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Friday, July 31, 2009

Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention to Be Televised Live on CatholicTV

CatholicTV will air events occurring during the Knights of Columbus 127th Supreme Convention, live from Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday, Aug. 4. The broadcast will begin with the live Mass at 12:30 p.m (all times Eastern). The broadcast will continue with the live Opening Session at 4 p.m. and will end with the live State’s Dinner at 10:30 p.m. (90 min.). Rebroadcasts will take place. The State’s Dinner will include a keynote presentation by Cardinal Francis George of Chicago.

The liturgy will be celebrated by Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix. As host ordinary, he will also be the homilist. There are typically 70 cardinals/bishops and as many priests who concelebrate the Mass, which should last approximately 90 minutes.

The convention brings together Knights from all over the nation. The convention will include business sessions and the annual report of activities which the Knights have been engaged in throughout the year. Of particular interest is the Fatherhood initiative and program, Fathers for Good, which was announced by Supreme Knight Carl Anderson at last year’s Supreme Convention in Quebec City, Canada. The new program is a 21st Century evolution of the organization's long tradition of building better marriages and stronger families. A special website for the initiative, www.fathersforgood.org was launched one year ago and has provided family, spiritual, and informational guidance to families.

To honor and recognize the contributions of the Knights of Columbus, CatholicTV will broadcast special presentations featuring the Knights and productions which the Knights have supported. These will include “Fishers of Men” and a 5 part award-winning documentary on vocations to marriage, religious life, vocation of the laity, and the priesthood. Also a newly produced program called “Crowning Achievement”- a program that follows the restoration of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, CT, birthplace of the Knights of Columbus will also air on CatholicTV.

All of this can be seen live at CatholicTV.com and also on CatholicTV in available areas.

About the Knights of Columbus:

The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic family fraternal organization with 1.75 million members throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines, Poland and a number of other countries. Annually, Knights of Columbus donate more than $143 million to charity and volunteer more than 64 million hours to their parishes and communities. The organization was founded in 1882 by the Venerable Servant of God Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being considered by the Vatican.

Servants of God Fulton Sheen, Cardinal Nguyễn Văn Thuận, and Patrick Peyton on CatholicTV in August

Servant of God Fulton Sheen and Cardinal Nguyễn Văn Thuận will be featured on CatholicTV during the week of August 3rd to August 9th. CatholicTV will air an interview of Cardinal Nguyễn by another Servant of God, Father Patrick Peyton, CSC. CatholicTV will also air a documentary on the life of Cardinal Nguyễn, who as Coadjutor Archbishop was imprisoned for 13 years in Vietnam. In addition, CatholicTV will air an interview of Bishop Fulton Sheen by Father Patrick Peyton.

Fulton Sheen was known for his preaching and especially his work on television and radio. His cause for canonization was officially opened in 2002. For twenty years, he hosted the night-time radio programme “The Catholic Hour” (1930-1950) before moving to television and presenting “Life Is Worth Living” (1951-1957) Sheen's final presenting role was on the syndicated “The Fulton Sheen Program” (1961-1968) with a format very similar to that of the earlier “Life is Worth Living show”. For this work, Sheen won an Emmy Award for Most Outstanding Television Personality.

Cardinal Nguyễn Văn Thuận was the nephew of South Vietnam’s first president and later became Coadjutor Archbishop. In 1975, the communists took over South Vietnam and Cardinal Nguyen was imprisoned for 13 years. Despite 9 years in solitary confinement, Cardinal Nguyễn was able to celebrate Mass secretly by using drops of wine and tiny hosts smuggled inside of a flashlight. While in prison, a guard asked Cardinal Nguyễn if he would seek revenge against the guard after his release. Cardinal Nguyễn told the guard “no” and that he loved him despite the way he was treated. Cardinal Nguyễn was named on lists of possible successors to Pope John Paul II before Cardinal Nguyễn’s death from cancer in 2002.

CatholicTV presents these programs in honor of the Year for Priests. These interviews and documentaries are parts of 2 regular blocks of programming at CatholicTV. The documentary on the life of Cardinal Văn Thuận will air during the programming block “CatholicTV Presents”. This block airs each week at the following times (Eastern): Monday-2PM; Tuesday-10PM; Wednesday-4PM; Thursday 6:30AM; Friday-9PM; Saturday 10:30AM; Sunday-2AM.

The interviews of both Cardinal Van Thuan, and Bishop Fulton Sheen will air back-to-back during the CatholicTV programming block called “Catholic Saints and Lay People”. This hour-long programming block airs each week during the following times: Tuesday-11:30AM; Wednesday-5AM; Friday-8AM; Sunday-10:30PM. These shows will air during the week of August 3rd-9th.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Steve Ray and Fr. Roger Landry Will Be Interviewed On CatholicTV Talk Show

On July 31st, Steve Ray will be featured in an interview on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”. Also featured on the show will be Fr. Roger Landry, a Harvard-educated priest who will discuss “Becoming a Real Man of God”. In his writings, Fr. Landry discusses masculinity and addresses the problems of same-sex marriage.

