Not so very long ago, something like this would have been unthinkable in the deep South.
A portion of Old Leeds Road in Irondale, Alabama, which is home to the EWTN Global Catholic Network, is being officially renamed to honor Mother Angelica, the foundress of the Catholic media network. In a ceremony on Friday morning, EWTN Chairman and CEO Michael Warsaw, as well as Irondale Mayor Tommy Joe Alexander, officially dedicated a portion of the road, renaming it “Mother Angelica Way.” The ceremony, which took place across the street from EWTN’s exit onto the road, was attended by local leaders and community members as well as visitors and EWTN employees. “This is a great honor to Mother Angelica,” Warsaw said. “We want to thank Mayor Alexander, the Irondale City Council, City Clerk James D. Stewart, and Irondale Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tellis Shoemaker for paying tribute to her in this way. EWTN has been pleased to make Irondale our home for over 35 years – and, with God’s grace, we intend to enjoy another 35 years in our city.”
Photo: CNA/EWTN/Marisela Hasbun