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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

As Year For Priests Concludes St. John Vianney Retreat Leader Will be Interviewed Live on CatholicTV

On June 29th, Fr. Frederick Miller will be interviewed on the live CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”. Fr. Miller has taken many priests and seminarians on pilgrimages to Ars, France and has authored a book on St. John Vianney entitled “The Grace of Ars”.

Fr. Miller will talk about St. John Vianney, the patron saint of parish priests. His book is based on several retreats-pilgrimages conferences to the holy places of St. John which he has led. The book is published by Ignatius Press with a foreword was written by Archbishop Raymond Burke. To preview the book please visit: http://www.ignatius.com/

This is the Day airs at 10:30AM ET at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV. The show is rebroadcast at 7:30PM.

St. John Vianney lived in the aftermath of the French Revolution, a very difficult time for Catholic priests during which priests and those who harbored priests who would not swear allegiance to the state were put to death.

The life and trials of St. John Vianney are of particular interest now to Catholics in light of what former NYC Mayor and Jew Ed Koch calls "continuing attacks" by the media on the Church and Pope Benedict XVI which Mr. Koch called "manifestations of anti-Catholicism" in the Jerusalem Post daily newspaper on April 8, 2010.

St. John Vianney battled the de-Christianization which had occurred during the French Revolution via a life or prayer, mortification, and humble service. He was known to have spent as much as 16-18 hours a day in the confessional.

Also to be discussed on This is the Day will be a leadership conference called “Kujenga-Viongozi” which means “to build leadership” in Swahili. The purpose of Kujenga-Viongozi is to develop leadership skills among high school-aged youth in the Black Catholic tradition with Christ at the center and encourage them to attain knowledge about the role of people of African descent in the story of the Catholic Church.

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