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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

CatholicTV To Air Three Masses and Vespers with Pope in January

During the month of January, CatholicTV will air three Masses from the Vatican as well as Vespers service.

Masses and Vespers will air at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV cable outlets. After they are broadcast, these programs will also be archived at CatholcTV.com for viewing anytime.

The broadcast schedule for January is as follows (all times Eastern):

January 1st, 8 p.m.: Solemnity of the Mother of God -World Day of Peace Papal Mass

January 6th, noon & 8 p.m.: Solemnity of the Epiphany of The Lord Papal Mass

January 9th, noon & 8 p.m.: Baptism of the Lord Papal Mass

January 25th, 8 p.m.: Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle Vespers

Monday, December 20, 2010

Million-Dollar Pro-Life Pregnancy Center Complete With Tabernacle To Be Discussed on Live CatholicTV Talk Show

Jim Kolar

On December 31st, a unique crisis pregnancy center in West Palm Beach, Florida will be discussed on the live CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”.

Miracle House has a special story which began with the prayers and extraordinary generosity of donors. The building’s cost was $1 million and renovation costs were estimated to be $500,000.

The Miracle House Center in West Palm Beach has a chapel, and currently provides counseling to pregnant women and also is a place to go for people interested in volunteering and learning more about pro-life ministry. The unique center also will soon provide sonograms and pregnancy testing as well.

A tabernacle is currently being made for the chapel, where Masses will be offered. The building itself is less than one block from a large abortion provider which performs 6.500 abortions per year at the location in West Palm Beach.

Jim Kolar, President of Miracle House will be interviewed on This is the Day. In a June 2010 interview with Florida Catholic, Jim said, “We will have an education center, and we are going to have a chapel with the Blessed Sacrament. That is the key to the building — the Blessed Sacrament. The tabernacle will be aimed right at the Presidential Women’s Center (abortion provider) so we have the body, blood, soul and divinity of the Lord Jesus Christ here.”

Miracle House is a not for profit 501c3 organization and is located at 3115 45th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33410. They can be reached at 561-267-3541

CatholicTV Will Air Installation Mass of New Orlando Bishop John Noonan

On December 22nd, CatholicTV will air the Installation Mass of the Diocese of Orlando’s new Bishop, John Noonan. This Installation Mass will air at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV cable outlets at noon and 8 p.m. Eastern.

Bishop Noonan was installed as Bishop of The Diocese of Orlando on December 16th, 2010. In his first homily as Bishop of Orlando, Noonan said, “From the lowest to the highest, we must become aware and listen to the voices of the silent and forgotten among us," he said, with his Irish accent. "We cannot continue to divide — divide in such a way that we do not understand that love is what unites us. God is the foundation of all hope."

Information about Bishop John Noonan:

Born: Limerick, Ireland, Feb. 26, 1951
• To the priesthood, Sept. 23, 1983, for the Archdiocese of Miami, at St. Paul of the Cross Church, North Palm Beach
• Appointed chaplain to His Holiness, with the title of Monsignor, Oct. 22, 2001
• Named Auxiliary Bishop of Miami, June 21, 2005
• Ordained to the episcopacy, Aug. 24, 2005, Cathedral of St. Mary, Miami
• Appointed Bishop of Orlando, October 23, 2010
• Bachelor of Arts, St. John Vianney College Seminary, Miami (1977-1979)
• Master of Divinity, St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, Boynton Beach, Fla. (1979-1983)
• Master of Education, Boston College, Boston, Mass. (1993-1996)
• Languages spoken, understood: Spanish
More information about Bishop Noonan is available at: http://www.orlandodiocese.org/en/about-the-diocese/leadership/bishop

Footage of other major events in the American Catholic Church and the Vatican can be viewed at http://www.CatholicTV.com/catholic-television.aspx.

A Note From Father Reed

Our celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ brings joy to the world at the end of each year, and as we begin a new year we cannot help but be emboldened by hope in what the weeks and months before us hold.

Last fall we had the wonderful opportunity to be in Rome with our HD cameras, and as we begin a new year we have the privilege to bring that programming to you. You will have the chance to tour the city and experience its antiquity and its Catholicity. We will pray the mysteries of the Holy Rosary in new locations dear to us in the Faith. And as the cover of this January edition of our magazine suggests, we will have the opportunity to go behind the scenes at the Vatican with the Pope!

House+Home, our reality series, arrives in Vatican City this month and the Swiss Guard allow us inside to see how Pope Benedict and his staff make an apostolic palace into a home where faith, hope and love reside. You’ll get to experience a typical day in the life of the Holy Father as cameras wind through the hallways of the Papal residence.

Our cameras likewise found their way around ancient and Christian Rome for a new series on the CatholicTV® Network entitled Viaggio a Roma or “A Trip to Rome.” You
and I will visit many of the places that make Rome such a destination for pilgrims and students and tourists alike. It will be as if you are visiting the Eternal City right in your living room or on your computer screen. And we will pray the Rosary and celebrate Mass at the major basilicas of Rome, and even at the very tomb of St. Peter the Apostle.

All of this and our new weekly show, ClearVoice (with John Monahan and Christine Caswell) fill this new year with hope and the promise of more and exciting things to come your way on America's Catholic Television Network: CatholicTV!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Vatican Swiss Guard Will Be Interviewed in Special Episode of Signature CatholicTV Talk Show From Vatican City

On December 24th, CatholicTV will air a special episode of the talk show “This is the Day”. Most episodes of This is the Day are produced in the CatholicTV studios near Boston, but this episode will be partly produced from Vatican City.

This special Christmas edition of This is the Day will include an interview with a member of the Swiss Guard, Corporal Erwin Niederberger. Corporal Erwin will discuss the mission of the Swiss Guard and even answer interesting questions such as “What does the Swiss Guard do after the Pope dies?”

As usual, This is the Day will include news reporting by CatholicTV Senior Producer Kevin Nelson. The weekly CatholicTV treasure will be revealed only after a riddle will clue the audience into what the CatholicTV treasure is.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Woman Who Lost Over 500 Pounds Will Tell Her Story on Live CatholicTV Talk Show

On December 28th, Nancy Makin will be interviewed on the live CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”.

Nancy will discuss the amazing story of how she lost more than 500 pounds and how she “got her life back”.

Nancy has told her story on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, and other media outlets. Nancy has shared her unlikely experience of rebirth, of recapturing her long forgotten self-worth, and that discovery’s resultant 530 pound weight loss with joy, humor, and with the rare perspective that can only come from one who’s lived it.

Also to be interviewed on This is the Day will be Bishop Gerald Barbarito of Palm Beach, Florida. Bishop Barbarito will discuss evangelization, pro-life ministry, and more.

Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito was installed as the fifth Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Palm Beach on August 28, 2003.

