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Sunday, November 17, 2013

11/17-11/23 Highlights


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This week:
(all times Eastern)

Daily Mass: Celebrate Mass each weekday with one of our beloved Boston priests.
Watch: LIVE 9:30am, rebroadcasts at 7pm and 11:30pm

Christian Witness: New. Drs Angela and David Franks talk with people who work to build a culture of love and life rooted in the New Evangelization. Guest: Francis Cardinal George, 'The Difference God Makes'.
Watch: Sun 4am, Wed 10:30am, Thurs 8:30pm, Sat 4pm

We've Got To Talk: New. Fr Dan continues CatholicTV's longest running studio series. This week's topic- "The Mission is Urgent."
Watch: Sun 6:30am, Mon 2pm, Wed 9am, Fri 8:30pm, Sat 12:30pm

One Billion Stories: New. Join Seth DeMoor as he continues sharing the stories of Catholics around the world. This week we see some new videos and Seth talks about some technology upgrades.
Watch: Mon 4:30pm, Tues 12am and 9pm, Fri 6pm, Sat 12pm and 11pm

Spotlight: New. The film fathers interview Mother Dolores Hart this week on Spotlight, CatholicTV's movie review show.
Watch: Mon 6pm, Tues 8:30pm, Wed 4am, Fri 4:30pm, Sat 10:30am and 10:30pm

WOW: The CatholicTV Challenge: New. Father Robert Reed tests 3rd graders' knowledge in the 9th season of WOW. This week's "Wudabout": The Mass
Watch: Mon 7:30pm, Tues 5pm, Wed 8:30am, Thurs 1am, Fri 6:30am

This is the Day: New.

Tuesday 11/19- Father Roderick Vonhogen, author of Geekpriest: Confessions of a New Media Pioneer.
Watch: Tuesday at 10:15am ET, Wednesday  at 10:30am ET.

Friday 11/22- Jon Niven and Father Matt Williams, 'God of This City' Advent Tour.
Watch: LIVE Fri 10:30am ET, Fri 7:30pm, Sat 4:30am and 5:30pm, Mon 12am.

The Gist: Encore. Rachel, Danielle, and Carolee host another great episode of The Gist. Our Guest is Rebecca Frech, author of Teaching in Your Tiara.
Watch: Tue 11am and 8pm, Wed 5 am and 6pm, Thurs 12:30am.

CatholicTV Kids' Saints and Heroes: This children's programming block presents special programs from the CCC of America teaching the Catholic faith through Saints, historical figures, and biblical characters.
This week- Bernadette: Princess of Lourdes
Watch: Sat 7:30am.

Blink U: This month on 'Blink!' We're showcasing Catholic colleges. Tune in to see great videos from Catholic colleges throughout the country, like Notre Dame, Fordham, JPII the Great and more.
Watch: Monday 4am, Wed 7:30pm, Fri 5:30am

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Highlights 11/10-11/16

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This week:
(all times Eastern)

Daily Mass: Celebrate Mass each weekday with one of our beloved Boston priests.
Watch: LIVE 9:30am, rebroadcasts at 7pm and 11:30pm

Christian Witness: New. Drs Angela and David Franks talk with people who work to build a culture of love and life rooted in the New Evangelization. Guest: Tom Corcoran - Parishes equipped for mission.
Watch: Sun 4am, Wed 10:30am, Thurs 8:30pm, Sat 4pm

We've Got To Talk: New. Fr Dan continues CatholicTV's longest running studio series. This week's topic- "What Were The Chances?"
Watch: Sun 6:30am, Mon 2pm, Wed 9am, Fri 8:30pm, Sat 12:30pm

One Billion Stories: New. Join Seth DeMoor as he continues sharing the stories of Catholics around the world. This week we hear stories about Family.
Watch: Mon 4:30pm, Tues 12am and 9pm, Fri 6pm, Sat 12pm and 11pm

Spotlight: New. The film fathers look at JFK movies (featuring Parkland) this week on Spotlight, CatholicTV's movie review show.
Watch: Mon 6pm, Tues 8:30pm, Wed 4am, Fri 4:30pm, Sat 10:30am and 10:30pm

WOW: The CatholicTV Challenge: New. Father Robert Reed tests 3rd graders' knowledge in the 9th season of WOW. This week's "Wudabout": The Passion of Christ
Watch: Mon 7:30pm, Tues 5pm, Wed 8:30am, Thurs 1am, Fri 6:30am

This is the Day: New.

Tuesday 11/12- In lieu of This is the Day, we will provide coverage of the 2013 USCCB General Assembly.
Watch: Tuesday at 10:15am ET, Wednesday  at 10:30am ET.

Friday 11/15- Eva Stockhammer, promoting the 50th anniversary of Holyoke Catholic High School.
Watch: LIVE Fri 10:30am ET, Fri 7:30pm, Sat 4:30am and 5:30pm, Mon 12am.

The Gist: Encore. Rachel, Danielle, and Carolee host another great episode of The Gist. Our Guest is Leigh Anne Tuohy, of The Blind Side fame.
Watch: Tue 11am and 8pm, Wed 5 am and 6pm, Thurs 12:30am.

CatholicTV Kids' Saints and Heroes: This children's programming block presents special programs from the CCC of America teaching the Catholic faith through Saints, historical figures, and biblical characters.
This week- Francis Xavier and the Samurai's Lost Treasure
Watch: Sat 7:30am.

CatholicTV Presents: Presenting features from our programming partners.
This week-  The Miracle of Father Kapaun
Watch: Mon 10:30pm, Thurs 5pm, Sat 3:30am.

For God and Country
Watch: Friday 2:30pm.

