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Monday, August 31, 2009

Superior General of Sisters of Life to be Featured in Interview on CatholicTV

On Tuesday, September 1st, the Superior General of the Sisters of Life, Mother Agnes Mary Donovan will be featured in a live interview on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”. Mother Agnes is a licensed clinical psychologist and a certified school psychologist. Mother Agnes has a PhD in psychology from the University of North Carolina. She will discuss the book she co-authored called “The Foundations of Religious Life: Revisiting the Vision”. George Weigel, author of “Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II” called Mother Agnes’ book “essential reading for all those, whatever their vocation, who take seriously the universal call to holiness.”

The Sisters of Life is a contemplative / active religious community of women founded in 1991 by John Cardinal O’Connor for the protection and enhancement of the sacredness of every human life. In addition to the three traditional vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, the Sisters of Life are also consecrated under a special, fourth vow to protect and enhance the sacredness of human life.

The book “The Foundations of Religious Life: Revisiting the Vision” consists of essays written by six religious sisters representing five different orders. The topics they address are: religious consecration, the spousal bond, the threefold response to the vows, communion in community, and mission.

Also on the talk show “This is the Day” on September 1st will be Matthew Boerke, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry of the Diocese of Salt Lake City, Utah. Matthew recently worked at a large Catholic youth camp in Brighton, UT. “The purpose of the camp was to build Catholic community,” said Matthew in an interview with “Intermountain Catholic”.

These guests can be seen on Tuesday, September 1st 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

We Finally Talk to the Seasoned Preacher- Fr. Dan O'Connell

Friday, August 28, 2009

New Show About the Old Testament Prophets to Debut on CatholicTV in September

Starting in September, CatholicTV will air a new show entitled “The Prophets and You”. This new show is hosted by Dr. John Clabeaux. Dr. Clabeaux earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University and is an associate professor of Sacred Scripture at Pontifical College Josephinum School of Theology in Columbus, OH.

Dr. Clabeaux says that “Who the prophets were is essential to Christian identity because as believers we are called to be prophets ourselves.”

CatholicTV is a nationally-broadcasted television network headquartered near Boston. CatholicTV streams its broadcast simultaneously, 24 hours a day at www.CatholicTV.com

Below are dates and themes for upcoming episodes in September:

Sept. 7 Prophecy: Christian Calling or Church Problem?

Sept. 14 Divine Sympathy: Jeremiah and Elijah

Sept. 21 Prophecy and the Old Testament: Josiah’s Reform

Sept. 28 Amos: God’s Justice

Dr. Clabeaux has taught the following courses at Josephinum School of Theology:

- The Letters of Paul
- The Synoptic Gospels and Acts
- The Gospel of John
- The Prophets
- Introduction to Biblical Hebrew
- Reading courses in Biblical Hebrew
- Reading courses in New Testament Greek
- The Early Church in the New Testament
- Jewish Religious Thought
- How to Teach a Bible Study

Starting in September, “The Prophets and You” will air each week at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV at the following times (EST): Monday-9AM & 8PM; Tuesday-6PM; Thursday-2PM; Friday 12:30AM; Sunday 4:30AM & 9PM

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Installation Mass of Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans to Air on CatholicTV

On August 30th, CatholicTV will air the Installation Mass of Archbishop Gregory Aymond. Archbishop Aymond will be installed as Archbishop of the Archdiocese of New Orleans on August 20th. He is the first New Orleans native named to head the Archdiocese of New Orleans in its 216-year history. Once broadcast on CatholicTV, the Installation Mass will be added to the CatholicTV.com archives and will be viewable in full-screen and free of charge.

Aymond was Bishop of the Diocese of Austin, Texas before returning home to his new assignment.

In a recent interview, Archbishop Aymond said, "Even as I returned to New Orleans for vacations and to visit family and friends, never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would be back here as archbishop and doing ministry as the shepherd of this church, but I accept that responsibility knowing that I will depend on God and God's help. … I promise to stay close to the Lord in order that I can fulfill my episcopal ministry faithfully."

The Diocese of Austin grew rapidly (partly as a result of immigration) during Aymond's bishopric and actually had more churchgoers than many archdioceses, including New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

Archbishop Aymond is thought to be an effective recruiter of people to church vocations. The Austin Diocese web site indicated that during his nine years of leading the diocese the number of seminarians increased threefold.