Bishop Barbarito was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn by Pope John Paul II on June 28, 1994. He was ordained a bishop on August 22, 1994, by Bishop Thomas V. Daily. Bishop Barbarito was assigned as Regional Bishop for Brooklyn Vicariate East as well as Vicar for Ministry for the Diocese of Brooklyn. As Vicar for Ministry, he assisted with the ongoing formation of priests in the diocese. His office was in the Marine Park section of Brooklyn.

More information about Bishop Barbarito can be found at http://www.diocesepb.org/bishop/

More information about Nancy Makin can be found at http://nancymakin.com/
This is the Day airs at 10:30AM ET at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV cable outlets. The show is rebroadcast at 7:30PM and other times during the week.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

New Series on CatholicTV Explores Eternal Life, Prayer, and Faith

Starting in January, CatholicTV will air a new series called “Building Our Faith”. This series, which is new to CatholicTV, uses scripture as a guide to help Catholics deepen their relationship with God. Building Our Faith explores such themes as eternal life, prayer, and faith.

Building Our Faith is hosted by Joe Curto. Beginning in 1989, Joe has served as the Sr. Coordinator of Adult Bible Study in three different parishes. He has spoken hundreds of times, helping Catholics deepen their personal relationship with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Currently a parishioner at St. Francis De Sales Church in Purcellville Virginia, Joe has served on the Pastoral Council for 3 years and currently conducts a weekly Adult Bible Study, and facilitates the Charismatic Prayer Group “Refuge.” In addition, Joe Serves the Diocese of Arlington as a board member of the Charismatic Renewal Service Committee (CRSC). Joe is a native New Yorker and is married to his high school sweetheart Maureen and is the father of five daughters.

As a senior at Dowling College, Joe began his spiritual re-awakening when he took an “Introduction to the New Testament” class. This class began a fervent love of the Holy Scripture which continues to this day. Since 1987, he has devoted himself to developing his relationship with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit through a prayerful, diligent, reverent study of the Bible and Church doctrine. To learn more about Joe and Catholics for Christ please visit: www.CatholicsforChrist.org

Friday, December 10, 2010

CatholicTV’s Father Robert Reed Will Provide Commentary For Vespers Prayers With Pope

On December 16th, CatholicTV will air Vespers with the university students of Rome in preparation for Christmas. Pope Benedict will preside over Vespers.

This will take place in the Vatican Basilica. Vespers will air at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV cable outlets at 8:30 p.m. and will be rebroadcast at noon the following day.

Commentary for the CatholicTV broadcast will be provided by Father Robert Reed, a former student of the Pontifical North American College in Rome, and President of the CatholicTV Network.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

How Do Average People Grow In Faith? Author Will Discuss on Live CatholicTV Talk Show

On December 21st, Karina Fabian will be interviewed on the live CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”.

Karina and her father, Deacon Steven Lumbert are co-authors of the book “Why God Matters”. This new book speaks of growing closer to God from the perspective of two “average” people who come to know God through normal circumstances.

Deacon Lumbert speaks of conversion by describing his own, while Karina describes growing closer to God from the viewpoint of a cradle Catholic.

“Rather than blasts of light, fiery swords, spiritual fistfights, and angelic choirs, theirs is the long religious slog of the everyday.” Their book describes “the effort that one must put out each day in the long trek to Heaven.”

More information about the book can be found at http://www.tribute-books.com/whygodmatters/index.html

Nation’s Only Catholic Boy’s Choir School Will Sing on CatholicTV Christmas Special

This Christmas, CatholicTV will air a Christmas-themed musical performance starring the Boston Archdiocesan Choir School (BACS). This Christmas special will air on CatholicTV on December 24th, 25th, and 26th.

CatholicTV will record the performance on December 13th at St. Paul’s Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts right in the middle of Harvard University’s campus. Once the performance airs on CatholicTV, it will be archived on CatholicTV’s website at http://www.CatholicTV.com/christmas

CatholicTV will air Christmas-themed programming throughout the month of December. CatholicTV will switch to Christmas-only programming from December 24th to the 26th.

Some of the programs shown throughout December with special Christmas episodes include:

Spotlight (movie review show)-

December 20th through January 1st-Monday at 6 p.m., Tuesday at 8 p.m., Wednesday at 4 a.m. Friday at 4:30 p.m., Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

This is the Day (talk show) from Rome, Italy-

December 24th at 10:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m., December 25th at 4:30 a.m & 6 p.m.; and December 26th at 3:30 p.m.

WOW: The CatholicTV Challenge (Catholic game show):

Week starting December 20th: Monday at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday at 5 p.m., Wednesday at 9 a.m., Thursday at 12:30 a.m., Friday at 6:30 a.m. and Saturday at 8 p.m.

Our Daily Bread (Catholic cooking show):

Two weeks surrounding Christmas, Monday at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday at 5 p.m. and Thursday at 11:30 a.m.

Christmas Songs By the Daughters of St. Paul:

December 24th at 2:30 a.m. and December 25th at 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. and during the week of December 26th during “The Call” time slot.

More information about Christmas programming on CatholicTV along with full episodes of Christmas programming can be found at www.CatholicTV.com/Christmas.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

New Episodes of Word On Fire on CatholicTV With Fr. Robert Barron Respond to ‘YouTube Heresies’

Starting in January, CatholicTV will air new episodes of the show “Word on Fire”. These new episodes will include Fr. Barron’s answers to what he calls the “YouTube Heresies”.

These YouTube Heresies are common arguments which Fr. Barron often sees expressed on YouTube by viewers of his videos. In these YouTube Heresies episodes, Fr. Barron responds to the following views:

• scientism-suggests that reality is restricted only to what scientists can explain

• “ecclesial angelism”-the suggestion that the Church and every Church member must be utterly perfect in every way

• Biblical fundamentalism- the view that the bible on the surface, literally read is the word of God

• Marcionism- argues amongst other things that the Old Testament should be completely disregarded

New episodes of Word on Fire will also include interviews of actor Eduardo Verástegui, professional golfer Chip Beck, and discussion about creationism, the fall, and much more.

Word on Fire airs each week at the following times at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV cable outlets: Tuesday 9 a.m., Friday, 2 p.m., and Saturday at 1:30 a.m. Starting in January, Word in Fire will also air at 7:30 p.m. (all times Eastern)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Catholic Fantasy Author To Be Interviewed on Live CatholicTV Talk Show

On December 14th, author Jim Anderson will be featured on the CatholicTV Talk Show “This is the Day”.

Jim is co-author of a fiction series which takes place in the ancient fantasy world of “Ahn Norvys”. He and co-author Mark Sebanc have recently released the 2nd book in the Stone Harp series called “The Darkling Fields of Arvon”.

In a recent interview with the student newspaper of Franciscan University of Steubenville (The Troubadour), Jim said, “His faith inspires everything he does. He recalled being at a fantasy convention in San Jose, near a church called St. Joseph’s Cathedral. “I thought it strange how there’s this fascination with fantasy going on at this convention and yet when you walk into the church, here’s the world of the truly fantastic,” he said. “Angels and demons and saints; the Church triumphant and the Church suffering.”