The Call: Vocations programming.
This week- The Clergy Fund Frontlines video.
Watch: Sunday 11:30pm, Mon 11:30am, Fri 7am, Saturday 6pm

Blink U: This month on 'Blink!' We're showcasing Catholic colleges. Tune in to see great videos from Catholic colleges throughout the country, like Notre Dame, Fordham, JPII the Great and more.
Watch: Monday 4am, Wed 7:30pm, Fri 5:30am

Veterans Day Programming:
11/11 8pm: FocusTV - Archbishop Hannan's 'A Soldier of God
9pm: 'For God and Country'

9:30pm: 'The Miracle of Father Kapaun'
10:30pm: FocusTV - 'Grunt Padre'


The USCCB General Assembly:Watch: Monday 10:15am, Tuesday 10:30am.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

11/3-11/9 Highlights

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This week:
(all times Eastern)

Daily Mass: Celebrate Mass each weekday with one of our beloved Boston priests.
Watch: LIVE 9:30am, rebroadcasts at 7pm and 11:30pm

Christian Witness: New. Drs Angela and David Franks talk with people who work to build a culture of love and life rooted in the New Evangelization. Guest: Father Matt Williams and Danielle Olsen on the evangelization of youth and young adults.
Watch: Sun 4am, Wed 10:30am, Thurs 8:30pm, Sat 4pm

We've Got To Talk: New. Fr Dan continues CatholicTV's longest running studio series. This week's topic- "What is the Point?".
Watch: Sun 6:30am, Mon 2pm, Wed 9am, Fri 8:30pm, Sat 12:30pm

One Billion Stories: New. Join Seth DeMoor as he continues sharing the stories of Catholics around the world. This week we hear stories about Religious Sisters.
Watch: Mon 4:30pm, Tues 12am and 9pm, Fri 6pm, Sat 12pm and 11pm

Spotlight: New. The film fathers look at James Gandolfini movies this week on Spotlight, CatholicTV's movie review show.
Watch: Mon 6pm, Tues 8:30pm, Wed 4am, Fri 4:30pm, Sat 10:30am and 10:30pm

WOW: The CatholicTV Challenge: New. Father Robert Reed tests 3rd graders' knowledge in the 9th season of WOW. This week's "Wudabout": Perfectae Caritatis.
Watch: Mon 7:30pm, Tues 5pm, Wed 8:30am, Thurs 1am, Fri 6:30am

This is the Day: New.

Tuesday 11/5- Lavinia Spirito of the Catholic Way Bible Study.
Watch: LIVE Tues 10:30am ET, Tue 7:30pm, Wed 4:30am and 5:30pm, Thurs 12am.

Friday 11/8- Father Austin Litke, Blackfriar Films music video "Come My Way".
Watch: LIVE Fri 10:30am ET, Fri 7:30pm, Sat 4:30am and 5:30pm, Mon 12am.

The Gist: New. Rachel, Danielle, and Carolee host another great episode of The Gist. Our Guest is Matthew Weber, talking with us about college.
Watch: Tue 11am and 8pm, Wed 5 am and 6pm, Thurs 12:30am.

CatholicTV Kids' Saints and Heroes: This children's programming block presents special programs from the CCC of America teaching the Catholic faith through Saints, historical figures, and biblical characters.
This week- The Odyssey: A Journey Back Home
Watch: Sat 7:30am.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Saying Goodbye to Fr Hannon

Father Hannon passed away 10 days ago, and we're really missing him here at CatholicTV. He has been celebrating Mass with us for over 30 years and has brightened our lives for all that time. His funeral was celebrated on Friday across the street at St Patrick's in Watertown.

He was scheduled to celebrate Mass for us today, and Father Thomas Kopp from Sudbury kindly stepped up to take over his Mass. He was joined by Mary and Dan Farrell, Fr Hannon's sister and brother-in-law, who always joined Fr Hannon for Mass. He offered the Mass for Fr Hannon and also paid tribute to him in his homily, which you can watch below. Thanks for your prayers for Fr Hannon and his family, especially Mary and Dan.


Sunday, October 27, 2013

10/27-11/2 Highlights

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This week:
(all times Eastern)

Daily Mass: Celebrate Mass each weekday with one of our beloved Boston priests.
Watch: LIVE 9:30am, rebroadcasts at 7pm and 11:30pm

Christian Witness: New. Drs Angela and David Franks talk with people who work to build a culture of love and life rooted in the New Evangelization. Guest: Emily Stimpson speaks about witness in the Single Life.
Watch: Sun 4am, Wed 10:30am, Thurs 8:30pm, Sat 4pm

We've Got To Talk: New. Fr Dan continues CatholicTV's longest running studio series. This week's topic- "Newness and Renewal - It Happens All the Time".
Watch: Sun 6:30am, Mon 2pm, Wed 9am, Fri 8:30pm, Sat 12:30pm

One Billion Stories: New. Join Seth DeMoor as he continues sharing the stories of Catholics around the world. This week we hear stories about Discovering Catholicism.
Watch: Mon 4:30pm, Tues 12am and 9pm, Fri 6pm, Sat 12pm and 11pm

Spotlight: Encore. The film fathers look at Super Hero movies this week on Spotlight, CatholicTV's movie review show.
Watch: Mon 6pm, Tues 8:30pm, Wed 4am, Fri 4:30pm, Sat 10:30am and 10:30pm

WOW: The CatholicTV Challenge: New. Father Robert Reed tests 3rd graders' knowledge in the 9th season of WOW. This week's "Wudabout": Vestments and Vessels.
Watch: Mon 7:30pm, Tues 5pm, Wed 8:30am, Thurs 1am, Fri 6:30am

This is the Day: New.

Tuesday 10/29- Danny Hidalgo and Rob Kaczmarck on the newest project from Spirit Juice Studios.
Watch: LIVE Tues 10:30am ET, Tue 7:30pm, Wed 4:30am and 5:30pm, Thurs 12am.

Friday 11/01- Allison Gingras of Reconciled to You
Watch: LIVE Fri 10:30am ET, Fri 7:30pm, Sat 4:30am and 5:30pm, Mon 12am.

The Gist: New. Rachel, Danielle, and Carolee host another great episode of The Gist. Our guest is Serrin Foster of Feminists for Life.
Watch: Tue 11am and 8pm, Wed 5 am and 6pm, Thurs 12:30am

CatholicTV Presents: Presenting features from our programming partners.
This week-  Opus Dei: Decoding God's Work from our friends at Salt + Light.
Watch: Mon 10:30pm, Thurs 5pm, Sat 3:30am.

