January 31, 2015

Air Force Veteran's Work is Non Fiction : The Battle Is Spiritual

The Light Against the Darkness: 

The Ancient Battle Between Good and Evil in our Modern World

From Captain Turner's website:
"This rather unique work comes to you from an ex-military pilot turned theologian. Before becoming an author, he flew national security missions against the former Soviet Union during the Cold War years of the Reagan Administration. This manuscript is about the spiritual warfare we encounter in our daily lives and the eternal ramifications this conflict will have for each one of us."

Read his Bibliography and Interview Here: 
Barnes and Noble Link:Barnes And Noble Book Nook
You can follow JM Turner here: Google Plus
You may also join in community with him here: Catholics and the New Evangelization

I'm ever mindful that if it were not for our courageous Veterans we would not be enjoying safety and security at this very moment. Thanks be to God for men (and women) like JM turner who have risked their very lives for love of country. 

Please check out Captain Turner's book and prayerfully consider reading it - and passing this information on.
Thanks and blessings to all!

January 27, 2015

Nun’s Network fights for religious freedom from HHS mandate

Washington, D.C. – 
Founded by cloistered nuns, Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN)’s religious freedom case will be heard on February 4th (see video). 

The Becket Fund represents EWTN, which is being forced to either violate its faith or pay millions in IRS fines. On July 1, 2014, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals took the rare step of granting emergency relief to EWTN. A Catholic network whose sole purpose is to spread the word of God, EWTN must fight for the right to remain faithful to the very religious message it advances.

Senior Counsel Lori Windham, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
Michael P. Warsaw, Chairman and CEO of Eternal Word Television Network
Oral Argument in EWTN v. Burwell
February 4, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.
11th Circuit Court of Appeals
56 Forsyth Street, N.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

For more information or to arrange an interview with a Becket Fund attorney, please contact Emily Hardman at ehardman@becketfund.org or 202.349.7224. To contact EWTN Chairman & CEO Michael P. Warsaw, please contact Michelle Johnson at mjohnson@ewtn.com or 205.795.5769.
The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty is a non-profit, public-interest law firm dedicated to protecting the free expression of all religious traditions. For over 20 years, it has defended clients of all faiths, includingBuddhists, Christians, Jews, Hindus, Muslims, Native Americans, Sikhs, and Zoroastrians. Its recent cases include two major Supreme Court victories: the landmark ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, and the 9-0 ruling in Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC, which The Wall Street Journal called one of “the most important religious liberty cases in a half century." 

Video: Meet Mother Angelica and the EWTN Network (2:12 minutes):

January 23, 2015

Are you Catholic? Do You Keep "Custody of The Eyes?"

What is "Custody of The Eyes"? Most of us don't even realize that this is a vital Catholic teaching - sorely needed in these twisted times in which we live. So what is it, and how does one practice it? Can mortal sins be committed with the eyes? Can what we look at hurt us? 

This amazing Priest teaches it better than I ever could. Below is an important teaching on this virtue for both men and women - Christian and non-Christian. I pray you will be blessed by it.

January 21, 2015


Jim & Joy Pinto To Headline
EWTN’s ‘Walk for Life’ Coverage

        Irondale, AL (EWTN) – EWTN’s own Jim and Joy Pinto, hosts of “At Home With Jim & Joy,” will offer their pro-life testimonies during San Francisco’s 2015 “Walk for Life” – and EWTN will be there! The Walk, hosted by EWTN’s Fr. Mark Mary and Doug Barry, airs live at 4:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, January 24.
        Other blockbuster testimonies that day will include:
  • Julia Holcomb, who met Aerosmith Lead Singer Steven Tyler when she was only 15. She says she became pregnant because Tyler wanted a child, then pressured her into having an abortion.
  • Rebekah Buell, a woman who took the first dose of the two-part abortifacient RU486 – and then changed her mind, and,
  • Clenard H. Childress, Jr., founder of BlackGenocide.org.
        The “Walk” will also feature a special guest: Archbishop Carlo Maria ViganĂ³, apostolic nuncio to the U.S., who will bring a special message of support from Pope Francis!
        Don’t miss a moment of this event. Learn more at www.ewtn.com and www.walkforlife.org. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder. Please share this with everyone you know!
        EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 34th year, is available in over 238 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.