Steve Ray, a.k.a. “Jerusalem Jones” was a Protestant for 37 years until he and his wife converted to the Catholic faith in 1994. Since then, Mr. Ray has produced numerous documentaries and programs promoting the Catholic faith. He has also conducted several successful conferences in conjunction with other Catholic converts. He is a regular guest on many radio and television programs. Mr. Ray has also written several books including “Crossing the Tiber: Evangelical Protestants Discover the Historic Church”. Mr. Ray hosts a program called “Defenders of the Faith” each week on CatholicTV. Click here to view the show schedule:

The in-studio guest for “This is the Day” will be Fr. Roger Landry. Fr. Landry is the Pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Church in New Bedford, MA. He studied biology at Harvard and also studied Theology and Bioethics at the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family in Rome. On “This is the Day”, Fr. Landry will discuss “Becoming a Real Man of God”. In these writings, Fr. Landry touches on several hot topics. Speaking of the problems of same-sex marriage, Fr. Landry wrote that, “as the push for same-sex marriage becomes stronger, marriage is conceived as a potentially man-less or woman-less institution, one in which a husband or a wife is optional rather than required.”

This September, CatholicTV will air Fr. Landry’s television series on John Paul II’s teachings on the Theology of the Body.

These guests can be seen on Friday, July 31st live at 10:30AM (EST) on CatholicTV where available (rebroadcast at 8PM). The show will also be streamed simultaneously at www.CatholicTV.com and will be available on the site’s archives starting Friday night. All videos at the website are viewable in full-screen. Paste this URL into your browser in order to access the “This is the Day” video archives.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Texas and Oregon Musicians Featured on CatholicTV

On Tuesday, July 28th, CatholicTV will feature 2 Catholic musicians on the talk show “This is the Day”. One of the guests is Gabe Rivera, a 29-year-old Catholic actor, and musician, who is on a promotional tour for the film “Red Mesa” which he stars in. Also on the show will be Ken Canedo, a Catholic composer and author, who despite losing most of his hearing, writes music and works as Managing Editor of spiritandsong.com, a Catholic music website.

Gabriel Rivera will be an in-studio guest on ”This is The Day”. Gabriel is a native of El Paso, Texas and has been writing, recording, and performing music since 1994. In 2007, Gabriel made his feature film debut in a film by Ethan Hawke. Currently, Gabriel stars in “Red Mesa”, a 35mm film in which he plays the lead role of “Octavio”. “Advocating for justice for immigrants is an important part of my ministry, and this film allows me to show the plight of the immigrant in this great country.”

In addition to promoting the movie this summer, Gabriel will be touring in support of his debut full-length recording, “Songs From a Brown Boy’s Heart” The album is a collection of bilingual songs, and speaks of Gabriel’s spiritual journey. Gabriel is a graduate of Rice University, class of 2002. To view Gabe’s tour schedule visit http://www.gabrielriveramusic.com

Also, on the show will be composer, author, and bass guitar player, Ken Canedo. Ken currently serves as a Youth Ministry Advisor at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Beaverton, Oregon, where he also leads a dynamic youth choir. He finds time to help lead youth retreats and liturgy events, as well as give concerts and workshops around the country. He occasionally performs with local musicians in the Northwest. Ken recently assumed the responsibilities of Managing Editor for spiritandsong.com.

Unlike most contemporary Catholic artists, Ken does not sing. Although he was a cantor in high school, he lost most of his hearing and his voice as he got older. “This used to depress me a lot, until I realized I could write songs for others to sing,” said Ken. He also makes himself available for any of his spiritandsong friends who might need him as a bass player for their concerts and appearances.

Ken will be discussing his newly released book, "Keep the Fire Burning: The Folk Mass Revolution" The book is more than just about folk music. It's about the Second Vatican Council, the transition in the liturgy from Latin to English, and the experiences of the Catholic Church in America during the 1960s. To learn more about the book visit www.KenCanedo.com. Keep the Fire Burning was recently reviewed by Susan Bailey of Grapevine Music , The review may be read at the following website: http://gvcatholicmusicreviews.blogspot.com/2009/07/book-review-keep-fire-burning.html

These guests can be seen on Tuesday, July 28th live at 10:30AM (EST) on CatholicTV where available (rebroadcast at 8PM). The show will also be streamed simultaneously at www.CatholicTV.com and will be available on the site’s archives starting Tuesday night. All videos at the website are viewable in full-screen. Paste this URL into your browser in order to access the “This is the Day” video archives. http://www.CatholicTV.org/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=72

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Marian Miracles and Music Featured in La Salette Television Program on CatholicTV

During the week of July 27th-August 2nd, CatholicTV will air a special program on Our Lady of La Salette entitled “Tears of Love”. The program features footage of the beautiful shrine in La Salette, France. The program also features music from Reverend Andre A. Patenaude a.k.a. “Fr. Pat”. Fr. Pat and other shrine visitors from Madagascar and Angola sing on the program. Also discussed will be the history of La Salette and Mary’s miraculous appearance to two shepherd children in La Salette.