A teacher, musician, and poet, Jim earned both Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees from Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio. He, his wife, Lisa, and their three sons make their home on the Canadian prairies, not far from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where they work with the St. Therese Institute of Faith and Mission.

Mark Sebanc has worked as an editor and translator, with several books to his credit. He holds Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in Classics from the University of Toronto, and lives with his wife and children in the Upper Ottawa Valley of Ontario, Canada.

More information about the Legacy of the Stone Harp series, Jim Anderson, and Mark Sebanc can be found at: http://stoneharp.com/

Also featured on This is the Day will be Amanda Graf, a missionary who ministers to students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Amanda is a missionary with the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS). FOCUS is a national outreach that meets college students where they are and invites them into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and the Catholic faith.

Rooted in Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition, FOCUS was born out of a passion and zeal to share how a relationship with Jesus Christ and the Catholic faith can transform the world. Beginning with America’s future leaders, FOCUS sends teams of young, trained, missionaries to the college campus in order to reach students with the gospel. In partnership with the university parish and/or Newman Center, FOCUS missionaries host large group outreach events, weekly Bible studies and offer one-on-one mentoring with student leaders.

More information about FOCUS is available at http://www.focusonline.org/

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Smell of Play-Doh; A Message From Fr. Reed

I have a personal secret to share with you: I love Play-Do, I always have. It comes in a number of different colors, it is non-toxic, it can be molded and shaped, you can make different colors by mixing and if you leave it out of the container or fail to put the cover on tight it hardens into whatever shape you left it. Most of all, I love it because it smells good. In fact, I have been known to open up a container in a toy store only to catch a whiff. Now, I say: “I love Play-Do”, but you really can’t love Play-Do! But we can love one another, and we can certainly learn to love God.

Without a doubt, God loves you and me. God made us…He formed you from the elements, the “the clay” of this world. By the greatest wonder, the most marvelous miracle ever, from a lot of water and a bunch of chemicals the Creator formed you physically and, at the same time, breathed into you a living, human spirit – an eternal soul.

You and I, we are kind of like Play-Do – we are beautiful to God…maybe we even smell good to God?

No matter who you are and how old you have become, you and I are still being formed. As Isaiah the prophet teaches us: “We are the clay and God is the potter. We are all the work of God’s hands.”

Now we have begun again the cycle of the Church’s year - Advent and Christmas. Lent and Holy Week and Easter, the many feasts of Mary and the Saints. Through all of these days and weeks and months, God is inviting us to be molded and refashioned according the image of His Son. God is trying to make something beautiful of us, to make us like children, His Children.

How is God doing this? Certainly the Church and the Sacraments, especially the Eucharist have a powerful and mysterious influence upon us. Our families: God works through our families (and the holidays serve to remind us all of where we came from). Our children, certainly by their presence and their innate goodness, God continues to shape us. God can even use us as instruments to mold and reshape our friends and even total strangers. And the Word of God cuts through us like a knife.

As we light each successive candle on the Advent wreath, remember: there is still some time! There is still time, not just to go shopping for gifts. There is still time for God to mold us. There is still some time before Jesus returns in glory, to judge us.

So, do not let yourself dry out and harden up like Play-Do, left in its container with out a cap. Leave yourselves open and humble for God’s many surprises. It might even be painful at times, but give yourself the chance to be reshaped into (as Mother Teresa once said) “something beautiful for God.”

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Amazing Story of Catholic Woman Who Helped Save 2500 Jewish Children Will Be Discussed on Live CatholicTV Talk Show

On December 7th, the story of Irena Sendler and the three high school girls who produced a nationally-known play about Sendler will be discussed on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”.

Jack Mayer, author of the book “Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project” (Life in Jar), will be interviewed on This is the Day.

Life in a Jar tells the story of Sendler, a Polish Catholic social worker who organized a rescue network to save 2,500 Jewish children from certain death in the Warsaw ghetto.

In 1999, three high school girls from an economically depressed, rural school district in southeast Kansas stumbled upon a reference to Sendler’s rescues, which they fashioned into a history project, a play they called “Life in a Jar”. Their innocent drama was first seen in Kansas, then the Midwest, then New York, Los Angeles, Montreal, and finally Poland.

Life in a Jar has been performed over 250 times. Along the way, the story of the three high school students and Life in a Jar became nationally known and the students appeared on C-SPAN, National Public Radio, CBS, CNN, the Today Show, and in the New York Times, L.A. Times, and more

More information about the Irena Sendler Project can be found at http://www.irenasendler.org/

Also to be discussed on This is the Day will be the story of legendary coach Jim Cotter, who coached football at Boston College High School, a Jesuit school in Boston. His daughter Grace Regan will be interviewed on This is the Day along with Paul Kenney.

Paul Kenney co-authored a new book about Coach Cotter called “A True Man for Others: The Coach Jim Cotter Story”. This new book is a biography of Jim Cotter and highlights his illustrious high school coaching career as well as his battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease. More information about the book can be found at http://coachjimcotter.com/

Monday, November 22, 2010

CatholicTV to Support Retired Priests By Airing Special Promotional Videos

In support of retired priests of the Archdiocese of Boston, CatholicTV will air special promotional videos during the month of December.

The videos will remind viewers that “while mandatory retirement age for priests is age 75, many continue to work into their 80’s and beyond.”

In these videos, retired priests make appeals for their “brothers who are senior retired priests.” The videos also say to viewers, “They [priests] were their when we needed them. They are still there for us now. Will we continue to be there for them?”

In the Archdiocese of Boston, a collection is taken up during Christmas Masses to support the retired priests of the Archdiocese. The Archdiocese spends millions of dollars each year housing and assisting in the medical and financial needs of retired priests.

CatholicTV also aired a promotional video encouraging the financial support of retired religious sisters. This video featured Sister Marian Batho, CSJ, a Sister of the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint. Joseph.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Trevor Thomson and Ike Ndolo to Sing on CatholicTV Broadcast of The Commons

During the week starting November 29th, “The Commons”, a Catholic music show which airs on CatholicTV, will feature musicians Trevor Thomson and Ike Ndolo.

“The Commons” airs each week at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV at the following times (Eastern): Wednesday 7:30 AM; Thursday 3:30 AM & 4:30 PM; Saturday 9:30PM.

Trevor Thomson gained national recognition with the release of In This Place, an album of original music. He then began performing at events all over the United States. His sophomore album, Before You, followed in 2000. The release of Trevor’s third album, Eyes to You, marks a significant advance in a career that began over 12 years ago in Southern California. A Los Angeles native, Trevor has a special partiality for the L.A. music sound.
More information about Trevor is available at : http://www.spiritandsong.com/artists/3095

Ike Ndolo was born in Missouri after his parents moved to the United States from Nigeria.

