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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
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:43:00
Vatican City, Mar 19, 2018 / 11:43 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis opened this week's pre-synod meeting telling youth to hold nothing back and to have the courage to ask the "raw" and direct questions about life, love, and vocation.
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 08:49:00
Vatican City, Mar 19, 2018 / 08:49 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Cardinal Keith Patrick O'Brien, who stepped down as Archbishop of Edinburgh in 2013 after admitting to inappropriate sexual conduct throughout his ministry, died Monday at the age of 80.
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 02:27:00
Vatican City, Mar 19, 2018 / 02:27 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis marked Monday's Solemnity of St. Joseph by ordaining three new bishops, telling them prayer is a primary ecclesial duty, and if they do not maintain a strong spiritual life, they are n…
US News Headlines
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:00:00
Chicago, Ill., Mar 19, 2018 / 07:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The pastor of Chicago's St. John Cantius Church was removed from office last week for unspecified "credible" allegations of misconduct involving adult men, a response the Chicago archdiocese says …
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:00:00
Washington D.C., Mar 19, 2018 / 06:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra, to decide if a California law mandating that pro-life pregnancy centers p…
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 05:22:00
Washington D.C., Mar 19, 2018 / 05:22 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A report calling the practice of abortion in the U.S. a safe procedure was published last week, causing multiple critics to question the accuracy of its findings.
World News Headlines
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:01:00
Jakarta, Indonesia, Mar 19, 2018 / 07:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- As there has been an increase in violence committed against parishes throughout Indonesia, Church officials in the country have urged Catholics to be vigilant, especially during Holy Week.
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 04:13:00
London, England, Mar 19, 2018 / 04:13 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A bill in the British Parliament would clarify the rights of conscientious objection for medical professionals, protecting them from participating in medical procedures to which their beliefs ar…
Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:33:00
San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, Mar 17, 2018 / 08:33 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Saturday Pope Francis asked Catholics if they try to pray as Jesus did – out of love for God – or if they only pray when they need something from God or want a 'shot' …

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.