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Worldwide Marriage Encounter to be Featured on Two Episodes of EWTN's 'Church Universal'

Contact Dick & Diane Baumbach, Worldwide Marriage Encounter, 321-544-3440, dickanddiane66@bellsouth.net

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 22, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Representatives from Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME), the original faith-based marriage enrichment program, completed the taping of two episodes on Church Universal, a new television series airing on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN)  on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014.

The shows, hosted by Fr. Joseph Mary Wolfe, MFNV, will air next spring on the EWTN network, which has an audience of 230 million viewers in 140 countries.

"It was truly an honor to be on Church Universal with Fr. Joseph Mary," said Scott & Karen Seaborn and Fr. Tom Ogg, the WWME North American Secretariat Ecclesial Team.  "What a wonderful opportunity to spread the message of WWME to help make good marriages, great marriages," they added.

The Seaborns and Fr. Ogg, who were featured on the first episode, were followed on the second show by Dick & Diane Baumbach and Jose Luis and Deborah Auces, two WWME team couples.

The television series "Church Universal" started this year with the initial airing of the shows in August.  The show focuses on lay movements in the Catholic Church and tells their stories focusing on the programs and activities they provide.

The tapings were done as WWME kicks off the fifth year of its Longest Married Couple Project (LMC).  That project, which is based on nominations received between October 10th of this year and January 10th, 2015, honors a national winning couple as well as 50 state winners.  More information about the LMC project can be obtained by going to wwme.org.
 
Worldwide Marriage Encounter has been offering weekend experiences for over 45 years and is considered the original faith-based marriage enrichment program. The programs are continually updated to keep abreast of changes in society, and WWME now offers evening and half-day programs that are presented at parishes and other church facilities. The weekend program, traditionally presented as an overnight experience at a hotel or retreat center, can also be presented at the parish where the couples return to their homes in the evenings. WWME has a presence in almost 100 countries, which makes it the largest pro-marriage movement in the world. In North America, the WWME programs are presented in English, Spanish, French, and Korean languages.
 
Worldwide Marriage Encounter offers married couples the opportunity to spend time together away from the busyness of the world to focus on each other.  Priests are also encouraged to attend a WWME weekend, which offers insights into their relationship with the church and their parishioners, and how their Sacrament of Holy Orders interacts with the Sacrament of Matrimony.  WWME offers tools for building and maintaining a strong, Christian marriage in today's world. To learn more about the Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekends online, go to wwme.org, or contact the WWME national office at (909) 863-9963.
 
Media inquires -please contact Dick & Diane Baumbach at 321-544-3440 or dickanddiane66@bellsouth.net