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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Catholic Filmmaker To Be Interviewed on Live CatholicTV Talk Show

On August 17th, Catholic filmmaker David James will appear on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”.

James’ film company, Our Lady’s Tears (OLT) has produced a film about human suffering, and is currently working on a film about St. Germaine Cousin. OLT’s website calls St. Germaine’s unique story the “True-Life of Cinderella” because St. Germaine was treated with cruelty by her stepmother and forced to sleep in a barn.

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

The Labouré Society will also be featured on This is the Day. The Labouré Society exists to provide financial assistance to individuals who must eliminate student loans in order to pursue their vocation to priestly and/or religious life in the Catholic Church.

Upon discovering through a series of providential events that dioceses and religious communities require aspirants to be free of debt before entering formation, Minnesota businessman Cy Laurent began helping these aspirants resolve their financial impediments. It was simply unacceptable to Cy that the vocations Catholics had been praying for were being abandoned because of the crushing expense of a college education.

Cy Laurent, will be interviewed on This is the Day.

More information about The Labouré Society can be found at http://labouresociety.org/

OLT’s documentary about human suffering is entitled “Theology of Human Suffering: Understanding the Redemptive Nature of Human Suffering”. It was produced and written by David James.

The film looks at the “prevalence of the epidemics of obesity and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in American society, and their relationship with deep moral, physical, and spiritual sufferings”.

More information about Our Lady’s Tears Productions can be found at http://www.ourladystears.com/home.html

The Church’s Money- Where it Comes From, and Where it Goes to Be Discussed on Special Program on CatholicTV

Click above to view a sample episode

There is a “common misperception that the Church is sitting on a great deal of wealth….so what is the Church working with?... what’s its real cost of operation?”

These questions and others are asked and discussed on a television program entitled “Conversations with Bishop McManus”. A special episode focusing on money, faith, and giving will air on CatholicTV August 7th at 3:30PM; August 8th at 11AM; August 14th at 3:30PM and August 15th at 11AM.

Conversations with Bishop McManus airs during a programming block on CatholicTV called “From the Chair”. From the Chair airs each week and features bishops from several US dioceses and features the events and situations from their respective dioceses.

Conversations with Bishop McManus is hosted by Ray Delisle, Communications Director for the Diocese of Worcester.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Catholic Musician Will Discuss Music and His Return to Catholicism on Live CatholicTV Talk Show

On August 13th, Catholic musician Mark DiMarzo will appear on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”.

Mark is a praise and worship leader who released a CD in 2007 entitled “Reach the Sky”.

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

For many years, Mark had been searching the scriptures, in and out of different denominations, only to return back to Catholicism. Mark is very excited about his return home to the Catholic Church. He often says, “Everything is working for good for those who love the Lord.”

It was two weeks before Mark’s father passed away that he finally made the long awaited decision to return to his roots not having any idea what was to follow. He’s been heard to say, “I’m going to play for the Lord until my fingers won’t move anymore”. Mark’s next CD will be entitled “Rome Sweet Home”.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Note From Jay Fadden

The other day I was walking through the halls of CatholicTV and reminisced about the past and pondered the future. It was very early in the morning so I was all alone at CatholicTV. I thought back to the early days with Father Frank and Jack Lawless. We had some wonderful times and a lot of laughs. Every achievement seemed new, each success was ground breaking. Msgr. McInerny succeeded Father Frank as Director and his friendship continues to be one that I still cherish.

Today Father Reed is the Director. He has brought CatholicTV to new heights with his vision, creativity and energy. We meet every morning at 7am to discuss the day. It is the one meeting that I look forward to because every discussion is about the advancement of CatholicTV. I realize how fortunate I am to be working here.

