Friday, January 30, 2009

BREAKING NEWS: EWTN Picks Up Ball NBC Dropped in Refusing to Air Pro-Life Commercial During Super Bowl

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EWTN Picks Up the Ball NBC Dropped in Refusing to

Air Pro-life Commercial During Super Bowl

Irondale, AL (EWTN) – See the pro-life commercial NBC refused to air during the Super Bowl on EWTN Global Catholic Network this Sunday Feb. 1, beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET and continuing through midnight ET.

The commercial, sponsored by Fidelis and, centers around the theme: “Life: Imagine the Potential.” It will begin airing during “Faith Bowl II,” an annual Family Theatre made-for-television special, which analyzes the role that the Catholic/Christian Faith plays in professional and collegiate sports. This year, Major League Baseball’s Mark Loretta of the Los Angeles Dodgers will guest along with former professional soccer player Antonio Soave.

The commercials will continue throughout EWTN’s Sunday evening lineup, including the shows with popular series Hosts Father Benedict Groeschel and Father John Corapi, and will conclude at midnight ET.

EWTN also aired this powerful commercial several times during its extensive coverage of the March for Life; an event which has been boycotted by virtually every mainstream media outlet in the country, despite the fact that every year it is Washington, D.C.’s largest march.

The commercial can also be viewed on EWTN’s pro-life webpage,, after 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, and, of course, on

What follows are the words that flash across the screen over a picture of an ultrasound during the must-see pro-life commercial: “This child’s future is a broken home, he will be abandoned by his father, his single mother will struggle to raise him, despite the hardships he will endure, this child will become the 1st African-American president. Life, imagine the potential.”

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 28th year, is available in over 148 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 and publishing arm, EWTN, is the largest religious media network in the world.


Michelle Johnson

Director of Communications

EWTN Global Catholic Network

5817 Old Leeds Road
Irondale , Alabama 35210-2198 USA

(205) 795-5769 – Office

(205) 441-6248 ­– Cell

(205) 795-5781 – Fax


Marie said...

They object to the prolife add which harms NOONE and are considering airing that filthy PETA add? Good grief!

Good for EWTN!

Peace, JOY & Love to you Esther:)

Marie xoxooxox

SQUELLY said...

I read about this refusal and found a terrible echo of the BBC who refused to screen a prp-life political broadcast in the late 90's because the images were "upsetting". However, they screened a BNP broadcast- these are a racist party who want violence against immigrants! I find this far more upsetting! In the end the broadcast went out with points of silence and a screen that read THESE IMAGES HAVE BEEN CENSORED BECAUSE THEY DID NOT WANT YOU TO SEE THE REALITY OF ABORTION. Our democracies declare free speech and freedom of choice but only when it suits them. We are being silenced.

Esther said...

Ah, yeah Marie. It is the liberal media after all ;-) Shameful isn't it?

Squelly, Fr. Groeschel believes if they can can be pro-abortion, they should see what they are actually supporting.

Anonymous said...

It is certainly interesting for me to read the blog. Thanx for it. I like such themes and anything that is connected to this matter. I definitely want to read a bit more on that blog soon.