EWTN Global Catholic Network, founded in 1981, is available in over 250 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. With its direct broadcast satellite television and radio services, AM & FM radio networks, worldwide short-wave radio station, Internet website www.ewtn.com and publishing arm, EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN's mission of spreading the Gospel to the very ends of the earth brings together the Church's most outstanding priests, theologians, Scripture scholars, and speakers. Live shows, catechetical talks and inspiring homilies deliver the Truths of the Catholic Church to the Faithful. EWTN's Chapel and surrounding grounds provide a place for prayer and contemplation. A tour of EWTN's facility shows the technology behind-the-scene. The EWTN grounds are also home to the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word (MFVA) Friary.