June 25, 2015

EWTN: What Can Catholics Do To Improve Race Relations in America Today?

What brought Jared Ortiz back to the #Catholic Faith? Join Host Marcus Grodi for “The Journey Home”! Airs 8 p.m. ET, Monday, June 22--exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

What can #Catholics do to improve racial issues? Founder of Hope and Purpose Ministries Deacon Larry Oney offers a unique perspective on the status of race relations in America today. Join Host Fr. Mitch Pacwa for “EWTN Live”! Airs 8 p.m. ET, Wednesday, June 24--exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

He was the successor to #SaintJosemariaEscriva of #Opus Dei. Learn the story of #BlessedAlvarodelPortillo's #beatification and the #miraculous healing of a boy, which is attributed to his intercession. Don’t miss “Thank You, Blessed Alvaro: Stories of Beatification”! Airs 5 p.m. ET, Thursday, June 25--exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

Since 1978, Aid for Women has provided resources for mothers and their #unborn children. Co-Hosts Jim & Joy Pinto welcome Susan Barrett and Andrea DePauw to discuss their organization’s mission. “At Home With Jim and Joy” airs 2 p.m. ET, Thursday, June 25--exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.    

The #Angel #Gabriel told Zechariah that the baby was to be named John. The #Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word celebrate the Mass of the Solemn Feast of “The Nativity of St. John the Baptist” live from Our Lady of the Angels Chapel in Irondale, Alabama. Airs 8 a.m. ET, Wednesday, June 24--exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

#Christ seeks us out. In this five part-series, Host Susan Conroy explains that just as a lighthouse guides ships through stormy seas to a peaceful port, we can look to Jesus as the beacon who will guide us safely to our heavenly home. You won’t want to miss “Coming to Christ”! Airs 6:30 p.m. ET, Monday-Friday, June 22-26 --exclusively on EWTN! Order here: http://ow.ly/ODd5N. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

He began the work of #Opus Dei in the United States. Learn more about Fr. Joseph Muzquiz, a Spanish priest who worked tirelessly and with a passion for teaching people to find God in their everyday lives. “Everyday Holiness: The Life of Father Joseph Muzquiz” airs 3:30 a.m. ET, Tuesday, June 23 and again 11 p.m. ET, Saturday, June 27--exclusively on EWTN! Order here: http://ow.ly/ODdxJ. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

What is the Chiaroscuro Institute? Co-Hosts Fr. Mark Mary and Doug Barry welcome Meg McDonnell to discuss the organization's mission and dedication to fostering strong communities based on the foundation of strong marriages and the gift of raising children. Don’t miss “Life on the Rock”! Airs 8 p.m. ET, Friday, June 26--exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.


“EWTN Bookmark” is on the road! Join Host Doug Keck as he welcomes Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ and Timothy Busch from the NAPA Institute Conference in Napa, CA. Airs 9:30 a.m. ET, Sunday, June 28--exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

June 4, 2015

EWTN FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:


 Experiencing Family or Marital Problems?         Watch “At Home with Jim and Joy" for Solutions!

Author, Professor, and Former Atheist Holly Ordway talks about what drew her to the #CatholicChurch. Join Host Marcus Grodi for “The Journey Home”. Airs 8 p.m. ET, Monday, June 1—exclusively on ‪#‎EWTN! Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

For decades, he has fearlessly upheld the teachings of the #Church in #Canada. Learn about the life of Msgr. Vincent Foy, whose defense of Church teachings on family and marriage earned him a papal commendation. You won’t want to miss “Msgr. Vincent Foy: Champion for Life”. Airs 6:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, June 2 —exclusively on ‪#‎EWTN! Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

Hosts of #EWTN's "Catholic View for Women," Teresa Tomeo, Janet Morana, and Astrid Bennett Gutierrez tell us what topics we can expect them to discuss in their new season. Join Host Fr. Mitch Pacwa for “EWTN Live”! Airs 8 p.m. ET, Wednesday, June 3—exclusively on ‪#‎EWTN! Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