Archbishop Aymond is a pro-life supporter and "was one of more than 80 United States bishops who wrote to the University of Notre Dame (in South Bend, Indiana) to protest its award of an honorary degree to President Barack Obama".

Archbishop Aymond's installation will air at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV on August 30th at 12:30PM and again at 8PM (EST). The installation will be viewable in the CatholicTV archives at http://www.catholictv.com/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=111 alongside the Installation of Masses of Archbishop Timothy Dolan, Archbishop George Lucas and several others.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Traveling Museum Exhibit Starring Catholic Sisters to Be Discussed on This is the Day

On Friday, August 28th, “Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America” a traveling museum exhibit, will be discussed on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”. The exhibit, which will be shown in the Smithsonian and across the nation, highlights little known facts about American sisters and their history in the U.S. These include the story of how since 1980, at least nine American sisters have been martyred while working overseas. Few people are aware that more than 110 U.S. colleges and universities were founded by Catholic sisters. Sr. Helen Garvey, BVM will discuss the exhibit on the set of “This is the Day”.

The Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America (Women in Spirit) exhibit opened in Spring 2009 at Cincinnati Museum Center and will travel nationwide for a 3-year tour with stops at Ellis Island and the Smithsonian.

"Women & Spirit" showcases numerous artifacts which have never before been on public display. Items assembled from over 400 communities include a handwritten letter from Thomas Jefferson, a cradle from the NY foundlings, and a replica of the first incubator along with traveling trunks, journals of immigration experiences, pioneering healthcare devices, diaries, samplers, musical instruments, student work, and ephemera associated with a number of saints. A total of 70 objects will be displayed at each venue.

Sister Helen may be seen on Friday, August 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 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. The show will be available as a free download from iTunes.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

5th Season of Catholic Game Show to Air on CatholicTV

Starting in September 2009, CatholicTV will air the 5th season of its Catechetical game show “Wow!-The CatholicTV Challenge”.

Wow! The CatholicTV Challenge (Wow!) is a children’s game show that teaches viewers the Catholic faith. The show resembles the show Jeopardy!, yet has young contestants just like the show “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” Wow! is hosted by Father Robert Reed, a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston. Contestants are 3rd graders and are asked open-ended questions. Father Reed gives a brief explanation of the answer and occasional commentary. The show erupts with laughter and shouts of “Wow!” when contestants answer questions correctly. Each show has a Catholic theme such as “The Sacraments” or “The 10 Commandments”.

The new season will have shows centered around: the resurrection, the Gospels, the Roman Pontiff, The Anointing of the Sick, and others.

“Wow!-The CatholicTV Challenge” is viewable on CatholicTV where available each week at the following times (EST): 7:30 p.m. Mondays, 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, 1 a.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Saturdays, and midnight and 9 a.m. Sundays. The show is also streamed live (simultaneously) at www.CatholicTV.com. Archived episodes are also viewable at the website (click here to view http://www.catholictv.org/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=137 ). Episodes can be seen full-screen and free of charge. CatholicTV is a non-profit corporation.

Live Daily Mass- Behind the Scenes Look

Friday, August 21, 2009

Video of Daily Catholic Mass, Catholic News & A Catholic Talk Show Now Offered on iTunes Free of Charge Courtesy of CatholicTV

Catholics can watch the Mass and other Catholic programming from their iPhones or iPods for free from iTunes. CatholicTV offers the Daily Mass, This is the Day, Newsbreak, and Going My Way on iTunes. CatholicTV began offering some of its programming on iTunes in 2008.

In addition to free television programs at iTunes, CatholicTV also streams its broadcast live at CatholicTV.com. Catholics can view this online broadcast anytime for free and without obligation. The broadcast can be viewed in full-screen. CatholicTV is a non-profit company and relies largely on private donations for its operations.

There are over 700 full-length videos archived on the CatholicTV website. These include “The Future Depends on Love”, “Conversations With Cardinal Sean” as well as “The Rosary”.

Viewers interested in seeing CatholicTV programming at iTunes can download the iTunes software at Apple.com/itunes. Then, viewers can search for the shows mentioned above by name.