Every decision that I have made over my life has led me to my current position. God has been good! It is in realizing this that I become keenly aware of how important you are in bringing the Gospel message of Jesus into millions of homes. Your prayers and financial support have made all of this possible and for that I am eternally grateful. Some of you may live alone and I can picture you filling out the envelope and check on the kitchen counter or by the television. For some of you it is a great sacrifice and yet you give so willingly. I want you to know that your donation helps so many others, both young and old, who would not be able to participate in the Church. It is through your generosity that lives are impacted and changed. You are truly a friend to CatholicTV.

Thank you for your trust in us and know that we trust in you.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention to Be Televised on CatholicTV

CatholicTV will air events occurring during the Knights of Columbus 128th Supreme Council Annual Meeting, from Washington, D.C. on August 3rd.

Broadcasts begin with the Concelebrated Opening Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception at 10:30 a.m (all times Eastern). The broadcast will continue with the Opening Session at 1 p.m. and will end with coverage of the State’s Dinner at 7:30 p.m.

To honor and recognize the contributions of the Knights of Columbus, CatholicTV will broadcast special presentations featuring the Knights and productions which the Knights have supported. These programs will include the documentaries “Men of Faith Who Made a Difference”, and “People of Life” which will be broadcasted during the day.

The convention brings together Knights from all over the nation. The annual meeting agenda includes the Opening Business session with an address by Supreme Knight Carl Anderson with a report of activities in which the Knights have been engaged in throughout the year.
After the broadcast, video from CatholicTV’s coverage of the convention will be available on demand at CatholicTV.com/Knights-of-Columbus.

Commentary will be provided by CatholicTV Network President, Father Robert Reed and Senior Producer Kevin Nelson, who will be on site at the convention. They will be joined by Knights of Columbus Director of Public Relations, Peter Sonski.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Man Who Plans to Walk From Boston To New York For Peace Will Be Interviewed on Live CatholicTV Talk Show

On August 10th, Al Forte will be interviewed on the live CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”. Forte plans to walk from Boston to New York City starting on August 23rd in an effort to promote peace.

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

Al Forte will walk from Fenway Park in Boston to Yankee Stadium in New York City from August 23rd to September 24th. Forte was originally inspired to do a prayer walk one morning while attending daily Mass. He has already walked from New York City to Chicago. During this walk, he handed out over 3,000 prayer cards. His walks have been covered by more than a dozen newspapers.

More information on the Prayer For Peace Walk and Al Forte can be found at http://www.prayforpeacewalk.org/index.html

Lisa Mladinich will also be interviewed on This is the Day. Lisa teaches a workshop called “You Can Be an Amazing Catechist” and also authored the book “Be an Amazing Catechist: Inspire the Faith of Children”.

Lisa is a Catholic wife and mom, writer and workshop teacher, and the founder of www.amazingcatechists.com. She guest-hosts the monthly “Amazing Catechists” podcast segment on “CatholicMoments”

CatholicTV Will Air Episcopal Ordination Mass of David O’Connell of Trenton New Jersey

America Magazine recently wrote that "a gem of a diocese is getting a gem of a new bishop." On July 30th, CatholicTV will air the Episcopal Ordination Mass of Bishop-elect David O’Connell, for the Diocese of Trenton, New Jersey. The Mass will air at 8PM ET at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV.

Before being consecrated as Auxiliary Bishop, Bishop-elect O’Connell was President of the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

The Diocese of Trenton’s Coadjutor Bishop David M. O’Connell was born April 21, 1955, in Philadelphia. Bishop O’Connell, a priest of the Eastern Province of the Congregation of the Mission, also known as the Vincentians, grew up in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.

Bishop O’Connell prepared for the priesthood in Mary Immaculate Seminary, Northampton, Pennsylvania where he received a master of divinity degree in 1981 and a master’s degree in moral theology in 1983. He pursued studies in canon law at The Catholic University of America, Washington, obtaining a licentiate in 1987 and then a doctorate in canon law in 1990.

In 1990, he joined St. John’s University, New York, where he served as academic dean for the following eight years.

