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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, 23 May 2017 12:19:00
Vatican City, May 23, 2017 / 12:19 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Women who are consecrated to God live "the prophecy of joy," and this authentic joy is their most credible witness, Pope Francis told leaders of the Sister Disciples of the Divine Master on Monday.
Tue, 23 May 2017 05:16:00
Manchester, United Kingdom, May 23, 2017 / 05:16 am (EWTN News).- After what has been deemed a terrorist attack killed 22 people – mostly youth – at a theater in Manchester Monday night, local Bishop John Arnold condemned the act, saying ther…
Mon, 22 May 2017 04:08:00
Vatican City, May 22, 2017 / 04:08 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Only seven months after Pope Francis' last consistory, he will create five new cardinals in June. He continues a pattern of finding cardinals at the peripheries of the world, from dioceses which have…
US News Headlines
Tue, 23 May 2017 05:38:00
Washington D.C., May 23, 2017 / 05:38 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Trump administration's decision to allow 50,000 Haitian earthquake victims to remain in the United States prompted gratitude from the U.S. bishops' conference, which stressed the need for cont…
Tue, 23 May 2017 04:13:00
Washington D.C., May 23, 2017 / 04:13 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Leading U.S. bishops have expressed serious concerns with President Donald Trump's reported budget proposals for the 2018 fiscal year, noting among other fears that the proposals would decrease f…
Tue, 23 May 2017 04:04:00
Denver, Colo., May 23, 2017 / 04:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- With plans for the first human head transplant surgery looming in the next year, a lead doctor on the formidable project has high hopes for the procedure.
World News Headlines
Tue, 23 May 2017 04:18:00
Rome, Italy, May 23, 2017 / 04:18 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- When U.S. President Donald Trump stops in Rome for a meeting with Pope Francis Wednesday, both his wife Melania and daughter Ivanka will have their own schedules, which include stops at a Vatican hosp…
Tue, 23 May 2017 01:05:00
Karamlesh, Iraq, May 23, 2017 / 01:05 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Martin Baani was just 24 years old when he risked his life as a seminarian to rescue the Blessed Sacrament from the imminent invasion of Islamic State terrorists in his hometown.
Mon, 22 May 2017 04:07:00
Manila, Philippines, May 22, 2017 / 04:07 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- In the most recent clash between the government and the Catholic Church in the Philippines, authorities have banned hanging rosaries and religious icons in vehicles, citing safety concerns.

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.