Deacon, Ph.D., and Golf Coach to Appear on "This is the Day"

On Tuesday, August 25th, Deacon Curtis Turner will be featured on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”. Deacon Turner is principal of a 181-year-old Catholic High School founded by Servant of God, Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange. Deacon Turner has a doctorate in Science Education and is coach of the school golf team. St. Frances Academy is the oldest historically African-American Catholic school in the United States.

Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange founded the first congregation of women religious of African ancestry and was founder of St. Frances Academy.

Dr. Curtis Turner began serving as St. Frances Academy (located in Baltimore) principal on June 2nd, 2008. Dr. Turner has worked in secondary education since 1993 in public and Catholic high schools. He is a graduate of DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland and Howard University in Washington, DC where he earned a bachelors degree in physics. Dr. Turner earned a master and a doctorate degree in science education from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. In addition to his administrative duties, Dr. Turner teaches mathematics and coaches golf at St. Frances Academy. He is a Non-resident Associate Member of the Oblate Sisters of Providence and an ordained permanent deacon for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington in 2008. He is married and lives in Howard County.

Established in 1828, St. Frances Academy is an independent Catholic high school with African-American and Hispanic roots.

“This is the Day” airs live twice a week (Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m.) Father Robert Reed and Jay Fadden host this half-hour talk show with Kevin Nelson. The hosts discuss various topics of the week and respond to viewer mail. The show includes interviews, cooking, music, news and events for today's Catholic.

Deacon Turner will be featured on the show on Tuesday, August 25th 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

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention Now Viewable Online At CatholicTV.com

The original CatholicTV broadcast of the Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention in Phoenix is now available in its entirety at CatholicTV.com. The convention took place on August 4th and was a joint production between CatholicTV and Salt and Light Television, a Canadian Catholic television network.

CatholicTV’s web archives include most of the events during the Knights of Columbus 127th Supreme Convention including the entire opening Mass, the States Dinner, and interviews with commentary throughout. Also included, are talks by several Bishops and Cardinals including Cardinal Francis George of Chicago.
The Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention can be viewed at http://www.catholictv.com/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=136

Friday, August 14, 2009

Youth Gathering In NYC and Anti-Wrinkle Cream by Carmelites To Be Discussed on CatholicTV Talk Show

On Tuesday, August 18th the Catholic Thrive Conference will be discussed on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”. David Sloan, Co-Founder and Director of Catholic Thrive will participate in a live interview on “This is the Day”. The upcoming conference will feature Archbishop Timothy Dolan, Matthew Kelly, Fr. Stan Fortuna, CFR, actress Jessica Rey and others.

Also on “This is the Day” will be Brother Dennis Wyrzykowski. He will be talking about the Teresian Carmelites and how they use skin care products to fund ministry to the poor and the philanthropic endeavors of the Teresian Carmelites.

The upcoming Catholic Thrive Conference will take place during Labor Day weekend at the Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom. Catholic Thrive's mission is to bring singles and young adults out of the isolation of modern life and into the family life of the Church.

Catholic Thrive’s main concern is that young adults, particularly in college and the years following, are leaving the Catholic Church. Single people are now the largest group of adults in America, comprising 60-70 percent of the adults in the U.S.

Because this is a very recent phenomenon, most dioceses and parishes have limited resources available for young adult ministry, and even less for singles ministry. Catholic Thrive helps those who are doing these ministries on a local level by providing them with resources targeted to their particular needs. One conference attendant, Cami Seretti, wrote,

"Your conference completely changed my life. Before then I didn't have the information I needed to really understand our Creator's love for me and I had no Catholic circle of friends. Both were granted to me in just a weekend and I have never been the same since.”

Last summer the Teresian Carmelites faced difficult financial circumstances. That’s when one of what Brother Dennis Wyrzykowski calls “God-incidences” connected them with a local scientist, whose work included patented research into a compound in the human heart that has been found to also fight wrinkles. The story will be told on “This is the Day”.

These guests can be seen on Tuesday, August 18th 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

In April CatholicTV aired the installation Mass of Archbishop Dolan as the New York's 10th Archbishop. This Mass is viewable now by visiting http://www.CatholicTV.com/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=111&videoID=663

An interview of Actress Jessica Rey on the CatholicTV can be viewed by visiting: http://www.catholictv.com/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=72&videoID=89

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Catholic Soldier to Be Interviewed Live From Afghanistan Via Satellite on CatholicTV

On Friday, August 14th, Major Jennifer Willis will be featured in a live interview on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”. Major Willis is the leader of a 20-person unit of military broadcasters and print journalists who are covering the war and military life in Afghanistan. In March, Major Willis’ convoy was attacked by militants in the Konar Province of Afghanistan. Despite 2 hours of fighting, no one in the convoy was harmed.

