Media Advisory: EWTN Hearing on February 4th

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Irondale, Alabama, UNITED STATES

Irondale, AL, Jan. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For Immediate Release: January 27, 2015

Media Contact:Emily Hardman,, 202.349.7224 and Michelle Johnson,, 205.795.5769

Washington, D.C. -Founded by cloistered nuns, Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN)'s religious freedom case will be heard on February 4th (see video). The Becket Fund represents EWTN, which is being forced to either violate its faith or pay millions in IRS fines. On July 1, 2014, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals took the rare step of granting emergency relief to EWTN. A Catholic network whose sole purpose is to spread the word of God, EWTN must fight for the right to remain faithful to the very religious message it advances.


Senior Counsel Lori Windham, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty

Michael P. Warsaw, Chairman and CEO of Eternal Word Television Network


Oral Argument in EWTN v. Burwell


February 4, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.


11th Circuit Court of Appeals

56 Forsyth Street, N.W.

Atlanta, Georgia 30303

For more information or to arrange an interview with a Becket Fund attorney, please contact Emily Hardman at or 202.349.7224. To contact EWTN Chairman & CEO Michael P. Warsaw, please contact Michelle Johnson at or 205.795.5769.

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty is a non-profit, public-interest law firm dedicated to protecting the free expression of all religious traditions. For over 20 years, it has defended clients of all faiths, including Buddhists, Christians, Jews, Hindus, Muslims, Native Americans, Sikhs, and Zoroastrians . Its recent cases include two major Supreme Court victories: the landmark ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby , and the 9-0 ruling in Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC , which The Wall Street Journal called one of "the most important religious liberty cases in a half century."


Additional Information:

  • VIDEO: Meet Mother Angelica and the EWTN Network (2:12 minutes)