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Michael Hesemann to Appear on Live Talk Show of the CatholicTV® Network

5/25/2012 - 10:42 AM PST

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WATERTOWN, MA (May 25, 2012) – Michael Hesemann to Appear on Live Talk Show of the CatholicTV® Network

On Tuesday, May 29, 2012, Michael Hesemann, who worked with Msgr. Georg Ratzinger on the book “My Brother the Pope”, will be featured on the CatholicTV Network’s nationally broadcasted live talk show; This is the Day.

Michael Hesemann has become one of the most important religious historians in the world. Accredited as a journalist by the Holy See Press Office, he is one of few academic historians who have been granted access to the Vatican Secret Archives for research.

Born in Duesseldorf, Germany, he studied history, cultural anthropology and journalism at Germany’s Goettingen University. Hesemann has written more than 30 books, and has been involved in the production of a number of documentaries throughout his career.

In “My Brother the Pope,” Msgr. Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI’s older brother, gives insight to the Ratzinger family, and the close friendship two brothers developed early and have maintained for more than 80 years.

Msgr. Ratzinger became an accomplished musician and, while his younger brother was becoming known in German academic circles as a brilliant young professor, he would become the director of the world-famous cathedral choir of Regensburg, Germany, the Regensburger Domspatzen. The Ratzingers endured the difficult period of National Socialism in Germany, and the brothers went on to become priests and leaders, with one of them, ultimately, Pope Benedict XVI.

Msgr. Ratzinger recalls their lives in intimate detail, and warmly. In the process, he paints a beautiful portrait of Catholic family life and, in the most literal sense, of enduring fraternal charity. The words are seasoned and complemented by many photographs in black and white and color.

“My Brother the Pope” is available in hardcover and eBook format for the Kindle, Nook, iPad and more from Ignatius Press. Ignatius Press is among the largest U.S. publishers and distributors of Catholic books, magazines, videos, DVDs, and music. It is the primary English-language publisher of Pope Benedict XVI’s books.

For more information visit: www.ignatius.com/promotions/my-brother-the-pope.

About the CatholicTV® Network:

Founded in 1955, CatholicTV Network is a national broadcast television network streaming a live feed 24 hours a day at CatholicTV.com. Heeding Pope Benedict XVI's call to greater utilize the power of television and new media, the CatholicTV Network features its cable TV station, Catholic web site, mobile apps and widget. Celebrate Mass online; pray The Rosary; enjoy programs on prayer, the saints, the Scriptures and the Catholic Church on America's Catholic Television Network.

Live twice a week (Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m.) Father Robert Reed and Jay Fadden host this half-hour talk show with Kevin Nelson, reporting on Catholic news. The hosts discuss various topics of the week in lively discussions for today’s Catholic, and respond to viewer mail (you may also email us at thisistheday@catholictv.org). The hosts also conduct interviews with people from around the world and around the corner.

This is the Day may be seen across the US on Sky Angel, and selected carriers. This is the Day may also be seen on demand in the US via Verizon FiOS. CatholicTV has channels in New England on Charter, Comcast, Full Channel, RCN and other carriers. You can watch the CatholicTV Network 24 hours a day at www.CatholicTV.com or downloaded via iTunes.com and on your mobile device.

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Shannon Muldoon, Public Relations Coordinator
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