Irondale, AL (EWTN) – The Catholic Academy of Communication Professionals posthumously honored EWTN Foundress Mother Mary Angelica, P.C.P.A., with its President’s Medallion Thursday night, June 2, during the annual Gabriel Awards gala at the Catholic Media Conference in St. Louis, Mo. EWTN Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw accepted the award, the Academy’s highest membership honor, in recognition of Mother’s lifetime achievements and contributions to Catholic communications.
Warsaw thanked the Academy members for honoring Mother Angelica and told the audience that he had once asked Mother what she thought her legacy and the legacy of EWTN would be.
“She said her legacy, and the legacy of the Network, would not be what had been done, but how it had been done – by relying totally and completely on the Providence of God,” recalled Warsaw. "So I would encourage everyone, particularly those in Catholic media, to follow Mother’s example of relying upon God’s Providence in your own lives as you work to spread the Gospel.”
The Catholic Academy of Communication Professionals is an organization of broadcasters, communications directors, public relations personnel, and other professionals involved in using media to serve the Church. The Academy honored Mother Angelica in 1984 with its Personal Achievement Award for her efforts in founding EWTN.
EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 35th year, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 TV channels are broadcast in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 265 million television households in more than 145 countries and territories. EWTN also includes radio services transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and over 500 domestic and international AM & FM radio affiliates; a worldwide shortwave radio service; the largest Catholic website in the U.S.; electronic and print news services, including “The National Catholic Register” newspaper, and two global wire services; as well as a publishing arm.