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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

CatholicTV To Air Three Masses and Vespers with Pope in January

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, December 20, 2010

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

Jim Kolar

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

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

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

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

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

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

CatholicTV Will Air Installation Mass of New Orlando Bishop John Noonan

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

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

Information about Bishop John Noonan:

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

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

A Note From Father Reed

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, December 16, 2010

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, December 12, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, December 10, 2010

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

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

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

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

Thursday, December 9, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spotlight (movie review show)-

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

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

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

WOW: The CatholicTV Challenge (Catholic game show):

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

Our Daily Bread (Catholic cooking show):

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

Christmas Songs By the Daughters of St. Paul:

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

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

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, December 6, 2010

Catholic Fantasy Author To Be Interviewed on Live CatholicTV Talk Show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, December 2, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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