CatholicTV Kids' Saints and Heroes: This children's programming block presents special programs from the CCC of America teaching the Catholic faith through Saints, historical figures, and biblical characters.
This week- Juan Diego: Messenger of Guadalupe
Watch: Sat 7:30. Papal Programming: The Mass for the Day of Family
Watch: LIVE 4:30am, 8pm.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wisdom from Dorothy Day | Wisdom Wednesday

In his homily today, Father Daniel Mahoney talked about outreach to outcasts, and spoke about the life and work of Servant of God Dorothy Day, convert and founder of the Catholic Worker movement.
People would ask what drove her to work so tirelessly among the poor, the addicted, and the outcast in society. And she always said, we are here for them because we are the ones in need. We are here because we are hungry for God. We're the ones who are hungry. And Dorothy Day wrote in her book how so many people often said to her - how nice it is that you feed the poor. But she always would say- 'I know in my own heart, I am the one being fed by Jesus Christ'.
Check out Fr Mahoney's whole homily below:


Sunday, October 20, 2013

10/20-10/26 Highlights

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This week:
(all times Eastern)

Daily Mass: Celebrate Mass each weekday with one of our beloved Boston priests.
Watch: LIVE 9:30am, rebroadcasts at 7pm and 11:30pm

Christian Witness: New. Drs Angela and David Franks talk with people who work to build a culture of love and life rooted in the New Evangelization. Guest: Mary Girard speaks about pregnancy help centers.
Watch: Sun 4am, Wed 10:30am, Thurs 8:30pm, Sat 4pm

We've Got To Talk: New. Fr Dan continues CatholicTV's longest running studio series. This week's topic- "Touched by His Spirit".
Watch: Sun 6:30am, Mon 2pm, Wed 9am, Fri 8:30pm, Sat 12:30pm

One Billion Stories: New. Join Seth DeMoor as he continues sharing the stories of Catholics around the world. This week we hear stories about Mary.
Watch: Mon 4:30pm, Tues 12am and 9pm, Fri 6pm, Sat 12pm and 11pm

Spotlight: Encore. The film fathers talk about the movie Rush this week on Spotlight, CatholicTV's movie review show.
Watch: Mon 6pm, Tues 8:30pm, Wed 4am, Fri 4:30pm, Sat 10:30am and 10:30pm

WOW: The CatholicTV Challenge: New. Father Robert Reed tests 3rd graders' knowledge in the 9th season of WOW. This week's "Wudabout": Sacrosanctum Concilium, the Vatican II constitution on the Sacred Liturgy.
Watch: Mon 7:30pm, Tues 5pm, Wed 8:30am, Thurs 1am, Fri 6:30am

This is the Day: New.

Tuesday 10/22- Dean Robledo on expressing faith through art.
Watch: LIVE Tues 10:30am ET, Tue 7:30pm, Wed 4:30am and 5:30pm, Thurs 12am.

Friday 10/25- Sue and Tim Muldoon, authors of Six Sacred Rules for Families.
Watch: LIVE Fri 10:30am ET, Fri 7:30pm, Sat 4:30am and 5:30pm, Mon 12am.

The Gist: New. Rachel, Danielle, and Carolee host another great episode of The Gist. Our guest is Robyn Lee of CatholicMatch.com, and our topic is Catholic singles.
Watch: Tue 11am and 8pm, Wed 5 am and 6pm, Thurs 12:30am

CatholicTV Presents: Presenting features from our programming partners.
This week, in honor of the optional Memorial for Blessed John Paul II- John Paul II, part of the Great Souls: Six Who Changed a Century series.
Watch: Mon 10:30pm, Thurs 5pm, Sat 3:30am.

CatholicTV Kids' Saints and Heroes: This children's programming block presents special programs from the CCC of America teaching the Catholic faith through Saints, historical figures, and biblical characters.
This week- Bernadette: The Princess of Lourdes
Watch: Sat 7:30.


Sunday, October 13, 2013

10/13-10/19 Highlights

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This week:
(all times Eastern)

Daily Mass:  Celebrate Mass each weekday with one of our beloved Boston priests.
Watch: LIVE 9:30am, rebroadcasts at 7pm and 11:30pm

Christian Witness: New. Drs Angela and David Franks talk with people who work to build a culture of love and life rooted in the New Evangelization. Guest: Andy LaVallee on living out Catholic Social Teaching.
Watch: Sun 4am, Wed 10:30am, Thurs 8:30pm, Sat 4pm

We've Got To Talk: New. Fr Dan continues CatholicTV's longest running studio series. This week's topic- "Be Careful - Your Life is His Gift".
Watch: Sun 6:30am, Mon 2pm, Wed 9am, Fri 8:30pm, Sat 12:30pm

One Billion Stories: New. Join Seth DeMoor as he continues sharing the stories of Catholics around the world. This week we hear stories about the Eucharist
Watch: Mon 4:30pm, Tues 12am and 9pm, Fri 6pm, Sat 12pm and 11pm

Spotlight: Encore. The film fathers talk about documentaries in this episode of Spotlight, CatholicTV's movie review show.
Watch: Mon 6pm, Tues 8:30pm, Wed 4am, Fri 4:30pm, Sat 10:30am and 10:30pm

WOW: The CatholicTV Challenge: New. Father Robert Reed tests 3rd graders' knowledge in the 9th season of WOW. This week's "Wudabout": Anointing of the Sick.
Watch: Mon 7:30pm, Tues 5pm, Wed 8:30am, Thurs 1am, Fri 6:30am

This is the Day: New.

Tuesday 10/15- Father John Anglin, author of The Wandering Friar, in which he offers a positive picture of the Catholic Church through the lived experiences of its members.
Watch: LIVE Tues 10:30am ET, Tue 7:30pm, Wed 4:30am and 5:30pm, Thurs 12am.

Friday 10/18- Monsignor Paul Tighe, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications at the Vatican.
Watch: LIVE Fri 10:30am ET, Fri 7:30pm, Sat 4:30am and 5:30pm, Mon 12am.