In 1998, then-Father O’Connell was named the 14th president of The Catholic University of America. Among the many highlights of his presidency was the opportunity to serve as a member of the planning committee for Pope Benedict XVI’s pastoral visit to the United States in April 2008, and to host the pope at CUA, where he delivered an address to Catholic educators.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

CatholicTV Interview of Academy-Award-Winning Actor Robert Duvall Will Air During Live Talk Show

On August 6th, the live CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day” will include an interview with actor Robert Duvall.

Duvall will discuss his role in the upcoming film “Get Low”, “a movie spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party, while he was still alive”.

Duvall is well-known for playing the role of Tom Hagen in the film “The Godfather” and also won an academy award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role in the movie Tender Mercies (1983).

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

Catholic blogger and author Lisa Hendey will also be interviewed on This is the Day.

Lisa will discuss her new book, “The Handbook for Catholic Moms” which recently published by Ave Maria Press (www.avemariapress.com) in February 2010.

Lisa is a Catholic mother, author, and founder of CatholicMom.com. In her new book, Lisa draws from the deep tradition of the Catholic faith, and coaches Catholic moms on how to care for themselves―heart, mind, body, and soul―so that they can better love and care for their families, their neighbors, and their Church.

In her book, Lisa creates an environment where Catholic moms can reflect peacefully upon often-competitive topics like parenting style, types of schooling, and working outside the home. By sharing her own story, Hendey inspires readers to better balance their own needs with the demands of family life and faith commitment.

Monday, July 19, 2010

CatholicTV to Exhibit at Catholic Marketing Network International Trade Show

CatholicTV will exhibit at the Catholic Marketing Network International Trade Show (CMN Trade Show) in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania from August 3rd-6th.

This year’s speakers at the CMN Trade Show include Fr. Don Calloway, MIC, a priest who has shared his powerful conversion story all over the country. His amazing story includes being a drug abuser and dealer and even being deported from a foreign country before experiencing a powerful conversion and ultimately becoming a Catholic priest. .

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

Also attending the CMN trade show will be Fr. Frank Pavone, Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR- cofounder of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, and Fr. Thomas Euteneuer, President of Human Life International. Talks will also be given by Catholic radio personality Al Kresta, and Catholic blogger, and author Lisa Hendey. In conjunction with the CMN, the Catholic Writers Guild gathering will take place, for more information on this session visit http://www.catholicwritersguild.org/

The Catholic Marketing Network was founded by Alan Napleton in 1996 and was formed after years of discussions between Catholic professionals involved in a wide variety of activities related to the distribution of Catholic materials. Some were owners of Catholic gift and book stores, others were involved in the publishing of Catholic books and music or producing Catholic materials such as jewelry, statuary, or art.

There was a common agreement that there was no professional organization in existence that offered the opportunity for all of these diverse entities and individuals to come together for the purpose of making others aware of their activities, exchange information, network among each other and work together towards a common goal. CMN was formed in response to this need.

A featured event at this years CMN gathering is the U.S. film premiere of : Saint Augustine presented by Ignatius Press For more information on the CMN Trade Show, visit http://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Summary.aspx?e=f535224e-fe19-40fe-b830-afaa9d736736

Money and Faith to Be Discussed on Live CatholicTV Talk Show

On July 30th, Thomas Zordani, author of “Faith Finances” will be interviewed on the live CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”.

Faith Finances came about through the real life experiences of its founder Thomas E. Zordani. After facing a period of homelessness and finding himself and his family in an unimaginable swamp of debt, he began a painstaking journey to gain financial knowledge and wisdom from the ultimate learning source, the Bible!

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

Mr. Zordani eagerly states, “Faith Finances is about becoming a true steward. With such stewardship responsibility comes the understanding that God owns everything we have (our possessions, our homes, our children and yes, even our money). Everything belongs to God. We are merely stewards of whatever He chooses to bless us with. It is our solemn duty to become the best stewards we are capable of becoming, and instilling within our children this very profound truth, so that they may grow and develop the necessary character to become themselves good stewards.”

