November 22, 2013

Apostolic Exhortation from Pope to EWTN Bureau Chief


EWTN Rome Bureau Chief Joan Lewis To Receive
Apostolic Exhortation From Pope Francis
On Behalf of Journalists

Irondale, AL – EWTN viewers have yet another reason to tune in to the Closing Mass for the Year of Faith, which airs live at 4:30 a.m. ET (with an encore at 11:30 a.m. ET), Sunday, Nov. 24, the Feast of Christ the King. During the Mass, Pope Francis will consign his Apostolic Exhortation “Evangelii gaudium” (The Joy of the Gospel) to a group of people representing various walks of life and ministries. EWTN Rome Bureau Chief Joan Lewis, who has covered the Church for almost 35 years, will be one of only two media professionals to receive the Exhortation on behalf of journalists from the hands of Pope Francis himself!

“I feel honored and humbled to have been included,” Lewis said. “When Archbishop RIno Fisichella, head of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization, announced the news about the Exhortation on Monday he said it ‘will be delivered to all those in various stages of life who, as Christians, are called to be evangelizers. … The Year of Faith thus becomes a commitment that the Church assumes her duty once again to bring the Gospel to every creature.’”
 
One viewer, who heard the Vatican announcement, wrote to Lewis saying: “You have given your readers 'YEARS OF FAITH' and are truly deserving of this honor.”
 
The papal Exhortation is under embargo until Tuesday, Nov. 26, when it will be officially presented at the Holy See Press Office.

The Year of Faith was inaugurated on Oct. 11, 2012, the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and officially ends at the Closing Mass on Sunday, Nov. 24.
 
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 www.ewtn.com, electronic and print news services, and publishing arm, EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world.
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November 14, 2013

EWTN To Air Exclusive New Docu-Drama


 An EWTN Exclusive:

Don’t Miss EWTN’s Original Docu-Drama
‘Serra: Ever Forward, Never Back’

Irondale, AL – Anyone who has traveled to California is aware of the many glorious mission churches that dot the coastline – and of the fact that most of California’s major cities are named after saints. How did this happen?

Find out when EWTN airs an original five-part mini-series, “Serra: Ever Forward, Never Back.” Filmed on location in Spain, Mexico, and California, this beautiful docu-drama explores the life and heroic missionary activity of Blessed Junipero Serra. (Episodes 1 - 5 air 9:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday through Sunday, Nov. 20 - 24.  On Sunday, Nov. 24, in honor of the 300th anniversary of Serra’s birth, episodes 1-4 will re-air beginning at 7:30 pm ET and episode 5 will premiere at 9:30 pm ET).
 
Follow this amazing missionary from the moment of his birth on the island of Mallorca, Spain. Learn about the people who influenced him, his early religious life (which included a 200 mile walk from the port of Vera Cruz to Mexico City), his revival of the missions of the Pame Indians in the troubled Sierra Gorda region, and his efforts to construct five churches renowned for their art and architecture -- and that’s just in the first two episodes.
 
You’ll also learn about his call to bring the Gospel to Alta, California, and why so many people tried to talk him out of it! His expedition from Mexico to California was filled with trials and hardships, but Blessed Junipero Serra was determined to go “ever forward, never back.” He was attacked by Indians, watched his beloved page die in his arms, and told in no uncertain terms he had to return to Mexico. But Serra put his faith in God and decided to wait for a miracle. Learn what happens in EWTN’s original mini-series “Serra: Ever Forward, Never Back.”
 
In addition, just prior to the premiere of Episode 1, don’t miss a special “EWTN Live” when Host Fr. Mitch Pacwa will interview “Serra” Producer/Director Jim Kelty and Fr. Joseph Scerbo, S.A. an expert on the life of Blessed Junipero Serra and advisor to the mini-series. Airs 8 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Nov. 20.
 
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 www.ewtn.com, electronic and print news services, and publishing arm, EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world.

November 9, 2013

The Purposeful, Systematic Destruction of the American Dream


Obama and his administration have destroyed healthcare for years to come.

It's actually an ingenious, diabolical plan - they've accomplished a lot for the "master" they serve - in one fell swoop:


1. Government successfully forcing citizens to PURCHASE something - anything - is TYRANNY! They've done this so called "legally" - and presented it in such a way that many willingly EMBRACE it!

2. Violation of religious freedom/persecution of Christians by forcing all to pay for contraception/abortifacient and sterilization coverage - effectively forcing a violation of conscience - in ADDITION to population control - with WILLING participants! 
 No need for gas chambers - they found an ingenious way for us to annihilate ourselves - and presented it as "women's healthcare"! 
LET ME BE CLEAR: ABORTION IS THE TAKING OF A LIFE, IT IS NOT HEALTHCARE.


3. For those of us who worked all of our lives to earn salary and benefit packages - to now receive lesser healthcare and lose established relationships with trusted physicians/medical professionals as they are booted from plans/plans are eliminated to to Obamacare!


4. Establish further control over American people by causing us to be without adequate, or ANY healthcare - making us  more vulnerable and dependent on the new, socialistic, BIG, Gov't.


I'm beginning to think that this was the plan all along. Obamacare fail will force us all into a one payer system. All you need to do is look at the record numbers of people who've joined medicaid since the healthcare website bomb to see the truth in this.


The damage this POTUS has done to our Country, WITH the support of the majority of citizens before our very eyes - will take decades upon decades to repair.

And don't even get me started with the military cuts. It's gotta stink to take orders from a POTUS/commander in chief who is destroying our country :(