‘Moms’ Night Out’ – A Film Worth Your Time & Support!

It’s not often that a person can say they went to Hollywood and came away with their faith uplifted, but that’s exactly what happened during the premiere of “Moms’ Night Out.” The movie, which opens in theaters May 9, is described by the directors as a Valentine to their wives, and is a fun and funny celebration of marriage and motherhood. The film stars Sarah Drew (Grey’s Anatomy), Sean Astin (“Lord of the Rings, “The Goonies”), Patricia Heaton (The Middle, Everybody Loves Raymond), Country Star Trace Adkins, Abbie Cobb (Suburgatory), and more!

"Moms' Night Out" poster graces the red carpet during the April 29 premiere in Los Angeles. The film opens nationwide Friday, May 9.

“Moms’ Night Out” poster graces the red carpet during the April 29 premiere in Los Angeles. The film, described as a Valentine for Moms, opens nationwide Friday, May 9.

The cast is a who’s who of Christian Hollywood! A few examples: Patricia Heaton, a Catholic, is one of the most pro-life voices in Hollywood; Andrea Logan, who plays one of the Moms, and who brought the concept of the film to the producer, had a difficult childhood and was hitting bottom when she cried out to God and He (of course!) heard her (she gladly shares her beautiful testimony); Abbie Cobb, another of the Moms, wrote a book on how to keep your faith in Hollywood; Sarah Drew, a pastor’s daughter, is openly Christian – and the list goes on.

But the biggest Christian influences on the movie were Producer Kevin Downes, who made the decision to bring the film to life and who has a small role in the film; and Directors Jon and Andrew Erwin. The Birmingham, Ala.-based brothers, who said they were blessed to get their first choice of actors for every role, have been involved in writing and/or directing several big Christian movies in the last several years including “October Baby,” “Courageous,” and “Fireproof.” The brothers, who are big fans of EWTN, openly admit that they are trying to change the conversation in Hollywood.

This is a big film that will be of interest to a wide audience even though the husbands in this film actually support their wives and the film openly supports marriage and fidelity.

This devotional, by Hollywood comedienne Kerri Pomarolli is funny and inspiring. Available in stores (including Walmart) and  bookstores nationwide!

This devotional, by Hollywood comedienne Kerri Pomarolli, is funny and inspiring. Available in stores (including Walmart) and bookstores nationwide!

You’ll want to see this movie because it’s funny and fun – and, oh yeah, you’ll be thrilled to support the values it espouses! When Sarah Drew’s character tells her husband she always wanted to be a wife and mother so she can’t understand why she’s not happy, he doesn’t run off and have an affair and the marriage doesn’t fall apart. Instead, he encourages her to take some time for herself beginning with a Moms’ night out with her friends. One Mom who saw the film actually got tears in her eyes when talking about how well the film captures her own struggles as a mother.

You’ll love seeing Patricia Heaton, who plays a pastor’s wife, get accidentally zapped by a cop with a stun gun and “outed” for attending Woodstock in her youth; the “guy at the desk” in a tattoo parlor making eyes at one of the wives, and getting slapped down; Trace Adkins, who plays a biker, delivering some of the wisest lines in the film, and so much more.

Don’t miss this film! See it on Mother’s Day weekend, when it will make the biggest difference with the Hollywood crowd!

Next blog: What it’s like to attend the premiere of a Hollywood movie – and to interview its stars!

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Noah – Get the REAL story!

As the controversy over the film “Noah” erupted this week, two of EWTN’s most popular hosts were asked to weigh in on the movie.

Raymond Arroyo, host of "World Over Live" On EWTN, recently discussed "Noah" with Bill O'Reilly on Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor."