Mr. Zordani also says that “True stewardship is about applying all of God's words to personal finances. It is about mastering the 3 Principles of biblical finances, the principles of giving, managing, and increase.” These concepts and a guide to mastering finances using biblical principles are detailed in his newly released book “Faith Finances” which may be ordered on his website.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Multi-Lingual Priest With Multiple Ph.D.’s Will Be Interviewed Live on CatholicTV

On July 27th, Fr. Allan Deck, S.J. will be interviewed on the live CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”. Fr. Deck has 2 Ph.D’s and is fluent in Spanish, English, and Portugese. He also reads Italian and Latin.

Fr. Deck is the Executive Director of the Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Father Deck has also published 2 books and has edited 4 others.

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

Fr. Deck has a Ph.D. in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Saint Louis University and a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University. Fr. Deck will discuss his office at the USCCB on This is the Day.

More information about Fr. Deck and the Office of Cultural Diversity in the Church is available at http://usccb.org/scdc/

Brandon Nappi, a retreat director at Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center in West Hartford, Connecticut, will also be interviewed on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day.”

Brandon Nappi is Holy Family's Associate Retreat Director. He is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame where he majored in Theology and Medieval Studies. Brandon’s work in the Church has included youth ministry, adult education, pastoral care, and music ministry. He completed a Master of Divinity degree from Yale University and is pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis.

The Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center welcomed the first group of retreatants, from West Hartford's St. Thomas the Apostle parish, to Holy Family on Friday, February 2, 1951. Since that first men's retreat over half a century ago, Holy Family has expanded its programming to include women, youth, music ministers, and people in recovery. Over 10,000 people attend Holy Family's programs annually. To learn more about the retreat center please visit the website: www.holyfamilyretreat.org

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Fr. Robert Reed Will Give Keynote Address at Catholic New Media Celebration in Boston

On August 7, 2010 Fr. Robert Reed will give the 9:30AM keynote address at the 3rd Annual Catholic New Media Celebration (CNMC) in Boston, Massachusetts.

The CNMC MMX is an international conference focused on evangelization through new media such as blogging, podcasting, social media, and more.

The 2010 CNMC will also feature Catholic radio personality Lino Rulli, blogger Thomas Peters, Boston’s Cardinal Seán O’Malley, and many others. A waiting list has been established as the event is fully sold out.

The CNMC aims to respond to Pope Benedict XVI’s recent message that God’s love “must be expressed in the digital world… as something concrete, present and engaging.”

The CNMC aims to inform and inspire how interactive new media platforms, such as blogging, podcasting, and social media are created, shared, and implemented. Within an atmosphere of Christian community, attendees will learn how to create and share content for the benefit of the universal Catholic Church.

“This year’s CNMC will focus particularly on three things,” says Fr. Roderick Vonhögen, CEO of SQPN. “We will be exploring the best practices for creating quality content; how authentic catechesis and spirituality are incorporated; and, how a true sense of mission is instilled in those who consume this media and become a part of our online communities,” he says.

More information about the CNMC is available at http://celebration.sqpn.com/

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Seek the Lord Everywhere and in Everyone!

We have been entrusted with such incredible abundance. We live in one of the few places in the world that has clean, running water, we have a refrigerator (or as my dad would call it, a “Frigidaire”) full of food, and a bank account from which we can at least attempt to pay off our credit cards. We even take for granted the luxury of watching this reflection on a desktop or laptop that we can actually afford to own.

Then, apart from our material wealth, perhaps we have also been entrusted with the freedom to live and practice our Faith. We have been entrusted with the power to choose our own leaders, to pursue an education, and to live wherever we'd like.

There is no doubt that we have been given much. Now what does that abundance demand of us?