The most wonderful thing about being #Catholic is knowing that #OurLord is physically present to us in the #HolyEucharist. Join Pope Francis in St. Peter's Basilica as he presides over the “Solemnity of Corpus Christi Mass and Procession from Rome”. Airs live at 1 p.m. ET, Thursday, June 4, with an encore 12 a.m. ET, Friday, June 5—exclusively on ‪#‎EWTN! Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

How can #Catholics find faith-filled solutions to a variety of personal, family, and marital problems? Co-Hosts Jim & Joy Pinto welcome Greg and Lisa Popcak to demonstrate how their organization, "Pastoral Solutions Institute," can help. “At Home with Jim & Joy”  airs 4 p.m. ET, Friday, June 5 —exclusively on ‪#‎EWTN! Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

Where can young Catholic women find tips on fashion, dating, and the spiritual life? Co-Hosts Fr. Mark and Doug Barry welcome Editors Rose Rea and Anna Liesemeye of “Radiant Awakening”, a national, Catholic magazine for young women, on this week’s “Life on the Rock”! Airs 8 p.m. ET, Friday, June 5—exclusively on ‪#‎EWTN! Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.
  
The #Franciscan #Missionaries of the #EternalWord dedicate the first Saturday of the month to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Don’t miss the “First Saturday Devotion”! Airs immediately after the Daily Mass 9 a.m. ET, Saturday, June 6--exclusively on #EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

Learn about the miraculous life of #SaintPadrePio, whose spiritual gifts made him a powerful witness for #Christ and a profound spiritual director for 21st Century society. Don’t miss Part 1 of this two-part miniseries, “Padre Pio: Between Heaven & Earth”! Airs 8 p.m. ET, Saturday, June 6--exclusively on #EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

The #FranciscanMissionaries of the Eternal Word preside over the “Solemnity Mass of Corpus Christi & Procession” from the EWTN Chapel in Irondale, Alabama. Airs 8 a.m. ET, Sunday, June 7--exclusively on #EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

The Eucharist is truly the source and summit of the Catholic Faith. The #FranciscanMissionaries of the Eternal Word preside over the “Solemnity of Corpus Christi Benediction and Procession” from the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama. Airs live at 6 p.m. ET, Sunday, June 7--exclusively on #EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

You can’t keep this staunch defender of the#CatholicFaith down. #CatholicLeague President Bill Donohue joins “EWTN Bookmark” Host Doug Keck to talk about his new book "The Catholic Advantage," which explains how Church teachings are the best guide for achieving long-term health and happiness. Part 2 of 2. Airs 5 a.m. ET  & again at 5:30 p.m. ET, Monday, June 8—exclusively on #EWTN! Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

May 14, 2015

EWTN Opens West Coast Studio
With Dedication And Broadcast Of First Show



 Irondale, AL (EWTN) – 
EWTN Global Catholic Network Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw and Bishop Kevin Vann of the Diocese of Orange formally opened EWTN’s first studio facilities on the West Coast in a ceremony this morning on the campus of Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove, California. In addition to the dedication, which included a blessing of the TV studio, control room, and offices, Bishop Vann also joined Warsaw in recording the first-ever show from the new facility.
         
 “Today's dedication and launch of EWTN's West Coast studio marks a significant moment in the history of the Network," Warsaw said. “Our collaboration with the Diocese of Orange will enable EWTN to produce exciting new programming that will bring the people and the stories of faith that make up the Church in Southern California to our global audience.  We are also pleased to develop this studio in advance of the historic renovation of the Christ Cathedral itself. We will be well-positioned and prepared to share news of this closely watched transformation with our viewers.”

 The EWTN studio is located in the iconic Tower of Hope on the cathedral campus.  Originally built as part of the former Crystal Cathedral complex by televangelist Reverend Robert Schuller, the property was acquired by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange in 2011.

          “As we transform the Christ Cathedral campus into a dynamic and inspirational center of Catholic worship and outreach, we are blessed to partner with EWTN to share our community’s energy and faithful witness with the world," said Bishop Vann.  "EWTN’s partnership will profoundly benefit our Church, enabling us to share the love of Christ with millions across the world in multiple languages from the Cathedral campus here in Orange County.”

