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Tune in for Morning Glory with EWTN’s CEO Michael Warsaw!

Make sure to set your alarm clocks to join us on the airwaves tomorrow! We’ll have the full Morning Glory crew in effect with Father Dominic Legge with us from the Dominican House of Studies! We’ll be discussing some major news stories including big pro-life news out of Toledo!

Guests include Sarah Westwood of the Washington Examiner discussing Trump’s fast action to help those in dire straits in Florida, as well as how the White House remembered 9-11 on this day 16 years after the terrible tragedy that touched our shores.

We also talk with Father Thomas Joseph White about his new book: The Light of Christ. He’ll break down some deep theology as only a solidly skilled Thomist can! A little philosophy, sprinkled with some natural reason, and a whole lotta theology on doused on top!

And finally we’ll get a look at our new UK studios in Walsingham, just north of London with our own CEO Michael Warsaw. The acquisition and partnership comes just as evangelization to Britain is extremely important given the dwindling numbers of those that adhere to the faith.

Make sure to join the conversation by leaving a comment or question here, find us on Twitter via @EWTN, or Facebook!

‘See’ you bright and early!

Best,

Alyssa Murphy                                                                                                                                 @alyssamurphy

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Morning Glory remembers 9/11…

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 16 years since 9/11 – the darkest day in our modern history within the US. Nearly 3 thousand people died as the Twin Towers fell in Lower Manhattan. The Pentagon was also hit and an entire plane crashed in rural Pennsylvania. Monsignor Charles Pope was on the show this morning and he recalled how the community of New York, and the world responded to such devastation and despair. He reminded us that at times, when things seem so dark, we must be the light of Christ for the world to see.

In October 2001, the United States Congress passed a joint resolution designating that every September 11th be observed as “Patriot Day.” The resolution requests that U.S. government entities and interested organizations and individuals display the flag of the United States at half staff on Patriot Day and that the people of the United States observe a moment of silence in honor of the individuals who lost their lives as a result of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

To mark the tenth anniversary of 9/11 in 2011, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops gathered reflections and remembrances from clergy who ministered to victims and their families, and others who were impacted by the tragedy.

Father Mychal Judge, O.F.M. was a Franciscan friar and Catholic priest who served as a chaplain to the New York City Fire Department. It was while serving in that capacity that he was killed, becoming the first certified fatality of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Please keep all those still suffering from this tragedy in your prayers today.  Also, remember the victims and their families. May we learn to find Jesus in all that we do especially amidst such darkness.


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Fun Friday Morning Glory with Catherine Glenn Foster of AUL!

Tune in tomorrow at 7am ET as we kick off the weekend on EWTN radio! Our ever so ‘deep’ fried Dominican Father Aquinas Guilbeau will be back with us as we look at news of the day including some very scary news about ISIS planning to attack Rome!

Guests include Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute on the Southern Poverty Law Center including her organization on their ‘hate map’…. The organization works to heal broken families so we’ll be examining what the SPLC deems ‘hate’…. Obviously we differ in our definitions!…

Vocations are on the rise–especially in the South! We’ll head down to Lafayette to talk with Vocations Director Father Kevin Bordelon about the recent uptick and how we can help those that are discerning!

Recent news broke this week about Chile reversing their strict anti-abortion laws, with a very close 6-4 vote! The ruling is deeply disappointing, broadly legalizing abortion before viability for the first time in Chile, always known as the land of Love! The Chilean Constitution explicitly states that ‘the constitution secures everyone’s right to life and to physical and psychical integrity. The law protects the life of the unborn.’  CEO of AUL Catherine Glenn Foster will join us with her reaction.

Find us on Facebook, chat with us via Twitter @EWTN, or leave a comment or question right here-we love to hear from you!

Happy Friday Eve!

Alyssa Murphy                                                                                                                                 @alyssamurphy

 


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Mary McClusky of Project Rachel joins Morning Glory tomorrow!

We have a fun Thursday edition of Morning Glory upon us with Father Bjorn Lundberg back with us! We’ll discuss parish life in Winchester and best ways to prepare your kids for heading back to school!

We’ll also explore the trauma of abortion with Mary McClusky of Project Rachel. Listening and telling the stories of women suffering from abortion is crucial to healing, Mary says. We’ll also talk about the graces that come from the Sacrament of confession!

The USCCB formed a new ad hoc committee today to address the ‘sin of racism’ and ways to combat it.. We’ll talk with Bishop George Murry of Youngstown, Ohio about this new effort as he’s chairing the committee.. Learn more at http://www.USCCB.org

Our conversation is a two-way street! Find us on Facebook, tweet to the show directly @EWTN, or leave a comment or question here!