At St. Timothy’s in Mesa, Arizona, he was mentored by legends Tom Booth and Matt Maher. Currently Assistant Music Director at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Tempe, Arizona Ike leads worship every Sunday and is constantly evolving as a musician and a man of God.

In addition to traveling the country to lead others to Christ, Ike has a great zeal for missionary work, stretching from Mexico to as far as China. As David says in Psalm 96, “Tell his glory among the nations, among all peoples, his wondrous deeds.” Ike has taken up the call, to be a servant to those around him—through his art, through his music, through his life.

More information about Ike Ndolo is available at: http://www.spiritandsong.com/artists/65022

“The Commons”, is a coffee house-styled music show which includes performances by Catholic musicians such as Jesse Manibusan, Matt Maher, Sarah Hart, and others. “The Commons” also includes interviews of the musicians in which viewers can get a glimpse into the lives and spirituality of the musicians.
“The Commons” is produced by spiritandsong.com (a division of ocp). “The Commons” is a video showcase giving viewers an opportunity to experience candid conversations with intimate and unplugged performances by your favorite spiritandsong.com artists. Learn more about the artists, and spirit and song at http://www.spiritandsong.com/commons

Friday, November 19, 2010

Investing For Catholics? Priest Will Discuss on CatholicTV Talk Show

On December 3rd, Fr. Séamus P. Finn, OMI will be interviewed on the live CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”.

Fr. Séamus belongs to the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, a religious order known for its work with the poor and many other ministries.

Fr. Séamus was recently featured on the Nightly Business Report on PBS. During the show, Fr. Séamus discussed how he and his colleagues fought for corporate responsibility and transparency following the Enron collapse. He also discussed how he advocated for increased transparency and regulation at large financial institutions and how their actions directly affect the poorest people in the world.

Father Séamus represents the Oblates at the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility in New York (ICCR www.iccr.org); a coalition of faith-based and socially responsible investors who work together to engage corporations. The coalition’s more than $100 billion is invested to promote the integration of faith-based values into the investment process. Father Séamus also represents the Oblates on the executive committee of the International Interfaith Investment Group (3IG www.3ignet.org).

This is the Day airs at 10:30AM ET at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV cable outlets. The show is rebroadcast at 7:30PM and other times during the week.

Fr. Séamus is a leader in faith-based socially responsible investing. He completed his doctorate at Boston University School of Theology in 1991.

Fr. Séamus is also a consultant to Investing for Catholics, a company which provides fee-only advice on passively managed index portfolios screened for Catholic values.

More information is available at http://investingforcatholics.com/

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Prayers With Pope Will Kick Off Advent-Themed Programming on CatholicTV

On November 28th, CatholicTV will kick-off Advent programming with a broadcast of the first Vespers of Advent with Pope Benedict XVI from St. Peter’s Basilica.

CatholicTV’s Advent programming will include the first-ever Christmas-themed episode of its popular game show “WOW: The CatholicTV Challenge”. Other shows with special Christmas episodes will include Spotlight (the movie review show), Our Daily Bread (the cooking show), the Rosary, and much more.

Below are some of the special programs to air during the Advent and Christmas seasons:

Vespers With Pope Benedict From St. Peter’s Basilica-
November 28th at noon and 8 p.m. (Eastern Times)

December 20th through January 1st-Monday at 6 p.m., Tuesday at 8 p.m., Wednesday at 4 a.m. Friday at 4:30 p.m., Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

This is the Day from Rome, Italy-
December 24th at 10:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m., December 25th at 4:30 a.m & 6 p.m.; and December 26th at 3:30 p.m.

WOW: The CatholicTV Challenge:
Week starting December 20th: Monday at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday at 5 p.m., Wednesday at 9 a.m., Thursday at 12:30 a.m., Friday at 6:30 a.m. and Saturday at 8 p.m.

Our Daily Bread:
Two weeks surrounding Christmas, Monday at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday at 5 p.m. and Thursday at 11:30 a.m.

Christmas Songs By the Daughters of St. Paul:
December 24th at 2:30 a.m. and December 25th at 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. and during the week of December 26th during “The Call” time slot.

More information about Christmas programming on CatholicTV along with full episodes of Christmas programming can be found at www.CatholicTV.com/Christmas.

“God of This City Tour” Featuring Cardinal Seán O’Malley and Others Will Be Discussed on Live CatholicTV Talk Show

On November 23rd, a unique ministry called “God of This City Tour” will be discussed on the live CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”.

God of This City Tour events are large gatherings of youth complete with praise and worship, confession, Eucharistic adoration, and dynamic speakers.

This year’s God of the City Tour will feature speakers Cardinal Seán O’Malley, OFM Cap., Sr. Olga Yaqob (featured in National Catholic Register, Boston Globe), Fr. Marc Bishop, Fr. Matt Williams, and Brett St. Gelais.

Worship Leader Jon Niven and Master of Ceremonies of Lift Ministries Kelley McCormick will appear on This is the Day to talk about “God of This City Tour”. More information can be found at http://godofthiscity.gutensite.com/

Dr. David Franks and Dr. Angela Franks will also appear on This is the Day on November 30th. David is a full-time professor at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts. Angela is Director of the Master of Theological Study program and the Catechetical and Theology Certificate programs at St. John’s Seminary.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

“Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro To Be Interviewed on CatholicTV Talk Show

On November 26th, Buddy Valastro will be interviewed on the live CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”.

Buddy is a nationally-known master baker who stars in his own reality cooking show on The Learning Channel (TLC). His bake shop, “Carlo’s Bake Shop” has been featured in books, newspapers such as The New York Times, and television; most namely The Food Network. He and his cakes have also been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The View, and more.

This is the Day airs at 10:30AM ET at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV cable outlets. The show is rebroadcast at 7:30PM and other times during the week.

Buddy Valastro is often asked to demonstrate, compete, and teach his craft around the country. In his 10,000 sq foot state of the art facility, Buddy and his staff turn out thousands of wedding cakes, specialty cakes, and pastries weekly. His award-winning designs have been featured numerous times in different bridal and baking magazines.

Buddy has also written a book called “Cake Boss: Stories and Recipes from Mia Famiglia”. Buddy is also currently touring the nation sharing stories and giving live cooking demonstrations. More information is available at www.buddyontour.com

Monday, November 15, 2010

Fr. Reed on The Coming Advent

For us, Advent is a time of waiting, watching and listening for
the coming of the Lord. And so it will be on CatholicTV! As we
prepare to remember the coming of the Christ Child, we are
asked to wait, to watch and to listen for a sometimes seemingly
absent God.

It is clear from practically everything we read in the
Scriptures that God wishes to be very close to us. Yet it
is equally clear that we do not often believe God is close.
And, when we feel that way, we may feel embarrassed for
having such weak faith.

The truth is, the great saints often felt and complained
that God was not present in their lives. And, before
you think it is only ordinary humans who feel this way,
remember that Jesus himself, from the cross, cried out, in
seeming desperation, “My God, my God, why have you
abandoned me?”

