EWTN (Eternal Word TV Network) is America’s largest religious (Catholic) cable network with 146 million viewers in 127 countries. Last week they sent a production team to Ireland to make a film on the history of and devotion to the Sacred Heart, with Irish Jesuit Barney McGuckian. Among other venues, they visited Gardiner St Church, The Messenger Office (see photo) and the taxi rank on O’ Connell Street, watched over by the iconic statue of the Sacred Heart. Barney has made his own DVD on the Sacred Heart and had hoped to interest EWTN in screening it last year. “I was in the US doing an interview with them on the Pioneers and afterwards I spoke about my film. I couldn’t believe it when they offered to come to Ireland and make their own programme with me instead.” The programme will be aired later this year.