Thanks for being part of the Morning Glory family!

Best,

Alyssa Murphy


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Jeanne Mancini joins Morning Glory 7am ET on EWTN radio!

Make sure to wake up with us on a Wednesday edition of Morning Glory with Father Thomas Petri back with us! We’ll be discussing all the latest news plus take a look at the life of Michigan nun who died in a hit-n-run accident–we look at her life of faith!

We’ll go LIVE to Roma with Edward Pentin of the National Catholic Register on the latest from the Vatican including Cardinal Pietro Parolin’s recent travels, and also hear about an Archbishop defending Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia, given the recent criticism.

Many students are heading back to school this week–especially college kids! We’ll talk with Maribeth Harper about how parents can cope during this difficult time, taking a look at her recent book, And So We Pray 2..

Our good friend Jeanne Mancini will also join us to talk about the devastating CBS News report about Iceland aborting ALL babies with Down Syndrome. She will also tell us all about the next March for Life slated for January of 2018, just around the corner!

Find us on Facebook, share your thoughts via Twitter @EWTN, or feel free to leave a comment here!

See you bright and early!

Alyssa Murphy


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Fun Morning Glory with Dony MacManus talking Sacred Art!

Make sure to tune in bright and early for Morning Glory with Father Dominic Legge back with us after his summer travels! We’ll be discussing the President’s speech last night on the situation in Afghanistan and also sharing reflections about the solar eclipse!

Guests include Dony MacManus, an artist from Ireland that is currently teaching a class on Sacred Art at the National Gallery of Art. We’ll discuss liturgical paintings and the role of art in our faith.

We’ll also chat with Siraj Hashmi about a new poll showing the perspective of millennials regarding Confederate statues. Should they be taken down or are they landmarks telling the story of our history?…

We’ll also celebrate a special feast day with Rick Rotondi who works with Saint Benedict Press and has recently co-authored a book: Queen of Heaven: Mary’s Battle to Save Souls!

Please find us on Facebook, via Twitter @EWTN, and leave a comment here–we love to hear from you!

See you bright and early!

God bless–Alyssa Murphy


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Morning Glory covers all social issues this week on EWTN radio!

Make sure to start your day off right with the Morning Glory crew! This week, we’ve talked with Dr. Peter Kleponis about the problem of pornography and the Catholic approach to helping those struggling with this addiction. We also learned all about a great conference taking place this weekend for those recovering from divorce and seeking annulment. And with Marcellus Williams scheduled to be executed in Missouri in a couple of weeks, Alexandra Carroll of the Catholics Mobilizing Network joined to share what they’re doing to end the death penalty.

This morning, we had the awesome opportunity of finally have Father Ed Bresnahan join us as our spiritual sidekick or Godly Counsel. Serving as high school chaplain to Bishop Ireton High School, he is a celebrity around the DC area, working with so many students and alumni–and parents of these incredible students!

Guests today included Maddy West of FOCUS, joining as Team Director to Louisiana State University this next academic year. She discussed the challenges of sharing the Catholic faith on a secular campus where many students aren’t Catholic–or consider themselves to be ‘spiritual’ and never religious. We also had the one and only Serrin Foster of Feminists for Life talking about the incredible opportunity she had to speak to interns on Capitol Hill–on both sides of the aisle–and the issues surrounding the pro-life movement.

The 135th Annual Knights of Columbus Convention is taking place in St. Louis, Missouri this week–Supreme Knight Carl Anderson just announced 2 million dollars being raised for Iraqi-Christians suffering under the hands of ISIS in the Nineveh Plain. Matt Hadro of our own Catholic News Agency joined us to give us a look at this latest news and more from the ground there in St. Louis!

Tomorrow, on a fabulous Friday edition of Morning Glory, we’ll have our ‘deep-fried’ Dominican Father Aquinas Guilbeau back with us! He’s been writing several articles for Aleteia.org including one on intercessory prayer! We’ll also be joined by Claire Chretien of LifeSiteNews on a baby that needs experimental treatment in Liverpool and his parents’ struggle–similar to the poor baby Charlie Gard! We’ll also get a snapshot of a Thomistic Institute conference taking place right now in Providence for parish priests discussing the best pastoral care for those nearing the end of their life.

Please find us on Twitter @EWTN, Facebook, or email the show directly: MorningGlory@EWTN.com!

See you bright and early!

Best,

Alyssa Murphy