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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
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 07:22:00
Vatican City, Sep 22, 2018 / 07:22 am (EWTN News/CNA).- After the signing Saturday of a provisional Vatican-China deal on the nomination of bishops, the Vatican announced Pope Francis' recognition of seven illicitly ordained Chinese bishops.
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 05:39:00
Beijing, China, Sep 22, 2018 / 05:39 am (EWTN News/CNA).- An expected agreement between the Holy See and the People's Republic of China on the appointment of bishops was signed Saturday in Beijing, the Vatican announced.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:35:00
Vatican City, Sep 20, 2018 / 10:35 am (EWTN News).- The private correspondence, excerpts from which were carried in a German newspaper, was reportedly addressed to Cardinal Walter Brandmüller.
US News Headlines
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 06:01:00
Santa Fe, NM, Sep 24, 2018 / 06:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A former priest is back in the United States after he fled to Morocco in 1992 to escape accusations of sexual abuse.
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 05:07:00
Baltimore, Md., Sep 24, 2018 / 05:07 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Catholic Relief Services is now offering fair trade coffee beans that will benefit local farming communities in Mexico and foster better agricultural practices.
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 05:05:00
Washington D.C., Sep 23, 2018 / 05:05 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The head of the U.S. bishops' human development committee applauded the U.S. Senate for passing a bill responding to the nation's opioid crisis, and encouraged the House of Representatives to p…
World News Headlines
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:00:00
Vilnius, Lithuania, Sep 24, 2018 / 12:00 pm (EWTN News).- When Pope Francis visited a former KGB building in Vilnius, Lithuania Sept. 23, Archbishop Sigitas Tamkevicius was the only bishop to accompany him there. Now housing the Museum of the Occupat…
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:12:00
Aglona, Latvia, Sep 24, 2018 / 11:12 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Mary's witness of standing beneath the cross of her Son teaches Catholics how to be close to those around them who are suffering, the pope said at Mass Monday in Latvia.
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 05:32:00
Riga, Latvia, Sep 24, 2018 / 05:32 am (EWTN News/CNA).- During an ecumenical prayer service in Latvia Monday, Pope Francis warned Christians to not let the faith turn into another piece of history, but to keep it an active part of their lives and com…

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.