Raymond Arroyo, host of “World Over Live” on EWTN, recently discussed “Noah” with Bill O’Reilly on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor.” Catch the show at 8 p.m. ET on Thursdays. Find EWTN at http://www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

Father Mitch Pacwa, popular host of “EWTN Live” and other series as well as a Biblical scholar, was interviewed by Stuart Varney of “Varney & Company” on the Fox Business Network. You can watch the entire interview here: http://www.foxbusiness.com/on-air/varney-co/index.html#/v/3414804417001

My favorite quote from that interview: “The only things it [the movie] has in common with the story of Noah in Genesis is the name of Noah, his three sons, there’s a boat, animals and a flood. Other than that, there’s very little in common!”

Some say the movie is entertaining; you just need to be aware that it has little or nothing to do with the Bible. However, as “World Over Live” Host Raymond Arroyo pointed out in his interview with Bill O’Reilly on “The O’Reilly Factor,” the Biblical connection is a problem since movie makers are using it to market the film. That caused O’Reilly to joke that instead of naming the movie “Noah,” the filmmakers might have done better to call their story “Sidney.” (See Arroyo’s complete interview here: http://video.foxnews.com/v/3427228775001/controversy-over-the-film-noah/#sp=show-clips),

From emails and social media comments, we know that audiences did expect to see a movie that had some connection with the real story. In a quote that may be more entertaining than the movie, Arroyo told O’Reilly, “They went to see ‘Gladiator’ in an ark. What they got was ‘Black Swan’s’ daddy in ‘Waterworld.’”

Biblical Scholar Father Mitch Pacwa, S.J., host of "EWTN Live" and other series, greets fans at an EWTN Family Celebration. He recently gave his take on the film "Noah" to Stuart Varney of "Varney & Co." on the Fox Business Network. In the background, "World Over Live" Host Raymond Arroyo autographs his best-selling biography of Mother Angelica.

Biblical Scholar Father Mitch Pacwa, S.J., host of “EWTN Live” seen at 8 p.m. ET Wednesdays on EWTN, greets fans at an EWTN Family Celebration. He recently gave his take on the film “Noah” to Stuart Varney of “Varney & Co.” on the Fox Business Network. In the background, “World Over Live” Host Raymond Arroyo autographs his best-selling biography of Mother Angelica. Find EWTN at http://www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

The details are wrong too. As Father Mitch told Varney, he was amused by the fact that the movie focuses on the evils of industrialization when that was definitely not a problem in Noah’s time. According to Father Mitch, those who lived during the time of Noah (from roughly 10,000 BC to 5,000 BC) didn’t even know how to make pottery, much less smelt iron!

Whatever your take on “Noah,” there is one way all of us could make this movie a big win for Christianity. Let’s all go to our social media sites and tell our friends and family that the film has inspired us to pick up our Bibles and read the real story of Noah – out loud — to our children and grandchildren. As those of us who read the Bible know, “God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God.” (Roman 8:28).

God bless Family!

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Saving Africa – Why EWTN Programming Matters

Did you know that the U.S. Government is pressuring African nations to accept same-sex marriages, abortion, contraception and more?

George Wirnkar, EWTN's Regional Manager in Africa.

George Wirnkar, EWTN’s Regional Manager in Africa.

“Countries which have stood up [against these practices] have been [labeled] as undemocratic and disrespectful of human rights,” said George Wirnkar, EWTN’s Regional Manager in Africa, who was at EWTN’s headquarters in Irondale this week. “Western media is insinuating that countries which depend on the U.S. Government for financial aid also have to listen to the U.S. Government when it speaks about aspects of ‘good governance’ and democracy. They are insinuating that there will be suspension of aid or denial of aid to countries that refuse to comply with U.S. Government requirements for ‘a more open society.’ There is clearly a concerted effort to break down the family, to make it something that has no form as God intended it.”

Amazingly, Wirnkar said most African dialects don’t even have a word for abortion – that’s how foreign the concept is to the African way of living and thinking.

“It’s a question of culture,” Wirnkar said. “Most African traditions don’t even conceive of a man and a man getting married – irrespective of religious influences – or of two people living together before they are married. It’s considered a desecration of the earth – it could bring a curse on the people – and so is abortion.”

Unfortunately, Wirnkar said TV and radio stations are bringing in more and more secular programming from the West, which introduces social permissiveness to people, eroding morals and family values.

