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WEEKLY FEATURE
South Pole Padre
By Michelle Laque Johnson

"If you want to be closer to God, take a look at Antarctica before man gets there...."

In 1947, newspapers across the United States reported the startling news: A priest from the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa, who had become a Navy Chaplain, had agreed to go to Antarctica as part of Operation High Jump. Father Bill Menster would become the first priest to brave the journey to the most inhospitable place on earth; the first to hold a religious service, the first to bless the frozen continent in a crowded makeshift tent in which he asked God for peace and justice for all the nations of the world.

See vintage footage of the naval expedition to this continent, including an ice flow that stretched 800 miles, halting ships in their tracks and ripping holes in their hulls, in the documentary, "South Pole Padre." (Airs 3 a.m. ET and 6:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Aug. 22 – exclusively on EWTN.)

Father Menster would describe Antarctica as a world of mesmerizing beauty; a world untouched by man, where you could see .... Read More

PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE WEEK

The Good Shepherd
Msgr. Marcelo Palentini, an Italian bishop assigned to the province of Jujuy, Argentina travels to the remote mountains of that area to spend time with the people of the villages of Santa Ana and Caspalla in order to tend to their pastoral needs.
Fri. Aug. 17 at 3 AM ET & 6:30 PM ET

Missionary Servants Of The Poor Of The Third World
Be inspired by a community of religious and lay people in Peru who aid impoverished children, and provide education and specialized care for the disabled.
Fri. Aug. 17 at 1 PM ET
Sat. Aug. 18 at 5 AM ET

The Grunt Padre In Vietnam
A documentary about Father Vincent R. Capodanno, MM, a military chaplain who committed his life and ultimately gave it up for the service of US Marines fighting in Vietnam. The courage and heroism required to be a priest, especially one in the US Military, is wonderfully exemplified here. Watch this documentary and then stay tuned for the upcoming Memorial Mass honoring Father Capodanno at 6:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Sept. 4.
Sun. Aug. 19 at 10 PM ET
Tues. Aug. 21 at 1 PM ET
Thurs. Aug. 23 at 5 AM ET

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THURSDAY - AUGUST 16, 10 PM ET / 7 PM PT
LIFE ON THE ROCK: FR. MARK & DOUG BARRY - Ike Ndolo, a Catholic musician who was the cantor at the Mass for Life prior to March for Life, talks about how he uses his music to lead others to Christ.

SUNDAY - AUGUST 19, 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT
SUNDAY NIGHT PRIME WITH FR. GROESCHEL -
Fr. Benedict and his guests – Sr. Jane Teresa Culligan, Dr. Mary Mazzarella, and Sr. Jose Smith – discuss Sr. Miriam Teresa Demjanovich, a Sister of Charity from New Jersey who was recently named venerable by Pope Benedict XVI.

MONDAY - AUGUST 20, 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT

THE JOURNEY HOME: HOST MARCUS GRODI
- Composer Alida Haavik & Stockholm's Diocesan Press Officer Maria Hasselgren.

TUESDAY - AUGUST 21, 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT
MOTHER ANGELICA LIVE CLASSIC: Mother notes that, while it can be easier to forgive someone else than to forgive ourselves, our unwillingness to forgive ourselves dishonors God.

WEDNESDAY - AUGUST 22, 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT
EWTN LIVE: HOST FR. MITCH PACWA: Hear Fr. John P. Foley, S.J., President of the Christo Rey Network, an association of Catholic high schools that serve urban youth, talk about bringing this Peruvian movement to the U.S.

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On Two Wings: Humble Faith and Common Sense at the American Founding
by Michael Novak

A stunning interview with Michael Novak on the faith, hope, and love which sustained the leaders of 13 American colonies on their daunting road to establishing one nation under God.

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This is the most complete prayer book of inspiring meditations available on the traditional mysteries of the rosary. Fr. Peyton gives 180 meditations on the 15 traditional mysteries. Also includes the rosary prayers, tips on how to best pray the rosary, and 11 classic illustrations.

Do good cuisine and Catholicism go together? Fr. Leo Patalinghug thinks so! As a priest who grew up in a close-knit family of fun, food, and faith, he brings his love of cooking and his passion for strengthening family relationships to this series. Fr. Leo shows us all - no matter how busy we are, how limited our culinary skills, or how small our budgets - how to set a spiritual table where Our Lord can be welcomed, as we create and share meals with loved ones.

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This week on Register Radio, the entire show will be devoted to coverage of last week's assembly of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Register Correspondent Ann Carey covered the gathering. She'll provide an overview and talk about the LCWR's response to the Congregation of the Doctrine for the Faith's doctrinal assessment calling for reform of the Conference. EWTN's Father Mitch Pacwa will also be on-hand to talk about Keynote Speaker Barbara Marx Hubbard and the dangers of the New Age movement.

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