EWTN Global Catholic Network, founded in 1981, holds the title of the largest religious media network in the world, with a massive web of cable TV channels, radio stations, websites, news agencies, digital platforms, and traditional publishing outlets.
Catholic TV (& Radio) Evangelism
Inspired by a Baptist-run television station, a brash nun named Mother Angelica began producing her own television show in Irondale, Alabama, and later founded the first Catholic satellite television station in the United States in 1981. Decades later, EWTN’s 11 global TV channels broadcast in multiple languages to more than 350 million households in more than 145 countries and territories.
EWTN also now airs on more than 500 radio affiliates.
The networks’ programs include live call-in talk shows, news programs, original series, documentaries, films, children’s shows, live coverage of important Church events, live daily Mass, devotions, and more.
Filling the Airwaves with Stars
Besides Mother Angelica’s own popular programs, the network also helped develop the public careers of well-known Catholic speakers such as:
- Fr. Benedict Groeschel
- Fr. Mitch Pacwa
- Journalist Raymond Arroyo
- Benkovic Williams
- Doug Keck
- Dr. Ray Guarendi
- and many more
EWTN operates one of the largest Catholic websites in the U.S., offering a wealth of information on the Catholic faith.
It also provides a wide selection of merchandise through the EWTN Religious Catalogue:
- CDs & DVDs
- Sacred Art
- and more
Over the past 40+ years, EWTN has partnered with, acquired, or or merged with several other organizations to create a much larger range of resources:
- Catholic Resource Network, a Catholic online service with the largest collection of Catholic documents on the web
- Catholic News Agency, a Denver-based independent Catholic news media outlet with bureaus in North and South America and Europe
- National Catholic Register, the nation’s leading Catholic newspaper