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February 7, 2016

EWTN Press Release: Call Me Catholic



‘Call Me Catholic:’ EWTN’s New Weekly Radio Show
Now Airing Live from the Christ Cathedral Studios

Irondale, AL (EWTN) – EWTN Global Catholic Network is pleased to announce its new weekly radio show “Call Me Catholic.”

Broadcasting from high atop the Tower of Hope on the beautiful Christ Cathedral Campus in Orange County, Calif., “Call Me Catholic” is a light and lively conversation about the blessings and challenges of embracing a Catholic identity in the modern world. This live one-hour show, a co-production of EWTN Radio and Orange County Radio, is hosted by Peggy Normandin and can be heard Saturdays at 1 p.m. ET and 11 p.m. ET on EWTN Radio.

The program features high-profile Catholic guests; live callers; commentary on faith in the news and arts; and heartfelt stories about growing up Catholic.
Host Peggy Normandin will leave you energized and excited to tell the world, "You can ‘Call Me Catholic."


EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 35th year, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 networks broadcast the Gospel message in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 264 million television households in more than 145 countries and territories. Properties include direct broadcast satellite television and radio services; AM & FM radio networks transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and over 500 Catholic domestic and international radio affiliates; a worldwide shortwave radio station; the largest Catholic website in the U.S.; electronic and print news services, including “The National Catholic Register” newspaper, and two global wire services; as well as a publishing arm.  




February 6, 2016

Church approved Traditional Latin Mass in Connecticut

St. Martha Catholic Church in Enfield, Connecticut...


Sancta Missa link: http://www.sanctamissa.org/en/

Archbishop Blair has assigned a permanent Chaplin to the Latin Mass community at St. Martha Catholic Church in Enfield Ct.

Monsignor Guerrera has been sent to us by  Archbishop Blair. We at St. Martha in Enfield Ct. are very grateful to both the Archbishop, and Monsignor for this joyful moment in the life of our community and parish.

We are also very fortunate to have such a caring and supportive Pastor in Father Kelechi.




St. Martha offers both Rites of Holy Mass and has continued to be a shining example of the Catholic Faith.
We welcome, and encourage our fellow Catholics to come and experience the joy and sacredness of Holy Mass offered in the Extraordinary Form, also known as, The Traditional Latin Mass with
our families and friends here at St. Martha Catholic Church, Enfield CT.
Current events and announcements can be found at News Blog for St. Martha`s Latin Mass. maintained by Una Voce Enfield
Also upcoming events including rosary processions, Knights of Columbus events along with other Parish activities can be found here.
In The Immaculate Heart of Mary
Donald Mongeau

Chairman Una Voce Enfield Ct.


Map: 






January 29, 2016

Catholic Event: Marriage, Love, Sex and Family Seminar

What does the Church say about Marriage, Love, Sex and Family?

The Franciscan Life Center is offering a two-day seminar on marriage, love, sexuality and family based on the Teachings of the Catholic Church.  

Individuals, groups, engaged and married couples are invited to attend this seminar on Saturday, February 27th, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, February 28th, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at, 275 Finch Avenue, Meriden, Connecticut.  

Presenters include:  Sister Suzanne Gross, FSE, Administrator, Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care ; Sister Barbara Johnson, FSE, Executive Director, Franciscan Life Center; Sister John Mary Sullivan, FSE, Program Specialist for the Life, Marriage and Family Office, Archdiocese of Vancouver, BC; married couples and individuals dedicated to this issue. 

Lunch is included both days in the $65.00 per person charge. For more information contact Gretchen Rossi at (203) 237-8084 or visit our web site at www.flcenter.org or www.franciscanhc.org.

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Contributor: Paul A. Zalonski
Catholic Connecticut
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East Haven, CT 06513-1216 USA
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January 21, 2016

Francis decides to change Jesus' teaching...

For more than 2,000 years the Catholic Church has officially taught and practiced what Jesus Christ instituted in Sacred Scriptures when He washed the feet of his male Apostles- he had no female Apostles.  [We don't see Jesus washing his Mother Mary's feet, only the Apostle's feet - that should tell Francis something, but apparently it does not.]

Now Pope Francis (who has since becoming pope disregarded the law of the Church) has decided to change the Roman Missal so that each Holy Thursday in Catholic parishes around the world priests and their deacons will now imitate Pope Francis rather than Jesus Christ by washing the feet of women.  Ahhh...progress!  I bet Nancy Pelosi's toes are wiggling in expectation already!


