dramatizations, an original musical soundtrack recorded in Europe, and three pre-eminent, world-renowned Crusader scholars, together for the first time! They include Professor Jonathan Phillips, Professor of Crusading History at the University of London; Professor Jonathan Riley-Smith of Cambridge University, widely regarded as Britain’s leading historian on the Crusades; and Professor Thomas F. Madden, chair of the Department of History at St. Louis University, a widely recognized expert not only on the Crusades, but on Christian-Muslim conflict.
Viewers will also enjoy the many locales in which the series was shot: Istanbul; Turkey; Israel, including Jerusalem; France, Austria, England, Spain and Slovakia.
The mini-series is preceded by what is sure to be a fascinating “EWTN Live,” featuring our own Middle Eastern Scholar Father Mitch Pacwa interviewing “The Crusades” Writer, Producer and Host Stefano Mazzeo and Professor Madden, author of “A Concise History of the Crusades,” and a number of other widely acclaimed books on this topic. (Airs 8 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Oct. 8.)
Here’s an overview of a fascinating – and timely – series:
  • Episode 1: A look at the history and reasons for the Crusades, which were originally known as “armed pilgrimages” because they sought to protect pilgrims visiting the Holy Land against Muslim conquerors.
  • Episode 2: A look at the Crusader States, which were set up by the Crusader hierarchy after the miraculous success of the First Crusade; the formation of Military Orders such as the Knights Templars; the re-conquest of the Iberian Peninsula, as well as the rise of Sultan Saladin and his conquest of Jerusalem.
  • Episode 3: A look at the Third Crusade, which was led by King Richard the Lionheart of England, King Philip of France and German Emperor Fredrick Barbarossa; the famous meeting between St. Francis of Assisi and Sultan Al-Kamil; and the role that devotion to the Apostle James and the Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela played in Crusader successes.
  • Episode 4: A look at the failures and successes of the Crusades and their legacy, including the role of St. Louis IX, the rise of the Ottoman Empire; the epic Battle of Lepanto, a turning point in the war, and a triumph of faith; the final Christian victory in the Iberian Peninsula, and the loss of the Holy Land, in particular, Jerusalem.
  • Finally, don’t miss another EWTN special on this subject airing the same week! “Franciscan University Presents Myths About the Crusades,” airs at 10 p.m. ET, Sunday, Oct. 5 and 5 a.m. ET, Thursday, Oct. 9, and features Dr. Paul Crawford, professor of medieval history at California University Of Pennsylvania.
Crusaders pray before entering into battle scene

If you are at all concerned about world affairs, you will not want to miss this important series. We suggest you mount a Crusade to get your family and friends to watch this important week of programming on EWTN!
EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 33rd 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.
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