I used to watch it when I was a newlywed, on a broadcast station some faithful catholics put together. When we moved cross country and had a couple of nickles to spend we ordered cable and it was on almost all day long. The shows were a midnight comfort when I was up with little children or my occasional insomnia.
But, in recent years the cable company decided to drop it from the basic package. I’m not interested in paying for cable anymore. So I try to remember I can watch it for free online, but I don’t for some reason. Maybe I should, because it would be a better use of my ‘free time’ than watching the news.
I purchased the “International Rosary” because that was my favorite daily tv ritual. Although so many of the special movies, such as one on Padre Pio, enlightened me to our rich culture of Saints. It was EWTN who first taught me about G.K. Chesterton through Dale Ahlquist’s show 'The Apostle of Common Sense" and those little shorts on saints and blesseds I learned about Blessed Pierre Toussaint. I loved Mother Angelica Live. Fr. Mitch Pacwa, Fr. Andrew Apostoli, Scott Hahn, Mike Aquilina, Edward Sri, Joanna Bogle’s Feasts and Seasons…
Boy, I watched a lot of EWTN.
Now, I’m watching Youtube and reading CAF when I have time.