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Thursday, September 30, 2010

New Columns in Free CatholicTV Magazine Teach About Evangelization, Liturgy, and Roman Missal

CatholicTV’s free monthly magazine has added 2 new columns. For the month of October, the two new columns focus on the new Roman Missal and evangelization.

One of the new columns is called Theology 101 and is written by Ms. Rita Thiron, Director of the Office of Worship of the Diocese of Lansing, Michigan.

The other new column is written by Fr. Charles Irvin, a priest who worked as an attorney before entering the seminary and who served as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Known as Fr. Charlie, he is the founding editor of Faith magazine, published by the Diocese of Lansing, Michigan, and worked in young adult ministry for 11 years. In the past, Fr. Charlie has written about a wide range of topics, from suffering, to stem cell research, and natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina. After 40 years of priestly ministry Father lives in "active retirement" in DeWitt, Michigan, on the grounds of St. Francis Retreat Center and has traveled extensively, including five pilgrimages in Europe and the Holy Land.

These two new columns will appear periodically in The CatholicTV Monthly (The Monthly). The monthly is a free magazine produced by CatholicTV. The Monthly typically includes stories and information about CatholicTV, its shows, and subjects of interest to Catholics. The Monthly even includes Catholic crossword puzzles.

CatholicTV also offers a digital version of its monthly magazine called iCatholic which is twice as long as the print version and includes many more articles. iCatholic also has videos integrated right into the magazine which reads just like a print magazine, only with videos inserted into the pages.

The September issue of the digital magazine included stories about Oklahoma State University basketball coach Kurt Budke and how his Catholic faith goes with his job. This article was among over a dozen, most of which focused on education, since the school year started in September for most students.

The digital magazine can be viewed now at: http://www.CatholicTV.com/catholic-magazine.aspx

Sign-up for the print magazine can be found at http://www.CatholicTV.com/magazine/subscribe.aspx

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Three New Kid’s Shows Now on CatholicTV

Starting in September, CatholicTV launched its new season which includes 3 children’s shows which are new to CatholicTV.

The new shows include 2 animated series, one about a donkey and another about the adventures of a girl named Gigi. These 2 series are called “The Adventures of Donkey Ollie” and “Gigi, God's Little Princess”.
Another children’s show new to CatholicTV is “Mr. Henry’s Wild and Wacky Bible Stories” (Bible Stories).

Bible Stories uses skits, music, games, and occasional animation to teach children in a fun manner about courage, fear, helping others, respect, and much more. Frank Peretti stars as Mr. Henry. Peretti has sold more than 12 million books in addition to starring in Bible Stories.

Below are some of the cartoons which air on CatholicTV along with air times (Eastern):

Adventures in Odyssey: A cartoon series about kids from a small town getting into big adventures. (Mondays 8AM & 3:30PM; Saturdays 8:30AM)

Storybook: Series of short stories with reflections at the end which link the story to the teaching of Jesus and Saint Paul. (airs at varying times between 7:30AM and 9AM on Mondays, Saturdays, and Sundays)

Gigi, God’s Little Princess - Fridays 7:30AM and Sundays 7:30AM

The Adventures of Donkey Ollie- Mondays 7:30AM, Saturday 8AM

Mr. Henry’s Wild and Wacky Bible Stories- 7:30AM

Air times may vary on a monthly basis.

Former Goldman Sachs VP-Turned-Missionary Will Appear on CatholicTV Talk Show

On October 15th, Christine Lott will appear on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”.

Christine worked as a Vice President for the investment firm Goldman Sachs for 25 years before starting a non-profit called Chris Cares International (CCI) which is currently working to build a school in Tanzania. CCI recently found a plot of land for the future school.

Christine will share her story during an interview on 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.
Also to be discussed on This is the Day will be the Catholic Family Connections Bible (CFCB). This unique Bible is meant be used by families and includes activities which involve the entire family and encourage putting the faith into practice. This interview will be conducted about one-month prior to National Bible Week 2010 which will be celebrated Sunday, November 21 through Sunday, November 28. National Bible Week is the National Bible Association’s signature event which has been celebrated the week of Thanksgiving every year since 1941. The goal of National Bible Week is to raise awareness of the Bible’s importance and relevance to our nation as a whole, as well as in the lives of individuals.