La Salette is a small mountaintop village near Grenoble, France best known for an apparition of the Virgin Mary that was reported in 1846 by two shepherd children, Mélanie Calvat and Maximin Giraud. The apparitions were followed by numerous accounts of miraculous healings. The children had several different visions of Mary beginning with a vision of Mary weeping with her face in her hands. This inspired the name of the documentary “Tears of Love” which will air on CatholicTV.

The “Tears of Love” program includes footage of the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette in Attleboro, MA. Also featured in the documentary is beautiful footage of the mountaintop shrine in La Salette, France.

“Tears of Love” will air during the week of July 27th-August 2nd at the following times (Eastern): Monday-2PM; Tuesday-10PM; Wednesday-4PM; Thursday-6:30AM; Friday-9PM; Saturday-10:30AM; Sunday-2AM.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

This is the Day guest Sr. Gabriela SCMC

Sister Gabriela will appear on This is the Day today.

The community is sponsoring a great event on Tuesday August 11th with Eduardo Verástegui. He is the star of the movie “bella,” and will be speaking about issues of modern morality on Aug. 11 at Eastern Connecticut State University.

We are excited to meet Sister Gabriela today. She is a member of the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady Mother of the Church based in Connecticut.

Special appearance by Sean Forrest.

For more information, contact Sister M. Gabriela SCMC at (860) 423-5122 or email srmgabriela@yahoo.com.
Event details -
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009
Eastern Connecticut State University
Student Center Betty R. Tipton Room
6:30 p.m.
Free admission

Monday, July 20, 2009

Catholic Musician Who Once Performed For John Paul II to Appear on CatholicTV

On July 21st, Catholic musician and parish mission leader Vince Ambrosetti, who once performed for Pope John Paul II at the Vatican and was invited to perform at the funeral Mass of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, will appear on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”.

Vince Ambrosetti is a Catholic musician who travels the country offering 5-day long parish retreats/concerts. Vince’s music is scripturally inspired, melodic, and is designed to encourage a deeper fervor and participation in musical worship and prayer. Vince is a professed Secular Franciscan since 1971, is the founder of International Liturgy Publications, the oldest free-standing non-profit Catholic publisher of sacred music. He was named Catholic Artist of the Year in December 2001, and his music has earned him seven other Unity awards.

Also appearing on “This is the Day” will be Sister M. Gabriela, SCMC. Sister Gabriela will be speaking about an upcoming event sponsored by her community, The Sisters of Charity of Our Lady Mother of the Church. The sisters are sponsoring an evening talk by Eduardo Verastegui, star of the movie “Bella,”. Eduardo will be speaking about issues of modern morality on Tuesday Aug. 11th at 6:30pm in the student center on the campus of Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, CT.

To learn more about the sisters visit http://www.sistersofcharity.com/
click here to view recent episdoes of "This is The Day". http://www.catholictv.com/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=72

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Special Telecast The Installation of Archbishop-Designate George J. Lucas Wednesday on CatholicTV

Don't miss CatholicTV's Special Telecast The Installation of Archbishop-Designate George J. Lucas Wednesday on CatholicTV Wednesday 3PM and Re-Broadcast that evening 8PM on CatholicTV or live at www.CatholicTV.com

Friday, July 17, 2009

Former Miss America Ali Landry , Eduardo Verastegui, Mike Sweeney, and Immaculée Ilibagiza To Pray The Rosary on CatholicTV®

During the week of July 21th-26th CatholicTV will air “Rosary Stars”. “Rosary Stars” is a production which features young adult celebrities praying and reflecting upon the Rosary.

“Rosary Stars: Praying the Gospel” features champion athletes, actors, film directors, TV hosts, recording stars, authors and lecturers who emphasize the power of daily prayer of the Rosary and encourage viewers to live the Mysteries of the Rosary daily.

This uplifting series features such stars as 2006 World Series pitcher Jeff Suppan; five-time Major League All-Star Mike Sweeney; actor Matthew Marsden (Rambo and the upcoming Transformer sequel Revenge of the Fallen; actress Jessica Rey, TV host Matt Gallant (Animal Planet’s The Planet’s Funniest Animals); humanitarian, author and Rwandan genocide survivor Immaculée Ilibagiza; and Ali Landry, actress and former Miss America.

“Rosary Stars: Praying the Gospel” is a produced by Family Theater Productions. Father Patrick Peyton,CSC, through Family Theater produced more than 700 radio and TV programs that had some 10,000 broadcasts. He died on June 3, 1992, and his cause for sainthood was announced on June 1, 2001. Family Theater Productions, a division of Holy Cross Family Ministries continues Father Peyton’s media mission as a member of Holy Cross Family Ministries, Easton, Mass., sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross. Holy Cross Family Ministries serves Jesus Christ and His Church throughout the world by promoting and supporting the spiritual well-being of the family.

