“Keeping a Mellow Heart in a Bitter Time”

Theme of two-part broadcast is “Keeping a Mellow Heart in a Bitter Time”

The greatest struggle of our spiritual lives is to remain open-hearted and compassionate in the face of bitterness, anger and mistrust.

So says Father Ron Rolheiser, the internationally renowned author and lecturer who leads this year’s National Catholic Mission on VisionTV.

This annual television event, presented by the National Catholic Broadcasting Council, invites Catholic Church members across Canada to rekindle their faith and seek new direction for their lives.

VisionTV presents the two-part broadcast on Monday, March 3, and Tuesday, March 4, at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. PT.

The National Catholic Mission 2008 features an inspirational talk by Fr. Rolheiser on the theme of “Keeping a Mellow Heart in a Bitter Time.”

A member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, Fr. Rolheiser is the president of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas, and a former educator at Newman Theological College in Edmonton, Alberta. His books, such as The Restless Heart and The Holy Longing, are popular throughout the English-speaking world, and his weekly column appears in more than 60 newspapers worldwide. For more information, visit www.ronrolheiser.com.

This year’s Catholic Mission presentation also features author and speaker Thomas Zanzig, an international leader in youth ministry and adolescent religious education, along with his daughter Barb. The story of their shared struggle with Barb’s mental illness serves as a powerful lesson in spiritual exploration, discovery and transformation.

For more information on the National Catholic Broadcasting Council, please visit www.canadiandailymass.com.

VisionTV, an S-VOX company, is Canada’s multi-faith and multicultural broadcaster, dedicated to programming that celebrates diversity and promotes understanding and tolerance among people of different faiths and cultures. Visit VisionTV on the Web at: www.visiontv.ca.


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