Thursday, May 5, 2011
Priest Will Discuss Miracles Involving Babies, Battles With Demons, and More on CatholicTV Talk Show
On May 13th, Fr. Stefan Starzynski will be interviewed on the live CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”.
Fr. Starzynski is the author of the book, “Miracles: Healing For A Broken World”. In the book, Fr. Starzynski recounts numerous episodes when he personally experienced miracles, often in totally unexpected places.
The book includes stories of tiny infants facing life-threatening medical conditions, of people battling demons and disease, of Fr. Starzynski’s own experience overcoming depression, and more. Fr. Starzynski’s book also includes miraculous testimonies from over twenty individuals and families whose lives have been touched by God through Father Starzynski's ministry.
Fr. Starzynski is a priest in the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia. Widely known for his healing Masses, he is also a retreat leader and Cursillo chaplain. He is an advocate for the unborn, and the founding member of the Paul Stefan Foundation, an organization that aids women in crisis pregnancies.
The Family Rosary Retreat will also be discussed on This is the Day. The Family Rosary retreat is a retreat aimed at encouraging good communication and improving relationships within the family in a Catholic Christian context. This retreat will take place on June 4th, in Easton, Massachusetts. The retreat is one of many organized by Holy Cross Family Ministries. Beth Mahoney, Mission Director of Holy Cross Family Ministries will be interviewed on This is the Day.
Fr. Robert Reed, President of the CatholicTV Network will be a featured speaker at the retreat.
More information about the retreat can be found at http://www.hcfm.org/en/NewsAndEvents/Events/EventDetails.aspx?e=932ff14d-3db0-4edb-bd96-8b5dd79b1c5a
More information about Fr. Starzynski’s book can be found at http://www.amazon.com/Miracles-Healing-Father-Stefan-Starzynski/dp/1592767168
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
On May 19th, Christine Caswell’s interview of Sister Helen Prejean will air during the CatholicTV news magazine show “ClearVoice”.
Sr. Helen is the author of the book “Dead Man Walking”, which inspired the film of the same name starring Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon. The film depicts Sr. Helen’s interactions with a death row inmate. Christine Caswell is co-host of ClearVoice.
In her interview with Christine Caswell, Sr. Helen talks about forgiveness and the murder case of Jeffrey Curley, whose father Robert Curley initially advocated for the return of the death penalty to Massachusetts. Curley later changed his mind and has since spoken out against the death penalty.
Sister Prejean also talks about how victims’ families need to be heard. She briefly mentions how she regretted not talking to the victims’ families sooner in the case of Elmo Sonnier who, in 1978 was convicted of murdering Loretta Bourque and David LeBlanc.
May 19th’s episode of ClearVoice will also include an interview of Fr. William Palardy, Rector of Blessed John XXIII Seminary in Weston, Massachusetts. The seminary trains priests and specializes in later-aged vocations.
ClearVoice airs each week at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV at the following times: Thursday 8PM; Friday 11:30AM; Saturday 7AM; Sunday 11AM; Monday 10:30AM; Tuesday 10:30PM.
Monday, May 2, 2011
Starting May 5th, CatholicTV will begin using a new switcher which will allow CatholicTV to increase its production quality and to have equal or better live effects capabilities as the major networks in America.
The new switcher will be used for the first time at CatholicTV to produce the game show WOW: The CatholicTV Challenge (WOW), which teaches the Catholic faith and features 3rd-grade contestants. Previous seasons of the series have garnered both Telly and Pixie awards.
The new switcher is produced by Grass Valley, a company which serves the broadcast and professional video industries.
Once the new switcher is in use, CatholicTV will have the capabilities to have a ticker streaming across the bottom of the screen or on the sides and will also have the capabilities to have live split screens which are often seen on national news broadcasts and on sports shows. These are among a host of new capabilities CatholicTV’s production staff will have access to.
CatholicTV Production Manager Pete Kaminski said of the new HD switcher “it gives us the capability to do more creative things with more [video] sources.”
CatholicTV will also begin using new high definition cameras the same week. This will be the first time WOW will be produced in full high-definition