Quote from Pope Francis: “After careful consideration, I have decided to make a change to the Roman Missal. I therefore decree that the section according to which those persons chosen for the washing of the feet must be men or boys, so that from now on the Pastors of the Church may choose the participants in the rite from among all the members of the People of God. I also recommend that an adequate explanation of the rite itself be provided to those who are chosen.”





What's next...washing Muslim feet?  Oh wait... 

*sigh* 



In Christ,

Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner 



Source: http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/de/bollettino/pubblico/2016/01/21/0041/00085.html

http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2016/01/21/pope-francis-opens-holy-thursday-foot-washing-rite-to-women/

January 6, 2016

Another google-eyed Catholic ignoramus caught by the spell of Pope Francis' deadly words


Who am I to judge? Strikes again. 

Has a pope uttered a more damaging question in all the history of the Church?  

Perhaps.  But not in my lifetime. 

Fr. Ronald Victor, no stranger to controversy in the Catholic Church (here and here) has jumped on the Pope Francis bandwagon using "who am I to judge?" as the means to give Holy Communion to gay "married" couples in his parish.  He's also offered to privately bless gay unions/"marriages" if gay couples wish it. 

Last summer, Fr. Victor's gay nephew was "married" by a protestant minister (much to Fr. Victor's dismay and anger over not being able to officiate the "marriage" himself inside a Catholic parish).

In the Christmas issue of the Naples Daily News newspaper, Fr. Victor's gay nephew and his gay "spouse" were featured in a ridiculous article entitled "How a married gay Catholic Couple live their faith".  




In case I need to point out the obvious here, they are NOT "living their faith" at all because the Catholic Faith calls homosexuals to CHASTITY and refuses gay couples the Sacrament of Marriage because there is no such thing as a gay "marriage".  It simply does NOT exist in the Catholic faith.  

The ridiculous article gets more ridiculous with the heretical priest boldly proclaiming his heretical beliefs about gay marriage and giving Holy Communion to "married" gay couples, afterwhich he then uses Pope Francis' own words as proof he's allowed to hold such heretical beliefs. 


article quote: [Father] Ron Victor said he was moved by the wedding ceremony, and at the same time, "a little angry and a little disappointed that we couldn't do it in a church where I could have officiated."
He said he believes many priests would be open to blessing same-sex unions, although "they can't be real public with that."
Ron Victor said he's comfortable being public with it now. Through his priesthood, he said he has tried to practice what Pope Francis so poignantly and pointedly captured with his famous observation about gay Catholics.
The priest said he doesn't know the transgressions or every sin of all who present themselves for Communion. "As long as they're seeking God, who am I to judge," said the priest, citing the pope's memorable expression.
With scandalizing priests like this leading people into Hell and away from God, I was not surprised at all by the position the family of the gay man took when they stated if the choice is faith vs family, they will choose family.  


article quote: "The church calls gay sex "intrinsically disordered" because it cannot result in procreation. Yet Ron Victor said the caring, monogamous relationship between his nephew and Molina-Duarte "reflects God's love."
"While it's not necessarily life-giving in a biological way," said the priest, "it's life-giving in other ways."
Other members of the couple's families agree.
Lennie Victor, Bryan's father and Ron's sibling, said he's never heard his brother the priest "tell people how they should behave or what they should believe."
"If the church makes you choose between your family and your faith," said Lennie Victor, of him and his wife Maureen, "I guess we voted for family."

In other words "Man or God?" and they have chosen mere men over God Almighty in Heaven.  And they still have the cojones to call themselves Catholic.   

Let's be clear here, they have just chosen eternal hell with their own free will and they seem quite pleased with it. 

What an utter and complete failure Fr. Victor is.  His duty as a priest is to bring people to our Lord for eternal salvation, what Fr. Victor has helped in doing is lead people away from Jesus Christ and point them in the direction of eternal hell. 

The ignorance is certainly not limited to the Victor family.  The gay "spouse" Molina-Duarte's mother, a CATHOLIC volunteer worker here in Connecticut has apparently been honored by the Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut. 


The "best wedding" she's ever been to is a mortal sin ridden protestant heretical event?  Seriously? 

The only thing I can say to that is she is yet another google-eyed Catholic ignoramus caught by the spell of Pope Francis' deadly words.  

