New Martin E. Marty title sells in excess of 10,000 copies – author to give a rare talk

Paraclete Press
Orleans, Massachusetts
July 28, 2017

For Immediate Release

Given the upcoming quincentenary of Martin Luther’s posting the 95 Theses upon the Wittenberg Door in Germany, which sparked the Reformation and convulsed Europe, publishers have been pouring out new books.

However, few of them have met with the success of Martin E. Marty’s October 31, 1517: Martin Luther and the Day that Changed the World (May 2016 / Paraclete Press / ISBN 978-1612616568 / Hardcover / $19.99), which has already sold in excess of 10,000 copies.

A 4th printing has been ordered by the Press and author Marty, who no longer travels, is giving a rare talk on the book October 18th, 2017 at The Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage at Loyola University in Chicago (just a couple of miles from the author’s home in Hancock Tower). Dr. Marty will be interviewed at this all day conference by Paraclete Press’s incoming publisher and editor-in-chief, Jon M. Sweeney.

For more information, contact Sr. Antonia Cleverly,

EWTN’s 2017 Family Celebration in Worcester, Mass.

July 5, 2017
Come to EWTN’s 2017 Family Celebration in Worcester, Mass.
Celebrate The 100th Anniversary of Fatima With Headliners Such As
Fr. Mitch Pacwa, Marcus Grodi, Susan Conroy,
Fr. Maurice Emelu & Donna Marie Cooper O’Boyle
Irondale, AL (EWTN) – Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Fatima with EWTN at the Network’s 2017 Family Celebration Sept. 9-10 at the DCU Convention Center in Worcester, Mass. Headliners include Father Mitch Pacwa (“EWTN Live”), Marcus Grodi (“The Journey Home”), Susan Conroy, Fr. Maurice Emelu, and Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle.
In addition, EWTN Chairman & CEO Michael P. Warsaw will host a not-to-be-missed Family Talk with EWTN President Doug Keck (“EWTN Bookmark”), EWTN Chaplain Father Joseph Mary Wolfe, the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word, and more.
“My favorite part of every Celebration is meeting our EWTN Family members from near and far,” Warsaw said. “This Celebration is our thank you to them for their love and support throughout the years.”

John Warmerdam, Frank Fagundes, Miguel Valadao, and Freddy Avila, all from Hanford, California, show their support for the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) Saturday January 28, 2006 during EWTN’s 25th Anniversary celebration in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Greg Tarczynski)

The headlining talks are only the beginning. Guests will also have the opportunity to be part of a studio audience for a taping of a special “EWTN Family Celebration Live Show,” celebrate Mass with Worcester Bishop Robert J. McManus and EWTN’s Friars, and meet EWTN hosts and authors while browsing the EWTN Religious Catalogue shop.
Plus, there will be plenty of opportunity for Adoration and Confession, and children will be thrilled to meet some of their favorite characters from “EWTN Faith Factory.” EWTN Radio will broadcast live on-site throughout the weekend and staff from the National Catholic Register will be on hand to answer your questions. You’ll even have an opportunity to join EWTN in its mission of evangelization by becoming an EWTN Media Missionary!
It’s a feast for the mind, the heart, and the spirit! For more information, please go to our website:
We look forward to seeing you there!

EWTN’s FREE 2017 Family Celebration comes to Worcester, Mass. Sept. 9-10.

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 36th year, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 TV channels are broadcast in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 268 million television households in more than 145 countries and territories. EWTN platforms also include radio services transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and over 500 domestic and international AM & FM radio affiliates; a worldwide shortwave radio service; the largest Catholic website in the U.S.; electronic and print news services, including Catholic News Agency, “The National Catholic Register” newspaper, and several global news wire services; as well as EWTN Publishing, its book publishing division.
For More Information, Please Contact:
Michelle Johnson
Director of Communications
EWTN Global Catholic Network
5817 Old Leeds Road
Irondale, Alabama 35210-2198 USA
(205) 795-5769 – Office
(205) 441-6248 – Cell
(205) 795-5781 – Fax
More information about Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle’s Feeding Your Family’s Soul and Feeding Your Family’s Soul DVD!

News about Paraclete Press and Jon M. Sweeney

For Immediate Release
Sister Antonia Cleverly
1-800-451-5006 ext. 329

Paraclete Press Announces Jon M. Sweeney as Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

July 5, 2017 — Brewster, Massachusetts, USA: Paraclete Press, a publisher of books, recordings, and other media which represent a full expression of Christian belief and practice across denominations, cultures, and ages, is pleased to announce the hiring of Jon M. Sweeney as Publisher and Editor-in-Chief effective September 1, 2017.

Sweeney held those two titles at Paraclete Press for many years, concluding in 2015 when he left to work in Catholic publishing. He is currently the Executive Editor for Trade Books at Ave Maria Press in Notre Dame, Indiana, and will remain in that capacity until re-joining Paraclete in September.

Benedictine spirituality is at the heart of Paraclete’s publishing. Paraclete publishes materials that unite and enrich Christian understanding (whether Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, or Evangelical) and nourish the vibrant life of the church and its people.

Jon M. Sweeney has been a bookseller, editor, author, independent scholar, and book publisher for 28 years. As editor and publisher, he has seen nearly 500 books through publication. As an author, he is best known for The Pope Who Quit: A True Medieval Tale of Mystery, Death, and Salvation, published by Image/Random House and optioned by HBO. He is also the author of many books about Francis of Assisi, most of which have been published by Paraclete Press, including Francis of Assisi in His Own Words, and have combined sales of more than 125,000 copies. Jon is married, the father of four, and lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

“We are delighted to welcome Jon Sweeney back to Paraclete,” said Paraclete Press’s president, Robert Edmonson. “Jon’s publishing expertise and editorial skills will enhance Paraclete’s wide range of products that offer the gift of hope that changes lives.”

For interviews please contact Sister Antonia Cleverly, Director of Marketing:
phone 1-800-451-5006 ext. 329, email


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