“Rosary Stars” will air at these times (Eastern): Tuesday-11:30AM; Wednesday-5AM; Friday-8AM; Sunday-10:30PM

Both Jessica Rey and Immaculée Ilibagiza have been featured on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”. Click below to view the episode featuring Power Ranger actress, Jessica Rey. http://www.CatholicTV.com/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=72&videoID=89

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Installation Mass of Archbishop-designate George Lucas to air on CatholicTV

On July 22nd, CatholicTV will air a live broadcast of the Installation Mass of Archbishop-designate George Lucas as the new Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Omaha. The television broadcast will take place from St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha and will be viewable at CatholicTV.com and also on CatholicTV where available. The Mass will air live at 3PM (Eastern) and will rebroadcast at 8PM.

The Most Reverend George J. Lucas is the fifth archbishop and tenth bishop to lead the Archdiocese of Omaha. He comes to Omaha after serving nearly 10 years in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, where he was ordained a bishop on December 14, 1999. He was named Archbishop of Omaha on June 3, 2009 by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI.

The Archdiocese of Omaha is home to 148 parishes and missions and 76 primary and secondary schools. Archbishop-Designate Lucas will lead more than 221,000 Nebraska Catholics. Archbishop Curtiss has been appointed apostolic administrator and will act in that capacity until the installation.

Archbishop-Designate Lucas was born June 12, 1949 in Saint Louis, Missouri. He took advanced studies at Saint Louis University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and Master of Arts degree in history. In the years leading to his ordination as a bishop in Springfield, he served on the faculty of St. Louis Preparatory Seminary-North and St. Louis Preparatory Seminary. He was also the chancellor and vicar general of the Archdiocese of St. Louis and rector of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. He was named Honorary Prelate of His Holiness in 1994.

Bishop Lucas holds the following appointments of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: Committee for the Protection of Children and Young People, Subcommittee on the Catechism and Task Force for the 2010 Special Assembly.

For the latest information on the upcoming installation visit http://www.archomaha.org/.

CatholicTV regularly airs both Vatican events and major Church events in the U.S. and around the world. Click here to view the recent Mass of Ordination for Archbishop Augustine DiNoia, and the Mass of Installation for New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan, and others as well. http://www.CatholicTV.com/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=111

Click here to see CatholicTV’s recent Papal Programming: http://www.CatholicTV.com/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=57

Fr. Leo on This is the Day and Throwdown with Bobby Flay

Tuesday's This is the Day Guest was Grace Before Meals host Father Leo Patalinghug. He shared with us that he was recently challenged to a throwdown with Food Network star Bobby Flay! He couldn't tell us who won but Father Leo is a winner in our book!

Check out Father Leo's website www.gracebeforemeals.com for tips on ways to connect with friends and family at the table AND to find out when his throwdown challenge will air.

Come to think of it, Father Reed cooked with Father Leo, maybe Bobby Flay will be in Watertown soon.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Marian Heresies, Symbolism, and Theology To Be Discussed on CatholicTV Show

Starting in August, CatholicTV will air a show called “Icons of the Blessed Mother”. The show is hosted by Fr. Lenny Tighe and offers a unique opportunity for Catholics to become more familiar with Mary through various icons. Fr. Lenny looks at the icons in detail in order to explain the theology of Mary as Mother God and the history and meaning behind the icons. His discussion includes Catholic councils which clarified Marian teachings and addressed various Marian heresies.

For the month of August, Fr. Lenny Tighe will introduce and share thought-provoking knowledge about the following icons:

Our Lady of Perpetual Help- An icon originating from the 15th century which depicts Mary carrying Jesus. The icon is full of interesting symbolism and many Catholics have received physical healings and answers to their prayers while praying before the image.

Virgin of the Sign of Mt. Sinai- This fascinating icon depicts Moses kneeling before the burning bush which contains Mary and Jesus in her womb. Fr. Tighe mentions both the Old and New Testaments and Mary’s involvement in the life of Christ and God’s plan of salvation.

Virgin of Holy Protection- This icon is a Slavic image and comes from Kiev, Ukraine. The icon gives American Catholics a unique opportunity to view an icon of the Eastern Catholic Church. The icon is an artistic depiction of a vision which a Saint and his prodigy had during an all-night prayer vigil.

The show will air at the following times (EST) each week in August: Monday-11AM; Wednesday-8PM; Friday-1AM.

An episode of “Icons of the Blessed Mother” can be viewed by clicking here: http://www.CatholicTV.com/videos/videos.aspx?videoID=343

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Ugandan Bishop and Catholic Businessman Will Discuss Leadership and Martyrdom on CatholicTV

On Friday, July 17th, CatholicTV’s talk show “This is The Day” will feature Bishop Paul Ssemwogerere of Kampala, Uganda and Dr. Owen Phelps, journalist, entrepreneur, and educator. Bishop Ssemwogerere will talk about the Ugandan community and the Feast of the Ugandan Martyrs during the show.