After all mortal sin is deadly.  And homosexual relationships are mortal sin according to Christ and His Holy Catholic Church, regardless of any off the cuff remarks a pope makes. 



It gets worse.  When the Archdiocese was asked if Archbishop Vigneron could comment on two gay men getting "married" and a priest wishing to bless their union, "Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron said through a spokesman that he couldn't comment for this story without knowing more specifics about the men.

Really?  

An Archbishop of Christ's Holy Catholic Church needs "more specifics" than "two gay men getting married" to make a comment?  He couldn't even grunt out a quote from the catechism on the subject?  His mind had a brain fart?  Does this happen often?  Or just when the subject of homosexuality comes up?

If that weren't all bad enough, the ripple effect continues.  On January 2, Naples Daily News paper printed this:  
Timothy MacGeorge, Bonita Springs
Catholicism and LGBT
"Thank you for publishing the story "How a married gay Catholic couple live their faith" (on Christmas weekend, no less) and sharing it with a broader readership.
Many of us more intimately aware of the intersection between Catholicism and LGBT life already know that the church, like the world in which we live, is coming (albeit slowly) to recognize that the love between God's gay and lesbian children is neither better nor worse than the love between straight persons.
God's creation is more expansive and more inclusive than any one person can imagine.
When I was ordained a priest more than 25 years ago, gay and lesbian Catholics were still very much closeted and out of sight. Today, and with all due respect to seminary Professor Janet Smith (the theologian quoted in the article), I have every confidence that once the church and her leaders actually grapple directly with the incomplete theology underpinning the church's teaching on human sexuality, they will see that there is room within that theology to recognize that the love shared by gay and lesbian couples is just as sacred and divinely blessed as that of other couples." [end quote] 

Where are the true and official teachings of the Church?  Where are the priests who will actually teach them to the sheep?  With false heretical shepherds surrounding the sheep on every side leading them to hell with false teachings WHO will bring them the truth?  

The Gospel is not being preached to these people and no one in the Church seems to care.  Not even the current pope.  

God have mercy on His people and send us true shepherds to guide and lead us to Christ and eternal salvation.  We've been led by demons for far too long.



In Christ, 


Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner 






Sources: 

http://www.naplesnews.com/lifestyle/faith/how-a-married-gay-catholic-couple-live-their-faith-2719ce00-4926-05f2-e053-0100007f565d-363525161.html


http://www.naplesnews.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/letter-catholicism-and-lgbt-280e0abe-2412-5538-e053-0100007ff218-363777421.html

http://www.kofc.org/en/catechism/index.html#

http://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/detroit-priest-calls-gay-marriage-sacramental

http://voxcantor.blogspot.com/2015/12/heresiarch-priest-ronald-victor-of-st.html




December 24, 2015

EWTN: Merry Christmas Family!





Merry Christmas Family! 

Discover the Christmas and Advent traditions unique to the Maronite Church. The Most Reverend Abdallah Elias Zaidan of Our Lady of Lebanon Catholic Church joins Host Fr. Mitch Pacwa for “EWTN Live”!  Airs 8 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Dec. 23--exclusively on #EWTN! Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.  

Celebrate Christmas with very special members of the EWTN Family. EWTN President and “Bookmark” Host Doug Keck, Creative Services Vice President Len Marino and his wife Lorna, and Producer Debbie Cowden and husband David guest on a very special “At Home with Jim & Joy”! Airs 2 p.m. ET, Thursday, Dec. 24--exclusively on #EWTN! Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.  

Don’t miss “Solemn Mass of ‪#‎Christmas Eve in Rome!” #‎PopeFrancis celebrates the Solemnity of the Birth of Our Lord, from St. Peter's Basilica. Airs live at 3:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, Dec. 24; and at 1 a.m. & 7 p.m. ET, Friday, Dec. 25. Find out more at http://www.ewtn.com/tv/index.asp. Find #EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.  

Don't miss "Midnight Mass from The Holy Land!" Airs live at 6 p.m. ET, Thursday, Dec. 24. Find out more at http://www.ewtn.com/tv/index.asp. Find #EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder. 

Don’t miss “Choral Meditations of the Nativity!” From the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. Musical Compositions for the Birth of Our Lord. Airs live at 10 p.m. ET, Thursday, Dec. 24; and 1:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, Dec. 26. Find out more at http://www.ewtn.com/tv/index.asp. Find #EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.  