General Editor of CFCB, John Vitek will discuss this unique Bible on This is the Day. The CFCB uses the standard Catholic NAB bible and includes articles which explain Catholic doctrine and social teaching. The CFCB also includes the Sunday Mass readings as well.

John Vitek serves as the chief executive officer and president of Saint Mary’s Press. He and his wife, Caer, have three children. Their fourth child, daughter Brianna, was in a fatal car accident at the age of 16. John and his wife live on their small-acre farm where they grow and harvest certified organic grass hay, restore native prairie, and have operated a champion llama breeding program.

More information about the CFCB can be found at http://www.smp.org/ItemDetail.cfm?ItemNum=4402.

More info about CCI http://chriscares.org

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Annie Karto, Singer of “You Are A Priest Forever” to Be Interviewed on Live CatholicTV Talk Show

On October 12th, Annie Karto, a singer and writer of the song “You Are a Priest Forever” will appear on the live CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”.

Annie Karto has traveled to over 35 states across the country speaking/singing at many national conferences. Annie is passionate about her Catholic faith, sharing this passion through song and witness on such topics as the healing power of God’s mercy, the Blessed Mother, the Eucharist, Catholics returning home, the sacrament of reconciliation, on being a Catholic woman, and the power of the Holy Spirit.

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.

You are a Priest Forever has touched the hearts of many priests throughout the country. Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR wrote, "From the first time I heard Annie Karto's song a few years ago, I felt it had a special anointing from the Lord. Even the unfortunate negative publicity against priests that emerged in early 2002 has only made the song that much more a message of hope and consolation for all loyal Catholics who love their Church and their priests! Every priest, in turn, also needs to hear those reassuring words that Annie sings with such joyful enthusiasm and conviction. "You are a Priest Forever!" as the great Cure of Ars, St. John Vianney, patron saint of diocesan priests, reminds us so well, "The priesthood is the joy of the Heart of Jesus!" You will find this song a joy as well!"

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

CatholicTV To Produce Reality Episode Starring Single Mom With Eleven Children

On October 6th and 7th, CatholicTV will record an episode of its reality-style show “House+Home” with Kristin Bothur and 9 of her 11 children whom she raises as a single mother.

Kristin is the author of the book “Eleven On My Own” and also writes a blog of the same name.

Kristin and her eleven children recently moved into their new home in Connecticut, which was made possible through the help of a local priest named Fr. Joseph Tito along with many volunteers from the parish, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, in Sprague, Connecticut. The moving van was donated, and driven, by the Knights of Columbus Council in the area, many member Knights were volunteers on the renovation for the family.

CatholicTV suggested that Kristin and her family participate in an episode of House+Home shortly after Kristin told her story on “This is the Day”, a talk show on CatholicTV.

The episode of House+Home with Kristin Bothur and her children will air later this year on the CatholicTV Network. Kristin and her children will discuss the new home which they recently moved into as well as their life in a house where 5 boys and 4 girls live with their mother. Kristin’s two young adults are away from home.

During her interview on This is the Day, Kristin said, “We became closer to God through all of these trials. We gather for evening prayer every night and the rosary. We are at Mass all of the time, and one of my sons is in Rome studying to be a priest.”

“House+Home” is a Catholic reality T.V. show taking viewers into Catholic homes and shows how Catholic families live out their faith. Each episode of “House+Home” is hosted by President of the CatholicTV Network, Fr. Robert Reed.

CatholicTV is currently producing a special episode of House+Home in Rome, Italy as well.

More information about Kristin Bothur and her family can be found at http://11onmyown.blogspot.com/

Previous episodes of House+Home can be viewed now by visiting: http://www.CatholicTV.com/catholic-families.aspx

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

‘Education’s Highest Aim’ and Vermont Catholic Conference Featuring Fr. Benedict Groeschel to be Discussed on CatholicTV

On October 8th, a book called “Education’s Highest Aim” will be discussed on the live CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”. Also to be discussed will be the 2010 Vermont Catholic Conference which will feature talks by Fr. Benedict Groeshel, CFR. The Conference will take place on Saturday November 6, 2010 at Saint Monica Church & School in Barre, VT

Co-Author Michael James will discuss the book “Education’s Highest Aim” during his interview on This is the Day. The book invites students, faculty, staff, administrators and families to work cooperatively for the development of the whole person in education.

