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EWTN shines its light

EWTN Global Catholic Network airs family and religious programming from a Catholic point of view in English and Spanish. Providing more than 80% original programming, EWTN offers inspiring talk shows, entertaining children's animation, exclusive teaching series, live coverage of Church events, and thought-provoking documentaries.

Beyond the broadcast vision, however, first and foremost, the spiritual heart of the EWTN mission is to bring the Eternal Word, Jesus Christ, to all. The religious centers of the network are visited daily by pilgrims who travel to Irondale to worship in the chapel or visit the breathtakingly beautiful Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama. Visitors of all faiths are invited to "come away by yourself to a quiet place, and rest awhile" (Mark 6:31) and to pray before the Most Blessed Sacrament, adored and loved perpetually by the cloistered nuns now living at Our Lady of Angels Monastery in Hanceville or by the faithful in Irondale.

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Current Headlines from EWTN.com

Vatican News Headlines
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:52:00
Vatican City, Oct 17, 2017 / 12:52 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Archbishop Georg Ganswein, the personal secretary of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, has rejected reports that the former pontiff is nearing death.
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:00:00
Vatican City, Oct 16, 2017 / 12:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- With tensions between Christians and Hindu nationalists in India increasingly on the rise, the Vatican sent a message marking the Hindu feast of Diwali, urging members of both religions to go beyond …
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:26:00
Vatican City, Oct 16, 2017 / 06:26 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Monday, Pope Francis issued a lengthy appeal to address the problem of world hunger not only through talk, but concrete action by going to the root of the problem and introducing a new global men…
US News Headlines
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:04:00
Washington D.C., Oct 17, 2017 / 07:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In the wake of an executive order issued by the Trump administration halting federal assistance for certain insurance plans, the U.S. bishops reaffirmed that helping to protect low-income persons …
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:45:00
Washington D.C., Oct 16, 2017 / 10:45 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A week after issuing new religious freedom guidelines to all administrative agencies in the federal government, the U.S. Department of Justice has settled with more than 70 plaintiffs who had c…
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 05:46:00
Washington D.C., Oct 16, 2017 / 05:46 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- On Monday, the U.S. Senate confirmed Callista Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, as the next U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See. The vote was 70-23.
World News Headlines
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:01:00
Bologna, Italy, Oct 17, 2017 / 04:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- They were supposed to be having lunch with Pope Francis.
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:09:00
Sydney, Australia, Oct 17, 2017 / 01:09 am (EWTN News/CNA).- As Australians return their ballots for a poll that could aid the recognition of same-sex unions as marriages, the Archbishop of Sydney called for Christian charity in clearly explaining the im…
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:36:00
Cape Town, South Africa, Oct 16, 2017 / 10:36 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- South Africa's Conference of Catholic Bishops has pushed for the development of an anti-corruption court, citing the damage to the country's morale after a long standing corruption case ag…

2013 Catholic Radio Conference

KCDM Board President Joe Spillane and Webmaster Tony Miller spent three days in the Birmingham, Alabama area to attend the EWTN Radio Conference. The visit began with a Spiritual Retreat for Adoration and Holy Mass in the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrement on the grounds of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Alabama. We were also in the studio audience for 'EWTN Live' hosted by Father Mitch Pacwa, SJ, for a discussion titled 'Saints and Scoundrels' at the EWTN Studios in Irondale, Alabama.

Then Thursday and Friday included sessions on how to improve our Catholic Radio Aposolate and included EWTN on-air personalities sharing their experiences and broadcasting live from the lobby of the conference.

If you are ever in the Birmingham area, plan to stop at the OLAM, sit quietly in Adoration, attend Mass and tour the grounds. A stop in the souvenir shop on your way out to get a memento of your visit is also interesting. It is truly an uplifting place.


EWTN Global Catholic Network is dedicated to teaching the truth as defined by the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church. In keeping with the Holy Father's call for a New Evangelization, EWTN's mission is to communicate the teachings and the beauty of the Catholic Church and to help people grow in their love and understanding of God and His infinite mercy.