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Monday, August 30, 2010

Fr. Andrew Apostoli Co-Founder of Franciscan Friars of Renewal Will Celebrate Mass and Appear on CatholicTV Talk Show

Fr. Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R.will preside at the live, televised Mass on CatholicTV on September 9th at 9:30AM (Eastern).

He will also appear on the live CatholicTV Talk Show “This is the Day” on September 14th, to discuss the Promises of Fatima.

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

Fr. Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R. is a founding member of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, and has been active in teaching, preaching retreats and parish missions, and in giving spiritual direction. Fr. Apostoli is the Vice-Postulator for the cause for the canonization of Archbishop Fulton Sheen.

Fr. Apostoli is the author of numerous books, including “Following Mary to Jesus: Our Lady as Mother, Teacher, and Advocate”and “Walk Humbly With Your God: Simple Steps to a Virtuous Life”. In the laste fall his newest book on the miracles at Fatima will be released by Ignatius Press.

Fr. Edward Udovic, C.M. will also be interviewed on This is the Day. Fr. Udovic will discuss the documentary, “Vincent De Paul: Charity’s Saint” which he wrote and produced.

Reverend Edward R. Udovic, C.M., Ph.D., is a Vincentian priest from the Western Province (U.S.A.) of the Congregation of the Mission. Ordained in 1984, he has a Doctorate in Church History from the Catholic University of America. He has written extensively in the area of Vincentian history, and has given presentations throughout the United States and internationally on Vincentian history, spirituality, mission effectiveness, and leadership.

The documentary “Vincent De Paul: Charity’s Saint” will air on CatholicTV during the week of September 27th. St. Vincent De Paul died on September 27th, 1660. The documentary will air at the following times. Monday 11:00PM Wednesday 2:00 PM Friday 12:00 PM and Sunday 2:00 AM

The documentary will also air: Friday, October 22nd at 9:30 PM and Saturday, October 23rd at 1:00PM

Friday, August 27, 2010

Catholic Bible Study System Endorsed By American Cardinal To Be Discussed on Live CatholicTV Talk Show

On September 10th, The Great Adventure (TGA), a unique Catholic Bible learning system will be discussed on the live CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”. Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop of Chicago said of TGA, “The canonical approach that The Great Adventure employs is a marvelous way to introduce the faithful to salvation history.”

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

TGA is unique because it “makes the complex simple by teaching the story (the narrative) of the Bible.” TGA follows the principles prescribed in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and Dei Verbum (The Second Vatican Council’s Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation).

Jeff Cavins, who helped to create TGA, and his wife Emily will discuss TGA on This is the Day. Over the past several years, Jeff has dedicated his life to developing TGA.

Jeff Cavins is the director of the Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute based in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has been recognized both nationally and internationally as an exciting public speaker who has a deep love for Jesus Christ and who communicates his zeal with clarity and enthusiasm. Emily Cavins is the author of My Heart Is a Violin: The Autobiography of Renowned Violinist/Composer and Holocaust Survivor Shony Alex Braun and co-editor of Amazing Grace for Mothers. She is the developer of the “Great Adventure Kids” bible study materials that center around teaching children the plan of salvation history based upon The Great Adventure (for adults) bu Jeff Cavins.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

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New Show Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Will be Added to CatholicTV Spanish Programming

Starting the week of September 6th, CatholicTV will air a new show called My Americas which explores Hispanic heritage and is hosted by two young, Mexican Americans, who travel through Latin America exploring the roots of their Hispanic heritage.

CatholicTV will also air a Spanish version of the same show called “Caminanté”.

Both My Americas and Caminanté will air at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV cable outlets.

My Americas is hosted by the ever-popular Roberto Alcaraz and Leticia Vásquez. The program takes viewers from Cuba to Bolivia, Mexico to Puerto Rico, Bolivia and Peru for a close-up look at the diverse spirituality and rich cultures of Latin America.

The camera follows Roberto and Leticia as they participate in local rituals, celebrations and spiritual expression. They don elaborate outfits, dance to African drums in Cuba, and around a fire in Guatemala.

My Americas exposes English-speaking viewers to the lively and deeply spiritual heritage of the fastest-growing population in the United States. My Americas was funded by Maryknoll Productions and Latino Public Broadcasting.