Lucy Bathalon will also be interviewed on This is the Day. Lucy is a member of Challengers for Catholic Faith, a group which helps to organize the annual Vermont Catholic Conference. Lucy will be discussing the Conference which will include workshops on Ten Steps to Holiness. Celebration of the Mass closes the day with the Most Reverend Salvatore R. Matano, the Bishop of Burlington presiding. To register for the Conference or to learn more visit the website http://www.vtchallengers.org

CatholicTV® Network Launches Online Community

Move over Facebook, Catholics now have a new reason to hit the “like” button. CatholicTV® Network is proud to announce the launch of a new online social networking community for Catholics at www.iCatholic.com.

Under the tagline, "I am Catholic, We are the Church,” the iCatholic.com community allows visitors to establish a personal profile, upload images and videos as well as initiate and participate in discussions and forums.

“This is a place where young and young-at-heart Catholics can go to discuss their Faith and questions about their Faith,” said Father Robert Reed, CatholicTV President. “We’re coming to where you live. We’re making sure we stay on the cutting edge of technology.”

The iCatholic.com social community is the first of its kind. Members of this new online community will be able to suggest content for the monthly digital magazine, as well as be part of an exciting television series coming soon to the CatholicTV® Network.

The magazine and social community are just the latest in a string of technological innovations CatholicTV has announced this year as it continues its mission of attracting the next generation of U.S. Catholics.

As of October 6, CatholicTV will offer its full slate of programs in HD. Earlier this year, CatholicTV added numerous 3D shows to its over-the-air and online lineup, many of which were featured by Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central’s Emmy-Award winning program, The Colbert Report.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Working in World and Married to the Lord? Unique Secular Institute to Be Discussed on CatholicTV Talk Show

On October 5th, the Secular Institute of Missionaries of the Kingship of Christ (SIM), a unique secular institute of women will be discussed on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”.

SIM members are consecrated to the Lord, and as such do not marry. Unlike the typical religious brother and sister, SIM members do not live in community nor do they have a shared mission/apostolate. Instead, each member of the SIM has her own unique job, while aiming to live out the spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi.

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.

Mary Lou Carr, a member of the SIM will discuss SIM and her role during an interview on This is the Day.

According to SIM, “Missionaries formally consecrate themselves to the Lord through the vow of celibate chastity and the promises of the Gospel counsels of poverty and obedience, as outlined by our SIM Rule and Constitution. Our vow of chastity is a sign of our commitment to orient our whole lives to the reign of God above all other things. Through poverty the Missionary prepares an annual budget as an expression of the commitment to allocate all resources according to Gospel priorities.”

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Entire Ordination Mass of America’s Two Newest Bishops Now Viewable at CatholicTV.com

Video of the Episcopal Ordination Mass of the Archdiocese of Boston’s Auxiliary bishops Arthur L. Kennedy, Ph.D., and Bishop Peter J. Uglietto, S.T.D., is now viewable in its entirety at CatholicTV.com.

The Mass took place on September 14th, on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, Massachusetts.

Coverage of the Mass includes commentary throughout by the President of the CatholicTV Network, Fr. Robert Reed.

Those in attendance included: Cardinal William Henry Keeler (Archbishop Emeritus of Baltimore), many bishops, clergy and religious from across the country and the Archdiocese, Metropolitan Methodios, members of the Ecumenical community, college presidents, and current and former public officials among others.

Bishop Kennedy addressed Cardinal Seán O’Malley after the Mass saying that Cardinal Seán’s support of Saint John’s Seminary (Kennedy is currently the Rector and President there), was “the central reason that we have been able to increase greatly the numbers of seminarians over these few years. I am honored that you considered me as worthy to have some share in your responsibilities in the rebuilding of the Church in the Archdiocese of Boston.”

At the conclusion of the ordination, Bishop Uglietto said, “This ordination is not about honoring individuals but highlighting roles of service. This day is not about Bishop Kennedy and me as much it is about Jesus Christ - that His mission continue. That is why we are ordained – that the Church and its mission bear fruit!”

The Mass can be seen now at the following link: http://www.CatholicTV.com/Bishops-Arthur-Kennedy-Peter-Uglietto-.aspx

CatholicTV Invites Facebook Fans and Twitter Followers to “Follow” Along During Trip to Rome

CatholicTV will produce several programs in Rome, Italy during the week of September 20th-25th. CatholicTV invites its viewers and anyone interested to watch special videos and follow “tweets” online at CatholicTV’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Father Robert Reed, President and Jay Fadden Executive Vice President and General Manager of the CatholicTV Network will lead the staff in producing shows including a series called “Viaggio a Roma” which explores some of the beautiful and holy places in Rome.