During his interview on “This is the Day”, Bishop Ssemwogerere will describe the story of the Ugandan Martyrs, St. Charles (a.k.a Carl) Lwanga and his companions. St. Charles worked in the court of King Mwanga during the late 1800’s. St. Charles and his 11 companions were burnt alive by the King after refusing to participate in homosexual acts (source: Americancatholic.org & Wikipedia.org).

Also on the show will be Dr. Owen Phelps. Dr. Phelps is a recognized and well-respected Catholic journalist, author, entrepreneur and educator. He currently serves as Director of the Yeshua Catholic International Leadership Institute, an organization dedicated to developing “Jesus-like” leaders among the Church’s clergy and laity worldwide. Dr. Phelps is a consultant to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Communications Committee (USCCB), and a member of the faculty in Cardinal Stritch University’s College of Business and Management. He has presented highly-acclaimed leadership seminars to business and ministry leaders across the country and is an award-winning newspaper columnist, editor, and publisher. Dr. Phelps is the publisher of The Catholic Leader e-newsletter and writes a column on leadership in The Catholic Journalist.

Dr. Phelps is a certified “Lead Like Jesus” facilitator. “Lead like Jesus” is a non-denominational program and movement started in 1999 by Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges. Dr. Phelps recognized a need to enhance this popular leadership program for Catholic audiences, including clergy and lay leaders within the Church. The Catholic Vision for “Leading Like Jesus” is the result of that expansion. Married for 43 years, Dr. Phelps insists that “my primary vocation is husband and father—and, more recently, grandpa. Everything else comes after that.”
These guests can be seen on Friday, July 17th live at 10:30AM (EST) on CatholicTV where available (rebroadcast at 8PM). The show will also be streamed simultaneously at http://www.catholictv.com/ and will be available on the site’s archives starting Friday night. All videos at the website are viewable in full-screen. Paste this URL into your browser in order to access the “This is the Day” video archives. http://www.CatholicTV.org/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=72

Monday, July 13, 2009

In Honor of The Year of the Priest, CatholicTV will air special “Priest” Programming in August

Throughout August, CatholicTV will air several shows starring priests or about the priesthood. These shows include a Catholic game show hosted by a priest, Conversations with Cardinal Seán O’Malley, a “series” promoting priestly vocations, and even a show starring a Servant of God.

Although much of CatholicTV’s programs are hosted by or involve the priesthood, a particular emphasis will be given on the priesthood during the month of August. For example, CatholicTV airs a special programming block called “The Call” which promotes various religious orders including certain female religious orders. However, for the month of August, “The Call” will focus on priestly vocations and vocations to the brotherhood.

Another CatholicTV programming block entitled “Catholic Saints and Lay People” will focus on priests including Servant of God, Father Patrick Peyton. This programming block normally focuses on Catholic Saints and notable lay people including many lay women and nuns. However, the block will focus on notable priests for the month of August.

Below are brief descriptions of other “priestly programs” on CatholicTV along with links to show schedules and sample episodes:

“Saint Paul, the Man and His Message”- Fr. Jeffrey Mickler, who has a doctorate in theology from Fordham University teaches about St. Paul. http://www.CatholicTV.com/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=14

“Conversations With Cardinal Seán”- General Manager, Jay Fadden discuss issues of interest with Cardinal Seán O’Malley. http://www.CatholicTV.com/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=28

“Word On Fire”- Fr. Robert Barron talks about the Word of God, 7 deadly sins, conversion, and following the calling of Christ. http://www.CatholicTV.com/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=15

“Prayer in the Catechism”- A talk show starring Fr. Benedict Groeschel. He discusses prayer and uses the Catechism as a guide. http://www.CatholicTV.com/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=122

“Wow:The CatholicTV Challenge”- A catechetical game show starring 3rd-grade contestants and host, and Director of CatholicTV, Fr. Robert Reed. http://www.CatholicTV.com/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=137

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Great group from Danvers in for Daily Mass.

Friday, July 10, 2009

CatholicTV Will Air Special Programming In Memory of Deceased Director, Monsignor Frank McFarland

On July 17th, CatholicTV will air a special block of programming in memory of its former Director Monsignor Frank McFarland. This special block will include an interview of Cardinal Nguyen Van Thuan who was once imprisoned in Vietnam for 13 years while he was the Archbishop of Saigon. Other special programs will include Msgr. McFarland sharing spiritual insights while sailing through the Boston Harbor. Monsignor McFarland can also be seen during a weekly show “Father Frank Remembered” on CatholicTV.

The special block starring Msgr. McFarland will air on July 17th from 11AM to 1PM (Eastern). The regular weekly program “Father Frank Remembered” airs at the following times each week (Eastern). Friday-3:30PM; Sunday-8PM; Wednesday-1AM & Noon; Thursday-5AM.

Viewers may follow this link to learn more about the weekly program and to view full episodes for free: http://www.catholictv.com/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=39&videoID=755

“Father Frank” as he was known to his legion of faithful viewers, “the parishioners of the airwaves”, died suddenly from a heart attack on July 17, 2001. The two-year old, state-of-the-art television center located in Watertown, MA is named for Monsignor McFarland.