Starting the week of September 6th, My Americas will air at the following times (Eastern): Monday 4:30 PM Wednesday 7:00 AM Saturday 10:30 AM & 11:30 PM

Caminanté will air each week at the following times: Tuesday 5:30 AM Sunday 5:30 PM

Each Week CatholicTV airs programming in Spanish including a Bi-Lingual Sunday Mass, the Catholic variety show Buena Nueva, Apostolado Hispano Television, which celebrates Hispanic heritage with music, dance, and food. Each week, CatholicTV also airs a Spanish Novena service from Boston’s historic Mission Church Basilica.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

CatholicTV to Air Episcopal Ordination Mass of Two New Boston Bishops

On September 14th, CatholicTV will broadcast the Episcopal Ordination Mass of bishops-Elect Arthur Kennedy and Peter Uglietto as auxiliary bishops of the Archdiocese of Boston.

The Mass will air in the Boston area on the following channels:
Charter 101
Comcast 268
Full Channel 117
Norwood Light 12
RCN 85
Sky Angel 142
Verizon FiOS 296

The Mass will also air at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV cable outlets at 2PM ET and rebroadcast at 8PM.

After September 14th, the Mass will be viewable anytime at http://www.CatholicTV.com/catholic-television.aspx

Both men were named Auxiliary Bishops by Pope Benedict XVI in June.

Bishop-Elect Kennedy serves as Rector of Saint John’s Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts. Since 2007, when Kennedy began working as Rector, the size of the seminary community quadrupled from 20 to 80 for the incoming Fall 2010 class. Kennedy has served as Executive Director of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, and has worked at numerous parishes. He has a licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) from the Pontifical Gregorian University as well as a Ph.D. from Boston University.

Bishop-Elect Uglietto, 58, has served as Rector & President of Blessed John XXIII National Seminary, Weston, MA since 2005. He earned his Doctor of Sacred
Theology (S.T.D.) and Licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) from Pontifical Lateran University, Rome. He was a retreat speaker for the Spiritual Development Office
(1979 -1988) and Adjunct Spiritual Director at St. John Seminary (1985-1988) as well.

More information on Bishops-Elect Kennedy and Uglietto can be found at: http://www.bostoncatholic.org/uploadedFiles/BostonCatholicorg/_Homepage/News-Release_NewAuxiliaryBishops%20_2_.pdf

Monday, August 23, 2010

Great Hope on Campus

When I was in school, I never relished the advent of September. It meant that the more relaxed time of the summer was over and the work of classes and study would begin again. Please keep in mind, and in your good prayers, our young people, who return to the classroom these days and populate the campuses of institutions of higher learning across this land.

Here at the CatholicTV Network and at this point in my life, September is a time of tremendous hope. Tens of thousands of people show their support for our work in our daily mail and at CatholicTVeverywhere.com. Our programming department has discovered some great new additions to our lineup for you to enjoy. Also, our talented production team has produced some new series of note, among them Way of Beauty, which features the artistic genius of the East, and Hope on Campus, with the Brotherhood of Hope.

You can sign up and help us build and strengthen America’s Catholic Television Network. All in all, September is a time of great hope on campus, at the CatholicTV Network and in our lives as disciples of the Lord. May these days be filled with promise for you as we begin a new season and move forward together in our journey of Faith.

Mass Celebrating Mother Teresa Feast and New Mother Teresa U.S. Postage Stamp To Air on CatholicTV

On September 5th, CatholicTV will air a special Mass to celebrate Mother Teresa’s feast day and will include the unveiling of a new U.S. postage stamp with her likeness on it.

The Mass will air on September 5th at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV cable outlets at 8PM (Eastern) and will be rebroadcast on September 6th at noon.

The Mass will take place at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. Archbishop Pietro Sambi, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States will celebrate the Mass and give the homily.

According to CatholicVoteAction.org, over 146,000 people signed a petition asking the U.S. Postmaster General to continue with plans to issue the stamp after certain groups opposed the issuance of the postage stamp.

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

Friday, August 20, 2010

CatholicTV Welcomes 10,000th Facebook Fan

The CatholicTV® Network recently celebrated another social media milestone. The network reached 10,000 fans who “like” CatholicTV on its very active Facebook page. The CatholicTV Network’s official Facebook fan page launched in February of 2009, giving viewers and supporters a new tool to share their passion for CatholicTV programming.

Recent postings at the fan page have included video of nuns singing in the CatholicTV studios, a video clip of CatholicTV being featured on Comedy Central’s the Colbert Report, and video of CatholicTV’s Fr. Reed walking into a surprise party for his 25th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.