Don’t miss “Solemn Mass of #Christmas Eve at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception!” From Washington, D.C. Airs live at 10:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, Dec. 24.  

Don’t miss “Solemn Mass of Christmas-EWTN!” The Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word celebrate Midnight Mass from Our Lady of the Anglels Chapel in Irondale, AL. Airs live at 8 a.m. ET, Friday, Dec. 25; and at 12 a.m. ET, Saturday, Dec. 26. Find out more at http://www.ewtn.com/tv/index.asp.  

Don’t miss “Urbi Et Orbi: Message & Blessing!”
Pope Francis gives his Christmas blessing to the city of Rome and the world. Airs live at 6 a.m. ET, Friday, Dec. 25, with encores at 9 p.m. ET, Friday, Dec. 25; 2 p.m. ET, Saturday, Dec. 26; 6 p.m. ET, Sunday, Dec. 27; 5:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, Dec. 31. Find out more at http://www.ewtn.com/tv/index.asp.  


Don’t miss “Solemn Mass of Christmas Day!”
From the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., with celebrant Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington. Airs live at 12 p.m. ET, Friday, Dec. 25. Find out more at http://www.ewtn.com/tv/index.asp. Find #EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.  


Tune in to the next “EWTN Bookmark”! Author David Carollo recalls the remarkable life of Sister Maria Lucia in the biography, "A Pathway Under the Gaze of Mary" and Fr. Chris Alar presents "The Year of Divine Mercy". Airs 9:30 a.m. ET, Sunday, Dec. 27--exclusively on #EWTN! Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder. 

#PopeFrancis celebrates Holy Mass on the Feast of the Holy Family. “Holy Mass for Families” airs 12 p.m. ET, Sunday, Dec. 27— exclusively on #EWTN! Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.  

Where do the candidates stand on the moral issues such as life, marriage, family, and religious liberty? Find out when Host Professor Robert George, one of the most respected constitutional scholars in the U.S., goes one-on-one with former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania. You won’t want to miss “Candidate Conversations with Robert George”! Airs 10 a.m. ET, Sunday, Dec. 27— exclusively on #EWTN! Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.  

#PopeFrancis celebrates Holy Mass on the Feast of the Holy Family. “Holy Mass for Families” airs 12 p.m. ET, Sunday, Dec. 27— exclusively on #EWTN! Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.  

Don’t miss “SOLEMN MASS OF REPARATION FROM EWTN!”
On New Year's Eve, the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word celebrate and pray to make atonement for the sins of the past year so that we may begin the year anew. Airs live at 12 a.m. ET, Friday, Jan. 1, with encores at 8 a.m. ET, Friday, Jan. 1; 6:30 p.m. ET, Friday, Jan. 1; 12 a.m. ET, Saturday, Jan. 2. Find out more at http://www.ewtn.com/tv/index.asp. Find #EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.  


Don’t miss “SOLEMNITY OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD!”
#PopeFrancis celebrates from St. Peter's Basilica, New Year's Day. Airs live at 4 a.m. ET, Friday, Jan. 1, with an encore at 6:30 p.m. ET, Friday, Jan. 1. Find out more at http://www.ewtn.com/tv/index.asp. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.  


#PopeFrancis celebrates “Holy Mass and Opening of the Holy Door at the Basilica of St. Mary Major”! Airs 11 a.m. Et, Friday, January 1 — exclusively on #EWTN! Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

Relive your favorite 2015 moments. Join Co-Hosts Fr. Mark and Doug Barry for a special “Life on the Rock”! Airs 8 p.m. ET, Friday, January 1 — exclusively on #EWTN! Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.  

You can avoid falling into heresy. Author Stephen Bullivant discusses the Church's teaching on The Trinity, and offers an easy-to-understand explanation of this mystery in his book, "The Trinity: How Not to be a Heretic." Join Host Doug Keck for “EWTN Bookmark”. Airs 9:30 a.m. ET, Sunday, Jan. 3— exclusively on #EWTN! Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.  

Where do the candidates stand on the moral issues such as life, marriage, family, and religious liberty? Find out when Host Professor Robert George, one of the most respected constitutional scholars in the U.S., goes one-on-one with former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore. You won’t want to miss “Candidate Conversations with Robert George”! Airs 10 a.m. ET, Sunday, Jan. 3— exclusively on #EWTN! Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.  








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