God most often speaks to us through whispers, not
shouts. It seems to me that God is most often found in the
shadows. This is why it’s not so tough to understand why
we don’t often “feel” His nearness and why we assume His
absence in our lives. When it comes to knowing God’s
presence among us, we are all too often like people with
iPods who, having listened to loud music for so long, have
damaged their hearing, and are no longer able to hear
whispers or subtle sounds.

This is why the Church insists on the waiting of Advent.
For me, the greatest wonder and joy of the coming Feast is
found in that quiet anticipation. If we are to see the fragile
light that dawns among us in the Christ Child, we must sit
a while in the quiet darkness. If we are to hear the songs
the angels sing, and not just hear our own voices, we must
first be still and listen, carefully, in silence.

And so I pray that the coming weeks are full of wonder
for you. Happy waiting and listening.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Catholic Author of New York Times Best-Seller Will Appear in Live Interview on CatholicTV Talk Show

On November 26th, Matt Pinto will be interviewed on the live CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”.

Matt co-authored the book A Guide to the Passion: 100 Questions About the Passion of the Christ, which went on to sell more than a million copies and hit #6 on the New York Times Best-Seller List.

Matt also co-founded CatholicExchange.com and worked with apologist Patrick Madrid to start Envoy Magazine.

This is the Day airs at 10:30AM ET at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV cable outlets. The show is rebroadcast at 7:30PM and other times during the week.

Matt Pinto is the founder and president of Ascension Press and the author or co-author of a variety of best-selling works, including the teen question-and-answer books Did Adam and Eve Have Belly Buttons?, Did Jesus Have a Last Name?, and Do I Have to Go: 101 Questions about the Mass, the Eucharist, and Your Spiritual Life. He is also the co-creator of the Friendly Defenders Catholic Flash Cards and the Amazing Grace Series.

Matt has appeared on numerous television and radio programs explaining and defending the Catholic Faith, and he has conducted seminars on a variety of Catholic issues throughout the country. Matt and his wife, Maryanne, live in Pennsylvania, and are the parents of five boys and one girl.

More information about Matt and Ascension Press can be found at http://www.ascensionpress.com/shop/Scripts/staff.asp

Friday, November 12, 2010

CatholicTV Will Air New Weekly News Magazine Show

Starting December 2nd, CatholicTV will air a weekly news magazine show called “ClearVoice”. ClearVoice will be hosted by John Monahan and Christine Caswell, both of whom have years of experience working as news reporters at secular news companies.

ClearVoice is a magazine-style news show with interviews of notable Catholics exploring current issues of particular interest to Catholics. These interviews will include a wide variety of Catholics, from Vatican news specialist John Allen (who has been featured on CNN & NPR) to ordinary Catholic students attending the recent National Catholic Youth Conference.

ClearVoice will air each Thursday at 8PM (Eastern) with rebroadcasts throughout the week.

More information about co-host John Monahan:

John Monahan won an Emmy Award for his work as a news reporter. He is a communication consultant and coach to business professionals. Monahan has 17 years of experience in the news business. Monahan most recently reported for FOX25 News in Boston. During that time, he covered the presidential debates in 2000, the aftermath of the 9/11 tragedy, and was on assignment the night ‘Shoe Bomber’ Richard Reid attempted to blow up an American Airlines flight.

More information about Christine Caswell:

Christine has more than 20 years experience as a television and radio news journalist. She spent more than a decade in the major market of Boston. She has reported extensively on major criminal trials, including the O.J. Simpson trial in Los Angeles. Christine is currently Director of Media Workshop/Adjunct Professor in the Communication Department at Boston College.

Starting December 2nd, ClearVoice will air each Thursday at 8PM. The show will be rebroadcast at the following times every week: Friday 11:30 a.m., Saturday. 7 a.m., Sunday 11 a.m., Monday 10:30 a.m. and Tuesday 10:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

U.S. Bishops Meeting Will Stream Live at CatholicTV.com. Bishops to Discuss and Vote on Euthanasia Statement, Defense of Marriage and More

On November 15th and 16th, CatholicTV will stream live coverage of the USCCB’s 2010 Fall Assembly in Baltimore, Maryland. Live online coverage will be viewable from 10AM to 6PM (Eastern) on the 15th, and from 8:30AM to 4PM on the 16th..

The stream will be viewable at www.CatholicTV.com/USCCB. After the live broadcasts, coverage will be archived at the same web address for viewing anytime.

During the 2010 Fall Assembly, the U.S. bishops will elect the next president, vice president, treasurer-elect, and general secretary of the USCCB, as well as the chairmen-elect of six committees. Other items on the agenda include discussion and votes on:

  • A common agreement between the bishops' conference and four Reformed churches to recognize each other’s baptism
  • The request of the Pro-Life Activities Committee to begin drafting a brief policy statement against physician assisted suicide
  • The 2012 assessment, with a recommendation that it be increased by 3 percent
  • Discussion and vote of the 2011 Conference budget.

The bishops will also hear reports and presentations on:

  • The Church’s response to the earthquake in Haiti
  • The Review and Renewal of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development
  • The work of the Ad Hoc Committee for the Defense of Marriage
  • Informational update on World Youth Day 2011
  • The needs of the Archdiocese for the Military Services
  • Integrating new media into diocesan communication structures.

CatholicTV will be at the assembly in order to promote CatholicTV and www.iCatholic.com and also to interview several bishops. These interviews will air on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”. Some of the bishops to be interviewed will include: Cardinal-designate Donald Wuerl, Bishop Gerald Barbarito of Palm Beach, Florida, and Bishop Salvatore R. Matano of Burlington, Vermont. CatholicTV will also interview one or more representatives from Catholic Relief Services.

Footage of other major events in the American Catholic Church and the Vatican can be viewed at http://www.CatholicTV.com/catholic-television.aspx.

How Far is Too Far? Jason Evert Talks About Chastity

This video can be found at our website along with other Jason Evert videos at the following link http://www.catholictv.com/Jason-Evert-Theology-of-the-Body-2010.aspx

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

CatholicTV Will Air Vatican Consistory Where Pope Benedict Will Install 24 New Cardinals

Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke

On November 20th, CatholicTV will air the Vatican consistory where Pope Benedict XVI will install 24 new cardinals. The following day, CatholicTV will air the the concelebrated Mass with the new cardinals where Pope Benedict will give the new cardinals their new golden rings which symbolize the cardinals’ bond with the papacy.

These new cardinals will include two Americans- former Archbishop of Saint Louis, Raymond Burke and Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C.

The consistory and the Mass will air at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV at noon and 8PM (EST) on November 20th and 21st.

Cardinal Seán O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston will discuss the consistory and the new cardinals during his show “Conversations with Cardinal Seán”. This special episode will air during the week of November the 15th at the following times: Wednesday 1:30PM; Friday 4PM; and Saturday 4AM.

