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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Purgatorial Mass

Dear Friends,

During the month of November Catholics pray for the holy souls in purgatory. Purgatory is for those souls who are holy, but not quite holy enough and need purification prior to entering into the Beatific Vision. Hence, the souls in purgatory are in need our prayers and good works, especially those who have been forgotten. The St. Gregory Purgatorial Society is oriented toward assisting these souls and in the process we can grow in holiness ourselves.

The Purgatorial Mass is on Tuesday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Stanislaus Church (New Haven, CT). The Missa Cantata with Absolutions at Catafalque will be offered for those souls enrolled in the Purgatorial Society on this day and on each First Friday of the coming year.

Complete and mail form: 

St. Gregory Society
PO Box 891
New Haven, CT 06504

St. Gertrude, pray for all the Souls in the St. Gregory Purgatorial Society.

Contributor: Paul A. Zalonski
Catholic Connecticut
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East Haven, CT 06513-1216 USA

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Blow it out your ear Fr. Longenecker

Today I am sounding off on Longenecker's political views because he just called me "loathsome" and basically stupid. 
Longenecker: "...I don’t actually loathe Donald Trump I loathe the Trump Cult
This is the growing adulation for the man, and for that reason and the huge rallies disturb me.
I’m disturbed because I am whiffing the signs of demagoguery, and the problem with the demagogue is overweening pride." 
Stop right there. 

Let's look at what Longenecker is saying about the people who voted for President Trump and the people who attend Trump rallies. 
Definition by "Demagoguery is a manipulative approach — often associated with dictators and sleazy politicians — that appeals to the worst nature of people. Demagoguery isn't based on reason, issues, and doing the right thing; it's based on stirring up fear and hatred to control people. For example, a politician who stirs up a fear of immigrants to distract from other issues is using demagoguery. Demagoguery is one of the most negative aspects of politics, but it's also one that's all too common."
The "worst nature of people"? 

Apparently, supporting a pro-life, cut regulations, America first, border security and jobs not mobs president is appealing to my "worst nature"?๐Ÿ˜’

Longenecker continues to make an ass of himself when he says it upsets him when politicians like Trump believe their ideas for fixing the country's problems are right. 
Longenecker: "The problem with pride is not arrogance, boasting or showing off. Those are simply the symptoms of pride.
The deeper problem with pride is the assumption that I am right. Not only “I am right” but “I am 100% without a doubt, right” and if I’m 100% without a doubt right, then the other guy must be wrong, and if he’s wrong, he’s the problem, and if he’s the problem, then he has to be blamed, and if he has to be blamed and if he is the problem, then I have to solve the problem, and the way I solve the problem is get rid of the problem. The problem has to go away, and if it won’t go away on its own I will make it go away." 

What a dumb-ass thing to say! 

Why would anyone support a politician who did NOT believe they had the right ideas for fixing problems?? Does that make sense to anyone besides Longenecker? 

He ends his asinine article with... 
"If you are an American Christian, don’t fall into the trap and jump on the Trump bandwagon. Vote on Tuesday with your eyes wide open. Vote for the best candidate according to your conscience and according to that person’s personal integrity, his or her policies and what you realistically believe they can accomplish to achieve the common good.
Prefer Donald Trump if you think he will do the best for the country, be grateful for the good decisions he has made…
…but when it comes to the cult of Donald–apply the brakes.
PS: If you are a Trump fan and this post has made you mad…don’t you think that might be a warning sign? Isn’t it a good thing to be wary of politicians and men of power? Isn’t it a wise thing for a priest to step back and warn about the allure of worldly power and advise caution?" 

Let this proud "Cult of Trump" woman explain the facts to you- and to the majority who just don't understand WHY thousands of people flock to Trump rallies and support Trump, his policies and his at times outlandish speeches. 

For decades, Republicans have been forced to vote for spineless, I'll-promise-you-the-world-do-nothing politicians. We put our hope into one after the other who promised to be strong against the left and fulfill campaign promises. They told us they were pro-life, they lied. They were actors, acting out a role they needed to get the part. Once they were nominated they ignored their base and did whatever the hell they wanted. 