We do not know the hour when the Son of Man will come again. Those words conjure up in us a sense of the end of the world; however, I like to think of that “hour” in another way. We should be ready to greet God whenever He appears in our lives through events and other people. Sure, we should be ready to meet God at the end of our lives, but hopefully that will be quite natural since we have been recognizing Him all along the way.

Jesus taught us, His disciples, a truth, profound in its simplicity and daily application: whatever you do for one of these least brothers and sisters of mine, you do for me.

Some time ago, a stranger appeared here at the studios of The CatholicTV® Network. She was using a walker and she said she had an appointment with me. So, I went to the lobby to speak with her. It was a confused and difficult conversation, but when I said good bye I gave her a hug and, at the moment, I was filled with the emotional realization that I had just encountered God.

At a moment we least expect, God might enter our life through a stranger or someone in need and we should be prepared to greet that person as though he or she were Jesus, Himself.

Seek the Lord in all things and in all the people you meet. You and I have been undoubtedly blessed with more than we deserve. Much will be expected of us.

Seek the Lord while He may be found, especially in the Holy Eucharist we celebrate and share.

Father Robert Reed

Monday, July 12, 2010

USCCB’s Website Will Feature CatholicTV’s Fr. Robert Reed

During the month of August, Fr. Robert Reed will be featured on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) website, www.usccb.org.

Each day, usccb.org offers a video reflection on the daily Mass readings. This initiative is funded by the Catholic Communications Campaign. Daily reflections are given by priests, religious, and lay people. Fr. Reed will offer video reflections on the Mass readings on the following dates: August 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th. To view the reflections visit http://www.usccb.org/video/reflections.shtml

Fr. Robert Reed is a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston and the President of the CatholicTV® Network, Father Reed was born in Boston and currently lives in the historic West End of the city. He was educated at St. John’s Preparatory School and prepared for the priesthood at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. Father Reed also studied Broadcast Administration at Boston University's School of Communication.

After having been ordained a Catholic priest in 1985, Father Reed served in parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Boston. He was appointed director of CatholicTV in May, 2005. He works at the national headquarters of the network, the Monsignor Frank McFarland Center in Massachusetts.

More information about Fr. Robert Reed is available at http://www.CatholicTV.com/Father-Robert-Reed.aspx

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Catholic Lawyer and Author of Courtroom Drama Novel Will Be Interviewed on Live CatholicTV Talk Show

On July 23rd, Paul Turk, a Catholic attorney from the West Palm Beach area of Florida will be interviewed on the live CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”.

Paul is the author of the novel “Faith Beyond the Trials”, a legal novel which tells the story of a high-profile Palm Beach couple, a tense courtroom drama, and a faith that is tried and tested.

The novel’s court room scenes are based on Paul’s real life experiences as a litigator. It took him about three months to craft the novel.

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

Paul was raised Catholic and his faith has strengthened over the years.
As a member of St. Rita’s Catholic Church (Wellington) for nearly three decades, Paul says he wanted to depict the fictional priest as a positive role model after seeing so much negative publicity about priests in the news.

“Priests have gotten so much bad press, yet there are so many incredible ones,” he contends. “One of my priests has become a lifelong hero for me.”

More information about Paul Turk and his novel is available at http://www.paulturkbooks.com

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Praying Twice: Music on CatholicTV

The July CatholicTV Monthly Magazine cover story profiles the music you hear on the CatholicTV Network. From the musicians adding to the celebration of our Masses to a lineup of musical series, CatholicTV features music programming all week long. Enjoy Christian rock, music videos and interviews with Catholic artists. Highlights from our July schedule of family-friendly 24/7 programming are also included in this month's magazine. "Subscribe" from the Magazine link anywhere at CatholicTV.com for FREE!

Was Shakespeare Catholic? Author Will Discuss in Live Interview on CatholicTV

On July 20th, author Joseph Pearce will be interviewed on the live CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”.

