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Catholic Media Network Celebrates 25 Years of Miracles

EWTN Heralds Work of Catholic Nun Who Turned $200 Into World’s Largest Religious Media Network


Public Invited to Join Free Silver Anniversary Celebration August 12 – 13 at Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center


Contact: Christine Schicker, cschicker@maximusmg.com; Clara Richardson-Olguin, colguin@maximusmg.com; 678-990-9032


BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 11 /Christian Newswire/ -- This weekend, EWTN viewers across the country will celebrate the faith of a 57-year old, handicapped Catholic nun who, 25 years ago, embarked on an impossible mission; launching a television station for Catholics. That television station, EWTN, has since become the world’s largest religious media network and has impacted the lives of millions worldwide and some 69 million Catholics in the United States.


The celebration will be held this weekend, August 12 – 13 at the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center. Doors open both days at 8:00 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.


TIME Magazine has called Mother Angelica, founder of EWTN, “The most influential Catholic woman in America.”


“She was a poor child of divorce who was crippled, had diabetes, no college education, no broadcast experience, and was practically broke, yet this woman, relying on little more than God's inspiration, built an enormous media organization” remarked Raymond Arroyo, host of EWTN’s “The World Over” and author of the best-selling book “Mother Angelica: The Remarkable Story of a Nun, Her Nerve and a Network of Miracles”.


Attendees will be a part of the largest television studio audiences the network has ever had for the 25th Anniversary LIVE Show. Guests will also have the opportunity to hear from and visit with renowned speakers, well-known Catholic authors, theologians and network show hosts including:


  • Dr. Scott Hahn, a Catholic theologian, author and host of several EWTN programs;

  • Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR, who is helping lead the cause for Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen’s canonization. Fr. Apostoli is a co-founder of The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, one of the fastest religious orders in the country and also hosts several EWTN series;

  • Fr. John Corapi, SOLT, lecturer and host of the EWTN series “Fr. John Corapi & the Catechism of the Catholic Church”;

  • Raymond Arroyo, host of EWTN’s “The World Over” and best-selling author.


EWTN Global Catholic Network transmits programming 24 hours every day to more than 3,400 cable systems, wireless cable, low power TV and individual satellite users and is available in more than 125 million television households in 140 countries and territories. Along with its worldwide short-wave radio station, direct broadcast satellite service, satellite delivered AM and FM radio networks, website (www.ewtn.com) and publishing arm, EWTN is the largest religious media organization in the world.