"Our Facebook fan page is exciting because we can keep fans in the loop about upcoming events and ongoing recording of their favorite shows and share news about new series projects," said Jay Fadden, CatholicTV Network General Manager. "The CatholicTV page gives us one more way to connect with our fans because their feedback is encouraged. We look forward to interacting with viewers and those who are interested in helping us spread the Good News.”

Fr. Robert Reed, President of the CatholicTV Network sees CatholicTV and its viewers as a family. He recently said, “The CatholicTV Network is a unique family that stretches across the United States and among many viewers internationally at CatholicTV.com. The CatholicTV family is strengthened and informed by our elaborate and always fresh Facebook page. We really like to keep people informed about what's coming up on CatholicTV.”

2/2009 established CatholicTV.com Facebook Fan Page
3/2009 activated Facebook mobile
6/2009 1200 Fans
1/2010 3000 Fans
4/2010 5041 fans
8/2010 10,145

CatholicTV.com 's official Facebook fan page is available at the following address: http://www.facebook.com/CatholicTV

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Catholic Art Show & Current Affairs Show Included Amongst a Dozen New Programs on CatholicTV

Starting in September, CatholicTV will begin a new season which will include 12 new shows.

Among these new shows are a Catholic art show, a show featuring Catholic college students, and shows produced by dioceses across the U.S. and Canada.

The new season at CatholicTV will begin on September 6th. This programming and much more is viewable 24 hours per day at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV cable outlets.

Below is a list of the new shows which will be a part of the new season on CatholicTV along with their respective airtimes (Eastern Time).

Hope on Campus- Looks at college campus ministry with the Brotherhood of the Hope. Monday 9:00 AM Tuesday 12:30 PM Wednesday 8:00 PM Friday 12:30 AM Sunday 4:30 AM

Way of Beauty- Catholic Art Show with host and artist, David Clayton. Tuesday 12:00 AM Wednesday, 12:00 PM Thursday 7:30 PM Saturday 3:30 PM Sunday 6:30 AM

Listen Up- News show from a Christian perspective looking at current affairs. Monday 2:00 PM Thursday 6:30 AM Sunday 1:00 AM

The Gospel of Matthew- Harvard-educated Dr. John Clabeaux hosts a program looking at the Gospel of Matthew. Monday 9:00 AM Tuesday 12:30 PM, Wednesday 8:00 PM Friday 12:30 AM Sunday 4:30 AM

Leviticus- Rabbi Chiel, author and Rabbi, discusses the book of Leviticus. Tuesday 11:30 AM Wednesday 7:30 PM Friday 12:00 AM Sunday 3:30AM

Beacons of Light- The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international, non-profit, charitable organization, which has a rich history of service to the needy. This original, on-site series, produced by Michael Acaldo, CEO of St. Vincent dePaul in Baton Rouge, will highlight this great ministry focusing on their outreach and mission in the Baton Rouge Community and beyond. Monday 8:00 PM Tuesday 2:00 PM

Catholics Matter- From the Diocese of Phoenix, hosted by Father Rob Clements, this series looks at issues that matter to Catholics. Thursday 4:00 PM Friday 1:30 PM Saturday 7:30 PM

The Field Afar- Takes a look at the work of the missionaries in places far and near. This series will air during the Catholic Saints and Lay People programming block on CatholicTV. More information on airtimes is available at http://www.CatholicTV.com/catholic-saints.aspx

My Americas- Gives viewers a close-up look at the diverse spirituality and rich cultures of Latin America. Monday 4:30 PM Wednesday 7:00 AM Saturday 10:30 AM 11:30 PM

Roots of Faith- Hosted by Lisa Lewis , Associate Archivist of the Diocese of Baton Rouge this show is shot on location in South Louisiana exploring the art, architecture and culture of the life of the Church. Monday 8:30 PM Tuesday 1:30 PM

Sacred Hearts Kids Club- Sacred Heart Sisters Society teach about the Creed, Sacraments, Commandments and prayer in a variety of fast-moving brief segments:
signing and song, puppet show, mime, dance/song, and cartoon a dynamic way to learn about the joy of our faith! Monday 8:30 AM, 4:00 PM Friday 7:00 AM Sunday 8:30AM

CatholicTV Uses Special Canon Camera to Produce High-Quality HD Video

CatholicTV has begun shooting some of its productions with the new Canon 7D camera, which bloggers and photographers have raved about since its introduction. Despite hesitation from many other television networks, CatholicTV has already begun using this new camera in some of its productions.

