February 14, 2013
WINGS - EWTN e-newsletter

Pope Benedict Has Resigned: Get The Facts, Not the Spin on EWTN
By Michelle Laque Johnson

The Vatican announced Pope Benedict XVI's resignation at 6 a.m. ET, Monday, Feb. 11. EWTN announced the news during the 8 a.m. ET Mass and was on the air with a 90-minute "EWTN Live" Roundtable discussion at 10 a.m. ET, followed by an 8 p.m. "World Over Live" 60-minute special. EWTN's website received a record 147,539 visits on Monday with almost 500,000 page views.

Family, we know that you turn to us to be a solid and dependable voice in a world of spin. Thank you for your trust! We will continue to work hard in the coming days to keep you informed about what's really going on.

EWTN Television

EWTN is proud to present the following television specials: (Please refer to our website at www.ewtn.com for continuous programming updates and to EWTN News at http://www.ewtnnews.com for breaking news.)

  • "The World Over:" Host Raymond Arroyo will speak with Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. about the Pope's resignation. Airs 8 p.m. ET, Thursday, Feb. 14.

  • "Vaticano:" Will begin reporting on the Pope's resignation and the future of the Church in episodes airing 10 a.m. ET, Sunday, Feb. 17, 11 p.m. ET, Monday, Feb. 18, and 5:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Feb. 19.

  • "EWTN Live:" Host Fr. Mitch Pacwa will speak with Ralph Martin, President of Renewal Ministries and assistant professor of theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, who was in Rome for October's Synod of Bishops and who met with the Holy Father almost daily, will share his insights into the Pope's resignation. Airs 8 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Feb. 20.

  • "Eucharistic Journey with Pope Benedict:" Sr. Joan Noreen looks to the teachings of Pope Benedict XVI to explain how Eucharistic adoration helps us become aware of God's love for us, and renew the connection we seek with God. This 13-part series airs at 6 a.m. ET, Saturday, Feb. 16 through Saturday, March 2.

  • "Papacy of Reason:" A comprehensive presentation of the principal teaching themes of the Pontificate of Benedict XVI. During his pontificate, the Holy Father has asked the faithful to search for the face of Christ, led the Church back to explore the basics of the Faith, and proposed a fundamentally Christian understanding of God, that He is love. Pope Benedict's views on the Divine Liturgy, the relationship between Faith and Reason, ecumenism, and interreligious dialogue are also offered through interviews with Church leaders, Vatican experts, and prominent Catholic journalists. Airs 10 p.m. ET, Sunday, Feb. 17.

  • "Joseph Ratzinger: A Pope From Germany:" This insightful documentary on the life of Pope Benedict XVI examines his former role as the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, his role in the compiling of the new Catechism of the Catholic Church, and much more. Airs 10 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Feb. 20. (30 min.)

  • EWTN Exclusive: The Ratzinger Interview: Raymond Arroyo's exclusive interview with then-Cardinal Ratzinger on the state of the Catholic Church throughout the world airs 7 p.m. ET, Saturday, Feb. 23.

  • "Mass of Thanksgiving for the Pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI:" With Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, as celebrant and homilist, and Archbishop Carlo Vigano, Apostolic Nuncio, concelebrating and delivering closing remarks. Airs live at noon, Sunday, Feb. 24 on both EWTN television and the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network. (90 minutes.)

  • "Heart Speaks Unto Heart: The Visit of Pope Benedict XVI United Kingdom 2010:" Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster hosts a look at Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the United Kingdom in 2010. Airs 2 a.m. ET, Sunday, Feb. 24 and 10 p.m. ET, Friday, March 1. (90 min.)

  • "Pope Benedict XVI: A Profile:" Largely narrated by his older brother Fr. Georg Ratzinger, this documentary traces the life of the Pope Benedict XVI from the small Bavarian towns of his youth, through his eminent professorial career, to his appointment as the 265th Pope. Airs 5:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, Feb. 28. (60 min.)

Available On EWTN's YouTube Channel

If you missed the two specials on Pope Benedict that EWTN aired on Monday, please check out our YouTube channel:

  • "EWTN Live Roundtable:" Join Fr. Mitch Pacwa SJ, EWTN Chaplain Fr. Joseph Mary MFVA, EWTN President & Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw, and EWTN Vice President of Theology Colin Donovan as they discuss the announcement that Pope Benedict will retire at the end of February 2013. See it here: http://youtu.be/hX6ipFEZ5q8.

  • "The World Over Special:" Host Raymond Arroyo discusses the historic event and its implications for the Church with Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison, Wisc., and Dr. Robert Royal of the Faith and Reason Institute. See it here: http://youtu.be/1Li7rbyXIzM.

EWTN Radio

  • Continuous coverage on our live shows including "Catholic Connection" with Teresa Tomeo, which airs at 9 a.m. ET; "EWTN Open Line," which takes your questions weekdays beginning at 3 p.m. ET; "Kresta in the Afternoon," with Al Kresta, which airs at 5 p.m. ET; and "Catholic Answers Live," which also takes your questions at 6 p.m. ET. (Find EWTN via our radio affiliates at /radio/amfm.asp, via EWTN's Sirius Satellite Channel #130, or via iHeart radio (www.ewtn.com/iheart).

Available from EWTN Home Video For those of you who want to remember our Holy Father and his visit to the United States, EWTN Home Video offers the following:

Available from EWTN Religious Catalogue

Pope Benedict's books:

  • Framed Picture: http://bit.ly/14SXjBK. This limited edition picture features the Holy Father's crest and the words he used to describe himself: "A simple and humble servant in the vineyard of the Lord."


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