EWTN Wins 3 Gabriel Awards

Including Religious Television Station of the Year

Friday, May 11, 2012 12:15 PM Comments (3)
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Move over Oscar. Move over Tony. Make room for Gabriel. Three Gabriels, that is.

The winners of the 2012 Gabriel Awards have been announced, and EWTN Global Catholic Network has been awarded three Gabriels.

EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world. The Register is a service of EWTN.

The Gabriel Awards are sponsored by the Catholic Academy of Communication Professionals. The awards are open to all television and radio stations and producers in the U.S. and Canada.

EWTN was awarded a Gabriel for “Religious Television Station of the Year” for its total programming and community service, an honor it shares with Boston Catholic Television Center’s CatholicTV.


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Divine Mercy Is Highlight of Priest's New Songs

Songwriter-Singer Priest Releases New CD Celebrating Divine Mercy

Saturday, April 14, 2012 3:34 PM Comments (0)
Photo by Brandon Lata

– Photo by Brandon Lata

 Father Bill Quinlivan knows his way around music. He also knows his way around The Divine Mercy.

Father Quinlivan has joined both of these in a double CD set called MercySongs / MercyPrayers. He had the set ready shortly before Divine Mercy Sunday.

This happens to be his fifth CD and part includes 10 original songs he wrote over the last few years for celebrations of Divine Mercy Sunday and reconciliation services. Many take their inspiration from St. Faustina’s Diary, Divine Mercy in My Soul. Some were written talks he gives in parishes about Divine Mercy.

Father Quinlivan, who is pastor of Blessed Sacrament Church in Tonawanda, N.Y., also happens to be associated with the...READ MORE

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Divine Mercy Sunday — Time to Celebrate God’s Mercy

Start With These Basics

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 1:58 PM Comments (5)

Worried about the world situation? About your spiritual life? Jesus gives us the hope-filled solution. Seek and accept his mercy. Start in the Eastertide celebrating Divine Mercy Sunday, then continue with the devotion.

Jesus himself called for this devotion and feast. He made his urgent, essential request through Polish mystic St. Faustina Kowalska, the first saint canonized in the new millennium by John Paul II.

Jesus said, “I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. … I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon the souls who approach the Fount of My mercy.  On that day all...READ MORE

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3rd Annual Nun Run Proves Everyone a Winner

The Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration in Arizona continue to raise funds for their monastery in the Southwestern desert.

Monday, March 19, 2012 1:32 PM Comments (4)
Courtesy of Jeff Fuentebella

Poor Clare Sister John-Mark Maria joins in the 10K run.

– Courtesy of Jeff Fuentebella

Three years ago, the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration in Arizona put their minds to raising funds to build a chapel and monastery in the Southwestern desert. They came up with a fun idea — have young and old alike run in an annual fundraiser named the Nun Run.

This year, their 3rd Annual Nun Run on March 10 attracted 1,135 participants at Kiwanis Park in Tempe, Ariz., to compete in a 10K run, 5K run/walk, or opt for a slower-paced 1-mile walk.

Others unable to travel to Arizona took part as “shadow participants.” Runners in several states and as far away as Rome and Zambia joined in — or will join in shortly — to total 270 shadow runners, who registered on the official Nun Run site. One...READ MORE

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Joseph Pronechen is staff writer with the National Catholic Register since 2005. His articles have appeared regularly in a number of national publications including Columbia magazine, Faith and Family, Catholic Digest, and Marian Helper. His religion features have also appeared in Fairfield County Catholic and in one of Connecticut’s largest news dailies. He holds BS and MS degrees and formerly taught English and courses in film study that he developed at a Catholic high school in Connecticut. Joseph and his wife Mary reside in Connecticut.