Eternal Word Television Network

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Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) is the dominant Catholic religious television and radio network in the United States. EWTN claims to be the largest religious media network in the world.

Founded by Mother Angelica in the early 1980s, it is headquartered in Irondale, Alabama.

The network is operated by a Franciscan order but is solely supported by viewer and listener donations; it does not receive funding from the Catholic Church or any of its orders, nor any of its media partners; it also does not sell commercial advertising.

In addition to its broadcasts it owns the National Catholic Register (which it purchased in 2011) along with the Catholic News Agency.


EWTN's programming consists of shows of many different genres, such as talk shows, documentaries, newscasts, music, documentaries, and live broadcasts from the Vatican. Every day, there is a Mass broadcast live from Irondale Church and Monastery.

In 2016 the network released a documentary about Marxist community organizer, author and activist Saul Alinsky titled A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing.[1][2][3]


  • Mother Angelica
  • Father John Corapi
  • Father John Trigilio
  • Father Tom Eutenuer
  • Father Benedict Groeschel
  • Raymond Arroyo


  • At Home with Jim and Joy
  • Battle Ready
  • The Catholic View for Women
  • Catholics Come Home
  • Crossing the Goal
  • Daily Mass
  • Defending Life
  • EWTN Nightly News
  • EWTN Pro-Life Weekly
  • Human Life International
  • In Concert
  • The Journey Home
  • Joy of Music
  • Life Is Worth Living
  • Mother Angelica Live
  • Our Faith in Action:
  • Saints vs. Scoundrels
  • Savoring Our Faith
  • Sunday Best with Fr. Benedict Groeschel
  • Where God Weeps
  • Women of Grace
  • The World Over with Raymond Arroyo


EWTN operates a shortwave station: WEWN. Like the TV channel, WEWN offers programming both in English and Spanish. In addition it operates through a direct satellite broadcast as well as programming on other networks such as iHeart Radio and SiriusXM satellite radio along with affiliates both domestically and internationally.


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