According to a Catholic New Agency article, “Cardinals are considered within the Church to be the Pope's closest advisors. All belong to the College of Cardinals, the body whose main function is to elect a new Pontiff. Cardinals under 80 years of age are allowed to vote in such an election, while those over 80 can serve only in the capacity of counselors. Traditionally, the number of voting-age cardinals is kept at 120, while the total number of cardinals -- including the non-voting cardinals -- has no specific limit.”

This will be the third time the Pope has called a consistory to create new cardinals. Pope Benedict has now named 62, or more than half, of the current College of Cardinals. The consistory will be held in the Sistine Chapel. Pope Benedict will concelebrate Mass with the new cardinals on November 21st at St. Peter's Basilica.

On October 20th, Pope Benedict said, “The universality of the church is reflected in the list of new cardinals.” Over a dozen countries are represented by the new cardinals, including four African countries, two Latin America countries, two Cardinals from North America, and one representing Asia.

Author Will Tell Story of Losing Her 2-Year-Old Son and Her Battle With Drug Companies On Live CatholicTV Talk Show

On November 23rd, Dawn Marie Roeder will be interviewed on the live CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”.

Dawn will discuss her book “It Doesn’t End Here” which tells the story of the painful loss of her 2-year old son, her battle with the prescription drug industry, and how her Catholic faith helped her endure all of it.

This is the Day airs at 10:30AM ET at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV cable outlets. The show is rebroadcast at 7:30PM and other times during the week.

Father Donald Calloway, MIC said of the book, “Struggling to find meaning out of the unimaginable circumstances that lead to her son's tragic death, Dawn Marie strove daily to put back together the shattered remains of her life one second at a time.

Six months into the journey of her great torment, Dawn's mother hands her a newspaper article which lead to a discovery that would dramatically alter her life and the lives of many others. In this true story of pain and sorrow, is found an amazing love of a mother for her son and an enduring faith in an ever present loving God.”

More information about Dawn Marie Roeder and her book can be found at http://www.itdoesntendhere.com

Friday, November 5, 2010

Film Contest To Send Teens To World Youth Day For Free Will Be Discussed on Live CatholicTV Talk Show

On November 19th, Suzanne Haugh will be interviewed on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”.

Suzanne is the Director of Goodness Reigns, an organization whose aim is to help Catholics learn their faith through researching and producing short films.

Goodness Reigns has launched a film-making contest which will award 22 youths and adults with all-inclusive travel packages to World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain in 2011. Goodness Reigns will post submitted videos on its website www.goodnessreigns.com in April of 2011.

The Center For Faith and Public Life will also be discussed on This is the Day. This unique center located at Fairfield University in Connecticut, offers a public place to discuss and research issues of faith and politics.

This unique center was funded by an anonymous $2 million donation in 2005, and since then, Fairfield University has invited several Cardinals as guest speakers, a papal bodyguard, renowned business professionals, professors, and more.

Fr. Richard Ryscavage, S.J., Director of the Center For Faith and Public Life will be interviewed on This is the Day. Fr. Ryscavage is also a professor of sociology and international studies at Fairfield University. More information is available at http://www.fairfield.edu/cfpl/index.html

This is the Day airs at 10:30AM ET at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV cable outlets. The show is rebroadcast at 7:30PM and other times during the week.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Maryknoll Mission Work In Africa and Latin America To Be Highlighted in November on CatholicTV

During the month of November, CatholicTV will air programming which highlights the work of the Maryknoll missionaries in Africa and Latin America on the show “The Field Afar”.

The Maryknoll missionaries consist of priests, brothers, sisters, and lay persons who primarily serve in East Asia, China, Japan, Korea, Latin America and Africa.

During the month of November, “The Field Afar” focuses on Maryknoll’s work in Guatemala, Kenya, and Brazil.

In Latin America, Maryknoll has helped build the infrastructures of parishes, schools, clinics, and social programs, and increasingly assists in the formation of laity.

In Africa, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers work with the hundreds of thousands uprooted by war and famine, those struggling with AIDS and orphaned by AIDS, and the many who labor to compete in a global economy.

Each week in November, “The Field Afar” will air during the following times: Monday at noon; Wednesday at 5 a.m.; Friday at 8 a.m; Sunday at 10:30 p.m. (all times Eastern)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

CatholicTV Mass and Rosary Now on Boston Area Radio Station WQOM

On November 1st, Catholic radio station WQOM began broadcasting in the Boston area, which is home to over 5.5 million people.

CatholicTV’s daily Mass and Rosary are now broadcast each weekday from 7-8PM ET on WQOM. WQOM’s broadcast can be heard anywhere in the world using their online stream at http://www.wqom.org/. The broadcast also airs in the Boston metropolitan area on 1060AM.

Until November 1st, the Boston area had been one of the only major media markets without 24/7 Catholic radio.

The Daily Mass and Rosary on WQOM are produced by CatholicTV. The CatholicTV Daily Mass from the Chapel of the Holy Cross features over one hundred priests mostly from the Archdiocese of Boston and includes both diocesan priests and religious order priests. Fr. Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R., Fr. Leo Patalinghug, Cardinal Seán O’Malley, OFM Cap., and other nationally-known priests have presided over the Daily Mass on CatholicTV in the past.

The daily Rosary, produced by CatholicTV, is led by President of The CatholicTV Network, Fr. Robert Reed. During the program, Fr. Reed prays in different locations in the United States and around the world.

WQOM offers compelling speakers for all listeners and is part of The Station of the Cross, a not-for-profit Catholic Radio Network which exists in order to effectively evangelize through radio programming. To learn more about the Station of the Cross network visit: www.thestationofthecross.com

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Your Success- A Note From Jay Fadden

I was thinking about the success of CatholicTV recently and my thoughts turned to all of you! We have been blessed to continue to grow and bring the loving message of Christ to people in many different ways. As technology has changed and advanced, we have tried to take full advantage so that we can reach more people. Any success we have had is your success, as well.

CatholicTV is unlike any other television station. We are not driven by ratings or advertising revenue and are not subject to the changing views of society. We are devoted to talking about God and how He impacts the lives of all of us. Without you, none of this would be possible. You are part of the CatholicTV family, the parish of the airwaves.As a community, we succeed. It is together that we affect people’s lives in a real and concrete way. What a great gift you are to so many who may turn on CatholicTV and be touched. It is because of you, and tens of thousands more, that we continue and succeed. Today, there may be someone in a home who happens upon CatholicTV. They may be lonely, depressed or just searching for answers in this difficult world. The Mass, Rosary, or one of the other programs that we cable-cast may make a difference. It may make them realize God is walking with them during their journey. Now that is success!

So, thank you for allowing us to make a difference in people’s lives. With you, we are a strong prayer community guided by the teachings of Jesus. Without you, we are just a TV station. Please continue to pray for the success of CatholicTV.

Homeschooling, Fiction-Writing, Public-Speaking Mom of Six to Be Featured in Live Interview on CatholicTV

On Tuesday, November 16th, Regina Doman will be interviewed on the live CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”.

