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Old Mar 16, '09, 4:54 pm
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So the Catholic church would be just ducky if only it was not so Catholic?

Maybe you would prefer to be a Baptist. Its a lot easier and you can quit any time and go into politics. The Baptists I met in Texas believed that the more $$$ you have, the more God loves you. (He makes you rich if He loves you, just as you mentioned above.) One of my bosses there was a tax attorney. I never did remind him that Jesus referred to *Tax collectors and OTHER disreputable people.*
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Old Mar 16, '09, 5:01 pm
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last fall we moved to a new community and, unfortunately. they do not offer EWTN. i really miss it. i doubt if i am able to pick up any radio signals that would carry any catholic programming either so i really feel deprived. i didn't realize how much EWTN helped me in my catholic life, especially since i am a recent convert.
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Old Mar 16, '09, 8:33 pm
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Could we get back on-topic?

I wish EWTN had more programs geared towards young adults. Some type of faith/sports show would be a great addition to EWTN's lineup. Talking to athletes about their Catholic faith, or even more biographies of contemporary young Catholics. That'd be fun.
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Could we get back on-topic?

I wish EWTN had more programs geared towards young adults. Some type of faith/sports show would be a great addition to EWTN's lineup. Talking to athletes about their Catholic faith, or even more biographies of contemporary young Catholics. That'd be fun.
I suppose you don't know about the show "Crossing the Goal" or do you mean other than that? As for other young Catholics, yes, I agree.
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Old Mar 17, '09, 12:26 am
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I suppose you don't know about the show "Crossing the Goal" or do you mean other than that? As for other young Catholics, yes, I agree.
Will check that out. But I'd like to see another show that profiles Catholic athletes who are strong with their faith.
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Old Mar 17, '09, 4:22 pm
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Well, I love EWTN. Yes, it can be repetitious at times - but what TV network isn't these days. And I know I won't blush at the content.

I'd like to see more programs showing the growth of heresys or of the history in different places of Catholicism. Not that I dislike the lectures (yes, I'm the weird type that likes that sort of thing) but a semi-fictional portrayal of these things. These are the sorts of things that young (or older) Catholic producers/directors/actors could really show themselves well in, I think.
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I love EWTN and would like to see more spiritual movies. There was one movie, "Peter and Paul" with Anthony Hopkins and Robert Foxworth that I saw on another channel and thought it would be great on EWTN. They've shown the films about St. Bernadette (with Sydney Penny, the one they show at Lourdes, not the Hollywood one). They had a wonderful film on St. Maria Goretti. I also saw an ancient film they showed about St. Therese of Liseiux. Most of the films about saints were on All Saints Day (appropriately). I find them so inspiring and would like to see more throughout the year. They also had a couple of great films on Pope John Paul II. I, for one, love seeing the faces of the nuns and reciting the rosary with them now and then as a refreshing change from my solitary recititation. I don't want to get into responding to the "baiting" person, because I detect a faint scent of sulpher in those comments.
Anyway, back on topic, I love to watch their live coverage of Pope Benedict XIV's Vatican Masses and his travels. The Lourdes visit was fabulously rewarding. I went nuts and stayed up in the wee small hours so I could catch the broadcasts live and my reward was I felt like I was there with all those pilgrims! It's wonderful that we can tune in to Papal Masses and receive Papal blessings through the media of television (and radio, but t.v. is better because you can SEE all the beauty and pageantry.) They also covered the Mass for St. Therese's parents and a canonization mass. The programs aren't always so sensational, because sensational events are obviously not everyday occurrences. The great thing is we can see these events either at the time they happen or close to the time they happen.
Other EWTN programs offer us insights and teach us, direct us to sources of learning and inspriation, guide us. And how's about those Fulton J. Sheen re-broadcasts from half a century ago? Are we lucky or what?

