I totally agree. What’s going on, I think, is that the programming is exactly as M. Angelica wanted it or as close to that as possible – those rosary programs that they run over and over - nothing updated.
I don’t like how the had her mic’d up, ditto with Fr Mitch – we’re treated to listening to them breathe or glugg water, etc. It’s distracting.
EWTN practically drove MA to the grave, forcing her to emcee programs after her stroke. Same with Fr. Mitch. EWTN does not seem to want to do any succession planning, to rotate other nuns or priests in for EWTN Live duty. I think they’re scared of losing viewers by putting in new people on the air. Their finances are secret, although if you listen for a week, you’ll catch how much they must be spending on air travel, for example – sending a whole contingent to Fatima for this year’s Oct 13th anniversary or keeping “Joan” in Rome for 'Rome Reports-- (where do I apply?)
EWTN has an agenda for filing for the cause of canonization of MA, for sure. One of the priests used to talk about how they have readied the paperwork for it. I think they use MA for pure marketing purposes – she’s a brand name. When MA was lying in state in the Hanceville Shrine, Fr. Joseph was “working” touching cloths to her remains to create all these first (or second?) class relics. In building her own “crypt” tomb, I challenge anybody to argue that she was humble – humble would have been a pine box in the ground. MA was buried like a pope. EWTN has performed a de facto canonization of MA.
MA once admitted that hundreds of people at EWTN do all the work and she gets all the credit. At least she was honest about that. I didn’t like MA, can you tell?