Mother Angelica, foundress of EWTN,
dies on Easter Sunday
|Mother Angelica, photo EWTN|
Mother Angelica the foundress of the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) dies aged 92. She had suffered a stroke in 2001 and never fully recovered her speaking ability. But she offered up her sufferings for the Television network she founded.
The Hammer of the Heretics
She did so much for the Catholic Church in the USA and around the globe. She was an unwavering, faithful orthodox Catholic that would not bend to the Zeitgeist, even when some members of the hierarchy made life difficult for her and her station. She was described as the "hammer of the heretics" and even challenged Cardinal Roger Mahony whose teachings on the Real Presence in the Eucharist seemed ambiguous. Mahony was in fact the successor of Cardinal Bernardin who seems to have passed onto Mahony the mantle of the leadership of the Churches left, and of the liberal ideas that have proven to have been such a bane to the Church. However she got into trouble for saying on air that obedience to this Cardinal in his diocese should "0" zero, as she made a zero with her forefinger and thumb. It is perhaps strange that those in the Church that demand obedience are those who also are themselves disobedient to the teachings of the Church, and none are more demanding of obedience than a disobedient liberal bishop or even a Cardinal.
A TV network founded on Miracles
The very existence of EWTN is in itself a miracle founded by a Poor Clare nun Mother Angelica whose determination and perseverance saw the hand of God intervene with several times with what can only be described as Miracles themselves. In 1981 CNN was founded by Ted Turner a millionaire media mogal; however at the same time with just two hundred dollars and a garage at her monastery as a studio, Mother Angelica founded EWTN.
May the world's largest TV network EWTN that Mother Angelica founded continue to grow to the glory of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Now to be guided by her intercessory prayers just as her sufferings helped the Church while she was alive.