The Gist: New. Rachel, Danielle, and Carolee host another great episode of The Gist. Our guest is Lizzie Velasquez, and the topic of the show is Bullying.
Watch: Tue 11am and 8pm, Wed 5 am and 6pm, Thurs 12:30am

CatholicTV Presents: Presenting features from our programming partners.
This week- Love is a Choice from our friends at Salt+Light in Canada. This documentary tells the story of St Gianna Beretta Molla, patron saint of preborn children.
Watch: Mon 10:30pm, Thurs 5pm, Sat 3:30am.

CatholicTV Kids' Saints and Heroes: This children's programming block presents special programs from the CCC of America teaching the Catholic faith through Saints, historical fig
ures, and biblical characters.
This week- Patrick, Brave Shepherd to the Emerald Isle
Watch: Sat 7:30.

Knights of Columbus Re-Dedication to Mary: The Re-Dedication to Mary took place in September as part of the KofC Year of Faith pilgrimage to the National Basilica.
Watch: Fri 9:30pm, Sat 1pm.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

10/6-10/12 Highlights


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This week:
(all times Eastern)



Christian Witness: New. Drs Angela and David Franks talk with people who work to build a culture of love and life rooted in the New Evangelization. Guest: Sister Julie, LSP speaks about the role of the elderly in the New Evangelization.
Watch: Sun 4am, Wed 10:30am, Thurs 8:30pm, Sat 4pm

We've Got To Talk: New. Fr Dan continues CatholicTV's longest running studio series. This week's topic- "Remembering Who We Are and What We Have".
Watch: Sun 6:30am, Mon 2pm, Wed 9am, Fri 8:30pm, Sat 12:30pm

One Billion Stories: New. Join Seth DeMoor as he continues sharing the stories of Catholics around the world. This week we hear stories about Confession.
Watch: Mon 4:30pm, Tues 12am and 9pm, Fri 6pm, Sat 12pm and 11pm

Spotlight: Encore. The film fathers look at Forest Whitaker Movies, featuring The Butler, in this episode of Spotlight, CatholicTV's movie review show.
Watch: Mon 6pm, Tues 8:30pm, Wed 4am, Fri 4:30pm, Sat 10:30am and 10:30pm

WOW: The CatholicTV Challenge: New. Father Robert Reed tests 3rd graders' knowledge in the 9th season of WOW. This week's "Wudabout": The Commandments
Watch: Mon 7:30pm, Tues 5pm, Wed 8:30am, Thurs 1am, Fri 6:30am

This is the Day: New.

Tuesday 10/8- Jim Cavnar joins us to speak about Cross Catholic Outreach. Jon Niven joins us to talk about LIFT Minstries.
Watch: LIVE Tues 10:30am ET, Tue 7:30pm, Wed 4:30am and 5:30pm, Thurs 12am.

Friday 10/11- Cynthia Capen, director of 'Father Tony', a documentary about a black Creole Catholic priest in the 8th Ward of New Orleans during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Watch: LIVE Fri 10:30am ET, Fri 7:30pm, Sat 4:30am and 5:30pm, Mon 12am.

The Gist: New. Rachel, Danielle, and Carolee host another great episode of The Gist. Our guest is Mother Dolores Hart, author of "The Ear of the Heart: From Hollywood to Holy Vows"
Watch: Tue 11am and 8pm, Wed 5 am & 6pm, Thurs 12:30am

CatholicTV Presents: Presenting the best features from our programming partners.
This week- Saints: Gospel Artists from our friends at Salt+Light in Canada. This documentary features various Saints and Blesseds, including the soon to be canonized Bl. John XXIII.
Watch: Mon 10:30pm, Thurs 5pm, Sat 3:30am.

CatholicTV Kids Saints and Heroes: This children's programming block presents special programs from the CCC of America teaching the Catholic faith through Saints, historical figures, and biblical characters.
This week- Columbus: Adventures to the Edge of the World. the thrilling story of how one man’s vision and courage brought continents together and changed history forever.
Watch: Sat 7:30.

Papal Programming:

Saturday 10/12- Pope Francis joins pilgrims at St Peter's Square in welcoming the arrival of the original statue of Our Lady of Fatima with a prayer service.
Watch: LIVE Sat 11am, Sat 8pm.

Sunday 10/13- Pope Francis consecrates the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in a Holy Mass at St Peter's Basilica.
Watch: LIVE Sun 4:30am, Sun 8pm.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

CatholicTV Kids Club primer

We know how hard it can be to trust the programs your kids watch on television. Even cartoons these days aren't risk free. That's why we make sure to air fun, faithful, and family friendly options for your kids throughout the week. We're here to educate your kids about the faith, get them laughing and singing, and enforce the values you work so hard to teach them, like kindness, patience, and charity.

Check out some of the programs we offer below, and keep your eye on our Twitter and Facebook accounts for updates on special programs meant for your kids. And moms, we've got you covered too! Be sure to watch The Gist with Rachel Balducci, Danielle Bean, and Carolee McGrath for some real talk about marriage, motherhood, and being a woman in the 21st century.


CatholicTV Kids Club

Adventures in Odyssey: From Focus on the Family, Adventures in Odyssey combines the characters kids love with the faith lessons parents appreciate.
Watch: Mon 8am ET, Wed 8am, Sat 8am.

CatholicTV Kids Saints & Heroes: A variety of special programs featuring the lives of Catholic saints and figures, and Biblical stories aimed to teach the Catholic faith.
This month:
10/5 'My Secret Friend- A Guardian Angel Story'
10/12 'Columbus - Adventures to the Edge'
Watch: Sat 7:30am ET.

Dr. Wonder's Workshop: Learn about the values of the Christian faith with the all-deaf cast of characters in Dr Wonder's workship.
Watch: Mon 3:30am ET, Tue 7:30am, Thurs 7:30am.

The Fred and Susie Show: "Creative family fun, Great family values". Join Fred the puppet and Susie as they teach Biblical values through the arts. The Fred and Susie Show promotes creativity, imagination, and a solid set of values for kids today.
Watch: Mon 7:30am ET, Wed 7:30am, Sat 9am.

