Wednesday, February 01, 2012

EWTN This Week: How did the Culture of Death Make Such Gains? How Should Catholics Approach the Bible? What are the Four Threats to Marriage?


Irondale, AL – Have you ever wondered how the culture of death gained such a foothold in society? What happened to make things go so wrong – and what can you do in your own country to build a culture of life? Find out in “The Thomistic Response to the Culture of Death,” part of a larger series “Thomas Aquinas in Today’s World” airing exclusively on EWTN. Download the entire series – for free -- to your desktop or MP3 player from EWTN’s audio library at http://bit.ly/yKbPH5. You can also purchase the DVD from EWTN Religious Catalogue at http://bit.ly/wExEaZ. Want to know more? Purchase “50 Questions on the Natural Law,” available from EWTN Religious Catalogue at http://bit.ly/w4ei2Q.
 
Discover a very successful Catholic drug rehabilitation center in Knock, Ireland. Watch “Cenacolo: From Darkness to the Light.” Airs 1 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Jan. 31; 5 a.m. ET, Thursday, Feb. 2; and 6:30 p.m. ET, Friday, Feb. 3 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.
 
Would you like to understand more about the inner workings of the Vatican? Watch “EWTN’s Vatican Report.” Airs 5:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Jan. 31; 3:30 a.m. ET, Friday, Feb. 3; and 6:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, Feb. 4 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.
 
If you missed EWTN’s “Life on the Rock” this week, which featured highlights from the “Walk for Life West Coast,” you can still see it on EWTN’s website! Click here, http://www.ewtn.com/audiovideo/index.asp, scroll down to “Life on the Rock” and click audio or video. We suggest video since the video package is especially awesome this week!
 
How should Catholics approach the Bible? Father Mitch Pacwa begins his explanation of Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical, “Verbum Domini.” Airs 2 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Jan. 31 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.
 
Has any place on earth given the world more saints than Europe? Yet many of the churches there today are virtually empty. John Hogan and Fr. Owen Gorman, S.T.L., the hosts of EWTN’s series “Forgotten Heritage and Europe,” visit Fr. Mitch Pacwa on the set of “EWTN Live” to talk about re-discovering Europe’s amazing heritage. Airs 8 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Feb. 1 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN atwww.ewtn.com/channelfinder.
 
Get introduced to three of G.K. Chesterton’s best works! Dale Ahlquist, President of the American Chesterton Society, and host of EWTN’s series “G.K. Chesterton: Apostle of Common Sense,” visits “Bookmark” Host Doug Keck to discuss “Lepanto,” “The Catholic Church and Conversion,” and “The Well and the Shallows.” Find out why Chesterton’s views are as relevant to this generation as they were in Chesterton’s own lifetime. Airs 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1 – exclusively on EWTN. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.
 
Never has a series on marriage been more important than it is now – with marriage under attack on all fronts! Don’t miss EWTN’s Home Video Highlight “Love and Life in the Divine Plan.” This multi-part series on the four threats to marriage is packed with eye-opening lectures. Purchase it from the EWTN Religious Catalogue at http://bit.ly/xv7S8d.
 
“Shock and Awe.” Don’t miss EWTN Rome Bureau Chief Joan Lewis’ blog on the Jan. 20 decision by Health and Human Services, which requires that sterilization, abortifacients and contraception be included in virtually all health plans. Lewis provides the links you need to protest this decision. Find her blog at http://bit.ly/bFl5ze.
 
“Suffering Puts Love to the Test.” This truth is the title of a recent address by Pope Benedict XVI to the 26th International Conference organized by the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers. The Council was founded by Pope John Paul II whose later years were marked with constant suffering. If you or someone you love is suffering, you might want to check out what Pope Benedict has to say in EWTN’s on-line library, http://bit.ly/yu4dYP. If life is good right now, you may want to print this out and save it for a rainy day.
 
Moms! Need a little inspiration and encouragement? Check out “Everyday Blessings for Catholic Moms.” These short spots air throughout the day on EWTN or you can find them all anytime of day on EWTN’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/ewtn. Just type “everyday blessings” in the search box. God bless you – and thank you for choosing life!
 

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