January 14, 2015

Watch EWTN To See YOUR Pro-Life Video!!

EWTN Wants Your Pro-Life Videos
Watch To See If We Post Your Video
Online OR On-Air During March for Life

        Irondale, AL (EWTN) – 
It’s January – and you know what that means! Hundreds of thousands of our nation’s pro-life heroes will descend upon Washington, D.C. for the 42nd Annual March for Life. As always, EWTN will be there – and this year, we’re inviting you to be online and on-air with us in a new way!

        The theme for this year’s March for Life is “Every Life is A Gift.” We’re inviting you to send us a short video that illustrates this theme in your own life. Did you go through with a pregnancy after a difficult diagnosis? Did you or a loved one find life worth living even after being diagnosed with a serious or even terminal illness? Do you love life despite (or even as a result of) your disability?
        Please send us a 10 to 60 second video on this theme – or a link to the video from one of your social media sites - and we may post it on EWTN’s own social media sites – which reach more than 600,000 people; it could even be aired! Send in videos NOW to communications@ewtn.com.

        Whether you access EWTN from D.C. using your mobile phone or watch/listen on TV, radio, the Internet, and more, you’ll want to tune in to EWTN to get a view of the March that you simply can’t get when you’re in the middle of the crowd! As always, EWTN President and “Bookmark” Host Doug Keck and EWTN Chaplain Father Joseph Mary will anchor EWTN’s coverage. On the ground coverage, which will include interviews with marchers, speakers, and other surprise guests, will be more robust than ever thanks to the intrepid Teresa Tomeo (“Catholic Connection”/”Catholic View for Women”) and the “EWTN News Nightly” team headed by Anchor Brian Patrick. 

         The event begins at 6:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Jan. 21 with the “Opening Mass of the National Prayer Vigil for Life,” which airs live from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. On March Day, tune in at 7:30 a.m. ET, for Mass from the Basilica; at 9 am. ET, for all the pre-March excitement; and at noon ET for the speeches and the March down Constitution Avenue to the offices of your Congressional Representatives. (Check www.ewtn.com for encores.) Also, at 9 p.m. ET, don't miss "EWTN News Nightly's" special one-hour recap of the day's events.

        Can’t make it to D.C. Check out EWTN’s pro-life page, www.ewtn.com/prolife where we have posted the Twitter handles of your House and Senate representatives – and a lot more. Let your representatives know that you are pro-life and that, as your representative, you want them to vote that way too!
        See you on TV, radio, or live at the March in D.C. - or on EWTN's social media sites (including www.facebook.com/ewtnonline, www.twitter.com/ewtn) as we "virtually" March for Life!

        EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 34th 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.

January 5, 2015

The Simple Path to JOY for 2015

After several months hiatus, we are happy and honored to be back! Since it is a New Year, we begin with the basics: family prayer.

"The Family that prays together, 
STAYS together."
- Father Patrick Peyton (candidate for sainthood!)

Our monthly prayer intention is that all will return to (or begin) family prayer. You can begin as simply as praying grace before meals: 

"Bless  us O Lord and these Thy gifts which we are about to receive from Thy bounty. Through Christ our Lord, Amen."

Instill an attitude of gratitude whether you are single, or as a married couple. If you have children there is no better foundation you can give them, than to lead them into relationship with our Heavenly Father. When you lay this foundation it will last them a lifetime . . . leading them to rely on God rather than unsavory worldly sources who would corrupt them and lead them astray. 

Christians . . . when you give God a chance just watch the blessings flow! We also ask that you continue to pray for an end to the persecution and slaughter of our Iraqi Christian brothers and sisters who continue to suffer so greatly. Find out how you can help them and read about them here: CNEWA: A Papal Agency

May God greatly bless you and your families and lead you to Him throughout the New Year. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

Please share this teaching with others who could benefit from it!
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