Major Jennifer Willis is a Catholic who enjoys singing in the Catholic choir at Bagram. She sponsors an Afghan teen who is a student at a carpet weaving school in Kabul. Major Willis is a third-generation career military officer.

Major Willis has had sixteen years of service in the Army, including seven overseas. She has been stationed at Ft. Hood, TX; in Honduras; in Egypt; in Germany; in Gainesville, FL; and at Ft. Lewis, WA. She left her son Morgan at home with his father when the baby was seven months old. When Major Willis returns from Afghanistan, her son will be 19 months old.

Also on “This is the Day” will be Dave Solimine Jr. and Sr. The Solimines are involved in the funeral business and take part in the corporal and spiritual works of mercy of praying for and burying the dead. Dave Solimine Sr. says that no one in his funeral home is buried without a prayer. If someone has no family, Dave or one of the funeral directors prays in the viewing room for the person.

These guests can be seen on Friday, August 14th 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. http://www.CatholicTV.org/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=72

The Solimine family has a tradition of community service and philanthropy that dates back more than a half-century. Mr. Solimine will discuss the “Wall That Heals” which is a travelling version of the wall at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. The “Wall That Heals” will be visiting Mr. Solimine’s hometown of Lynn, MA from August 27th-30th.

*photo is from http://www.arcent.army.mil/cflcc_today/2003/march/mar23_31.asp

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Installation Mass of Bishop Joseph Cistone Now Viewable At CatholicTV.com

The Installation Mass of the new Bishop of the Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan, Joseph Cistone is now viewable online free of charge and in full-screen at CatholicTV.com. The archived video at CatholicTV.com includes commentary by Fr. Joe Krupp and Bill Harris from ABC Channel 12. The papal nuncio Archbishop Pietro Sambi is also featured in the video, reading the letter of appointment from the Pope. The archived video includes 2 hours of footage.

On March 14, 1998, Bishop Cistone was named as an honorary prelate by Pope John Paul II, giving him the title of monsignor. That same year, he was appointed as Vicar General and Vicar for Administration for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

John Paul II recognized him again on June 8, 2004, when he appointed Monsignor Cistone to become an Auxilary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He was consecrated as a bishop on July 28, 2004, at the city’s Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul. Bishop Cistone chose for his episcopal motto, a phrase from his daily devotion to Philadelphia’s Saint John Neumann: Father of Mercy and Love.

Bishop Cistone was appointed Bishop of Saginaw by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI on May 20, 2009 and installed on July 28, 2009 - the fifth anniversary of his episcopal ordination.

The Installation Mass of Bishop Cistone can be viewed at http://www.catholictv.com/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=111&videoID=779

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Special Television Programming to Celebrate the Feast of the Assumption on CatholicTV

On Saturday, August, 15th, the Feast of the Assumption, CatholicTV will air special programming in honor of Mary’s Assumption. The special programming will include Mass from the Vatican, children’s programming, teachings about the Blessed Mother, musical videos dedicated to the Blessed Mother, and a modern drama story called “Assumptions” which relates a life or death story with the story of Mary’s assumption into heaven. The schedule for August 15th is below (all times Eastern):

CatholicTV is a nationally-broadcasted television network headquartered near Boston. CatholicTV streams its broadcast simultaneously, 24 hours a day at www.CatholicTV.com

7:30 AM- The Rosary is Alive: An animated version of the Rosary

8:00 AM-9:00 CCC of America presents Our Lady of Lourdes Animated Kids Special

9:00 AM- WOW: The CatholicTV Challenge – A Catholic game show with a special episode with Mary the Mother of God as the theme for the show.

9:30 AM- Daily Mass

10:00 AM- The Rosary

10:30 AM-11:45 AM Mary's House: A show featuring a pilgrimage to Ephesus, a tour of the ruins there, the Blessed Mother's home, the site of the Assumption, St. John's Basilica and the 1st Marian Church - St. Mary's.