CatholicTV’s Facebook page will post daily videos of some of the various places filmed. The Viaggio a Roma series will include footage and commentary of: St. Peter’s Square, the Vatican Gardens, the Basilica of St. John Lateran, and many more sights and experiences of Rome.

CatholicTV plans to produce several new recitations of the rosary while in Rome. These devotions will be recorded at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, the Catacombs of Priscilla, and more.

CatholicTV will also record a special episode of the show “House + Home”, and its signature talk show “This is the Day” while in Rome.

CatholicTV asks that its supporters pray for CatholicTV and its employees especially during this trip to Rome.

CatholicTV’s Facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/CatholicTV

CatholicTV’s Twitter page can be found at www.twitter.com/CatholicTV

Monday, September 13, 2010

CatholicTV Telethon To Air Oct 1st and 2nd and Will Include Performances By Catholic Comedian, Catholic Sisters, John Michael Talbot and More

CatholicTV’s 2010 telethon will air on Oct 1st and 2nd and will include some live and music. Musicians from different parts of the country will donate their voices for the annual telethon.

The Telethon will also include interviews of CatholicTV’s movie critics, Fathers Chip Hines and Bill Kelly, as well as an interview with Catholic filmmaker and Harvard student Matt Weber.

The Telethon will also include performances from previous telethons such as those by John Michael Talbot, Donna Lee, Gretchen Harris, and more.

In addition to music and interviews, the Telethon will also include shows from the new season at CatholicTV including the new Catholic art show “The Way of Beauty” and much more.

The 2010 telethon will air on CatholicTV from 9AM (Eastern Times) to 10PM on October 1st and will continue on October 2nd from 9AM to 10PM.

The 2010 Telethon will be viewable at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV cable outlets.

Below is additional information about some of the musicians and interviewees who will appear on the 2010 CatholicTV Telethon.

Fr. Vern Decoteau- Catholic priest from the Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts. He once performed for former President George H. Bush and his wife Barbara at their home in Maine.

The Sisters of Charity of Our Lady Mother of the Church- Sisters from religious order started in the U.S. in 1970. Not only do the sisters have beautiful voices, they also work with the poor and aged.

Nick Alexander- Catholic comedian and musician known for his song “Should I Stand of Should I Kneel?” which is a parody of the song “Should I Stay of Should I Go?”

Fr. Chris Hickey and Fr. Paul Rouse- Both priests of the Archdiocese of Boston and stars of the CatholicTV show “Going My Way” which is a modern version of the old Merv Griffin show and includes singing, piano, and interviews.

Paul Melley- Musician who has performed throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe including two World Youth Days. He will perform live.

Video and performances from the 2009 Telethon are available at http://www.telethon2009.com/

Have You Thanked Your Priest Lately? EncouragePriests.org to Be Discussed on CatholicTV

On September 28th, a relatively new website which is meant to encourage priests and vocations will be discussed on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”.

After talking to a priest, Tom Peterson, the founder of Catholics Come Home, was reminded that priests typically have heavy workloads, demanding ministries, and sometimes feel lonely.

Tom came up with the idea of an online resource that would help lay people encourage and support their priests. EncouragePriests.org does this by offering special emails and notes called “Collar Hollers” which can be mailed or emailed to priests. These notes say thank you to priests and “spiritual bouquet” notes let priests know that the sender is praying for them. Senders of spiritual bouquets can offer masses, Rosaries, Adoration and other prayers and devotions for their priests.

www.encouragepriests.org was launched by the Catholic media apostolate, Catholics Come Home, more information may be found at http://www.catholicscomehome.org/

Tom Peterson will be interviewed on the live talk show “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.

Tom Peterson has over 25 years of experience as an award-winning and record-setting national corporate advertising executive and entrepreneur. Mr. Peterson speaks at National Catholic Conferences and pro-life events throughout the United States and internationally, and has presented at the Vatican and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. He has also been featured in hundreds of media outlets.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Are Your Kids Being Taught the Real Catholic Faith? President of Catholic Parents Online Will Discuss in Live Interview on CatholicTV

On September 21st, Colleen Perfect, President of Catholic Parents Online (CPO) will be interviewed on the live CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”.

