How the ‘pirate nun’ changed a gay man’s life

The following comes from a March 29 Catholic News Agency article by Mary Rezac: Paul Darrow went to his first gay beach when he was 15. Soon after, he hitchhiked his way to New York, where there was a thriving gay scene and where he could pursue a career in modeling. Once there, he landed a high-end job as an international model and rubbed elbows with celebrities at clubs … [Read more...]

Mother Angelica dies on Easter

The foundress of EWTN influenced Catholic culture more than any bishop could

The following comes from a March 27 Catholic News Agency article: The Catholic Church in the United States has lost the Poor Clare nun who changed the face of Catholicism in the United States and around the world. Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, foundress of the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), passed away on March 27 after a lengthy struggle with the … [Read more...]

Living sacrifice

An update on Mother Angelica

The following comes from a November Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration post: WINTER 2015:  “All for Jesus” Since our last update, Mother Angelica’s condition has declined, and it became necessary to put her on a feeding tube. The good part is that she now receives the necessary nutrients she needs. There were some up and down moments, and Mother has suffered a great deal … [Read more...]

EWTN moves next to Disneyland

Alabama network building studio in the former Crystal Cathedral

The following comes from a July 24 story on The religious network founded in Alabama by a nun, pioneer TV broadcaster Mother Angelica, is moving into the famous former building of another pioneer TV evangelist. The Alabama-based EWTN Global Catholic Network has begun construction of its first West Coast television production facility in the church building … [Read more...]

The loneliness of the sexual revolution

Mother Angelica mocked as one-eyed pirate

The following July 22 story by Anthony Esolen on the Crisis magazine website was sent to us by a Cal Catholic reader. I have just watched an extraordinary and deeply moving film, soon to be released by the Catholic apostolate Courage, called Desire of the Everlasting Hills. It is knit together, like a polychronic chorale, from the personal witnesses of three people, two men … [Read more...]