They were never truly in touch with voters, they just knew which buttons to push to get our votes and that we couldn't bring ourselves to ever vote for the other side. So we held our noses and voted or we just stayed home and wept. These politicians never cared about us, they only cared about our votes. We were numbers to them, not real people with real hopes, dreams and problems needing solving.

Trump showed up and talked about things NO other politicians were talking about. He was talking about the things Republican VOTERS were talking about around the table with their families and friends. And he didn't beat around the bush or speak politically correct. He spoke like us.

He was willing to fight for the things important to us, the Republican voters. He took down each and every fake actor out there one by one because he truly believes and thinks as we do- his base. He is one of us. 

You just don't get that. 

Maybe because you only see a millionaire bully who thrives on winning. 

We see a political hero. A man who defies the odds and jumps into the battle even when the odds are against him because he believes in the fight. People laughed at him, called him a joke, homophobic, racist, white supremacist, etc. Yet he never wavered. We watched. He took it and fought back. That is what we were waiting for! 

Trump is a man willing to take the abuse constantly tossed at him because he believes in what he is doing and he is listening to his base. He's a man with a backbone who will fight for what WE want. A man who never, not even for a moment, forgets who his base is. He is fighting for us, and the things WE believe in at tremendous personal cost to himself. We see his faults and we don't care because he is the only one fighting for us.

He's had his reputation shredded, he's been sued and is being sued over and over again. He has had to not only fight the Democrats, he even has to fight the establishment GOP-the swamp and RINO's. He's just like us! We, the Republican voters have had to fight the establishment ourselves for decades, but we could never win against such power. We were forced to either submit and vote for the GOP candidate we knew was a spineless worm or support a pro-butcher socialist loving Democrat. We had no one speaking for us, fighting for us. Until Trump. 

We don't care that he doesn't wear a halo, we didn't vote for him because we wanted a saint in office. We voted for him because we wanted a fighter in office willing to fight for us and our political platform because he sees what we see and he believes what we believe. The Republican Party LEFT the Republican voters years ago. Now Trump is taking it back and Republican voters are cheering to have our Party back from the spineless GOP swamp dwellers. This is what so many 'never-Trumpers' and establishment types just don't get. Trump hasn't destroyed the Republican Party...he's put it back together! 

Christian voters did not forget that President Obama was a threat to religious freedom. Bakery shop's and flower shops and wedding photographers went out of business and were sued because they would not go against their religious beliefs and participate in gay "marriages". These people had their livelihoods destroyed and were harassed and smeared in the media for months and years. 

And we knew Hillary Clinton promised to be a threat to religious freedom. She would continue the liberal agenda to destroy religion and religious freedom in the United States. 

Christian's, Catholics and Protestants alike saw this, we knew this, we feared this and we knew we HAD to find a fighter who was willing to take on this battle for our religious freedom or we'd lose it. 

We found him. 

Donald Trump promised to support religious freedom. 

Others who were running in 2016 were more of the same - spineless- mostly RINO's -not to be trusted. We wanted someone we could trust, someone who believed what we believed. 

President Donald Trump is that man and I thank God for him every day. And I believe, truly and honestly, that God had something to do with Trump winning the election. 

Trump's kept promises...

-Two conservative pro-life Supreme Court Justices 
-Stocking the Federal Courts with conservative judges
-North Korea 
-Cut regulations and red tape 
-Paris Accord
-Rebuild Military 
-Tax Cuts 
-Stock Market 
-Ended Obamacare mandate
-Opioid crisis

I am THRILLED we have a President who wants to secure our borders, not just from illegal immigrants, but from drugs. I want that wall built, I have wanted that wall built for decades. Now we have a President who will not back down and is going to keep on fighting to build that wall. 

Unfortunately we know it won't be as nice and secure as the lovely walls protecting Vatican City and Pope Francis from the unwanted...

 ...but it will one day sooner rather than later, be a wall that will help keep out illegals and drugs.

So you see Father Longenecker, we voters in the 'Cult of Trump' as you call it, will continue to support Trump and vote for him again in 2020 because he is one of us and he keeps his promises. With all due respect, if you don't like that, you can blow it out your ear.

In Christ, 

Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner 

**Full disclosure...I've had it out on this blog with Fr. Longenecker before for his bias, lying and deceit against Michael Voris. 



Trump's kept promises:

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

14th Amendment and President Trump

This blog post is political. 

