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Diocese News March 30, 2016


EWTN founder Mother Angelica dies on Easter Sunday

Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, P.C.P.A., known to millions around the world as Foundress of the EWTN Global Catholic Network, died peacefully at 5 p.m. CDT, Easter Sunday, March 27, surrounded by the Poor Clare Nuns of Perpetual Adoration of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Ala.

The Diocese of Dallas joins those around the world mourning the passing of this pioneer of evangelization.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. CDT, Friday, April 1 at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville. Interment will immediately follow in the Shrine’s Crypt Church. Services will be broadcast by EWTN. Further information is available at www.ewtn.com.

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, praised Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, PCPA, who died March 27, Easter Sunday. He said, in part: "Mother Angelica reflected the Gospel commission to go forth and make disciples of all nations (Mt 28:19), and like the best evangelists, she used the communications tools of her time to make this happen. She displayed a unique capacity for mission and showed the world once again the vital contribution of women religious."

Archbishop Kurtz's full message can be read at the USCCB website.