Fr. Maruice Emelus, host of "The Church in Africa," with some of his fans during the 2013 EWTN Family Celebration in Birmingham, Ala.

Fr. Maruice Emelu, host of “The Church in Africa” on EWTN with some fans of his wildly popular series during the 2013 EWTN Family Celebration in Birmingham, Ala.

“We need to find ways of building Catholic TV and radio,” Wirnkar said. “If we don’t fill the airwaves with value-based programs, they are going to fill it with junk and that is exactly what is happening.”

This makes EWTN’s mission more important than ever. As Wirnkar said, “EWTN has been airing programs that have been supporting the same values, the same teachings, and the same Church for 35 years.”

With your help, your Network, EWTN, will continue in its mission to share “the Splendor of Truth” – in Africa, America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, the Far East, the Caribbean, and everywhere in between!

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You Can Change the World: Living and Learning The Message of Fatima

New book on Fatima by Father Andrew Apostoli. Find out more below!

New book on Fatima by Father Andrew Apostoli. Find out more below!

There were more martyrs in the 20th Century than in all the previous centuries combined – and the deaths continue apace.

Religious persecution and marginalization are no longer the just the problem of our European brothers and sisters, but have become a daily reality for American Catholics who dare to actually practice the faith.

Around the world, religious wars are being fought, and famine among people of faith is spreading. For Christians, this just may be the worst time globally in the history of mankind.

But what can one person do?

If you listen to the messages that Our Lady of Fatima proclaimed in the 20th Century, the answer for Catholics is plenty!

“While Our Lady of Fatima came for all of God’s children and to save all of our souls, the requests she made are specifically Catholic,” said Deacon Bob Ellis, National Coordinator of the World Apostolate of Fatima. “Who else has rosaries, scapulars, and the Eucharist?”

World Apostolate of Fatima Executive Director David M. Carollo, National Director Deacon Bob Ellis, and Communications Director David Greiner at EWTN. "We are a publivc association of the faithful," says Corollo. "We speak as the voice of the Vatican, the church, on Fatima. We want people to learn, live and spread the message of Fatima."

World Apostolate of Fatima Executive Director David M. Carollo, National Director Deacon Bob Ellis, and Communications Director David Greiner at EWTN. “We are a public association of the faithful,” says Corollo. “We speak as the voice of the Vatican, the church, on Fatima. We want people to learn, live and spread the message of Fatima.”

This doesn’t make us better, but it does make us more responsible for changing the world, which is the message of the World Apostolate of Fatima (WAF), one of many organizations that have come to EWTN in the past few weeks to film an episode of EWTN’s new series, “The Church Universal,” which is slated to air in the Fall of 2014. Watch for WAF Executive Director David M. Carollo, and Communications Director David Greiner in addition to Deacon Ellis.

“We are a public association of the faithful,” says Corollo. “We speak as the voice of the Vatican, the church, on Fatima. We want people to learn, live and spread the message of Fatima.”

What is the message? “Our Lady came to save souls from hell and to bring peace,” said Deacon Ellis. “Both of those things are accomplished through the conversion of sinners. When you turn away from sin, you are saved from hell and peace will come to the world. The means of bringing about that conversion is reparation.”

And reparation is the message of Fatima. Those who join WAF pledge to offer up daily sacrifices for the conversion of sinners (morning offering), to pray the rosary every day, to consecrate themselves to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, to wear the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel as a sign of their consecration and to live what it represents, and to practice the five First Saturday Communions of Reparation.

Fatima Book by the late Father Robert J. Fox. Find out more below!

Fatima Book by the late Father Robert J. Fox. Find out more below!

“We have those four things on our pledge,” said Deacon Eillis, which can be found of the organization’s website (see link below). “A fifth request is implied. Our Lady revealed to us that Jesus wants devotion to her Immaculate Heart to spread throughout the world and to be placed beside the Sacred Heart. Devotion to the Immaculate Heart consists primarily in honoring her Fatima devotional requests and derivatives thereof: total consecration and home enthronement.”

