Episodes

04/30/2019

Pope Pius V was elected to lead the body of Christ and zealously worked to implement the renewal of the Church mandated by the Council of Trent. As a Dominican friar devoted to a life of prayer, fasting and poverty, he called the princes of the church back to a simpler and holier way of life — a message that was not well received by bishops and priests who had become accustomed to the wealth, power and freedom they enjoyed while collaborating and reveling with the royalty of the day.

Pius was tireless in pursuing the broad reforms called for by the Church fathers. To address the lack of knowledge of faith among Christians, he created a new catechism and established the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) for forming the young in the faith. He founded new seminaries for providing proper training for priests. To elevate the prayer life of the Church, he released a new missal and a new breviary. The 1570 edition of the Roman Missal he promulgated was used for 400 years until St. Paul VI revised it after Vatican II.

04/1/2019

Kevin Nelson hosts the monthly CatholicTV magazine series Encounter.

  • Interview with John Smith whose miraculous recovery from death was made into a movie called Breakthrough
  • Interview with former CatholicTV host, artist, teacher and author, David Clayton about The Way of Beauty
  • Reformer Saint of the Month: Pius V
  • Together We Rebuild question of the month: How do we rebuild the Church?
03/6/2019

Saint Colette of Corbie was Franciscan tertiary and was well known for her holiness and spiritual wisdom. Her reform took place during the Western Schism when the Church was utterly divided. She responded to the need for a return to the heart of the Gospel, and her reform has had lasting effects on the Church.

03/4/2019

Kevin Nelson hosts Encounter, the original CatholicTV magazine series, March 2019 episode.

  • Franciscan Father John Luke Gregory
  • Army chaplain Father “George” Rzasowski
  • Together We Rebuild question of the month: what is your hope for the future of the church?
  • Reformer Saint: Colette of Corbi
  • Survey Says: The Pew Research Center looks at American meditation practices
02/21/2019

The CatholicTV Together We Rebuild Saint Peter Damian emerged as a voice of truth and reform at a time when the Church was struggling with corruption and immorality. Called “the soul of the Gregorian reform” by Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, his prolific writing and zealous call to popes, bishops and prelates to lead lives of purity, poverty and prayer were significant elements of Church reform in the 11th century.

02/4/2019

Join host Kevin Nelson for the CatholicTV original series produced monthly in the spirit of Pope Francis’ call to go out and encounter others in the light of the Gospel.

  • February 2019, Nelson encounters Steven K. Ray, author of The Papacy.
  • The “Reformer Saint of the Month” is Peter Damian (feast Feb. 21).
  • Viewers answer the “Together We Rebuild” question: How do you evangelize?

 

01/24/2019

Saint Francis de Sales, baptized Francis Bonaventura, was a bishop of Geneva and is a Doctor of the Church. He is honored as one of most successful evangelizers in response to the Protestant Reformation, attributed to his sincere love for God and his gentle approach to counseling people and healing religious differences. Learn more about him in this segment of Encounter with Kevin Nelson.

01/7/2019

Kevin Nelson hosts Encounter, The CatholicTV Network's monthly magazine-style show produced in light of Pope Francis' call to encounter others in the gospel.

In this episode, encounter a very special program on the miraculous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe; Nelson interviews Maggie Gallagher, Executive Director of the Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Music and Divine Worship. 

  • Reformer Saint of the Month: Francis de Sales
  • Answers to the street team's Together We Rebuild question of the month: What would you say to someone considering leaving the church?

 

12/14/2018

Saint John of the Cross, born Juan de Yepes Álvarez, (June 24, 1542–Dec. 14, 1591) holds the title of doctor of the Church. He was a Carmelite friar and priest, a mystic and a major figure of the Counter-Reformation. His writings and poetry, including Ascent to Mount CarmelDark Night of the Soul and A Spiritual Canticle, are considered to be the summit of mystical Spanish literature.

 

12/6/2018

Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Santa Claus, whatever you call him, here's his story.

Watch Encounter with Kevin Nelson every month to meet a new saint of the Catholic Church.

12/3/2018

Encounter, The CatholicTV Network’s original series hosted by Kevin Nelson premieres the first Monday of the month. In December 2018, Nelson encounters dynamic Catholic Matthew Kelly. They discuss the books The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity and Why I Love Being Catholic. The “Reformer Saint of the Month” is St. John of the Cross. Viewers answer the “Together We Rebuild” question: Why are you still Catholic?

11/4/2018

CatholicTV's November 2018 Reformer Saint of the month: Saint Charles Borromeo.

Watch Encounter with Kevin Nelson every month to meet a new Reforming Saint of the Church.

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The CatholicTV Together We Rebuild Saint Peter Damian emerged as a voice of truth and reform at a time when the Church was struggling with corruption and immorality. Called “the soul of the Gregorian reform” by Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, his prolific writing and zealous call to popes, bishops and prelates to lead lives of purity, poverty and prayer were significant elements of Church reform in the 11th century.

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