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Old Mar 17, '09, 7:53 pm
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I don't have cable so I enjoy EWTN TV whenever I visit a place with cable.
I mostly listen to EWTN on the radio every chance I get.
I enjoy Mother Angelica. She's funny and seems like someone I wish I could have sitting in my living room or kitchen and have a chat with.
I do get bored with the abortion issue. I know it's important and we need to get the word out but sometimes it seems like that's all we hear about for hours.
I thank God for EWTN and most of the programing.
I enjoying hearing about Catholic history and the saints.
And of course good preaching from Father Corapi and Bishop Fulton Sheen.
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[quote=Snerticus;4947952]It goes to show you how people can be. I always thought Fr. Groeschel was boring. But obviously that was becuase I never actually listened to him.

I loved the show last night. I consider myself contemplative by nature and his show was enlightening and I wish it was on longer. I love listening to Fr. Groeschel now.

I too love listening to Fr. Groeschel! Such wisdom and intellect. Also Fr. Coropi! Such strength in his messages! AND I'm not even Catholic!!!! (at least yet?)
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Old Mar 17, '09, 10:21 pm
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I love EWTN, a lot of the programming is the best you could hope for. I do however find myself flipping through the channels a good deal of the time. It really shouldn't be like that though. The richness of our faith should have programming that all true Catholics and most other Christians are riveted to 24-7.
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I love EWTN, a lot of the programming is the best you could hope for. I do however find myself flipping through the channels a good deal of the time. It really shouldn't be like that though. The richness of our faith should have programming that all true Catholics and most other Christians are riveted to 24-7.


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Others have mentioned that they would like to see more movies and documentaries on EWTN about saints and - - - Whatever.

I also heard on AVE Maria Radio the other week, a program about the absolutely horrible quality of product coming from american filmakers.

I wonder if it would be possible for EWTN to develop a "Film Festival" to promote all sorts of wholesome films by young film makers.
I personally have no idea how such things work, but it seems like a good way to:
1) Promote Christian Morality in Film
2) Encourage young film makers who would rather NOT have to be "beholdin" to Hollywood
3) Draw the attention of other film makers and producers to a more "moral" market

Naturally it would take considerable promotion and time to build it up, but considering
EWTN's track record in "defying the odds", it just seems like it would work.
I would imagine that with some promotion on EWTN along with flyers/letters sent to various univerities laying out the parameters, at least a credible number of films would be submitted. These could be reviewed and aired allowing for voting by the public through the website and/or by phone.
Honestly, if it seems to others like this would be do-able we should pitch it to EWTN.

Anyone else know how "film festivals" work and what the problems are with such a venture?

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Vespers in Africa with Pope Benedict XVI will be broadcast live in ten minutes on EWTN and again rebroadcast later in the day.
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Old Mar 18, '09, 8:36 am
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There has been mention of the kids' programming not being the greatest. Honestly, these shows look boring to me, but my kids LOVE them! I think they enjoy the slowed-down pace of these shows compared to the comparitively hyper and loud shows they would normally see on tv. Personally, I can't stand the puppets, but if my kids like it and it's teaching a good message -- well then, great!

As for myself, I don't miss an episode of "The Journey Home" or Father Corapi. Although after reading about some of the other shows you guys enjoy on EWTN, it looks like our DVR might be very busy soon!
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Old Mar 18, '09, 8:37 am
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I have neither cable nor satellite TV, so I can't get EWTN. I have a laptop computer, but I tried to get EWTN through the wireless system at the library, but I never had any success in getting it that way, either.

The only way I can watch it is when I go on vacation, or visit someone's house that has cable or satellite.

With regards to improving programming, I wish that there was one for adult single Catholics who are 35 and up. Not a 'meet market' type, but just something to give us 'never-weds' a bit of encouragement. Everything seems to be geared to the young, the married, and priesthood/religious life!

If I had EWTN at home, I wouldn't watch it all the time-depends on what's on-but it would be nice to watch, let's say, Papal events that don't have the MSM's 'spin' on them.
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