This is a serious responsibility for Catholics since Our Lady said that many people go to hell because there is no one to make reparation for their sins.

“A day doesn’t go by now that we don’t get whacked by something,” Deacon Ellis said. “This is the world we’ve built. One of the biggest issues is indifference because of ‘tolerance.’ It’s been hammered into our heads. Love the sinner, but hate the sin – but admonish the sinner. We’ve lost our voice. We’ve had this belief that good and evil can co-exist. They cannot. How much do you love a person? You want the relationship, but even more you want to save them from hell. If you have to suffer the consequences of losing some friendships — that is part of it.”

How can you learn more? WAF offers many resources through EWTN including:

A Fatima classic by Father Robjert J. Fox. Find out more below!

A Fatima classic by Father Robjert J. Fox. Find out more below!

How can you live and spread the message? Consider the following:

  • Make the pledge: http://bit.ly/1fFfBcF
  • Attend or begin a “prayer cell” in your area. Find out more at http://bit.ly/1eOFmaT.
  • Make a pilgrimage to the National Blue Army Shrine in Washington, N.J., http://bit.ly/1egSDMF, or to Fatima itself, http://bit.ly/1izAhbf.
  • Attend WAF’s Marian Eucharistic Conference May 16-18 at Ave Maria University in Florida. Speakers include EWTN’s “Sunday Night Prime” Host Fr. Andrew Apostoli, Fr. Michael Gaitley of the Divine Mercy Shrine in Stockbridge, Mass., Sr. Angela Coehlo, Vice Postulator for Canonizations of Jacinta and Francisco; WAF’s Nuno Prazeres, and Vatican Theologian & Journalist Tony Thomas with Music by Vinny Flynn and Gabi Frei. To register, go to http://bit.ly/1kFCsKy.
Statue of Our Lady of Fatima. She calls us to make reparation not only for our own sins, but those of others. Will we listen?

Statue of Our Lady of Fatima. She calls us to make reparation not only for our own sins, but those of others. Will we listen?

“Change the world” – by learning, living and spreading the message of Fatima. That’s WAF’s slogan, but it’s also the message from Our Lady of Fatima.

“This isn’t an option,” said Deacon Ellis. “Change the world or the world will absorb you and will kill you and your culture. The promise is that [ultimately] this won’t happen. They are winning battles; we will win the war. You can win, but you can suffer a lot of casualties. Do yourself a favor and change the world – because we are all capable of it.”

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Sneak Peek: Who Are “The Catholic Daughters” And What Are They Doing At EWTN?

Each chapter or "court" of The Catholic Daughters of the Americas picks a project in which to be involved. In this case, it's helping build houses with Habitat of Humanity!

Each chapter or “court” of The Catholic Daughters of the Americas picks a project in which to be involved. In this case, it’s helping build houses with Habitat for Humanity!

They build houses with Habitat for Humanity.

March in front of abortion clinics.

Weave blankets for soldiers in Afghanistan.

Make “cancer hats” for those who have lost their hair during cancer treatments – and much more.

They are the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, one of the oldest Catholic women’s organizations in the world – and they, along with a large number of other Catholic apostolates, were at EWTN last week taping a new series called “The Church Universal,” which will air on the Network this fall.

Catholic Daughters of the Americas National Regent-Elect Shirley Seyfried & National Regent Anne Nelson filming an episode of EWTN's "The Church Universal" with Host Fr. Joseph Mary Wolfe. The series will begin airing in the fall.

Catholic Daughters of the Americas National Regent-Elect Shirley Seyfried & National Regent Anne Nelson filming an episode of EWTN’s “The Church Universal” with Host Fr. Joseph Mary Wolfe. The series will begin airing in the fall.

The series is your chance to learn — or hear more — about the work of some great Catholics organizations. And who knows? You may just decide to join one of them!