Upbeat Kids: An energetic, faith-filled kids show which features children learning about giving and sharing, and about Jesus and His love.
Watch: Sun 7:30am ET, Fri 7:30am.

What's In The Bible?: From the creator of Veggie Tales, Phil Vischer, What's In The Bible? features some new friends exploring the most important books of the Bible. This show will have you laughing and learning through God's Word.
Watch: Wed 8am ET, Thurs 1pm, Sat 8:30am.


Sunday, September 29, 2013

9/29-10/5 Highlights

Another great week in CatholicTV programming ahead!

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This week:
(all times Eastern)



Christian Witness: New. Drs Angela and David Franks talk with people who work to build a culture of love and life rooted in the New Evangelization. Guest: Monsignor James Moroney speaks about the role of the Liturgy in Evangelization.
Watch: Sun 4am, Wed 10:30am, Thurs 8:30pm, Sat 4pm

We've Got To Talk: New. Fr Dan continues CatholicTV's longest running studio series. This week's topic- "Signs of Compassion".
Watch: Sun 6:30am, Mon 2pm, Wed 9am, Fri 8:30pm, Sat 12:30pm

One Billion Stories: New. Join Seth DeMoor as he continues sharing the stories of Catholics around the world. This week we hear from Catholics whose lives were touched by Pope John Paul II.
Watch: Mon 4:30pm, Tues 12am & 9pm, Fri 6pm, Sat 12pm and 11pm

Spotlight: Encore. The film fathers look at Oz The Great and Powerful in this episode of Spotlight, CatholicTV's movie review show.
Watch: Mon 6pm, Tues 8:30pm, Wed 4am, Fri 4:30pm, Sat 10:30am and 10:30pm

WOW: The CatholicTV Challenge: New. Father Robert Reed tests 3rd graders' knowledge in the 9th season of WOW. This week's "Wudabout": The Pope.
Watch: Mon 7:30pm, Tues 5pm, Wed 8:30am, Thurs 1am, Fri 6:30am

This is the Day: New. 

Tuesday 10/1- Tony Ryan, Marketing Director at Igatius Press joins us to speak about St Josephine Bakhita.
Watch: LIVE Tues 10:30am ET, Tue 7:30pm, Wed 4:30am and 5:30pm, Thurs 12am.

Friday 10/4- Jimmy Becker joins us to talk about Biking For Babies, which raises funds for pro-life causes.
Watch: LIVE Fri 10:30am ET, Frid 7:30pm, Sat 4:30am and 5:30pm, Mon 12am.

The Gist: New. Rachel, Danielle, and Carolee speak with Greg and Julie Alexander, authors of Marriage 911: How God Saved Our Marriage (And Can Save Yours Too).
Watch: Tue 11am and 8pm, Wed 5 am & 6pm, Thurs 12:30am

11th Annual Worldwide Children's Eucharistic Holy HourSpecial.
Watch: Fri 12pm ET, 5pm.

Papal Visit to Assisi: Special. Pope Francis visits Assisi on the feast of his patron, St Francis of Assisi.
Watch: LIVE Fri 5am ET, rebroadcast at 8pm.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

9/22-9/27 Highlights


Introducing weekly highlights! Check the blog each Sunday for the rundown of all our great programming coming up in the week. Watch everything on CatholicTV, CatholicTV.com, Roku or Google TV.





This week:
(all times Eastern)

Christian Witness: Encore. Drs Angela and David Franks speak with George Weigel, author of Evangelical Catholicism.
Watch: Sun 4am, Wed 10:30am, Thurs 8:30pm, Sat 4pm

We've Got To Talk: New. Fr Dan wants to talk about God, faith and relationships. This week's topic- "Special in His Eyes".
Watch: Sun 6:30am, Mon 2pm, Wed 9am, Fri 8:30pm, Sat 12:30pm

One Billion Stories: New. Join Seth DeMoor as he continues sharing the stories of Catholics around the world. This week we hear about College themed stories of faith.
Watch: Mon 4:30pm, Tues 12am & 9pm, Fri 6pm, Sat 12pm & 11pm

Spotlight: New. The film fathers look at World War Z in this episode of Spotlight, CatholicTV's movie review show.
Watch: Mon 6pm, Tues 8:30pm, Wed 4am, Fri 4:30pm, Sat 10:30am and 10:30pm


WOW: The CatholicTV Challenge: New. Father Robert Reed tests 3rd graders' knowledge in the 9th season of WOW. This week's "wudabout": Optatam Totius, the Vatican II decree on priestly training.
Watch: Mon 7:30pm, Tues 5pm, Wed 8:30am, Thurs 1am, Fri 6:30am

This is the Day: New. Join Father Reed and Jay in the living room on Tuesday as they speak with Father Scott Hurd, author of When Faith Feels Fragile and Grace Mazza Urbanski, Director of the children's ministry at the Apostleship of Prayer. No This is the Day on Friday**
Watch LIVE Tuesday at 10:30am, rebroadcast at 7:30pm

The Gist: New. Rachel, Danielle, and Carolee speak with Chelsea Gheesling, founder of The Good Girl Comeback which seeks to bring back the "good girl" and inspire young girls and women to find true fulfillment.
Watch: Tue 11am & 8pm, Wed 5 am & 6pm, Thurs 12:30am

**TELETHON: After experimenting with February, we've brought the Telethon back to its usual fall date, and we appreciate all the support you can give us. Join Father Reed, Jay, Kevin, and some favorite CatholicTV hosts for musical performances and lots of fun.
Friday, 9/27 and Saturday 9/28 from 9am to 10pm

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Forward into Fall!

We have had such a great summer, and we hope you did too!

Not only did we kick off our first ever Summer Season, but we brought you great coverage of World Youth Day 2013 in July. In June we shot brand new episodes of The Gist, which we're excited to share as part of our Fall season. August brought the  Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention in Texas for which we provided all day coverage. We also sent a crew to the Catholic Marketing Network to spread the word about CatholicTV, see what's up in the world of Catholic marketing and publishing, and get interviews with today's Catholic authors and media figures. The opening of the Cool Globes exhibit in Boston gave us a great opportunity to shoot some segments on environmental stewardship, so keep your eye out for those!