CPO is concerned with helping parents, teachers, and students find education and resources which are faithful to Catholic teaching. CPO does this by helping Catholics with networking, online educating, and other means.

Catholicculture.org wrote that CPO “does an excellent job in pointing out good catechetical resources as well as exposing the ones to be avoided.”

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. Thomas Schmitt will also be interviewed on This is the Day. Fr. Schmitt is the Dean of Seminarians at Blessed John XXIII National Seminary. Blessed John is a seminary for candidates between 30 and 60 years of age. Located in Weston, Massachusetts Blessed John is the only American seminary for older candidates administered by diocesan priests. For more than four decades, candidates have been accepted from various professional backgrounds; such as law, medicine, business, teaching, sales, banking, social work and military service.

More information about Blessed John XXIII National Seminary can be found at http://www.blessedjohnxxiii.edu/

More information about Catholic Parents Online is available at http://catholicparents.org/index.htm

CatholicTV Programming Comes to Virgin Islands

CatholicTV programming is now available to Innovative Cable viewers in the Virgin Islands on the islands of St. John and St. Thomas.

Each day CatholicTV programming airs on Innovative Cable channel 16 from 4-8PM Eastern (Virgin Islands time is the same) and also from midnight to 6AM.

CatholicTV programming during these time slots includes the CatholicTV Daily Mass, CatholicTV’s signature talk show “This is the Day”, the new art show “The Way of Beauty”, the made-by-teens show “Realfaith TV”, and much more. To view the schedule visit www.CatholicTV.com

Fr. Robert Reed, President of the CatholicTV Network said of this new development, “On behalf of our entire staff at the CatholicTV® Network, I want to extend a very special welcome to all of our new viewers on the Virgin Islands on Innovative Cable. To all who have joined us on the islands of St. John and St. Thomas, we are so happy to know that you are part of the CatholicTV family!”

Monsignor Jerome Feudjio, Chancellor, Catholic Television in the Virgin Islands encouraged Innovative Cable to carry CatholicTV programming.

CatholicTV is currently seeking to expand its broadcast across the U.S. on as many cable and satellite providers as possible. Interested parties may help to bring CatholicTV to their providers by signing an online petition that will be used to encourage cable and satellite providers to include CatholicTV amongst their channels. Interested parties may sign up at CatholicTVeverywhere.com.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Humility and the Lord’s Cross

The original seminary for Americans in Rome is located on the Via dell’Umilta: “The way of humility,” “Humility Road,” if you will. There is a great lesson here because the way of humility…well, we can choose it or it will eventually be impressed upon us in this life…and most certainly in the life to come.

Things like the fear of terrorist attacks and a tremendous crisis in our Faith community have humbled us as a Church and a nation. We are great and powerful, but maybe not as commanding and impressive as we might have thought. No, we are vulnerable, and hardly the perfect society.

Perfection and true greatness will only be found in God’s Kingdom which is, as the Italians say: “Gia ma non ancora,” “Already, but not yet.” That is why we pray together so often: May Your Kingdom Come; Lord!

One of the great lessons of living the Christian life is a learned sense of humility. Remember, first of all, that God chose to humble Himself in coming among us as a human person, as a man. So, if to be an authentic Christian means to be like Jesus Christ, then humility has be the foundation and the hallmark of our lives.

I hold that the greatest joy and personal benefit of the priesthood is what we, as priests, learn from the people whom we serve. In fact, in many ways, a priest gains more from others than he gives.

For all of us, there is a deep and very strong link between humility and respect for life, respect for the dignity of the human person. The simplest of gestures, for example: standing in line and allowing another person to go before you. A very simple act, but one of humility and at the same time regard for that person, whoever they might be, regard for the dignity of that person. No big deal…but a humble gesture

To recognize that another’s spirits are not as high as usual and to just say hello or ask, “Hey, how’s it going?” To make the effort to go to a wake to express your condolences to a family; to tithe to one’s parish or one’s favorite charity; to accept criticism, realizing that within that critical comment, there is probably some truth that will make you a better person.

