Thursday, 19 February 2015

EWTN to show The Crusades again

Crusaders Pray before battle


EWTN are to show the mini-series The Crusades from Tuesday 24th to Friday 27 February click here

Here is the schedule for the UK and Ireland

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Combining epic dramatic sequences with insights from leading historians, this mini-series clears up the many myths and distortions surrounding the Crusades. Filmed in the Holy Land and Europe.

Ep 1 Journeys of Faith
Tuesday 24, 02:00, 10:30, 21:00.
(30 mins)

Ep 2 The Crusader States
Wednesday 25, 02:00, 10:30, 21:00.
(30 mins)

Ep 3 Christendom Responds
Thursday 26, 02:00, 10:30, 21:00.
(30 mins)

Ep 4 Failures and Successes
Friday 27, 02:00, 10:30, 21:00.
(30 mins)

In the USA the times are as follows: 

click here

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A look at the history and reasons for the Crusades, which originally was called an 'armed pilgrimage', aiding safety for pilgrims visiting the Holy Land against Muslim conquerors.
Tuesday 02/24 at 3:00 AM ET, 6:30 PM ET

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After the miraculous success of the First Crusade, the Crusader hierarchy set up the Crusader States, along with the rise of Saladin and his conquest of Jerusalem.
Wednesday 02/25 at 3:00 AM ET, 6:30 PM ET

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King Richard the Lionheart of England, King Philip of France and the German Emperor Fredrick Barbarossa embark on the Third Crusade; the famous meeting between St Francis of Assisi and sultan Al-Kamil.
Thursday 02/26 at 3:00 AM ET, 6:30 PM ET

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A look at the failures and successes of the Crusades and its legacy.
Friday 02/27 at 3:00 AM ET, 6:30 PM ET

Thursday, 5 February 2015

In Search of Christendom

Slovak Premier tonight (5th February 2015) of EWTN’s
In Search of Christendom – The Chartres Pilgrimage

Our latest documentary is to be premiered tonight on the Slovak Catholic TV channel, TV Lux.
Their production house, Lux communication are co-producers and EWTN have given them permission to show it first in Slovak. The reason for this is to show solidarity with our Slovak brothers and sisters for their coming referendum on the family on Saturday.  The documentary has strong pro-life and pro-traditional family storylines.

The other themes I wanted to bring out in the documentary are that an impressive number of young people are craving orthodox Catholic values and teachings. There are other surprising elements to this pilgrimage like the Muslims who join it for they respect true Christianity. There are even a number of Muslims converts here, and a young Chaldean Catholic talks movingly about the plight of his home land, Iraq.

Young people talk freely about Tradition in the Church and traditional family values. This pilgrimage is a great act of witness in the face of the militant secularism of the west. They are not afraid to proclaim their faith with hymns and prayers all day long. It was a privilege to witness to this spectacular event and to make a documentary on it.  The documentary is being aired at 18:45 European time at please click that is 5:45pm GMT.

Much thanks should be given to EWTN for their support of this project and to Lux communication for screening it at this vital time.

The referendum questions:

Marriage: Do you agree that no other cohabitation but the union between one man and one woman should be called marriage?

Adoption: Do you agree that neither same sex couples nor groups shall be allowed to adopt children and subsequently raise them?

Sex Education and Euthanasia: Do you agree that schools cannot require the participation of children in classes dedicated to sexual behavior or euthanasia if their parents or the children themselves do not agree with the content of the lessons?

Please support the referendum petition Please note: this is an independent petition and not anything to do with EWTN or Lux communication.