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2/17/2009
At EWTN, March is “Catholic Warriors” Month

    Honoring Catholics Who Confronted Nazis, Communists and Other Evils

Irondale, AL (EWTN) – They risked their lives to save Jews from the Nazis, infiltrated the USSR to minister to the suffering, lost their lives for the Faith, and changed the world forever: They are the heroes of the Catholic Faith and, during the month of March, EWTN Global Catholic Network will honor some of the best of them.

Set your video recorders for the following:

· The Young John Paul II: Witness to Evil – Learn how future Pope’s encounters with the evil of Nazism and Communism forged an unyielding commitment to human dignity that changed the course of history. Airs 8 p.m. ET, Saturday, March 28.

· Holy Roman Spies: The Vatican’s Secret Agents – Meet the priests trained by the Vatican to infiltrate the Iron Curtain and minister to people suffering under Communist oppression. Airs 4:30 a.m. ET Wednesday, March 18.

· Assisi in Silence – A riveting look at the underground network of clergy and religious in Assisi who risked their lives to save Jews during the Nazi occupation. Airs 10 p.m. ET, Wednesday, March 11.

· A Grave in Perm: The Father Walter Ciszek Story – Convicted of being a Vatican spy, he spent 23 years of hard labor in Siberia, ministering to fellow prisoners despite his own suffering. Airs 3 a.m. ET, Monday, March 9.

· TyBurn Tree – Learn about the more than 100 Catholics who were martyred at Tyburn Gallows, one of 17th Century London’s most infamous places of public execution. Airs 6 a.m. ET Tuesday, March 17.

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 www.ewtn.com and publishing arm, EWTN, is the largest religious media network in the world.

 

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