“Inside EWTN” will be profiling a number of these groups over the next few weeks! First up is Catholic Daughters’ National Public Relations Director Tom Panas, who works out of the organization’s New York headquarters.

“One of the benefits to a woman who might be interested in joining is that they get the support of a national organization: 70,000 women in 42 states!” Panas said. “At the same time, their charitable activity, their spiritual activity, and their ‘woman time’ activity is local and tailored to their culture. They can create or customize for themselves how they want to be Catholic Daughter.”

Two junior members carry the "Catholic Daughters of the Americas" banner during the 2014 March for Life in Washington, D.C.

Two junior members carry the “Catholic Daughters of the Americas” banner during the 2014 March for Life in Washington, D.C.

During the monthly meetings, each court, as the local groups are known,

  • Prays: Some say a rosary, some simply pray together.
  • Decides on the charitable activity they want to support: One or more depending on the size of the group.
  • Spends time socializing and sharing their faith or, as one member called it, “woman time.”

There are as many different types of additional activities as the local court wants. Some enjoy monthly breakfasts or lunches. One court recently held a social tea fundraiser, where members dressed up in the broad hats of the Victorian era! Many of the Catholic Daughters travel to Washington, D.C. each year for the March for Life and the Vigil Mass that precedes it.

And members of all the courts are invited to the biannual national convention. This year, it’s in Montana – and, as always, spouses are welcome.

Three female midshipmen at The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. are members of the Junior Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

Three female midshipmen at The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. are members of the Junior Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

There is also a Junior Catholic Daughters of the Americas, for youth aged 8 to 18. “They visit people in nursing homes, bring Christmas cookies to the homebound, and more,” Panas said.

Sound interesting? Check them out at www.catholicdaughters.org/.

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Cardinal Dolan Reveals His Most Memorable Lenten Practice

New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan shares his most memorable Lenten practice!

New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan shares his most memorable Lenten practice! (Photo credit: Bachrach@2012)

EWTN recently visited the offices of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan to film a series of one-minute Lenten reflections. After listening to his many insights about Lent, we wondered if there were any practices he had found particularly helpful in his own Lenten journeys. So, after filming this series of reflections, which we call “A Lenten Journey With Timothy Cardinal Dolan,” we asked! (Note: Look for these spots to air on EWTN throughout the day during Lent. You will also find them on our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/ewtn beginning March 5.)

“I had the honor of living in Rome for 11 years,” Cardinal Dolan said. “Rome has a Lenten practice that dates back 15 or 16 centuries! It’s called the Lenten Station Churches of Rome. Each of the 40 days has a designated church as the goal of pilgrimage. When I was a seminarian, and when I returned to the North American College as rector, we did that as a whole college.

“It was a great act of prayer that we would worship at these most sacred sites that have been the gathering place of Christians on that particular day in Rome for 16 centuries! That was the prayer. It was also a penance. We had to get up a lot earlier. We had to walk through Rome in the rain and the wind and the drizzle. That was a penance. It was also an act of love and service because we would gather people with us in hospitality. We would try to bring the sick in, the poor in, and try to give a good example of friendship and reconciliation to everybody.

“Those Lenten station churches for me provided an extraordinarily memorable Lent, fulfilling each of those three mandates we have from Jesus himself for a good Lent: prayer, sacrifice, and service to others.”

Wow! Outside of moving to Rome for Lent, how can we make this idea relevant for those of us who live elsewhere?

Here are a few suggestions:

  • George WEigel's latest book, "Roman Pilgrimage,' can help you make a better Lent! Find it at www.Bit.ly/Mtm2sA.

    George WEigel’s latest book, “Roman Pilgrimage,’ can help you make a better Lent! Find it at http://www.Bit.ly/Mtm2sA.

    Make a virtual pilgrimage. Papal Biographer George Weigel’s latest book is “Roman Pilgrimage: The Station Churches,” www.Bit.ly/Mtm2sA. There is a “chapter” containing only a few pages for every day of Lent. While each day contains a wonderful description of a particular Station Church, what you really get is a discussion of the day’s Mass readings and the Office of the Readings and how you can apply them to your Lenten pilgrimage.

