Mother Angelica, who founded EWTN in the garage of the Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Irondale inÂ 1981, has been a mainstay on the network throughout its history. But the â€œMother Angelica Live!â€ programs now airing were taped years ago.
TheÂ taped shows, several hundred of them, still air regularly on the network as ”Mother Angelica Classics.”
She hasnâ€™t hosted any TV shows since a stroke rendered her mostly incapable of speech.
She suffered her second major stroke on Christmas Eve 2001. That left her with partial paralysis and impaired speech.
â€œSheâ€™s actually doing well; sheâ€™s in great spirits,â€ said EWTN President Michael Warsaw. â€œShe continues to be bedridden. Sheâ€™s hanging in there. Sheâ€™s tough.â€ [more]