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'Footsteps in the Wilderness:' Don't Miss the Incredible Story Behind EWTN's Documentary on the French Martyrs of North America – and a Special Offer!
By Michelle Laque Johnson
What would prompt a would-be Jesuit priest, who been rejected by the Order, to sail from France to Canada in the 1600s to volunteer at two Jesuit missions, one of which was under attack by the Iroquois Indians, the fiercest of the six Indian nations then populating North America? Why would a man who had been captured, tortured and held as a slave by the Iroquois teach the Sign of the Cross to a native boy when the penalty was certain death?
These are two of the many questions that prompted Fr. William Breault, who lives with the Sacramento Community dedicated to the French martyrs of North America, to research the story of René Goupil, the first of these martyrs.
That book was one part of the inspiration behind Producer Jim Kelty's quest to film a documentary on this companion of St. Isaac Jogues.
However, Kelty says, "I didn't just go to make a movie about [Father Breault's] book, 'The Ghost in the Mohawk Valley.' I made a movie about Father Brealt's quest for René Goupil and what happened to him. It's a history mystery. René, [and Jogues] knew they were walking into the jaws....Read More
PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE WEEK
The Catholic View for Women
The hosts of the Catholic View for Women discuss the harmful effects of contraception and debunk the misunderstandings that the culture, and many Catholic women, have.
Fri. July 8 at 3 AM ET & 6:30 PM ET
EWTN Theology Roundtable
Join Host Colin Donovan and his guests as they examine the instruction on the application of Pope Benedict's Motu Proprio for the celebration of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. With Fr. Scott Haynes, SJC; Fr. James Fryar, FSSP; and Fr. Joseph Mary Wolfe, MFVA.
Sun. July 10 at 10 PM ET
Tues. July 12 at 1 PM ET
Thurs. July 14 at 5 AM ET
Feasts and Seasons - Summertime
Author and Journalist Joanna Bogle invites you into the festive warmth of her kitchen as she explores the traditional meals and customs of July's Catholic feast days.
Mon. July 11 at 2:30 PM ET
Fri. July 15 at 2:30 AM ET
Live shows allow viewers to get involved via email and telephone.
THURSDAY - JULY 7, 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT
THE WORLD OVER: HOST RAYMOND ARROYO - Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio on the recent legalization of same-sex "marriage" in New York state; Amy Bonaccorso, author of "How to Get to I Do: A Dating Guide for Catholic Women."
THURSDAY - JULY 7, 10 PM ET / 7 PM PT
LIFE ON THE ROCK: FR. MARK & DOUG BARRY - Prolife Singer, Songwriter and Speaker Kathleen Dunn will sing songs from her new album and discuss the culture of life.
SUNDAY - JULY 10, 10 AM ET / 7 AM PT
VATICANO - Pope Benedict XVI gives Vatican news greater visibility online, and an American archbishop makes a pilgrimage to Rome to receive a special vestment along with other new archbishops of the world. As well, World Youth Day preparations reach the homestretch, and three theologians receive the first ever Ratzinger prizes.
SUNDAY - JULY 10, 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT
SUNDAY NIGHT PRIME WITH FR. GROESCHEL - Mother Agnes Mary Donovan, Superior General, Sisters of Life will discuss "Building a Culture of Life: One Heart at a Time."
MONDAY - JULY 11, 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT
THE JOURNEY HOME: HOST MARCUS GRODI - Skylar Testa, Former non-denominational Christian.
TUESDAY - JULY 12, 8 PM ET / 4 PM PT
MOTHER ANGELICA LIVE CLASSIC: Zaccheus in Jericho.
TUESDAY - JULY 12, 10 PM ET / 7 PM PT
THRESHOLD OF HOPE: HOST FR. MITCH PACWA: Join Fr. Mitch as he looks at the different and varying paths that the Church's mission often takes to realize its goal which is salvation.
WEDNESDAY - JULY 6, 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT
EWTN LIVE: HOST FR. MITCH PACWA - Fr. Richard M. Myhalyk, S.S.E. Executive Dir., Edmundite Missions, History and Mission of the Edmundites.
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