In addition to writing and editing, Regina homeschools six children, and speaks at conferences, schools, and workshops. To the question, "How do you manage to get it all done?" Regina responds, "What makes you think I get it all done?"

This is the Day airs at 10:30AM ET at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV cable outlets. The show is rebroadcast at 7:30PM and other times during the week across the US and Canada.

Regina is the author of the children's picture book “Angel in the Waters” and the “Fairy Tale Novel” series for teens and adults, which are classic fairy tales recast as adventure romances with Catholic themes. Her newest work of fiction is called “Alex O'Donnell and the Forty CyberThieves”. She will discuss this high-tech thriller which features the return of a character, Alex O’Donnell, from an earlier book. In this story Alex returns from college to find that his dad, a computer hacker and software programmer, has inadvertently discovered a mysterious website which leads to sudden wealth. But Alex has to learn what the price will be for this monetary gain. To learn more about Regina and her work visit http://www.fairytalenovels.com

Monday, November 1, 2010

Newly Named Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke to Speak About Voting on CatholicTV

On November 1st, CatholicTV will air an interview of Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke. Cardinal-designate Burke will discuss voting during this interview.

The interview will air at the following times (Eastern): 6PM and 11PM. The interview will also air on Tuesday, November 2nd at 12:30PM.

CatholicTV also has a brief video of Burke discussing voting on CatholicTV’s YouTube channel. The video can be found using the following link.

Raymond Leo Burke is an American Archbishop in the Catholic Church. He is a Cardinal-designate, and is at present the current Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, having previously served as Archbishop of St. Louis (2003–2008) and Bishop of La Crosse(1995–2003)
Catholic Action for Faith and Family (CAFF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting Catholic principles. Their website can be found at http://www.catholicaction.org/

CatholicTV is grateful to Founder/President of CAFF, Mr. Thomas McKenna, who graciously granted CatholicTV the right to air this important interview.

Friday, October 29, 2010

25-Year-Old Who Biked 2,400 Miles To Document Catholic Stories Will Tell His Story of One Billion Stories During Live CatholicTV Interview

On November 12th, Seth DeMoor will be interviewed on the live CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”.

Seth is a recent college graduate who captured national attention earlier this year after biking about 2,400 miles across the Southern United States interviewing Catholics he met along the way and posting their stories in brief videos online.

Seth’s website, www.onebillionstories.com has hundreds of video-recorded interviews he took during his trip in early 2010. These videos cover a wide range of topics such as conversion, testimonies, faith stories by athletes, and much more.

This is the Day airs at 10:30AM ET at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV cable outlets. The show is rebroadcast at 7:30PM and other times during the week.

During his 3-month-long trip across the Southern U.S., Seth did not carry a GPS unit, or even a map. In an interview with the Denver Catholic Register, Seth said, “That’s the beauty of pilgrimage and pedaling by faith,” he said. “You simply have to trust that ‘The Big Man’ will see you through to the end.”

Thanks to the assistance of people he met during his trip, Seth only spent $100. “People just kept feeding me,” he said. “And after Mass, some would hand me $20’s and $50’s to help me get home.”

In January 2011, Seth will travel across the U.S. again (by car) to gather more stories, mostly from young Catholics at Fellowship of Catholic University Students conferences.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

CatholicTV.com Video Series Prepares Catholics For Voting

In preparation for upcoming mid-term elections, CatholicTV.com, the CatholicTV iPhone app, and CatholicTV now feature a video series called “Catholic Citizenship”. These videos are based on a letter written by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

The Catholic Citizenship videos follow the format of the Bishops’ letter “Forming Consciences For Faithful Citizenship”.

This document addresses relevant questions such as “Who in the Church Should Participate in Political Life?, What Does the Church Say About Catholic Social Teaching in the Public Square?”, and more. The document also addresses specific issues such as human life and social justice.

The Catholic Citizenship videos can be viewed now by using the following link: http://www.CatholicTV.com/catholic-faith.

These videos also air currently on CatholicTV cable. Hosted by Fr. David O’Leary, a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston and Chaplain at Tufts University the Catholic Citizenship videos currently air between various programs on CatholicTV.

In one of the Catholic Citizenship videos, Fr. O’Leary insists that Catholics need to properly understand the meaning of separation of Church and state- namely that “ the separation clause means that religious institutions should not expect favoritism, nor should any church or faith group accept discrimination from the government. The purpose of the separation clause is not to silence the religious voice or to deny a public role for the religious voice. The separation clause guarantees the freedom of the church or any spiritual group to earn its way into the public policy debate by demonstrating the wisdom of its argument.”

More information about the CatholicTV iPhone app can be found at www.carryyourfaith.com

Daughter of Soldier Who Liberated A Nazi Concentration Camp Will Appear on Live CatholicTV Talk Show

On November 9th, Judy McCloskey will be featured on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”.

McCloskey comes from a military family. Her father fought in WWII and even helped liberate the Nordhausen Nazi concentration camp in Germany.

In addition to raising six children and being the wife of a Navy officer, McCloskey founded a unique organization called CatholicMil, which serves personnel, chaplains and families of those serving in the US Military. The group produced a music video “In God We Trust” featuring military personnel from all over the world, the video will air during This is the Day.

This is the Day airs at 10:30AM ET at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV cable outlets. The show is rebroadcast at 7:30PM and other times during the week.

McCloskey is also a current board member of CatholicMil. CatholicMil distributes free care packages to soldiers, and free materials to military chaplains. CatholicMil also promotes priestly vocations to the military chaplaincy, and promotes work towards the canonization of Servant of God Vincent Capodanno. Fr. Capodanno was an American Navy Chaplain who was killed in Vietnam.

More information about CatholicMil is available at www.CatholicMil.org.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pope Benedict XVI’s Visit to Spain To Air on CatholicTV

On November 6th and 7th, CatholicTV will air coverage of the Pope’s visit to Spain. During his visit, the Pope will consecrate Sagrada Familia Church, an enormous Church which has been under construction since 1882 and attracts over two million tourists per year.

Coverage will air at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV cable outlets on November 6th and 7th at noon and rebroadcast at 8PM.

Coverage on November 6th will include the Pope’s welcoming ceremony, the Pope’s visit to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, and Mass in Obradoiro Square. Coverage on November 7th will include the Papal visit to Barcelona, including the Mass to consecrate the church and altar of La Sagrada Familia Church. The Pope is also scheduled to meet Spanish bishops, the king and queen of Spain, and the prince and princess of Asturias during the two-day visit.

Cardinal Martínez Sistach of Barcelona said, "The presence of the Pope in the consecration of this Church of the Holy Family manifests the importance that marriage and the family have for the good of persons, of the Church and of society, and how one must work at the service of the defense and help of families”.

According to the newspaper El Periódico de Catalunya, 2.26 million people visited the partially built church in 2004, making it one of the most popular attractions in Spain.

