A few months after taking over Crisis Magazine in February, 1995, I was very fortunate to be invited down to Irondale, Alabama, to the EWTN studies, to appear on Mother Angelica Live. It was this appearance that really started the steady growth of the magazine while I was its publisher and editor. Mother Angelica was one of a kind, perhaps the most naturally funny person I have ever met, but, more than that, she was sharp and shrewd, able to cut to the bottom line on any subject that was discussed. As I watched this, I remember how much she put me at ease, though I was very nervous before going on. The moment she came in and sat next to me, I knew the show would go well. And, I think, it did.