This fall we're excited to bring back The Gist, One Billion Stories, We've Got To Talk, Going My Way, WOW: The CatholicTV Challenge, Catholic Destinations, and Spotlight. We're also excited to bring you Deep Light Entertainment's Building a Difference, as well as continue this summer's new series, Christian Witness into the fall. The Fall Season brings that and so much more! Watch the video to learn about everything we have planned:


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Pilgrims for our future | Rio 2013

World Youth Day approaches, and with it a certain outpouring of the Holy Spirit on our young Catholics. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from around the world are already arriving in Rio, eager to be envigorated in their faith by our truly paternal spiritual leader, Pope Francis.

Teens and young adults are sure to be touched by the experience of oneness and unity they will encounter there. They will have sensory experiences of a diverse, universal Church, and the experience will probably never leave them. The event will be a witness to all people of the true nature of of our pilgrim Church, which seeks to take up the cross and be Christ to a broken world.

Pope Francis has announced that a plenary indulgence will be granted to all who participate in the celebration, even those who participate by internet, radio, or television (under the usual conditions of Confession, reception of the Eucharist, and prayer for the Pope's intention).

In light of the extension of this indulgence to those who participate via media, please join us for our coverage of this inspiring celebration. We'll be covering World Youth Day starting July 22nd with the arrival of the Pope.

Father Reed will be joined by Alexis Grace Richard for desk coverage, and Emily Abi-Kheirs, a local pilgrim, will be our embedded reporter in Rio. Our coverage will be augmented from pictures, tweets, and videos submitted by using the hashtag #CTVWYD13 on Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube (so make sure you tell your loved ones who are attending to send us their content!).

We can't wait to bring you coverage of the Masses, the Way of the Cross, and more from World Youth Day. We hope you join us! And we encourage you to go to Confession and receive communion during World Youth Day (7/22-7/28) so you can benefit from the indulgence.

God bless, and see you next week!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

How late can I come to Mass and how early can I leave?

We've been featuring some of Bishop Chris Coyne's new Blinks, "Everything You Wanted to Know About the Liturgy (but were afraid to ask)", but we decided to premiere this one on our blog!

We all slip in late to Mass occasionally, and sometimes we even feel the itch to leave early (like right after Communion). So let's hear what Bishop Coyne has to say about arriving late and leaving early to Mass.



Thanks for watching! Check out more of Bishop Coyne's liturgy Blinks.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Fortnight For Freedom 2013

It's so important that, as Catholics, we remain engaged in the public square and do our part to promote the Gospel outside of our parishes and families. This doesn't mean forcing our beliefs on others; it means letting our gospel-informed voices be heard and it means promoting the principles of human dignity that the gospels teach us.

That's why the U.S. bishops have called a second Fortnight for Freedom. In addition to the August 1st deadline for Catholic organizations to comply with the HHS mandate, we also await a Supreme Court ruling on marriage this June, and meaningful immigration reform as well as humanitarian services. These are all areas in which Catholics have a stake and about which Catholics must make their positions known. Starting on June 21st, the bishops are calling for Catholics to participate in a two week period of prayer and action to build awareness about potential religious freedom violations and the right place of religion in the public square.

Throughout these two weeks, CatholicTV will have special programming for the Fortnight for Freedom, including the Opening Mass on 6/21 LIVE at 7pm ET (watch on www.CatholicTV.com), daily reflections from Father Reed, following the 3pm Divine Mercy Chaplet, and the Closing Mass on Independence Day at 12pm ET.

Last year we held a town hall forum hosted by Cardinal Se├ín O'Malley, with a panel comprising Kim Daniels, JD, a religious liberty attorney, Dr. Angela Franks, co-host of Christian Witness, and John Garvey, JD, President of The Catholic University of America. Most of the concerns raised and questions asked last year are still relevant. You can watch the whole thing right here:


Thursday, May 30, 2013

From maintenance to mission

The Archdiocese of Boston is in the midst of an exciting and innovative pastoral plan to strengthen the local Church and repropose the gospel. The plan ("Disciples in Mission") "seeks to revitalize the Church in Boston by positioning our parishes more solidly for the task of evangelization, the work of reaching out to our brothers and sisters and drawing them more fully to Christ Jesus." (from the Disciples in Mission proposal).

The pastoral plan (currently in phase one) strengthens local churches by establishing parish collaboratives that function under the leadership of one pastor with the support of Pastoral Teams and Parish Councils. The parishes in the collaboratives maintain their unique identities and responsibilities, while also enjoying the added benefit of a community of support from the other parishes in the collaborative, as well as a unity of vision and evangelical purpose. Parishes maintain the strengths they already have while being fortified by fellow parishes.

By empowering local churches to strengthen and unify as tools for evangelization, the Archdiocese expects that we will move from a state of simply maintaining parishes to being true disciples in mission, proactively spreading the gospel by way of the local Church.

Bishop Deeley, Vicar General for the Archdiocese of Boston, appeared on CatholicTV's This is the Day to talk about the success of the plan so far as pastors in phase one finish up their two week training. He also has some great ideas for how lay people can support the new pastoral plan. Check out his interview below:

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Summer is coming...

Well, almost. May will be over before you know it, and then our Summer Season will begin!


Join us starting in June for some great summer programs. There's something for everyone!
 

Watch Christian Witness on Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Drs Angela and David Franks host this new original CatholicTV series, speaking with people who work to build a culture of love and life rooted in the New Evangelization. Some guests include George Weigel, David Clayton, Brother Rahl Bunsa, and Michael Lavigne. Rebroadcasts: Sun 4am ET, Thurs 8:30pm, Sat 4pm.



Join Shannon Muldoon for Vacation Bible School! During the weeks of June 24, July 15, and August 12, tune in at 8am and 12:30pm each day for great lessons and fun crafts with Shannon.




