Posts Tagged ‘EWTN’

The spiritual legacy of Mother Angelica

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Mother Angelica, one of the most significant figures in the post-conciliar Catholic Church in America, has died after a fourteen-year struggle with the after effects of a stroke. I can attest that, in “fashionable” Catholic circles during the eighties and nineties of the last century, it was almost de rigueur to make fun of Mother Angelica. She Read more

Pope Francis pays tribute to founder of Catholic TV network

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Pope Francis has offered a special blessing for Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, founder of the largest Roman Catholic television network in the United States, who died on Easter Sunday. The cloistered Franciscan nun died at the age of 92 due to complications of a stroke. “She’s in heaven,” Pope Francis told members of Read more

EWTN founder Mother Angelica on feeding tube

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Catholic media pioneer Mother Mary Angelica has been put on a feeding tube as her health had been slowly declining. The founder of the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) is in a stable condition. Her doctors felt it necessary to put her on a feeding tube to ensure that she is receiving proper nutrition. Mother Read more

Media priest Fr Benedict Groeschel dies

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Franciscan Fr Benedict Groeshel, who was well known for his prolific writings and often controversial views, has died in the United States aged 81. A trained psychologist, he was a fixture on Mother Angelica’s Eternal Word Television Network, better known as EWTN. With other Capuchin priests, he formed the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, based Read more

EWTN starting nightly newscast in Washington

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

EWTN, the Catholic network that has become the world’s largest religious broadcaster, is staking out a presence in America’s political heartland by launching an evening newscast from Washington. The live, half-hour show, scheduled to start in July, is a major step for the broadcaster, whose message is typically expressed through devotional talk shows, replays of Read more

EWTN founder Sister Angelica turns 90

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Sister Angelica, the contemplative nun who founded the Eternal Word Television Network and made it one of the world’s biggest religious broadcasting operations, has celebrated her 90th birthday. “That a cloistered nun with no experience was able to build a worldwide Catholic media network based in Irondale, Alabama, reaffirms my faith every day,” said Michael Read more