Pearce is an English-born author and professor, and a biographer who has written two books on Shakespeare with a focus on Shakespeare’s faith and its influence on his writing. He will be discussing his newest book “Through Shakespeare’s Eyes” published by Ignatius Press.

Catholic theologian Dr. Peter Kreeft said of Joseph Pearce’s book [The Quest for Shakespeare], that “In his next book Pearce will trace the consequences of Shakespeare’s Catholicism in his plays. In this book, he proves it historically. I mean proves it. (Pearce would make a formidable lawyer.) The evidence is simply overwhelming.” To learn more about Joseph Pearce and his books visit 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.

Joseph Pearce is a Writer- in-Residence at Ave Maria University in Florida and Editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions series, a collection of classic literature accompanied by literary analysis from a variety of notable scholars.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

CatholicTV Announces Date of Annual Live Telethon

On October 1st, 2010, CatholicTV will broadcast its annual telethon. The CatholicTV telethon is one of the most unique live television broadcasts in the nation because it typically involves an almost unheard-of 12 hours of live television.

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

Last year’s telethon included musical performances from artists from across the U.S. including musicians from Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and many others. The performers included Vince Ambrosetti, Kitty Cleveland, and others.

CatholicTV began as the world’s first diocesan television station and has been broadcasting for over 50 years. The telethon has been part of the CatholicTV tradition for nearly 2 decades.

Because the live broadcast is so labor intensive, many CatholicTV viewers volunteer at the telethon by answering phones, and performing other duties.

CatholicTV’s viewers have been called the “parish of the airwaves”. CatholicTV employees (especially Director Fr. Robert Reed) consider the viewers “parishioners”. Connie Murphy (one of CatholicTV’s “parishioners” from Medford, Massachusetts) along with his wife Cathleen have volunteered at the annual telethon for over 15 years. In a phone interview with Connie Murphy, he said, “It’s a lot of fun and we have met a lot of people while volunteering. Sometimes, viewers will call in and ask me to wave at them on live television.”

Traditionally, the Cardinal Archbishop of Boston makes an appearance on the telethon. Last year, Cardinal Seán O’Malley visited the telethon and briefly asked viewers to consider making a donation to CatholicTV.

The telethon will air on CatholicTV on Friday, October 1st from 9AM until 10PM (Eastern). The telethon will be viewable at CatholicTV.com and will air simultaneously on CatholicTV. The show is produced by Kevin Nelson and is hosted by CatholicTV General Manager Jay Fadden and Director Father Robert Reed.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Saints Series on CatholicTV Examines Mother Teresa, St. Francis and Other Saints

Beginning July 6th, CatholicTV will air a mini-series looking at the lives and spirituality of Catholic saints.

The series is entitled “The Saints Always Belong to the Present” (The Saints) and is hosted by Msgr. Anthony Mancini from the Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island.

In this series, Msgr. Mancini discusses short biographies of the various saints including quotes from prominent hagiographers. The program includes musical performances by the Gregorian Concert Choir of the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul in Providence, RI; Msgr. Mancini is the founder and Director of the choir.

The Saints examines the lives and spirituality of St. Peter, St. Paul, Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and St. Mary. In an engaging manner, Fr. Mancini shares the many ways in which the saints are relevant to our contemporary times, he also makes frequent references to scripture during the program.

Msgr. Anthony Mancini completed his studies for the priesthood at the Pontifical North American College in Rome and the Catholic University of America in Washington DC. He is the Administrator of Holy Cross Parish in Providence. In 1990, he succeeded the late Dr. C. Alexander Peloquin as Music Director at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, after having served as assistant conductor of the famed Peloquin Chorale. He also serves as Rector of the Cathedral.

After completing musical studies, Msgr. Mancini pursued sabbatical studies in 1994 at the Royal School of Church Music in London. The Gregorian Concert Choir has performed widely in the Northeast and in private audience for Pope John Paul II, as well as on radio and television.