These are just a few simple examples of what humility in daily life really can be. And these opportunities have the power to transform us into authentic witnesses of Jesus Christ. Jesus died for us: the Word of God made flesh; the Word Who was present at the creation of the world. Not only has Jesus put aside His glory to become Man and to live in our midst, but He put up with all of the disappointments and the aches and pains and the occasional drudgery of human living …and then He laid down His life for His friends. No greater, no more deferential love could there ever possibly be.

So, my friends...conduct all of your affairs with great humility. Humble yourself the more and the greater you will be. And remember, people are watching us, they are observing us carefully…to see if our actions match the Faith we are about to profess!

“Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled. But the one humbles himself will be exalted.” That's the Lord’s promise to us.

Model your life on the mystery, the humility of the Lord’s cross.

Fr. Robert Reed
President, CatholicTV Network

Rosaries For Soldiers and Policemen? Creator Will Discuss on CatholicTV Talk Show

On September 24th, Dede Laugesen, will be interviewed on the live CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”.

Dede and her husband Wayne are the creators of the Holy Baby! DVD series, which are Baby Einstein-style videos for babies and children except that they feature Catholic prayers.

On This is the Day, Dede will discuss rosaries which are meant for military, law enforcement, firefighters, healthcare workers and priests/religious which she and her husband sell online at therosaryproject.com.

The Rosaries are constructed using military-issue parachute chord, and are highly durable. The website says, "Run over it with a tank. It probably won't break...it being the tank."

The Holy Baby! series broadcasts on CatholicTV as part of the CatholicTV Kids Club programming block. Holy Baby! Won the 2005 Videographer Award of Distinction and a 2005 Telly Award.

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.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Papal Visit to United Kingdom Including Audience with Anglican Clergy To Be Televised on CatholicTV

From September 16th-19th, CatholicTV will air the Pope’s 4-day Papal visit to the United Kingdom.

The Pope’s visit will include meetings with young people in Scotland and England, meetings with the Queen and the Anglican Archbishop, a parade in Scotland, the beatification Mass for John Henry Cardinal Newman.

Coverage of these events will air September 16th-19th at noon and rebroadcast at 8PM (Eastern) each day. This coverage will be viewable at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV cable outlets.

Below is a brief summary of CatholicTV coverage of the Holy Father’s visit:

Sept. 16th- Papal visit with Queen Elizabeth II ; Open-air Mass at Bellahouston Park, Scotland

Sept. 17th- Pope Benedict XVI’s meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Douglas Williams

Sept. 18th- Mass with the Pope at Westminster Cathedral, Wales

Sept. 19th- Beatification Mass of Cardinal John Henry Newman with Pope Benedict at Cofton Park, Birmingham. Deacon John Sullivan of St. Thecla Parish in the Archdiocese of Boston has been invited to assist and proclaim the Gospel at the Mass of beatification for Cardinal Newman. Deacon Sullivan experienced the miracle healing of his spinal condition, which led to the advancement of the cause of beatification of Cardinal Newman.

Archived Papal Programming can be accessed any time at www.CatholicTV.com/Pope-Benedict-xvi (including Feast of the Assumption Mass, Pallium Mass, Papal Visit to Cyprus, and more).

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Nationwide Catholic Volunteer Organization For People Aged 50 and Older To Be Discussed on CatholicTV

On September 17, the Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) will be discussed on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”.

IVC is a unique volunteer organization which matches up volunteers aged 50 and older with non-profit organizations which serve the materially poor.

Perhaps the most unique aspect of IVC is its spiritual support program which involves keeping a journal, one-on-one meetings to discuss spiritual reflection and meaning of the volunteer work, and monthly meetings with a community of volunteers.

Virginia Parker and Lara Herosy will both appear on This is the Day. Virginia is a volunteer with IVC and Lara is the Director of Catholic Charities’ English Transcultural Center (Boston), which partners with IVC. At the English Transcultural Center, volunteers help teach English to new immigrants.

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

Jim Conroy S.J. and Charlie Costello S.J. launched IVC In response to both the growing retired and semi-retired community in the U.S. and the desire of mature adults to express their faith in the light of Vatican II, IVC began in September 1995 with eleven Ignatian Volunteers in three cities (Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C.). Ignatian Volunteers began by serving children and adults in need and reflecting together on their service experiences. Today, IVC has almost 300 volunteers working in 15 regions across the country. More information on IVC can be found at http://www.ivcusa.org/index.html