  • Make a pilgrimage to your diocesan churches. How many churches have you visited in your own diocese? Weigel’s book notes that: “In the station church pilgrimage’s early form, the statio [station] appointed for each day was not the church buliding…but the martyr buried at that site.” Every Catholic church in every diocese of the world is named after Our Lord, Our Lady or a saint. Why not visit some of them and reflect on that saint’s contribution to the Church? How might you incorporate a key teaching of that saint into your own life? (Get tons of information about “Saints and other holy people” at http://www.ewtn.com/saintsHoly/.) You might want to begin or end your Lenten pilgrimage at your diocesan Cathedral. To find churches near you, check out your diocesan website or go to www.masstimes.org, where you will find a list of all the Catholic churches near you. (It doesn’t cover the whole world, but it does cover many countries.) There’s so much to be learned!
  • Read about station churches online at www.ewtn.com. Go to the search box at the top of EWTN’s website and type in “Station Churches.” Up will pop a list of articles from “EWTN News” and “The National Catholic Register.” It’s a great way to learn more about your faith – and, who knows? It may just lead you on a Lenten pilgrimage to other interesting articles and books!

So these are just a few ways you could make the Cardinal’s favorite Lenten practice work in your own hometown. Got some ideas yourself? Please share them!

And don’t miss the rest of Cardinal Dolan’s interview about how to make a good Lent in next week’s issue of “Wings,” EWTN’s free e-newsletter. Sign up at www.ewtn.com. (Scroll down towards the bottom of the right hand side of the web page and enter your email address.)

God bless Family!

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Padre Pio TV Visits EWTN

Did you know that the Capuchin Franciscans have a television network in San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy called Teleradio Padre Pio or, more popularly, Padre Pio TV? EWTN has not only visited Padre Pio TV, but aired a special Mass last year on the Feast of Padre Pio (Sept. 23) with English, Spanish and French commentary provided especially for us by our friends from Italy!

Some of the members of the Padre Pio TV team who traveled from San Giovanni Rotondo to EWTN's headquarters in Alabama!
Some of the members of the Padre Pio TV team who traveled from San Giovanni Rotondo to EWTN’s headquarters in Alabama!

On Tuesday, Jan. 14, executives from Padre Pio TV, including Father Francesco Daniele Colacelli, Provincial Minister of the Province of Sant’Angelo and Padre Pio, and Teleradio Padre Pio President Fr. Mariano Di Vito, visited EWTN’s headquarters in Irondale, Alabama.

They toured the campus, appeared on the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network, and met with EWTN President Doug Keck and others to discuss how we might work together to promote Padre Pio around the world!

“Together, Mother Angelica and Padre Pio, together with Pope Francis, and in the name of Saint Francis, must continue the work of evangelization, of spreading the Good News,” said Father Mariano Di Vito, President of the Voice of Padre Pio Foundation and Director of Padre Pio TV.

Padre Pio TV began broadcasting in 1999, and is now available on satellites covering Europe, North America and the Middle East, as well as the U.S. and Canada.

Father Mariano says the Network’s most popular program by far is the morning Mass and rosary, which is viewed by half a million people in Italy, as well as the evening Mass and rosary. In addition to devotions, which include a big celebration on both the vigil and feast of Padre Pio, the network offers programs that explain the Catholic faith and that help people with the social problems they face. For instance, Padre Pio TV has aired programs about curing various diseases in children and about a Capuchin home for people with disabilities.

Both the television and a magazine, “Voice of Padre Pio,” (which is printed in six languages!) help to educate people about Padre Pio and his teachings as well as with the social problems they face.

The apostolate includes about 3,000 prayer groups, each of which has a spiritual director appointed by the bishop of the diocese in which it resides. Prayer groups meet the 23rd of each month for Mass, the rosary, catechesis, and the performance of charitable works.

Find out more about their U.S. apostolate at http://www.voiceofpadrepiousa.com/home/.

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