December 10, 2013


EWTN Presents The World Television
Premiere Of Fr. Robert Barron’s
‘Catholicism: The New Evangelization’

Preceded By a Special ‘EWTN Live’ Featuring Fr. Barron

Irondale, ALWhen someone tells you the Catholic Church’s stance on abortion, homosexuality or euthanasia is wrong, when someone makes fun of your religion, when someone mocks a religious practice you hold dear, how do you respond? How should you respond? Can you really challenge someone’s deeply held beliefs or will you just make them mad? These questions are at the heart of an intelligent and engaging new documentary by Father Robert Barron entitled, “Catholicism: The New Evangelization.” (Not to be confused with Father’s popular 10-part epic, “Catholicism.”)

Most Catholics have heard of “the New Evangelization.” But few actually know what it means, how to do it effectively, or why it’s so critical.  Get the answers you want and need when this program premieres at 9:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Dec. 18 – exclusively on EWTN. The program will encore at 1 p.m. ET, Saturday, Dec. 21. (Find EWTN at
Travel around the world in 90-minutes, beginning in Melbourne, Australia, and meet many people who are engaging our increasingly secular culture the right way; that is, they are not just making people mad, they are actually changing hearts and minds and making a difference. Learn how they do it and how you can too!
The documentary is preceded by a special “EWTN Live” with special guest, Fr. Barron! The program airs at 8 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Dec. 18.
You will want to enjoy this program, a not-to-be-missed EWTN Event, again and again. Watch it, learn from it, and then purchase it from EWTN Religious Catalogue at, so you can share it with family and friends – it’s that good!
Also look for Fr. Barron to be the keynote speaker, along with Father Larry Richards and Father Timothy Gallagher, at EWTN’s Family Celebration Aug. 16-17 in Birmingham, Ala.
EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 32nd year, is available in over 230 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. With its direct broadcast satellite television and radio services, AM & FM radio networks, worldwide short-wave radio station, Internet website, electronic and print news services, and publishing arm, EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world.

December 5, 2013

EWTN: Bilbo's Journey

An EWTN Exclusive:
'Bilbo’s Journey:'
A Catholic Guide to 'The Hobbit'

Irondale, AL Before you visit theatres for the second installment of the film based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved “The Hobbit,” brush up on your elvish and pack your “Baggins,” because Tolkien Scholar Joseph Pearce is taking you on an extensive tour of the Catholic themes found in “the Hobbit” in a new hour-long special, “Bilbo’s Journey.” The special airs at 11 p.m. ET, Thursday, Dec. 5 – exclusively on the EWTN Global Catholic Network.

The program, based on Pearce’s popular book, takes you far beyond the surface of this classic tale’s plot, and delves deep into a symbolic journey that truly finds the middle ground between Middle Earth and the Catholic Faith.
Begin your journey through Tolkien’s fantastical world with EWTN’s Fr. Mark and Doug Barry as they host an exclusive interview with Pearce on a special live “Life on the Rock” at 10 p.m. ET, Thursday, Dec. 5. Then, stay tuned as Pearce takes the “sting” out of the bumps and blisters along the road of “Bilbo’s Journey” at 11 p.m. ET.