Vatican City, Jan 4, 2021 / 09:30 am
Archbishop Georg Gänswein urged Catholic journalists Monday to act with the courage of EWTN founder Mother Angelica.
Preaching at a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Jan. 4, the personal secretary to Benedict XVI also encouraged those working in Catholic media to convey "the essence of the Christian message" in the spirit of Renaissance artist Michelangelo.
"In doing so, imitate Mother Angelica and Michelangelo. Be brave like Mother Angelica! And reach for the stars like Michelangelo," Gänswein said, according to CNA Deutsch, CNA's German-language news partner, which published the full text of the archbishop's homily.
Mother Angelica began broadcasting from a converted garage in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1981. By the time of her death in 2016, EWTN had become the largest religious media network in the world.