11:45 AM- Who Care's About the Saints? The Blessed Mother. Fr. James Martin talks about the Blessed Mother.

12:00 PM- 2:00 PM- Feast of the Assumption Mass from the Vatican

2:00 PM- Tears of Love with Father Pat- Popular Singer Fr. Pat sings songs dedicated to the Blessed Mother

3:00 PM- Divine Mercy Chaplet

3:30 PM- “The Assumptions”- Story based on the Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven. This is the story of a young girl who is thrilled her mother is having a new baby, then struggles as she learns of her mother’s cancer. The mother has a difficult choice to make.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Was Pope Pius XII Complicit in the Holocaust? Questions Are Answered in Documentary on CatholicTV

Pope Pius XII guided the Catholic Church through two tumultuous decades, firmly establishing himself as a champion of peace, and the moral voice of a world torn apart by war. However, shortly after his death in 1958, his heroic legacy has been called into question by some historians who claim that his alleged silence during the Nazi holocaust allowed Hitler to carry out his Final Solution against the Jews. During the week of August 10-16th, CatholicTV will air a documentary called “A Hand of Peace: Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust” (Hand of Peace) which details Pope Pius’ reign especially during World War II.

Pope Pius XII protested vehemently the persecution of Jews. His was a prophecy in action, which saved the lives of countless victims of the neo-pagan Nazi reign of terror, rather than potentially counter-productive public statements.

“Hand of Peace” is an important contribution to the robust and timely debate that has arisen surrounding Pius’ wartime record. Featuring interviews with world renowned Holocaust historian Sir Martin Gilbert; the Jesuit historian and postulator Fr. Peter Gumpel; author and ardent Pius defender Sr. Margherita Marchione, M.P.F., Ph.D., this gripping documentary explores the difficult choices Pius XII faced during the Second World War, and provides convincing proof that his bold, yet discreet, prophetic actions saved tens of thousands of Jewish lives and paved the way for a new era of Catholic-Jewish relations that have deepened over the past 50 years.

“Hand of Peace” will air at www.CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV during the week of August 10-16th at the following times (Eastern): Monday-2PM; Tuesday-10PM; Wednesday-4PM; Thursday-6:30AM; Friday-9PM; Saturday-10:30AM; Sunday-2AM.

CatholicTV regularly airs Papal events. Details on CatholicTV Papal Programming as well as archived videos can be viewed at http://www.catholictv.com/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=57

Thursday, August 6, 2009

John Paul II International Film Festival to Be Discussed on CatholicTV

On Tuesday, August 11th, the John Paul II (JPII) International Film Festival will be discussed on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”. “This is the Day” will feature the organizers of the festival in an interview. The JPII Film Festival was organized in response to Pope JPII’s call to the “new evangelization”. Before becoming Pope, JPII was an actor and playwright who believed in using the arts to express the glory of God.

Also on “This is the Day” will be iconographer Marek Czarnecki who will discuss how Catholics can learn more about their faith through images of Jesus, Mary, and the saints.

In 1999, “The Great” Pope JPII wrote a letter to artists everywhere. He asked them to be witnesses to the Truth and invited them to take part in what he called “The New Evangelization”. This year, filmmakers from around the world will unite into one festival to answer that call.

After the enormous success of films like The Passion of the Christ, Bella, and Fireproof, it became clear that the hunger for faith-based films is prominent and desires to be fulfilled. Organizers of the JPII Film Festival believe “the world is in need of Truth– the truth about love, who we are, what we’re called for, and WHO we come from. We are all deeply hoping to be reminded about the truth of our humanity.” More information on the film festival can be obtained by visiting: www.jp2filmfestival.com/blog/. The television interview will feature the founders of the JPII Film Festival- Laura Alvarado, Rafael Anrrich, and Frank Brennan.

Also featured on “This is the Day” will be iconographer Marek Czarnecki. Mr. Czarnecki studies under Russian Orthodox iconographer Mrs. Ksenia Pokrovsky, within the Izograph School which she founded in Moscow.

Mr. Czarnecki’s icons can be found in the homes and chapels of individuals, as well as churches across the country, including the Franciscan University of Steubenville, and the Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield, IL. Mr. Czarnecki has been featured in numerous articles, exhibits, and videos. He continues to teach and write about icons out of his studio in Meriden, Connecticut.