The Saints will air during the weekly programming block “Catholic Saints and Lay People.” The Saints will air on CatholicTV.com and CatholicTV during the month of July and August.

The regular air times for the programming block Catholic Saints and Lay People are as follows (Eastern Time): Tuesday 11:30AM; Wednesday 5AM; Friday 8AM; Sunday 10:30PM

Thursday, July 1, 2010

New Video Series at CatholicTV.com Explains Impending Revisions to the Roman Missal

A new 3- part program explaining the revised Roman Missal is available at CatholicTV.com. The program is meant for priests and aims to teach priests about the revised Roman Missal.

This first stage begins with the preparation for the implementation of the Roman Missal. The theme of “ New Words: A Deeper Meaning, but the Same Mass” sets the tone for understanding the need for the change at this time. These are the first revisions since 1975.

The Roman Missal, Third Edition, the ritual text containing prayers and instructions for the celebration of the Mass, has been approved by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. The complete text of the Roman Missal is still undergoing final editing by Vatican officials. It is expected to be forwarded to Conferences of Bishops later this spring, at which time it will be prepared for publication. During this interim period, diocesan leaders, clergy, liturgical coordinators and others involved with the celebration of the liturgy are preparing for the implementation of the revised translation.
These videos are presented as background for the implementation of the new translation of the third edition of the Roman Missal.

This online program is viewable now at CatholicTV.com and is called “2011 New Roman Missal” (NRM). It can be accessed at the following URL: http://www.CatholicTV.com/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=114&videoID=1511

NRM is broken down into 3 different 1-hour long sessions. The themes are as follows:

1. What’s New in the New Roman Missal
2. A New Translation: Why and How?
3. A Higher Register: Translation and Proclamation

This symposium for priests was designed to provide an understanding of the origins of the third edition of the Missale Romanum and the translation principles and process followed for its completion. In these sessions, Monsignor James P. Moroney explains the “whys” and the “hows” of the revised missal. He is a faculty member of Saint John's Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts and serves as Executive Secretary to the Vox Clara Commission. A consultant to the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Monsignor Moroney is a priest of the Diocese of Worcester and Rector of Saint Paul’s Cathedral in Worcester, Massachusetts.

General resources and information about the impending liturgical changes may be found at http://www.usccb.org/romanmissal/

Catholic Soldier and Comedian Will Be Interviewed on CatholicTV Talk Show

On July 16th, Catholic comedian and musician Nick Alexander will appear on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”. He will discuss his ministry and his conversion to the faith.

Nick is a dynamic comedian/worship-leader/speaker. He has three comedy albums out and approaches his audience in a way that is engaging, funny, heartfelt, and effective.

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

Nick’s career began in college when he began writing and performing worship songs with a college ministry group. Out of the blue, Nick was inspired to write a parody to Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock and Roll," influenced, no doubt, by his teen fascination with Weird Al Yankovic. "It wasn’t meant to be recorded," Nick says, "it was meant as a joke.” Nick continued to write comical tunes when he had the time. His focus, however, was still on serving in various worship settings.

Late one night, he played some of his parody tunes for some other musicians and was caught completely off guard by their reaction. "The response to these parodies was so over and beyond what I had initially expected," he remembers. "It was as if the entire group literally forced me to reckon with this talent that I had very comfortably buried. And right away I saw the possibilities of standing out in a crowd, and of finding comedy that uplifts, teaches, and is respectful of our faith.”

A soldier from U.S. military will also be interviewed on This is the Day. Once a month This is the Day features an interview with a member of the military stationed overseas.

During the June 18th episode of This is the Day, Specialist Carlos Warfield was interviewed from Iraq. Warfield talked about how his faith was his “stronghold” and how he was able to go to daily Mass in Iraq with other soldiers. He also mentioned his plans to enter the seminary after finishing his term in the Army.