This unique camera, which costs only a fraction of the price of some of CatholicTV’s studio cameras, shoots high-quality 1080p HD video. This video comes surprisingly close to the quality of the video seen on the silver screen.

“It was a particularly exciting decision when we started to use the new camera, since a lot of networks have been hesitant to try out this technology and to broadcast it. At CatholicTV, we dove right in” said Adam Stone, a member of the CatholicTV production crew.

Stone went on to say, “before using the new camera, I was working on in-house promotional videos. In an effort to get the right look, we put a lot of accessories on our original studio camera. However, the camera was then enormous and cumbersome.

This was before we started using the new, more nimble Canon camera. After our tests on the 7D, it became apparent we could get an even higher quality image from a camera that weighs less than two pounds.”

Father Robert P. Reed, President of The CatholicTV® Network, shared his thoughts on the use of the camera: “Never wanting the Catholic community to be left behind, our use of the Canon 7D in some of our promotional material at the CatholicTV Network had given us a breathtaking new look. We always believe that the Good News of Jesus Christ deserves the very best visual interpretation that technology can provide.”

At this point, CatholicTV uses the Canon 7D camera in a small number of its productions, but continues to look for new technology to help spread the Gospel.

The following link features a promotional video which was recorded using the Canon 7D at CatholicTV: http://www.CatholicTV.com/Catholic-trivia-WOW.aspx

CatholicTV recently received national attention after being featured on Comedy Central’s Colbert Report, as well as in an article with the Associated Press, and the Washington Post due to CatholicTV’s usage of 3-dimensional technology with some of its shows.

CatholicTV was also the world’s first Catholic television station to offer its own iPhone/iPad application. The application allows users to view the full daily mass and other programs as well on their handheld devices.

New CatholicTV Show Highlights Lives and Spirituality of Catholic College Students and a Unique Religious Order

Starting September 6th, CatholicTV will air a new program called “Hope on Campus”. Hope on Campus follows the relatively young religious order- (est. 1980) the Brotherhood of Hope (BOH).

BOH serves at large, secular universities, “trying to go where the Gospel is often ignored, into the thick of secular culture”.

The new 13-part series, Hope on Campus, explores the work of the Brotherhood of Hope. Some of the amazing work they are known for include large retreats which often have more than 100 participants.

Each episode includes an on-site, student-produced video. Episode themes include:

Mission to Tanzania: Students volunteer to visit Tanzania and help the local community.

Sex and Life on Campus: BOH responds to “Sex Week” and gathers students from all four of their campuses for a trip to the March for Life in Washington, D.C.

Opening Week Evangelization: Shows how BOH and Catholic students welcome new students to campus and evangelize them.

CatholicTV broadcasts on various cable outlets in the U.S. and streams its broadcast 24/7 at CatholicTV.com.

The weekly schedule for Hope on Campus is as follows: Tuesday. 8:30 p.m., Friday. 6 p.m., Saturday. 11:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Each week, a new, full-length episode of Hope on Campus will be added to the CatholicTV.com website. Starting the week of September 6th, simply visit http://www.CatholicTV.com/campus-ministry.aspx

Friday, August 13, 2010

New Catholic Art Show to Air on CatholicTV

Starting September 6th, “Way Of Beauty” a new Catholic art show will debut on CatholicTV. The show is hosted by Oxford-educated David Clayton, currently Artist in Residence at Thomas More College in Merrimack, New Hampshire.

Way of Beauty takes a look at Catholic traditions in art as an expression of a Catholic worldview. Thomas More College established its Way of Beauty program to be taken by members of the freshman class. It draws on the principles articulated by figures from the early Church, such as Augustine which was drawn to our attention by John Paul II, Letter to Artists, and especially Benedict XVI who calls us to embrace the sacred arts.
Another component of the school’s effort to answer Pope Benedict XVI’s call for a rebirth of beauty and reverence in the liturgy, the school has been upgrading and improving the liturgical art of its chapel, which is situated within a converted 18th century farm building on the campus. This effort is being lead by David, who recently completed a six-foot painted wooden cross that now hangs over the College’s wooden altar. More about these efforts may be found at the school’s website: www.thomasmorecollege.edu
The series will air at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV cable outlets.