Born in Lynn, Massachusetts on September 3, 1931 and raised in Kittery, Maine, Monsignor Frank McFarland later moved to the Boston area and graduated from Boston College High School before enrolling at Saint John’s Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts. He was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston in 1957 in a ceremony broadcast live on Boston Catholic Television. After eight years of parish work and seven years working in the Archdiocesan Marriage Tribunal, he became assistant director of BCTV in 1972. Pope John Paul II made him a monsignor in June 1998.

Under his direction and guidance, BCTV (CatholicTV’s former name) grew from a staff of three to more than twenty media professionals and the station now broadcasts 24-hours a day, seven days a week across the United States. The station produces a variety of religious, spiritual, and educational programs at its Watertown, Massachusetts studios. Monsignor McFarland was well known for presiding at Daily Mass that has been on the air each weekday since February 11, 1972. Each day he led his “parishioners” in daily prayer with BCTV’s program, The Rosary, which airs three times daily on the station and featured Monsignor McFarland traveling to different sites throughout New England to pray the mysteries of the rosary. He also hosted a weekly show, Ask the Director, during which viewer questions received in the mail were answered.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

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24-Year-Old American Founder of Educational Non-Profit to Appear on CatholicTV

On Friday, July 10th, Victoria Cavanaugh, a 24-year-old from Western Massachusetts will appear on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”. After volunteering in an orphanage in El Salvador, Victoria later founded a Non-Profit Organization which provides housing, food, books, and tuition to underprivileged youth in El Salvador.

In August of 2005, Victoria Cavanaugh visited El Salvador as a member of a service-learning program. During her visit, she spent 2 days a week at an orphanage, where she witntessed extreme poverty and lack of education. During her visit, Victoria became close with one of the orphans, Magdalena Lopez. After finding out that Magdalena could not afford to go to college, Victoria wanted to help. From this desire to help, the organization “Nuestro Ahora” was eventually born.

“Nuestro Ahora” currently supports 18 young men and women, who collectively represent 6 of the same 15 orphanages “Nuestro Ahora” works with throughout Western and central El Salvador.

Also on “This is the Day” will be William Lacey, author of “Seeing With the Heart”, a book which offers reflections on holy seasons, original essays and other verses. In this book, Lacey discusses how personal trials can lead to new perspectives and insights into God’s involvement in the Christian person’s life.

William Lacey has a background in corporate communications and is also the creator of an inspirational program “WillUnite” which motivates people to social and cultural change.
These guests can be seen on Friday, July 10th live at 10:30AM (EST) on CatholicTV where available (rebroadcast at 8PM).

Black-Belt Priest Will Appear on Talk Show, Preside Over Mass, and Cook Food on CatholicTV

On July 14th, Fr. Leo Patalinghug, a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, will appear on CatholicTV. He will con-celebrate the televised Mass with CatholicTV’s Director, Father Robert Reed, then make an appearance on the live talk show “This is the Day”. Fr. Leo will then tape cooking segments for broadcast at a later time.

Fr. Leo Patalinghug is not the average diocesan priest. He started a martial arts school, holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, hosts a cooking show on PBS, and holds theology degrees from Rome. He has been featured in Time Magazine, The Boston Globe, ABC World News, and The Denver Post mostly because of his cooking show based on his book “Grace Before Meals”. Father Leo serves as the Director of Pastoral Field Education at Mount Saint Mary's Seminary in Maryland.

Also on the show will be one of the members of Capstone Missions. Capstone Missions works to improve living conditions for Tijuana’s poor. They partner with other Catholics ministering in Tijuana in the spirit of Mother Teresa and Dorothy Day in providing for the needs of the most impoverished. Capstone Missions also provides cross-cultural service opportunities for donors and volunteers, especially young adults.

Daily Mass broadcasts live at 9:30AM and 7:30PM on Tuesday, July 14th. The talk show “This is the Day” airs at 10:30AM (EST) on CatholicTV where available (rebroadcast at 8PM).

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Coverage of President Obama’s Vatican Visit To Be Televised On CatholicTV

On Friday, July 10th, Pope Benedict will meet with President Barack Obama in Rome. Coverage of this Vatican event will be televised on CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV where available.

Once they've allowed the photographers their opportunity, Pope Benedict and President Obama will speak alone and in private for what will likely be less than one hour.

The meeting between the Pope and President Obama will be broadcast on July 10th, at noon (Eastern) and will be rebroadcast at 8PM.

Drunk Driving, Death, and Redemption Discussed in Documentary on CatholicTV

During the week of July 13th, CatholicTV will air a documentary about a young man who drove drunk one night and killed 3 people. The documentary entitled “One Decision” includes the story of David Emigh, who grew up in a family of faith, and who made a terrible mistake which ultimately landed him in prison.

David Emigh was in many respects an average young man. He was captain of his high school soccer team, and went to the Dominican Republic to serve the poor. Afterwards, he attended Indiana University with hopes of becoming a teacher.

