CatholicTV will air "A Tear in the Desert". This special features Father Ron Camarda, a Naval Chaplain, reading from his book of the same name. Mark Woods, columnist with the Florida Times Union writes:" it is a powerful story about war, faith, love and "the best Christmas ever.""
The book "Tear in the Desert" is the "journey into the heart of Iraq war". The following book synopsis is from Fr Ron's website: Father Ron Camarda was recalled to Active Duty to serve with the Marines during the Battle for Fallujah, Iraq (2004). At Bravo Surgical (Marine equivalent to a M.A.S.H. unit) he received over 1500 casualties and 81 deaths. When he returned home he found his work was not done. Walking with the widows and families left behind has been filled with great love and compassion. This is a walk with God into the war in the desert, only to find that the real war is within the human heart. The Afterward is by Colonel Mike Shupp, USMC Commanding Officer, Regimental Combat Team-1, Fallujah 2004-2005
The special was produced by Christian Peschken and was filmed at Ft. McCoy in Wisconsin with the support of the US Army. Christian has the exclusive rights to produce a documentary on the book and is developing the script.
CatholicTV is honored to air "Tear in the Desert".