Way of Beauty will examine what constitutes a tradition and how it is taught and passed on so that it can respond to the times, while retaining its essential principles. The series will show how the style of these traditions can be related directly to the liturgy, theology, and philosophy of the Church.

Way of beauty will examine Catholic artistic traditions such iconography and sacred geometry, which are often seen in Catholic Churches. The series will also take a look at artistic traditions such as gothic and baroque.

Starting the week of September 6th, the weekly schedule for Way of Beauty will be as follows (all times Eastern): Tuesday-midnight; Wednesday-noon; Thursday-7:30 p.m.; Sat 3:30 p.m. and Sun 6:30 a.m.

Each week, a new, full-length episode of Way of Beauty will be added to the CatholicTV.com website. Starting the week of September 6th, simply visit http://www.CatholicTV.com/catholic-art

Thursday, August 12, 2010

“True Manhood” To Be Discussed on Live CatholicTV Talk Show

On August 27th, Dave DiNuzzo will be interviewed on the live CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”.

Dave writes a blog called truemanhood.com, which explores men’s issues especially, masculinity, sexuality, parenting and much more. The blog uses humor, stories, and video to show “what it means to be a true man”.

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

More info about Dave DiNuzzo:

Dave DiNuzzo is a Catholic, young-adult, husband, father and Christ-centered entrepreneur. He started TrueManhood.com in an attempt to capture the essence of manhood, manliness and a man’s responsibility within the family, society, the Church and in the workplace.

Dave thoroughly enjoys off-roading, shooting his guns, sitting by a campfire he made & started, building stuff, combing his beard and being manly. He also thoroughly enjoys being sacrificial for his wife, loving his children and being a gentleman.

Dave owns and operates several businesses. The majority of his time is spent as the Catholic Young Adult Ministry Coordinator at the United States Air Force Academy.

Dave graduated from Benedictine College with a BA major in Business Administration concentrating in Finance and a minor in Religious Studies. Dave then spent two years as a missionary with FOCUS (Fellowship Of Catholic University Students) and gained a Certificate of Catechesis and Evangelization for the College Campus from FOCUS. Dave is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Theological Studies from the Augustine Institute in Denver, CO.

Dave is a frequent volunteer with The Patriot Guard Riders and a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Council #8200 – USAFA

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A Spiral-Bound Rosary? Booklet Version of Catholics’ Most Popular Devotional Prayer to Be Discussed on CatholicTV Talk Show

After being inspired by a dream she had, Gigi Taylor created a unique way to pray the rosary using a small prayer booklet called “The Illustrated Rosary, Page by Page and Bead by Bead ”. On August 24th, Gigi will discuss the rosary and her booklet on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”.

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

The idea of The Illustrated Rosary originally came to Gigi Taylor from a dream she had shortly after the death of her 11-year-old son. Gigi’s son, Will, was non-verbal and Gigi had previously programmed the Rosary into Will’s electronic communication device. Gigi and Will would then pray the Rosary together.

The Illustrated Rosary reminds Catholics that the Rosary is a prayer rooted in scripture. In the Illustrated Rosary, the various mysteries of the Rosary are accompanied by scriptural texts associated with each mystery and accompanying images which can be used to assist during prayer.

More information about the Illustrated Rosary can be found at: http://www.gigitaylordesigns.com/RosaryPage.html

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

CatholicTV to Exhibit at New England Adult Faith Formation Symposium 2010

From August 11-12, CatholicTV will exhibit at the New England Adult Faith Formation Symposium.

The New England Adult Faith Formation Symposium is a two day event for catechetical leaders, teachers and parish ministers. This year’s symposium will explore ways to use new technologies to reach young adults and how to use technology to enhance parish ministry.

· Speakers include: Mike Hayes (author of Googling God and co-founder of Busted Halo)

· Tim Welch (author of Technology Tools for your Ministry)

· Sr. Janet Shaeffler OP (columnist of Catechist Magazine)

· Fr. David Frederici (specialist in parish technology)

· Richard Drabik (multimedia coordinator of the Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation - University of Dayton).

CatholicTV to Air Assumption Mass From Italy With Pope Benedict

On August 15th, CatholicTV will air the Mass of the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary with Pope Benedict XVI presiding. The Mass will take place at the Parish Church of Saint Thomas of Villanova in Castel Gandolfo, Italy.

This Mass will air at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV at noon and will rebroadcast at 8PM (both times Eastern).