Cartoon: At Home with Mother Angelica

by Micah Murphy       March 30, 2016

It was with sadness that I learned Sunday evening of the death of Mother Angelica, foundress of the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN). I never met her as many of my friends and colleagues have, but I thank her network for much of my own Catholic formation. My wife and I were pen-pals before meeting up at Franciscan University of Steubenville, and I remember with great fondness that we used to chat on instant messaging while watching EWTN together though many miles apart. We remain fiercely Catholic and have even made our own pilgrimage of sorts to EWTN with our family. (My apologies to all viewers of the last World Youth Day; it was my daughter's crying that ever-so-briefly interrupted a part of the broadcast as I rushed her past one of the technical rooms.) EWTN is a truly global network, able to unite Catholics around the world, and it has that ability because of one holy sister who had the guts to take a leap of faith and give God a home on the airwaves, who surely has prepared a home for her as well. We pray for Mother Angelica and for all her family at EWTN and around the world as we celebrate her life.

Mother Angelica

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Micah Murphy


Micah Murphy is the development manager of the OneFaith web platform. After discerning out of priestly formation for his native Omaha, he earned his BA in theology and catechetics from Franciscan University of Steubenville and worked for several years as a youth minister and theology teacher before coming to work for Third Millennium Media, parent company of OneFaith. Micah enjoys theological discussion, creative design, and cartooning. He lives in rural Louisiana with his wife, Jennie, and their four children.

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