Tune into Divine Intervention with Father Steve on Mondays at 9pm ET. Born in India, raised in South Africa, and now ministering in California, Father Steve has a way of deeply touching lives. This reality series captures his unique and inspiring ministry to God's people through life’s turbulent and joyful moments. Father Steve captures the unique zeal and deep love at the heart of Christ’s Gospel message. Rebroadcasts: Wed 1pm ET, Fri 2am.



 



What's in the Bible airs Mondays at 8am ET. From the creater of Veggie Tales, What's in the Bible features some new friends as they explore the most important books of the Bible. This family show uses music and puppets to get you laughing and learning through God's word. Rebroadcasts: Thurs 1pm ET, Sat 8:30am.

Watch Love is Moving on Mondays at 4pm ET. From the producers of Context with Lorna Dueck, this series is hosted by and for young adults focusing on living out the Christian faith. The series challenges young adults to commit to acts of love in their daily life and to grow deeper in relationship with God and others. Rebroadcasts: Wed 2:30am ET, Thurs 10:30pm, Fri 5:30pm.



Reel Faith from NET NY airs on Tuesdays at 9am ET. Join David DiCerto and Steven D. Greydanus as they look at films through a Catholic lens.




On Mondays at 9am tune in to Gospel of Luke with Jim Grant and Dr Robert Maldonado. Our hosts are joined by biblical scholars as they share their insights into and love for Luke. Rebroadcasts: Wed 1:30pm ET, Fri midnight.


It's going to be a great summer on CatholicTV. Don't miss it!
 
 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

ClearVoice™ turns 100!

Our original magazine show, ClearVoice™, celebrates 100 episodes on 5/3!

Tune in at 11am as hosts Christine Caswell and John Monahan look back on the awesome highlights from the past 100 episodes. John and Christine reflect here on what working on ClearVoice has meant to them:



Check out individual reflections from John and Christine as well as other great clips from ClearVoice™ right here.

Christine Caswell has more than 20 years' experience as a radio and television news journalist, reporting for more than a decade in Boston's major market. John Monahan has worked for 17 years in the news business, winning an Emmy® for his work as a news reporter.

Watch ClearVoice™ on Fridays at 11am ET on CatholicTV.

Friday, April 12, 2013

USA Makes Reality Show With “Christian Values”

From Slate:

The Moment drawns on many of the standard USA procedural elements. It’s aspirational and upbeat—what could be more pleasant than seeing good people get another chance to accomplish their life goals? Friends and family are front and center—the dreamers are nominated by relatives, and, in the two episodes that I’ve seen, the love and support of friends and family is key to their success. The second-chancers are all talented—they’d have to be to take photographs for Sports Illustrated, drive on the NASCAR truck circuit, or skipper an America’s Cup vessel—and they’re mentored by seasoned pros.
There is, in other words, a wholesomeness to the show that’s sometimes hard to find in reality television. And though faith and religion aren’t specifically mentioned in the first two episodes, executive producer Charlie Ebersol told me that the show is designed to promote Christian values.


Great to see Christian values promoted on secular TV! We got a chance to speak with Kurt Warner, host of The Moment, about the new series. You can catch our interview with him right here:


If you missed last night's premiere of The Moment you can check it out right here: http://www.usanetwork.com/videos/The%20Moment/Full%20Episodes

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Our Retired Priests

Father O'Regan and his sister
It's the week of retired priests at CatholicTV!

Today retired priest Fr O'Regan came all the way from Centerville to celebrate Mass with us. Father O'Regan remembered Monsignor Frank MacFarland in his Mass and for that we are so greatful! Here he is with his sister who joined him for Mass, pictured with Msgr Frank's rosary.

Yesterday we were joined by Fr Cunney who lives over at Regina Cleri, the Archdiocesan residence for retired priests. He was a joy to have and gave a wonderful homily about the significance of fragrant oils, which is perfect for today, the day of the Boston Chrism Mass!


You will see Fr Cunney again on tomorrow's Mass, when Father Reed concelebrates with several priests from Regina Cleri for Spy Wednesday. Watch on CatholicTV and CatholicTV.com LIVE at 9:30am ET, and again at 7pm and 11:30pm.

On Holy Thursday we will premiere a special new Triduum rosary, shot entirely at Regina Cleri, and that will air throughout the Triduum.

Please keep the retired priests of Boston in your prayers! In the Archdiocese of Boston, the Easter collection will be for the sick and retired priests of Boston, and I urge you to consider giving what you can to support these men who have given their lives to serve all of us in the Church.

God bless!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Boston seminarians


It's so wonderful to be able to see the seminarians from St John's Seminary in Brighton at the station here at CatholicTV. Whether it's to attend Father Reed's class on communication and evangelization in the conference room, or to accompany a priest for Daily Mass, they are welcome visitors!

Today Father Ed Riley celebrated Mass for us, and was joined by Deacon Chris Wallace who will, by the grace of God, be ordained this May. Deacon Chris is a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel parish in Quincy.

Before Mass, Father Reed asked Fr Riley to bless our new vestments for Solemnities, and Deacon Chris joined Fr Riley in being the first to wear them!










   


Deacon Chris delivered the homily and preached about St Joseph and "actions speaking louder than words". You can watch it right here:

 
Thanks Deacon Chris and Fr Riley!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Pope Francis I | Musings from Rome

There is not much I can add to the wonderful night that just took place at St. Peter's. 

It was truly an extraordinary experience that was so presented so well by the CatholicTV Network.  The entire staff did an excellent job in bringing these events into your home.  It was truly a team effort. 

Please pray for Pope Francis I. May God guide him and protect him as he leads this Church we all love.

Your Friend,


Jay

Open up your heart | Musings from Rome


Hello to all my blogolites. 
 
Rome is crying tears from heaven as the rain comes down hard.  Tim and I went to St. Peter's Square early in the morning and I am glad we did. 

As we entered the square I saw a lone figure in the distance.
 

 As I approached, I saw a man dressed in a burlap sack kneeling on the hard stone ground praying.



