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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, 28 Mar 2017 12:31:00
Vatican City, Mar 28, 2017 / 12:31 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Archbishop Rino Fisichella celebrated Mass in St. Peter's Basilica to mark the one-year anniversary of the passing of Mother Angelica, saying the nun changed the face of the New Evangelization by r…
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:56:00
Vatican City, Mar 28, 2017 / 09:56 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Tuesday, Pope Francis acknowledged the difficulty of totally eliminating nuclear weapons, but said the challenge is still a necessary undertaking, especially given what's at stake.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:26:00
Vatican City, Mar 27, 2017 / 11:26 am (EWTN News/CNA).- After a victim who suffered past clerical abuse resigned from the Vatican's anti-abuse commission, the group is aiming for more effective ways to communicate with survivors and include them in its …
US News Headlines
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:02:00
Sacramento, Calif., Mar 28, 2017 / 09:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The California Catholic Conference has announced that it is sponsoring a bill to help attract and retain teachers in response to the state's shortage of K-12 educators.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:54:00
Houston, Texas, Mar 28, 2017 / 04:54 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Holy See directed last week that the oldest Catholic parish of the Anglican Use, located in San Antonio, will be transferred from the local archdiocese into the Personal Ordinariate of the Chai…
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:53:00
Washington D.C., Mar 28, 2017 / 04:53 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A new high-ranking official at the Department of Health and Human Services could give the agency a significant shift in how it treats religious freedom and life issues.
World News Headlines
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:37:00
Port au Prince, Haiti, Mar 28, 2017 / 06:37 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Catholics are banding together to bring life-saving health care to rural areas in one of the poorest countries in the world.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 02:50:00
Fatima, Portugal, Mar 28, 2017 / 02:50 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Fatima's bishop has said the centenary of the locale's Marian apparition would not be complete without the announcement of the canonization of Blessed Francisco and Jacinta Marto, two of the chil…
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 01:02:00
Rome, Italy, Mar 27, 2017 / 01:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A veteran Vatican official praised EWTN foundress Mother Angelica as a pioneer of the New Evangelization, saying the way in which the Church speaks to the men and women of today wouldn't be the same…

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.