In July of 1998, David went out drinking with one his friends, Amy Titus. David remembers waking up handcuffed to a hospital bed. Beside him was the sheriff who said, “Son, you’ve just killed 3 people.” David was responsible for ending the lives of his best friend and two other students in a drunk-driving collision.

Ultimately, David served 5 months in prison was sentenced to years of probation and community service. In prison, he found himself to be one of few believers. In the documentary, David discusses how he “was used as a tool of God” to minister and to give hope to others during his brief, and frightening stay in prison. One prisoner wrote a letter to David which spoke of how David had given the man hope where there was no hope. David also describes how during one prison stint, he was placed in a cell with 3 Christian men, which David felt was due to God’s providence. The cell block housed about 100 convicts.

CatholicTV will air “One Decision” during the “Catholic Saints & Lay People” block during the week of July 14th-19th. The show will air at the following times (Eastern): Tuesday-11:30AM; Wednesday-5AM; Friday-8AM; Sunday 10:30PM.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Episcopal Ordination Of Dominican Priest Augustine Di Noia, Once Appointed By Pope JPII, To Air on CatholicTV

On July 11th at 2PM Eastern, CatholicTV will broadcast the installation Mass of Archbishop-elect Augustine Di Noia, O.P. as Archbishop. He was recently appointed to be the new Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, an office which helps regulate and promote the sacred liturgy.

As is customary, Fr. Di Noia will be consecrated as an Archbishop to serve in his role as Secretary of the Congregation. The Installation Mass will take place at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.

Archbishop-elect Augustine Di Noia, OP is originally from New York, NY. In April 2002, the late Pope John Paul II appointed Father Di Noia to work at the Vatican as undersecretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The congregation oversees and promotes the doctrine on the faith and morals in the Catholic world. In that appointment Father Di Noia served under then-Prefect Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger.

Archbishop-elect Di Noia earned a doctorate from Yale University in 1980 and holds four theology degrees or certificates, including three from St. Stephen's College in Dover, Mass.

The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments does whatever pertains to the Apostolic See concerning the regulation and promotion of the sacred liturgy, primarily of the sacraments, without prejudice to the competence of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Viewers may watch the installation Mass on CatholicTV in available areas or at http://www.catholictv.com/ on Saturday, July 11th at 2PM (EST).

Saturday, July 4, 2009

CatholicTV Presents: Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Cleveland

In the CatholicTV Presents program block CatholicTV is airing a great documentary on the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Cleveland. The Evangelization Ministry of the Cathedral produced a video documentary of the history and role the Cathedral has played for nearly 160 years in Cleveland. CatholicTV is grateful that Bishop Lennon and the Office of Communications of the Diocese for their willingess to share this production with our viewers.

This year the diocese celebrates The 60th / 160th Anniversary of The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. The celebration began on September 6, 2008 (the 60th anniversary of the re-dedication of the Cathedral) and continues until December 25, 2009 (the 160th anniversary of the first time the Eucharist was celebrated at the new location).

The documentary highlights the beautiful cathedral building, the Mother Church of the diocese, in which the celebrattion of the Eucharist and the wonderful Body of Christ is at work within this building - Cathedral parish, everybody’s church.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Boston Red Sox Star Mike Lowell To Appear on CatholicTV Talk Show

Mike Lowell, 3rd baseman for the Boston Red Sox and Catholic father, will discuss faith, cancer, and baseball on “This is the Day”-a talk show on CatholicTV on Tuesday, July 7th. Also on “This is the Day” will be Fr. Ron Sajdak who helped to found “Reaching Out To Africa”, a mission which assists African refugees, African priests and religious, and the less fortunate in Africa.

Mike Lowell is well known as star 3rd baseman of the Boston Red Sox. He is a 4-time All-Star, a Golden Glove Winner, and also named the 2007 World Series MVP. During his interview on “This is the Day”, Mike will talk about baseball and how despite how much he loves baseball, he says “baseball is only what I do, not who I am”.

At the age of 24 Mike was diagnosed with testicular cancer and his initial reaction was “am I going to die?” After being diagnosed, Mike began to reexamine his life and to think about his Catholic faith more.

Mike was born in Puerto Rico and comes from a Catholic family. He will discuss his early family life during his television interview. Before his CatholicTV interview, which took place at Fenway Park, Mike mentioned how during Sunday home games, a priest from the Archdiocese of Boston comes to say Mass for about a dozen people at Fenway Park. During away games Red Sox players and personnel always have access and a ride to the local Mass.

Also on the show, will be Fr. Ron Sajdak- a priest from the Diocese of Buffalo. After meeting a few African refugees from Sudan in 1995, Fr. Ron was “changed forever”. He helped to start an effort to assist more African refugees who were moving into Buffalo, NY. Eventually, more people became interested and the ministry grew. Now, Reaching Out To Africa’s mission is:

· To assist African Refugees primarily in Buffalo, NY.
· To assist African Priests & Religious in their ministry to the motherland.
· To have a “hands on” outreach to specific ministries in African Countries.

