A Papal Honor For Reverend Mother Angelica
Monday, October 05, 2009
This past weekend, Pope Benedict XVI awarded the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Medal to Mother Angelica as founder of the Eternal Word Television Network. It is the highest honor the Pope can bestow upon laity and religious.

The Bishop of Birmingham, Alabama, Robert J. Baker conferred the award on Mother appropriately enough, on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

This long deserved papal honor is truly validation of Mother Angelica's incredible work. The media empire that she founded has changed hearts and minds all over the world. Those who have attempted to marginalize Mother Angelica or minimize her enormous contribution to the Church must pause and acknowledge what the Holy Father has: that there is no other Catholic in the last 40 years who has done more to further the cause of evangelization or reach the common man than Mother Angelica. Her powerful work continues through the witness of her sisters and the programming broadcast by EWTN. With fearless grace she has corrected error, brought hope to the hopeless, and to paraphrase Shakespeare "redeemed the time."

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