During the month of September, the CatholicTV Network premieres its new season of programming with all new shows from returning series, the debut of several original CatholicTV shows and programs from our religious broadcasting partners. In addition, the network will broadcast Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Lebanon and other special events.
The network’s president, Father Robert Reed, said, “All spring and summer long we have been searching for and producing some fine new programs and new episodes of familiar shows as well. All I can say is: ‘Wow, what a lineup’. It just keeps getting better and rightly so, because our viewers deserve the very best.”
The network will premiere its fall programming beginning Sunday, September 2. More than 90 series now air on CatholicTV. 11 original CatholicTV series will return this fall with new shows. In addition, two brand-new series will make their debut on America’s Catholic Television Network.
Coming this fall is season eight of our game show for kids of all ages, WOW: the CatholicTV Challenge. Father Dan O'Connell will continue to teach and enliven our faith on We've Got to Talk, the longest-running original CatholicTV series (besides Daily Mass and The Rosary). The network’s signature talk show, This is the Day, airs live from the CatholicTV “living room” Tuesday and Friday mornings at 10:30 with rebroadcasts all week. Keep abreast of what is happening in the universal church with CatholicTV’s magazine-style series ClearVoice™ with new shows every week at a new time Friday mornings at 11 (beginning September 14). Dr. John Clabeaux returns for his fifth CatholicTV series looking at the first few books of the Bible called, Beginnings. Seth DeMoor is back with season two of One Billion Stories. Also returning for its second season is The Gist, focusing on topics for Catholic women and their families.
September is Aging Gracefully month on CatholicTV. Join Father Myles Sheehan — a former physician who earned his undergraduate degree and doctorate in medicine at Dartmouth College with postdoctoral studies at Harvard Medical School and a former professor of medicine at Loyola University’s Stritch School of Medicine — for a five-part miniseries addressing the needs of the elderly. With interviews of other experts and other guests, each show will look at different topics and advice on how to age with dignity. Aging Gracefully is co-hosted by Kevin Nelson. Other CatholicTV Network programs will feature guests,
topics and stories on aging.
Other special September programming:
- The 11th anniversary of the devastating terror attacks on our country is Tuesday, September 11. At noon and 9 p.m., a special episode of Music and the Spoken Word, called “Rising Above” with Tom Brokaw, will air. At 12:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., “In Remembrance” from Joy of Music with Diane Bish, will air. "A Day of Infamy: 9/11 Remembered" is a powerful moving look into a day that changed the face of history. Tune in this special from filmmaker Larry Cappetto at 2 and 10 p.m. as he shares stories from 22 survivors of the World Trade Center attacks.
- From September 14-16, Pope Benedict XVI will visit Lebanon. The Holy Father will bring a message of peace to the nation making stops in Beirut, Baabda, Bzommar, Bkerké and Charfet. For more details and the broadcast schedule for all the major events from the trip, stay tuned to CatholicTV or visit CatholicTV.com/Pope-Benedict-XVI.
- Friday, September 14, CatholicTV will air the Ordination and Installation Mass of Bishop Jeffrey Monforton from Steubenville, OH at 8:30 p.m.
- Tune in Saturday, September 22 at noon and 8 p.m. for "The Eucharistic Symphony" from Jerusalem's Garden of Gethsemane. This ecumenical concert promoting Christian unity is inspired by the liturgical and musical traditions of twelve different Eastern and Western Christian communities.
All times Eastern and subject to change