President Trump has commented that he is considering an Executive Order to stop giving automatic citizenship to children born in the U.S. by illegal immigrants. 

And the Left lost their minds.

I am fully behind the President in this decision and I think the Supreme Court would be too-if it came to that- because of course if Trump does this, the Left and even some on the Right will lose their minds and sue him in court. Not sure how it would work out...courts first or would Congress put a stop to it? Could they? Legally I have no idea who goes first-the chicken or the egg, but I am pretty sure that however it works out, it will be at some point in the courts. 

My thought was that the current Supreme Court would support Trump's Executive Order (should this happen) because no one breaking the law (entering our country illegally) should be entitled to anything but deportation. By breaking our laws to enter the U.S. you should (in my opinion) lose the right to ever be a legal citizen (a resident perhaps-cause lets face it, we can't afford to deport tens of millions of illegals, but not a legal voting citizen). 

Of course, I am practical that way. I don't believe in rewarding criminals. 

Then Jack Posobiec on Twitter pointed out (and then others after him) the historic foundation that would be needed in court to back up such an Executive Order. 

Here it is a bit easier to read...


At this point, even CNN had to concede Trump's got a real chance at making this happen- again, I believe because the current Supreme Court will back such an Executive Order and perhaps if the GOP gains more control in Congress (please God!๐Ÿ™) there is a chance-tiny I know- that Congress could get on board too. 
CNN quote"On one side, supporters of birthright citizenship argue it was established by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, and settled by the Supreme Court in 1898, when it held that children born in the United States, even to parents not eligible to become citizens, were nonetheless citizens themselves under that amendment.The language of the 14th Amendment by itself seems unambiguous:"All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside."But let's deconstruct that clause: Anyone [Born Here], plus ["Subject to Jurisdiction Thereof"]. The "being born here" part is clear, but what about the additional requirement of being "subject to jurisdiction [of the U.S.]"?That jurisdictional requirement of the citizenship clause is something you might just read over -- maybe because you got the gist of it at the "born" part of the clause, and just stopped reading. But it's there."[clipped] 
"Does it instead mean the baby is subject to federal jurisdiction in the sense that the baby must abide by federal laws, like those prohibiting mail fraud or bank robbery? Saying out loud that babies must obey federal law seems just a bit unnecessary -- or insane.Many scholars point to that "jurisdiction" part of the citizenship clause, together with its history, and contemporary law as proof that citizenship is not a constitutional birthright, but something that the government can either giveth, or taketh away."[end]
Courts and Congress? Should be interesting to watch if it happens.

In Christ, 

Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner 

#MAGA ๐Ÿ˜‡


Saturday, October 13, 2018

Steve Bannon releases Trump at War movie

Must watch. 

If you are considering not voting in the midterms or if you are considering voting for any democrat/person on the left...this will change your mind. 

   "2016 marked a revolution in American politics when a political novice upended the entrenched political classes on both sides of the aisle, and achieved a stunning victory for the forgotten men and women of the nation.
Running on a common-sense platform of America First, a revitalized economy, tax cuts, a reinvigorated foreign policy, and a promise to reestablish American sovereignty with immigration reforms, Donald Trump ignited a dormant passion in the hearts of his supporters, and won the presidency in what was arguably the most significant election campaigns in our nation’s history.
Trump @War is a retelling of that story and a look forward to the high-stakes midterm election in November, which will help cement his legacy, good or bad." 


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

What the hell Pope Francis!

The "stang"... 

Quote: "The Stang is adored by many modern Traditional Witches, myself included. It’s a tool whose use powerfully evokes a sense of connection to something old and primitive. In its simplest form, a forked staff, Witches use the Stang in various ways including representing the Horned One, aiding in spirit flight, and directing energy."  

Now this from our Pope... 

American Papist, Thomas Peters on Twitter put it best...

In Christ and continually befuddled & saddened by our current pope. 

Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner 


Friday, September 28, 2018

Connecticut Catholic News and Events

Latin Mass in New Haven

On Sunday, 30 September, the Missa Cantata will be offered at 2:00 p.m. It is the external feast for St Michael the Archangel. Fr. Matthew Mauriello, Diocese of Bridgeport, celebrant and homilist.

