February 20, 2014

An EWTN Exclusive Documentary:
Behind-The-Scenes Of The New Film ‘Son of God’

Raymond Arroyo (middle) pictured with Mark Burnett and Roma Downey

Irondale, AL “Son of God” will explode on screens nationwide February 27. EWTN viewers have two exclusive opportunities to get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this extraordinary film.

First, tune in to “The World Over” with Host Raymond Arroyo for an exclusive interview at the Malibu home of Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, the couple behind the film. (Airs 8 p.m. ET, Thursday, Feb. 20 on EWTN, www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.)
Then, tune in to “Faithful Reflections on Son of God,” a half-hour documentary, which is also hosted by Arroyo. (Airs 9 p.m. ET, Sunday, Feb. 23; 2 a.m. ET, Tuesday, Feb. 25; and 2:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Feb. 26 on EWTN.)
This exclusive program features interviews with Rwandan Genocide Survivor Immaculee Llibagiza, Father Barron’s “Word on Fire Ministries” (which produced the wildly popular series “Catholicism,” which aired on EWTN and PBS), Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Los Angeles Archbishop José Gómez, Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik, Catholic Bloggers Lisa Hendey and Brandon Vogt, and many others who reflect on how they were personally moved by scenes from the film, which are included in the documentary. (Click here, bit.ly/1m75Qtq, for a video preview of this documentary.)


“Son of God” brings the story of Jesus’ life to audiences through compelling cinematic storytelling. It is told with the scope and scale of an action epic and features powerful performances, exotic locales, dazzling visual effects, and a rich orchestral score. Some Christian leaders are already saying they plan to rent out every screen in numerous cities for the film’s long-awaited premiere. 
You won’t want to miss this behind-the-scenes look at the first major release on the life of Jesus in a decade! 
EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 33rd 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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February 17, 2014

"A Prayer For Guidance" by George Washington

On President's Day please pray for the United States of America and its past, present and future leaders.




"A Prayer for Guidance"

From an undated entry in George Washington's Prayer Journal


O eternal and everlasting God

I presume to present myself this morning before thy Divine majesty, beseeching thee to accept my humble and hearty thanks, that it hath pleased thy great goodness to keep and preserve me the night past from all the dangers poor mortals are subject to, and has given me sweet and pleasant sleep, whereby I find my body refreshed and comforted for performing the duties of this day ,in which I beseech thee to defend me from all perils of body and soul . . .

Increase my faith in the sweet promises of the gospel; give me repentance from dead works; pardon my wanderings, and direct my thoughts unto thyself, the God of my salvation; teach me how to live in thy fear, labor in thy service and ever to run in the ways of they commandments; make me always watchful over my heart, that neither the terrors of conscience, the loathing of holy duties, the love of sin nor an unwillingness to depart this life, may cast me into a spiritual slumber, but daily frame me more and more into the likeness of thy son Jesus Christ, that living in thy fear, and dying in thy favor, I may in thy appointed time attain the resurrection of the just unto eternal life. Bless my family, friends and kindred.


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February 10, 2014

Grab Your Remote!
EWTN’s Spring Season Debuts March 1

On the set of EWTN's new show, "Cross Training," in which Father James Mallon explores the healthy convergence of body, mind, and soul through prayer, nutrition, and fitness advice.. Airs 2 p.m. ET, Thursdays, 10 p.m. ET Fridays, and 6:30 p.m. ET, Saturdays beginning March 

Irondale, AL – Learn amazing things about your Catholic Faith without leaving home! Tune in to the EWTN Global Catholic Network this Spring as we debut eight new series, perfect for anyone who wants to better understand their Catholic Faith and how to defend it!
“Each year, our lineup gets stronger,” said EWTN Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw. “We believe there is something on the EWTN schedule of interest to everyone!”
“We are especially excited about Father Charles Conner’s new series, “Grab Your Catechism,” said EWTN President Doug Keck. “This half-hour series, which airs at 4 p.m. ET, will have Fr. Conner beginning on page one of the Catechism and taking you through it chapter by chapter. It’s the beginning of a powerful new series that will ultimately cover the whole Catechism literally cover to cover, and a great way to learn about every facet of your Faith!”
For a sneak peak at all the new shows, please tune in to the “EWTN Season Preview” with Host Doug Keck. (Airs 3 a.m. ET, Sunday, Feb. 16; 9 p.m. ET, Monday, Feb. 17; 2:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Feb. 19; 6 p.m. ET, Friday, Feb. 21; and 11 p.m. ET, Saturday, Feb. 22.). Below is a summary of the eight series and their air times, which will begin airing on EWTN in March:
  • "Cross Training": The host of “Dogmatic Theology,” Father James Mallon, explores the healthy convergence of body, mind, and soul through prayer, nutrition, and fitness advice. Airs 2 p.m. ET, Thursdays, 10 p.m. ET Fridays, and 6:30 p.m. ET, Saturdays.
  • "My Time With Jesus": This EWTN original, animated, Gabriel award-winning children’s program features four kids who travel back in time to experience Gospel stories first-hand, and to better understand the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Faith. Airs 4:30 p.m. ET, Mondays, and 9:30 a.m. ET, Saturdays.
  • "How To Pray for Sons and Daughters and Loved Ones": Host Vernon Robertson presents insights on how to pray for family members, particularly those who have strayed from the Faith. Airs 4 a.m. ET, Mondays, and 5:30 p.m. ET, Saturdays.
  • "In Defense of God’s Likeness": Host Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D., exposes the darkness of today’s destructive culture and proposes a strategy for creating a culture of life. Airs 3:30 a.m. ET, Mondays, and 2:30 p.m. ET, Wednesdays.
  • "Eucharistic Journey and the New Evangelization": Sister Joan Noreen reflects on the significance of the Eucharist and how it plays a major role in evangelization. Airs 4:30 a.m. ET and 5 p.m. ET, Saturdays.
  • "St. Luke’s Gospel Season II": Irish scripture scholar, lay missionary and educator Frances Hogan journeys through the Gospel of St. Luke, sharing its thematic elements, powerful infancy narrative and parables. Airs 6:30 am. ET, Sundays, and 3:30 a.m. ET, Wednesdays.
  • "Priests and Deacons: Ministers of Mercy": Fr. Brian Mullady, O.P. and Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers examine the ministry of the priesthood and diaconate in the Catholic Church. Learn to understand the complementary roles involved in the ministerial life of priests and deacons. Airs 5 p.m. ET, Sundays, 11 p.m. ET, Mondays, and 6:30 a.m. ET, Tuesdays.
  • "Grab Your Catechism": Host Fr. Charles Connor explores the first two parts of the Catholic Catechism. Airs 4 p.m. ET, Sundays, 11 p.m. ET, Tuesdays, and 3:30 a.m. ET Thursdays.

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 33rd 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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