Typically, Pope Benedict has made three apostolic journeys per year; video archives of these visits may be accessed any time at www.CatholicTV.com/pope-benedict-xvi (including the recent Canonization Mass, visit to the United Kingdom, visit to Portugal, and other papal events).

Catholic Harvard Student Produces Hilarious Andy-Rooney-Style Videos For CatholicTV

27-year old Matt Weber hosts the most downloaded podcast at Harvard University’s iTunes channel. When he’s not interviewing celebrities like Harvard president Drew Faust and Academy-Award-Winning director Davis Guggenheim, or when he’s not working towards his Master’s degree in education, Matt produces short videos for CatholicTV.

His weekly “labor of love” is producing these one to two-minute videos. Viewers find his videos hysterical while at the same time relevant because they deal with real issues of faith such as confession and family life.

Weber started producing videos for CatholicTV after a chance encounter with CatholicTV President Fr. Robert Reed in a restaurant. Since Weber was a CatholicTV viewer, he took advantage of what he called “a celebrity sighting” by greeting and talking with Fr. Reed. Soon thereafter, Weber began producing videos for CatholicTV.

“I hope to reach out to young adults. I hope to inspire people and make them laugh. When I’m producing these short videos, it’s almost like a form of prayer. I want to show that there are young people who still care about God, religion, and the Catholic faith” said Weber during a phone interview with CatholicTV.

Perhaps the most unique characteristic of Weber’s videos on CatholicTV is their use of humor throughout. One video shows Weber praying in front of a statue of the Virgin Mary. His own voice describes his fears that people who see him praying outside might think that he suffers from schizophrenia.

Another of his videos begins with him saying “I have a confession to make, I don’t like going to confession.” Later in the video, he says “I do like COMING from confession, it’s probably one of the best feelings in the world”.

“I hope to be the Andy Rooney of CatholicTV” said Weber. Matt Weber’s videos appear frequently on the live CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”. They also air throughout the week on CatholicTV between various shows or on CatholicTV’s “Blinks” show.

Matt Weber’s latest video is entitled “Family Vacation”. This video features Matt and his family on a vacation in Washington, D.C. This video will also be added to CatholicTV’s website.

The live talk show This is the Day airs each Tuesday and Friday at 10:30AM and is rebroadcast throughout the week.

More information about This is the Day is available at http://www.CatholicTV.com/this-is-the-day

Matt Weber’s videos can be found at http://www.CatholicTV.com/catholic-faith

Friday, October 22, 2010

3-Part Television Series Gives Unique Look at New Cardinal-Designate Donald Wuerl- Available at CatholicTV.com

A three-part series hosted by Cardinal-designate Donald Wuerl is now viewable at CatholicTV.com

The series, called “Gospel in Mosaic”, gives viewers a unique look into the spirituality of one of the two American Archbishops named Cardinal-delegates by Pope Benedict XVI on October 20th.

Gospel in Mosaic can be viewed now by visiting: www.CatholicTV.com/Catholic-Television

Gospel in Mosaic explores the mysteries of the Rosary using the elaborate mosaics in America’s largest church, The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

During the show, Cardinal-designate Wuerl, who has a doctorate in theology, explains in detail all four sets of the mysteries of the Rosary.

This series, produced by CatholicTV, offers a unique look at Cardinal-designate Donald Wuerl. This unique Archbishop of Washington, D.C. was one of only 3 non-Cardinal’s permitted inside the conclave which selected Karol Wojtyla as Pope John Paul II.

Wuerl was ordained bishop on January 6, 1986 at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Italy by Pope John Paul II. Wuerl is no stranger to television. He hosted a television program, The Teaching of Christ, in 1990 and wrote an adult catechism with the same name.

Gospel in Mosaic also offers viewers a detailed look at the interior of the Basilica which houses an incredible 70 chapels honoring Mary.

The main seating area of the Basilica is surrounded by chapels which have images of well-known Marian apparitions such as Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, and many others. These chapels in the main seating area all contain beautiful mosaics which are rarely seen in the modern churches in the United States.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Catholic Social Media Expert to Be Interviewed Live on CatholicTV

“50% of the world’s population is under the age of 30. If Facebook were a country, it would now be the 3rd largest. It’s a mission field like no other.” These are just a couple of insights that Matt Warner pointed out in a recent blog post.

On November 5th, social media expert and blogger Matt Warner will be interviewed live on the CatholicTV Talk Show “This is the Day”. As always, the interview will be viewable live online at CatholicTV.com (and on cable television where available).

In 2008, Matt left his engineering career to focus full time on new media and the Catholic faith. He is the founder of flockNote.com, TweetCatholic.com, QuoteCatholic.com, and his popular blog, FallibleBlogma.com. Matt is a featured blogger on the National Catholic Register’s website.

This is the Day airs at 10:30AM ET at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV cable outlets. The show is rebroadcast at 7:30PM and other times during the week.

Matt Warner will discuss flockNote on This is the Day. In a recent interview with ZENIT, Matt called flockNote “a communication tool for Catholic parishes. It basically allows parish/ministry leaders to manage their communication channels. And it allows them to post information in one place and have it reach people via e-mail, text message, Facebook, Twitter, RSS and more.”

I came up with the idea for it after many years of volunteering in my own parish -- especially youth ministry. There just wasn't a simple, universal tool to let us all communicate effectively. Some people liked e-mail. Others the phone. Others Facebook. Etc. So it was difficult to keep up with it all. And it was hard for everyone to have a common interface. FlockNote tries to bring all of those communication mediums together into one tool. “

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

November and Upcoming All Souls Day- Note From Fr. Reed

The upcoming month of November begins with a glorious but somber reminder. We celebrate the life and witness of the many men and women, boys and girls who were faith-filled in their life journey and now experience God in the fullness of life in heaven. And, of course, on All Souls Day we remember all those who have died and pray in particular for those who are waiting in hope for the vision of God’s face.

It is our privilege at the CatholicTV® Network to pray each day for all of your loved ones who have died. Many have sent in the names of deceased family and friends, and those names are located near the altar in our beautiful CatholicTV chapel. Each and every day the priest who celebrates the television Mass remembers in a particular way your loved ones and friends who have gone home to God.

Although the month of November is focused in a sense on death, CatholicTV is very much alive in Christ. The upcoming November CatholicTV Monthly Magazine will make you more aware of a couple of innovations we have prepared for you. You will find out more about the new on-line Catholic community at iCatholic.com as well as a more extensive and national edition of the magazine available on-line and on multiple handheld and personal devices. Our goal, of course, is to extend the CatholicTV Network to as many people as possible – the homebound, the sick, families, young people and those whose livelihood requires them to travel a great deal. The goal, of course, is to encourage a deeper commitment among all of our viewers to Jesus Christ and to connect as many people as possible to the life-giving gift of His universal church.

May God bless you all for your continued attention and support of the CatholicTV Network, and may the living God grant to all our departed brothers and sisters eternal rest and peace.