EWTN’s New Show For Youth To Premiere on YouTube: ''You’re Amazing With Justin Fatica" Tackles Issues Such as Pornography and Broken Families

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EWTN's "You're Amazing With Justin Fatica" premieres online at 8:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, August 27, at http://www.youtube.com/ewtn. Justin & Producer Jeremy Rivera also help students & viewers deal with tough issues during a 90-minute pre-show airing online at 7 p.m. ET. Send questions to amazing(at)ewtn.com.

Justin Fatica prays before a show

The host of EWTN's new show, "You're Amazing With Justin Fatica", receives a blessing before helping youth bring their problems to Christ in EWTN's newest series, www.ewtn.com/amazing.

Your dad just has to know how amazing he is so he won't hurt people anymore. When you sin, it hurts others and yourself.

“You’re Amazing With Justin Fatica” is more than just the title of EWTN’s newest series, which will premiere online Thursday, August 27. (Find out more below.) It’s also more than just a slogan to the host, Author/Speaker/Evangelist Justin Fatica of “Hard as Nails.”

Recently, this young dynamo was at a book signing when a teenager came up to him and said, “I think your message is baloney.” Most people would have been offended. Not Justin.

“I’m an East Coast guy,” he said, “I’m thinking, ‘I like this kid.’ I said, ‘Why do you think that?’”
The teen said, “My dad left me. He’s not amazing. Everybody is not amazing.”
Justin said, “That really must have hurt, but your dad is still amazing.”
The teen got indignant. “You can’t say that. You don’t know what I went through. He left us. I had to take care of my brother.”
Justin looked at the teen and said, “That must have been really hard for you. What your dad DID was not amazing, but your DAD is amazing.”
“You can’t say that,” the teen insisted.
“Did it hurt you when your dad left?”
“Yes, I was a little kid.”
“Did you ever cry about it?”
“Yeah, I cried about it. It hurt.”
“If your dad wasn’t amazing, it wouldn’t have hurt so bad,” Justin said. “Your dad just has to know how amazing he is so he won’t hurt people anymore. When you sin, it hurts others and yourself.”

That’s just a taste of the kind of straight talk that Justin uses to begin cracking open the doors to wounded hearts in need of the healing only Jesus can bring. Find out more on August 27, when EWTN kicks off a series that takes viewers on a journey to high schools across the United States. In each episode, Justin helps bring young people – and their parents – to Christ. Be there as he speaks with teens about the many issues they face such as pornography, broken families, premarital sex, self-mutilation, and lost loved ones.

EWTN’s newest series premieres online at 8:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, August 27, a week before its 10 p.m. ET, Thursday, Sept. 3 premiere on EWTN television. However, the online version, which can only be seen at http://www.youtube.com/ewtn, contains a special bonus.

Ninety minutes before Episode 1 begins, EWTN invites viewers to experience a LIVE “Life on the Rock” with Justin and Producer Jeremy Rivera. In the live pre-show, Justin and Jeremy will interact with students from John Carroll High School in Birmingham as well as LOTR Co-Hosts Father Mark and Doug Barry. Justin will also take viewer questions, which can be sent to amazing(at)ewtn.com.

The pre-show will air online from 7 p.m. ET to 8:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, August 27. It will be immediately followed at 8:30 p.m. ET by the first half-hour episode of “You’re Amazing With Justin Fatica.” While Episode 1 of “You’re Amazing” will remain on YouTube, the pre-show will only be available online once.

Find out more about the series and view the trailers at http://www.ewtn.com/amazing. And don’t forget to send your questions to amazing(at)ewtn.com.

EWTN Global Catholic Network, now entering its 35th year, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 networks broadcast the Gospel message in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 250 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. EWTN’s outreach includes direct broadcast satellite television and radio services; AM & FM radio networks transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and over 300 Catholic radio affiliates across the U.S.; a worldwide shortwave radio service; the largest Catholic website in the U.S.; print and electronic news services that include “The National Catholic Register” newspaper, Catholic News Agency and ACI Group; and EWTN Publishing, Inc.

Find out more about Hard as Nails at http://www.amazingnation.org

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