I suddenly noticed that he had no shoes on and that his feet were battered and worn.  It was clear that he had walked a lot of miles without shoes.

 


I watched him for quite a while.  People would walk by him or take pictures of him but he did not look at them. 
 
My first thought was that he was a beggar because there are a lot of those in Rome.  But he was not asking for money.  I saw a nun give him some coins and I wondered if I should do the same.  A number of thoughts crossed my mind:  should I give him some money? who was he? was this a scam? 
 
I decided to give him coins but hesitated. I was nervous to approach this man who was dirty and very different from me.  Then I thought of the readings from the Mass with the Cardinals yesterday and specifically "love one another". 
 
I made my move.  I approached him, held out the coins and he opened his hand.  The coins clang as they fell into his hand.  I thought that was the end of my meeting with him and began to turn and walk away.  But he thanked me and asked where I was from.  He told me he was from Assisi.  He pulled a pamphlet out of his bag and told me to love the poor.  He again thanked me and said May God bless you.  I walked away.



I must have broken the ice because after I left a group gathered around him and I could hear them asking questions.  He answered in a very gentle way.

 


If you open up your heart and mind, if you don't let the fear of the unknown limit you, the world expands.  Love your neighbor and God will love you.


Your Friend,


Jay

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Waiting for Smoke | Musings from Rome

Hello my blogolite friends.

I am standing in St. Peter's Square as I type this and am stunned by what I am witnessing.

Let me set the scene; it is pouring out and it is cold. I am not hesitant to call it raw out. My guess is it is below 50 degrees. Around the square the Vatican has set up huge monitors and are broadcasting live coverage of the Cardinals inside the Conclave. The square is a sea of umbrellas. 

Thousands of people are surrounding the monitors to be part of history. The bad weather and cold can not deter these people. This is their faith and they are here to show solidarity with the Cardinals that are charged with making this difficult decision.

Inside the colonnades are thousands of people who await the puffs of smoke that will signify whether or not a Holy Father has been elected.

I was touched as I passed a group of seminarians praying the rosary together as they looked up at the smoke stack.  You may notice some young people on the side and in the back who just walked up and started praying with them.  As I write this more people are joining and their voices are getting louder on the square.  Just beautiful.

We are living in historic times. May god guide all of us as we pray for the Cardinals.

Your Friend,
Jay

St Peter's Mass | Musings From Rome


Hello to my fellow blogolites. 

I must make an admission right from the start.  This blog is going to be long and have a lot of pictures.  There is no other way I could do this blog today because it was a truly spectacular and moving morning in Rome.

The day began with an 5:30am wake up call so that Tim and I could head over to the Pontifical North American College.  It was an opportunity to get some pictures of the American Cardinals as they boarded a bus for the Mass at St. Peter's.  The walk over is short but we always have to climb a number of stairs to get to the NAC. 




We waited along with the other press in the rain for the bus to arrive to take the Cardinals.  It was the usual chit-chat and small talk and everyone was in a good mood.  We started to notice seminarians gathering along the road.  The bus arrived and the Cardinals exited the building and made their way to the bus.  Some waved to the press while others just smiled. 

 

 

The bus made its way down the road with the seminarians lining either side.  It seemed as though the whole college was there.  The men clapped and cheered as the bus slowly went by them.  The bus turned a corner and then was gone.

 
 

From the NAC we made a quick dash down the hill and hurried to St. Peter's Basilica.  We had heard we should get there early for the 10am Mass and that was our goal.  Upon arrival we were deflated to see a long line and it was only 7:30am!  We got in line and within minutes the line doubled and then tripled in length.

 












 

As I got inside I was pleased to find that I was going to be relatively close up.  I sat and was struck by a couple of things.  First at the number of very young nuns who were in the Basilica.

 

They were everywhere and all were smiling and happy.  They were also looking out for each other and saving seats.  It was refreshing to see so many young woman decide to dedicate themselves to Christ.  There was a bounce in their step and a vibrancy about them.  It just made me feel good.


When I looked up at the altar I noticed two things immediately.  The first was the cross over the altar and the second was the empty chair.  That chair would be used later but it made me reflect on the fact that at this moment we do not have a pope and there is an emptiness.



They prayed the rosary in many different languages but all with the same intent.  To pray for the Holy Spirit to guide the Cardinals in their deliberations to elect a new Holy Father.  It was very moving hearing the whole congregation joining together as one powerful prayer community.

As we finished praying the rosary a hush fell upon the people in attendance.  The music started and the Cardinals began to process down the main aisle.  But something was different.  For the week before the Cardinals had been out and about.  Before they agreed not to talk to the press they spoke with reports, laughed, and spoke with the faithful.  Now everything had changed.  There was a seriousness, a focus that is tough to describe.  They seemed in the zone.  As they processed, my mood changed also.  I felt nervous and even frightened for the them and the weight of the decision that they were going to have to make. 

It was during the second reading that their responsibility resonated even more for me.  In his letter to the Ephesians St. Paul wrote, "We must no longer be children, tossed to and fro and blown about by every wind of doctrine, by people’s trickery, by their craftiness in deceitful scheming" (Eph 4:14). The Cardinals must make a decision not based on public polls or  today's social norms, but on the truth presented by Christ.  In the Gospel of St. John the message was clear. "You did not choose me but I chose you."  A chilling line that shows God's great love for us.
 
During communion the congregation knelt on the stone floor and prayed.  In a special way I remembered all of you who have asked CatholicTV for prayers.

 I watched as one by one the Cardinals went to the altar and received The Eucharist.  I could only image what they were thinking.  It seemed though that they were at peace.  Knowing that Jesus was with them at this historic moment.  But the weight of the decision that is before them is enormous and will be studied and talked about for centuries to come.  From the beauty of the liturgy it seems they do not take this task lightly.
 

As they processed out of the Basilica the congregation all came to the barriers to get a closer look.
 

A person in the crowd began to clap but a Cardinal gently motioned for him to stop.  This was not about them.  This was about the Church founded by Jesus.  Please pray for these Cardinals as they begin the Conclave and may God guide their decision.

 

Your Friend,

Jay