St Stanislaus Church, State and Eld Streets, New Haven.

The music for the Mass will include the Gregorian chant proper for Michaelmas ("Benedicite Dominum omnes gentes”), the chant Mass IV ordinary ("Cunctipotens Genitor Deus"), and organ music by Eugรจne Gigout and Charles Tournemire.


Dominican Rosary Pilgrimage, 7 October 

The annual Dominican Rosary Pilgrimage will be held at Our Lady of Grace Monastery, 11 Race Hill Road, North Guilford, 3:00 p.m.

Solemn Vespers, Rosary, Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, and Presentation of the Rosary to the Blessed Mother.


The 19th annual Respect Life Conference

The 2018 Respect Life Conference will be held on Saturday, October 13, at Our Lady Queen of Angels Parish --Holy Angels Campus, 585 Main Street, South Meriden, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Archbishop Leonard Blair will welcome and open the conference

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Keynote speaker --founder of the Ruth Institute

Guest speakers: 

Judith M. Mascolo, MD

Roderick P. Murphy

Elaine Blondin Mello, PhD

Registration is $25.00 per person (includes hospitality and lunch) checks payable:

Respect Life Conference
PO Box 392
Meriden, CT 06450

No fee for priests, deacons, religious and seminarians


Connecticut Right to Life Corporation Convention

Saturday, October 27, 2018 – Courtyard by Marriott, Waterbury 

9:00 a.m. Registration – Convention 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Awards Luncheon Buffet at 12:30 p.m.


Austin Ruse —President, Center for Family and Human Rights– will provide an update on the latest pro-life developments at the United Nations 

Abigail Young —New England Coordinator, Students for Life of America – will provide an overview of SFA activities nationally, in New England, and specifically in Connecticut 

Deacon David Reynolds —Associate Director Public Policy, CT Catholic Public Affairs Conference—will provide a preview of expected pro-life issues to come before the Connecticut General Assembly in the January - June 2019 session 

In addition to these outstanding speakers, there will be vendor tables, awards, and more! 

Convention cost, including luncheon: $40; Clergy, Seminarians, Students: $20 Vendor tables: no charge, with purchase of one convention admission 

To reserve a seat or a table: call – 203-757-5213 

(No Catholic Mass at the convention hotel. However, there is an 8 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, across the street from the hotel.) 

Paul A. Zalonski
Catholic Connecticut
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East Haven, CT 06513-1216 USA

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

EWTN Press Release: Weekly Holy Hours for Healing and Justice

EWTN To Air Weekly Holy Hours for Healing and Justice

Irondale, AL (EWTN) – Join the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery and the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word in praying that those who have suffered abuse may find healing and justice during a series of Holy Hours for Healing and Justice. The program will air at 6 p.m. ET, every Sunday through December 23. (Find EWTN at

The Holy Hours will take place at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville (every three weeks beginning Sept. 30) and Our Lady of the Angels Chapel in Irondale, AL. (the other two weeks beginning Sept. 23).

Local viewers are encouraged to participate in these televised Holy Hours.

“The current crisis is deeply painful for all of us who love the Church,” said EWTN Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw. “It is important to remember, as Mother Angelica reminded us so often through the years, that we need to place our faith in the Lord and not men. We encourage our Family to pray for healing and justice for victims, for repentance and accountability by perpetrators, and for peace and perseverance in the Faith among our brothers and sisters in Christ.”

In addition to exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, viewers will learn about that week’s theme and purpose, join in praying a rosary with pertinent meditations, listen to a relevant Scripture passage, pray (a penitential psalm, the Divine Mercy Chaplet or Litany, a Chaplet of Adoration and Reparation or other prayers), and be treated to the nun’s singing or an organ solo.

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 38th year, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 TV channels are broadcast in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 287 million television households in more than 145 countries and territories. EWTN platforms also include radio services transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and over 500 domestic and international AM & FM radio affiliates; a worldwide shortwave radio service; the largest Catholic website in the U.S.; electronic and print news services, including Catholic News Agency, “The National Catholic Register” newspaper, and several global news wire services; as well as EWTN Publishing, its book publishing division. 

Sunday, September 16, 2018

I'm a Candidate to be a Jesuit . . . and I'm gay

**Warning there is a Youtube image of Jay sitting on the toilet at the bottom of this post- he records himself on the toilet in one of his Youtube videos.

