MEDIA ADVISORY   APRIL 4 2008

 EWTN EXPERTS AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS ON POPE'S VISIT

•  Why is Pope Benedict coming to the U.S.?
•  Does his visit really matter?
•  Why should non-Catholics be interested in this visit?
•  What do the first three years of Pope Benedict’s
   pontificate reveal about the man?



 

 

 

 

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   Irondale, AL (EWTN) – Get answers to these and other questions from the only anchor team who knows and has worked with Pope Benedict XVI as pope and as the former Cardinal Ratzinger, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

  Over the past 27 years, EWTN has provided more in-depth coverage and analysis of papal visits around the world than any other media organization. Interviews can be arranged with the experts from the world’s largest religious media network. We’ll help your news organization give perspective on this visit to more than 70 million U.S. Catholics – almost 25 percent of the total U.S. population.

  Interviews are available with the following experts on our anchor team:

  Raymond Arroyo: New York Times bestselling author, who has anchored more live papal events than anyone in the industry and who conducted the only extended English language interview ever recorded with the Pontiff.

  Father Richard John Neuhaus: Editor of First Things Magazine has known the Pope for 25 years and is one of the Church’s leading intellectuals.

  Anchor Raymond Arroyo and his co-host Fr. Neuhaus will be joined by:

  Carl A. Anderson: Supreme Knight of the 1.7 million member Knights of Columbus, whose career includes numerous papal appointments and positions in the Executive Branch.

  Interviews are also available with the following subject matter experts:

  Father Mitch Pacwa: One of the leading experts on the papacy, Islam and the Middle East (he speaks both Arabic and Hebrew), Church history, the writings of Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict, and the New Age. He is a speaker, author, and frequent host of EWTN TV and radio programs.

  Teresa Tomeo: Host of EWTN's daily radio show "Catholic Connection,” an experienced broadcast journalist, columnist and author, Tomeo covered John Paul II’s two U.S. visits for the secular media.

  Colleen Carroll Campbell: Hosts a television and radio show, “Faith & Culture,” on EWTN and serves as a frequent television and radio commentator. She is an author and columnist, fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and former speechwriter to President George W. Bush.

  Father Charles Connor: An expert in Church history and the papacy, Father Connor studied extensively in Rome and is an expert on Church history and the papacy. His many shows on EWTN, including “Defenders of Faith in Word & Deed,” featured an episode on the former Cardinal Ratzinger.

  Marcus Grodi: The best person to answer the question: Why should non-Catholics care about the Pope’s visit? A former Protestant minister, Grodi now hosts EWTN’s “The Journey Home,” which showcases converts to the Catholic faith. He is director of The Coming Home Network International.

  Patrick Madrid: Publisher of Envoy Magazine, author, columnist and public speaker, who hosts a number of EWTN programs, including “Pope Fiction” and “Open Line.” He co-anchored coverage on Pope John Paul II’s 2000 visit to the Holy Land.

 Also available:

  Michael P. Warsaw: The President of EWTN Global Catholic Network has a unique perspective on the nation’s 70 million Catholics and a story to tell about the world’s largest religious media network.

  EWTN Global Catholic Network is available in nearly 150 million television households in 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 and publishing arm, EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world.
 

For Information, Please Contact:
Michelle Johnson, Director of Communications, EWTN Global Catholic Network
5817 Old Leeds Road Irondale, Alabama 35210-2198 USA
T: (205) 795-5769 F: (205) 795-5781 mjohnson@ewtn.com
 


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