Friday, October 08, 2004

Father Benedict Groeschel Live

Now that Mother Angelica is no longer "live" and on the air, this will make a good addition to the EWTN network, plus Father Benedict is great when presenting the Faith before an audience (even if the audience is calling him in on the phone).

From EWTN Press Release:

"EWTN announces the upcoming launch of the newest addition to its live show lineup, Sunday Night: Live with Father Benedict Groeschel. This exciting new live call-in show is slated to debut only ten months after the accident, which seriously injured the very popular author, speaker, and EWTN series host.

The show will debut on Sunday, October 24th at 7PM Eastern Time and will air weekly in that time slot. Similar in format and tone to the classically popular Mother Angelica Live ?Family Night? program, Live with Father Benedict Groeschel offers the audience a chance to ?chat' with Fr. Benedict on both timely topics and eternal ones. Each week he?ll do a little teaching, a little preaching while at the same time taking phone calls, sharing experiences and addressing the concerns of his audience. As with Mother Angelica, Fr. Benedict brings to his program a unique perspective of what it is like to soldier on in the face of sorrow and suffering.

Doug Keck, EWTN's Senior Vice President of Programming, Production and Home Video, said, ?Everyone here at EWTN is excited about this project since we have wanted to produce a live show with Fr. Groeschel for some time, but his hectic travel schedule previously prohibited it from happening. Now in the aftermath of his accident, Fr. Benedict has turned to the EWTN TV and Radio Networks as the vehicle that will allow him to continue to ?travel? around the world, speaking to more people than ever before!?"