For the love of all that's holy, we must be saved from men like this entering the seminaries.

Jay is a Fr. James Martin wannabe. He even retweets and quotes Fr. Martin frequently on social media. Two peas on pod. 

Some facts about Jay. Jay has a "gay" teddy bear named "Barnsie" who he likes to keep in the back seat of his car "cause he likes it there". Jay likes to wear pink cause...of course, he's gay but he doesn't call pink 'pink', nope. Jay says gay Catholics call pink "purple" cause...I don't even remember at this point its all so insanely convoluted. I think he is trying (and failing) to be funny - of course considering all the other things Jay says and does he might be perfectly serious. Judge for yourselves. 

Jay the Jesuit wannabe actually records himself on the toilet (more on that later), pants around his ankles and all. I am stumbling for words to write this am so baffled and appalled by this guy. 

Let me start at the beginning with Jay's first video. 

Here in his breakout Youtube video he opines that people are wrongly blaming homosexual clergy for abuse in the Church and that there is nothing wrong with being gay (doesn't acknowledge Church teaching that homosexuality is disordered). 

He also states he must not be in the closet about his own sexuality because to not talk about being gay somehow takes away his freedom and would make him a terrible priest. He's really obsessed with being free. 

Jay says he "can't be true to the Gospel" as a gay man if he's in the closet. 

Seriously, he says that. 

He continues on saying he can't even "serve the Church" if he's not "one hundred percent free" - which again for Jay means telling the world about his sexual preferences for males. Jay has wrapped his freedom up in his homosexuality. All of this is completely nuts! 

He's a confused, mentally warped mess and I am sure the Jesuits will adore him. 

Looking at the comments so far on his Youtube channel I'd say he's not getting the responses he might have hoped for. 

I left a few comments of my own on his Youtube channel including several quotes on homosexuality. Like the catechism stating the homosexuality is a disorder. 

2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God's will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord's Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition. 

At the end of the video Jay proceeds to tell viewers we are not allowed to judge him... apparently he either doesn't know what Scripture says on the matter or perhaps its merely something else he rejects.
Sexual Immorality Must Be Judged9 I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral persons— 10 not at all meaning the immoral of this world, or the greedy and robbers, or idolaters, since you would then need to go out of the world. 11 But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother or sister[c] who is sexually immoral or greedy, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or robber. Do not even eat with such a one. 12 For what have I to do with judging those outside? Is it not those who are inside that you are to judge? 13 God will judge those outside. “Drive out the wicked person from among you.” [1 Corinthians 5 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition]  
I am interested to see if he will address any of the comments left. 

Jay has other videos including a video called "A Day in My Big Gay Catholic Life part 1" that is just weird, absurd and appalling. 

The first half of the video Jay records himself waking up, going into the bathroom (flushing toilet sounds) and then he attempts to say the "Our Father" but can't remember it because he hasn't had his coffee yet. He apologizes to Jesus, ditches his prayers and makes his way to the kitchen for his breakfast- which he records making and eating. 

During Jay's breakfast with coffee he asks and answers riveting questions like 

"Gay Lifestyle Question #1: How important is coffee to you? Is it a 'gay lifestyle' thing? It is a Catholic?"

His response is repulsive and bizarre... "coffee is the 8th sacrament" blah, blah, blah. He's trying to be funny, but he's just a sad joke. 

Then he records himself sitting on the toilet and reading "The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything" by Father James Martin. 

One comment under this vulgar video...
andyyyp scarborough
3 hours ago (edited)
The clip at 10.33 really just about sums you up. Vulgar and gauche. Do you really think an aspiring clergyman would be comfortable showing his bare thighs sat on the toilet, literally defecating? Mind you, you clearly don't do irony as the book you're reading is by Father Liberace no less, so toilet paper is indeed about all it's worth.
After the toilet scene Jay goes for a run them comes home and shows himself tossing his clothes on the floor as he gets naked and then showers - thankfully he doesn't record his shower-but does record drying off his lower torso.

I said it before and I have to say it again...its bizarre and appalling- and I am sure the Jesuits will love him. 

God save His Church and us all from men like Jay. 

In Christ, 

Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner 


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