You can learn more by visiting http://www.reachingout2africa.com/index.php

These guests can be seen on Tuesday, July 7th live at 10:30AM (EST) on CatholicTV where available (rebroadcast at 8PM). The show will also be streamed simultaneously at http://www.catholictv.com/ and will be available on the site’s archives starting Tuesday night. All videos at the website are viewable in full-screen. Paste this URL into your browser in order to access the “This is the Day” video archives. http://www.CatholicTV.org/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=72


On America's Catholic Television Network - Live on Saturday July 11th at 2pm from America's Cathedral, the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC CatholicTV will air the Episcopal Ordination of Archbishop Designate Augustine DiNoia, OP. His Eminence, William Cardinal Levada, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith presides over the Episcopal Ordination of Archbishop-Designate Augustine DiNoia, OP the newly named Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Black Catholic Saints? The Canonization of Another Saint to be Discussed on This is the Day

On Friday, July 3rd, Sister Magdala Marie Gilbert OSP will discuss the canonization of Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange, who founded the first congregation of women religious of African descent. Will Mary Elizabeth Lange join the more familiar African saints such as St. Perpetua and St. Felicity? This topic will be up for discussion on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day.”

During the week of July 13th-19th, CatholicTV will air a documentary about Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange, the religious order she founded, and the cause for her canonization. The documentary is entitled “Providence Will Provide”. Detailed times are listed below.

Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange was best known for starting the religious order - The Oblate Sisters of Providence. She moved from the Caribbean to Baltimore in 1813 (estimate) at about the age of 29. After arriving in the U.S. she used her own money and home to educate children of color. Providence intervened through the person of Reverend James Hector Joubert, S.S., who encouraged by Archbishop James Whitfield, presented Mary Elizabeth Lange with the challenge to found a religious congregation for the Christian (Catholic) education of Black children.

But, how was this to be? Black men and women could not, at that time, aspire to religious life. Nevertheless, On July 2, 1829, Mary Elizabeth and three other women pronounced promises of poverty, chastity, and obedience to Archbishop Whitfield and the chosen Superior. This year the community celebrates its 180th anniversary.

Through Mother Mary Lange and the Oblate Sisters of Providence, thousands upon thousands were educated and evangelized. In 1991, Elizabeth Lange was named a Servant of God by the Church.

Sr. Magdala Marie Gilbert, OSP will discuss the canonization of Mother Lange on “This is the Day”. Sr. Magdala Marie is an Oblate Sister of Providence. She is a member of the National Black Sisters Conference (NBSC). Sr. Magdala Marie taught many years on the Elementary School and High School levels. Sister has been Vocation and Formation Director for her Congregation as well. She has written a booklet about Mother Mary Lange, OSP called, “One Who Dared, Mary Lange: A Short Portrait.” She has written numerous articles for the Catholic Review, the Catholic newspaper for the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

CatholicTV will air the documentary “Providence Will Provide” during the week of July 13th-19th at the following times (Eastern): Tuesday-12:30PM; Wednesday-6AM; Friday-9AM; Sunday-11:30PM.

Are You Ready to Meet Jesus Face to Face? CatholicTV Show Asks Eye-Opening Questions of Priests

Two days ago, on June 29th, CatholicTV began airing a show entitled “Feed My Sheep”. CatholicTV is airing this series in honor of the beginning of the Year for Priests. “Feed My Sheep” takes viewers into the minds and lives of priests. In each episode, priests are asked questions such as: “When you meet Jesus face to face, what words would you expect to hear and why?” as well as, “How has the crisis in the Church changed you?”

“Feed My Sheep” is hosted by the Director of CatholicTV, Father Robert Reed. This series was originally broadcast several years ago, and was Father Reed’s first series as Director.

Each episode of “Feed My Sheep” features several priests answering the same question. Some of these questions include:

What motivated you to look to the priesthood?

Describe some of the significant moments of your priesthood.
As a priest, what keeps you going?

How has the crisis in the Church changed you?

What person has had the most significant impact upon your ministry as a priest?

How has and does the celebration of the liturgy and the mystery of the Eucharist affect your priesthood?

Since you are busy and days can be long and prayer is work and takes time, how do you remain a man of prayer?

What are the most important aspects of your life and work as a priest?
How can we, how do you foster vocations to the ministerial priesthood? What kind of man does it take to be a good priest?

When you meet Jesus face to face, what words would you expect to hear and why?

Some of the priests featured on the show include: Father Michael Steele, Father Paul Ring, Father Richard Cannon, Father Paul Aveni, Father Henry Cunney, Father Michael Drea, Father Paul Ritt, Father John Mulloy, Father Larry Drennan, Father Tom Kopp, Father Richard Clancy, and Father Dan Mahoney

These priests are involved in a variety of ministries including Theology on Tap, campus ministry, fire department chaplaincy, and many others.

The weekly CatholicTV schedule is as follows (Eastern Time): Monday 3:30 PM, Friday 5:30 AM Saturday 11:30 PM.