National Catholic Report examines the origin, method of operation and the finances involved in Eternal Word Television Network. Following are links to several articles in the series.
A global media empire: How Mother Angelica's 'miracle of God' became a global media empire
Deep pockets: Nun with a head for business connected with deep pockets early on
Compared to Fox News: Massive media empire shifts to become ‘Fox News’ of religious broadcasting
Anti-Francis: EWTN: connected to conservative Catholic money, anti-Francis element