 Also among those present at the dedication of the new studios were EWTN President & Chief Operating Officer Doug Keck, who served as moderator for the first broadcast; EWTN Vice President of Programming & Production Peter Gagnon; and EWTN Vice President of Spanish Programming & Production Enrique Duprat.
          
EWTN Global Catholic Network, now in its 34th year, has experienced explosive growth over the past few years. In addition to transmitting 11 separate television networks in multiple languages to over 240 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories, EWTN distributes a global AM/FM radio service that just acquired its 300th U.S. affiliate.  EWTN Radio can also be heard via Shortwave Radio and Internet streaming, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and numerous digital streaming app options including the EWTN Network App, iHeartRadio, iTunes Radio, TuneIn Radio, Roku, Amazon Fire and Sky Satellite.
         
 In 2014, the Network launched “EWTN News Nightly”, the first global daily newscast from a Catholic perspective. EWTN also recently acquired the Denver-based Catholic News Agency and the ACI Prensa Group headquartered in Lima, Peru.  ACI Prensa is the largest Spanish-language Catholic news service in the world.

With its Internet and digital media platforms, including the www.ewtn.com website, its electronic and print news services, and publishing arm, EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world.

May 6, 2015

EWTN Wins Gabriel Award For
Religious Television Station of the Year

Irondale, AL (EWTN) – 
EWTN Global Catholic Network has been honored with a Gabriel Award for Religious Television Station of the Year for the third year in a row! The award, which recognizes the Network’s total programming and community service, is part of a prestigious annual competition sponsored by the Catholic Academy of Communication Professionals.

EWTN Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw expressed his gratitude for the honor. He noted, “A Gabriel Award is especially meaningful to EWTN because the awards are presented for programs that uplift and nourish the human spirit and affirm the dignity of human persons – something EWTN strives to do every day. We thank the Catholic Academy for this special recognition.”
“EWTN is the beacon of Catholic broadcast television,” said one of the judges. “It is a consistent and true voice of the Faith. The tape accompanying this entry showed a broader range of programming than I was aware of from my viewing of the Network. Great work as always.”
According to another judge: “The entry had very high production values throughout. The film used excellent images, top-notch CG [on-screen graphics], and a lot of hard work covering everything from the discoveries of a young Catholic child to contemporary trends in the worldwide church. As a viewer, you knew the piece was promoting a Catholic worldview, but never felt like you were being hit over the head with it. Very well done.”

The Gabriel Awards, which is open to both secular and religious television and radio stations and producers in the U.S. and Canada, will be presented Thursday, June 25 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo Hotel in Buffalo, N.Y.

EWTN President & Chief Operating Officer Doug Keck thanked the judges for their comments, saying. “I am proud that the work of the EWTN team is being recognized for excellence. The Network’s programming is a result of a lot of hard work and prayers on behalf of many individuals, particularly Peter Gagnon, Vice President of Programming and Production; Enrique Duprat, Vice President of Spanish Programming; and John Elson, Director of Program Acquisitions & Co-Productions.”
In addition, the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network’s “Blessed2Play” received a Certificate of Merit for an episode entitled “Life of Christ.”
Host Ron Meyer was also very grateful for the recognition. He noted that “Blessed 2 Play” highlights the faith witness of athletes and sports professionals each week. “I am grateful to the estimated 200 athletes, coaches, authors and broadcasters who have sacrificed their time to be guests on the show and make Blessed2Play what it is.”
“Blessed 2 Play” airs 2:30 p.m. ET Fridays and 4:30 p.m. ET Sundays. Viewers can listen via EWTN’s network of affiliates (www.ewtn.com/radio/amfm.htm), on satellite radio (www.sirius.com/ewtn), or on iHeartRadio (www.ewtn.com/radio).


EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 34th year, is available in over 240 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. Find out the many ways to view EWTN at www.ewtn.com/everywhere.