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Thursday, 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.  








Sunday, December 20, 2015

EWTN Press Release: Jerry Lewis Talks Trump and Dean Martin



EWTN Exclusive: Jerry Lewis Talks Trump, the MDA Telethon
& His Unreleased Movie with Raymond Arroyo



Irondale, AL (EWTN) – The reviews are in! "Inspirational!" "Best interview ever!" Viewers loved Raymond Arroyo's interview on EWTN's “The World Over” with Jerry Lewis. If you missed it or want to see it again, tune in to EWTN for encores at 7 p.m. ET, Sunday, Dec. 20 and 10 p.m. ET, Monday, Dec. 21. (Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.) 

Interested in a preview? Here’s the beloved comedian discussing why he hosted the MDA Telethon for decades – the first with Dean Martin, who passed away 25 years ago Christmas Day  and the reasons he decided not to release the film, “The Day the Clown Cried:” https://youtu.be/itIVTkPBaT8

And here’s a preview of what Lewis had to say about Presidential Hopeful Donald Trump: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYYIxM47_wE

You won’t want to miss the full hour of this remarkable interview – exclusively on EWTN Global Catholic Network.


EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 34th 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 258 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 almost 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. 





Monday, December 14, 2015

Inappropriate Children's Christmas Movie



Boy, you just never know what you're going to get when you sit down with family to watch a G-rated Christmas cartoon.  

I see a cartoon reindeer, some snow and Santa waving and think the family and I are in for a holiday treat of cuteness.  Taking a break from all the horrible news to just enjoy a cute Christmas cartoon movie. 

The movie I watched with my teen+ kids this weekend was no Frosty the Snowman.  Had my children been young I would have been upset to sit them down to watch it thinking I was getting a cute family friendly G-rated movie.  That is not what the movie "The Flight Before Christmas" delivered.  I had never heard of this movie before, so I had no idea what it was about- I was just going by the cute cover image.  Looks cute right?  As the saying goes, looks can be deceiving.

I am still rather shocked by the basis of the story.  And while I was watching it, I wondered how some parents dealt with the story line, so after the movie my oldest daughter looked up some reviews for me on Amazon. More on those later...

The story is about Niko, a little reindeer boy who doesn't have a father in his life. The reason he doesn't have a father in his life is because his mother had a one night stand (honest, its in the movie), got knocked up by one of Santa's reindeer (she never got his name so she can't even tell her son the name of his father) and had little Niko the following spring unknown to the reindeer she had sex with.  

Here is the scene of little Niko hearing his mother tell the story of how he was conceived when one of Santa's "Flying Forces" reindeer "took her for a spin" one day resulting in her pregnancy - no really watch the video clip she really says that: 



Nice kids Christmas story eh?  There's more. 

Niko wants to fly to prove to other little reindeer (who are teasing him) that his father really is one of Santa's "Flying Forces" reindeer -you see the flying gene gets passed from father to son, so if little Niko can fly he can prove his father is one of Santa's flying reindeer.

After putting the herd in danger from vicious wolves, little Niko decides its time to find his father.  A little flying squirrel has been a step father to little Niko his whole life, but Niko doesn't want a step father, he wants his biological father, so off Niko goes on an adventure to find his biological father.  The step-father squirrel goes with him and along the way, they meet up with Wilma the weasel.  They flee numerous times from a pack of horrible wolves who want to eat them.



(According to some reviews on Amazon, this wolf terrorized more than one child.)

Niko and friends overhear the black wolf's plan for his pack to eat all the flying reindeer to gain their power of flight for themselves and then to eat Santa, thus taking Santa's place on Christmas eve.  The plan finishes with the wolves going home to home eating all the little children sleeping in their beds waiting for Christmas morning.  Did I mention this was rated "G" for little children??

Niko and friends make it to where Santa and his reindeer live only to get in the way of the drunken reindeer (they drink a lot) making a trial flight.  The "santa" falls out of the sleigh, plummets to the ground then bursts into flames.  There is no indication that this is a stuffed or dummy Santa- so children everywhere (read the Amazon comments) were greatly disturbed to see Santa plummet to his death and go up in flames. 

This movie's holiday cheer continues with a lovely DNA song to finger who is Niko's father- all the reindeer admit to taking the ladies out for spins, but none of them will fess up to fathering Niko. 


Nice song for the kids to learn and sing for Christmas eh? 

The reindeer all deny being Niko's father, breaking his heart.  Then they decide to test him- by making him jump off their landing strip into oblivian.  If he flies, one of the reindeer is lying and really did father Niko. If he plummets to his death the Flying Force are in the clear.  

The story goes on...blah, blah, blah, until Niko shows some spunk, believes he can fly and does. There is a battle against the wolves- all the adult drunken reindeer run for their lives leaving little Niko, the squirrel and the Wilma the weasel to fend for themselves.  

Zero moral fiber in these flying reindeer.  

Long story short, they do all manage to survive- even the evil wolves.  Prancer fesses up to hooking up with Niko's mother and Santa talks to Niko thrilling him by giving him a place on the team to pull the sleigh. 

When Niko tries to talk to his father about coming home and seeing Niko's mother again so they can be a happy family together, Prancer stammers and makes excuses about being really busy with fly practice. The perfect Christmas cartoon version of a deadbeat father.

Niko returns home and declares his real father (the squirrel) had been right there with him all along.  

The end. 

Now for the customer reviews on Amazon

The Maury Povich review: 

The "hussy" review: 
The kill and eat Santa review:



In Christ and sticking to the Charlie Brown Christmas movie, 


Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner 




Sunday, December 13, 2015

Planned Parenthood's magical land of abortions

This is an actual tweet from Planned Parenthood: 




Link: https://twitter.com/PPact/status/676091765913464832

The disgusting tweet links to an article on Fushion.net by Rosie J. Spinks entitled "Life in a magical land where abortions and birth control are free and plentiful".  




Once an American citizen, Spinks now lives across the pond and is living in bliss with her free abortions and birth control.  Yet Spinks can't seem to stop whining about how big and bad conservative lawmaker's in America are for their "fixation of legislating [her] vagina":



The "land of good and plenty" for Spinks, Planned Parenthood and others with no moral fiber is a place of dead babies, orgasms without pregnancy and stupid tax payers paying for their evil debauchery and butchery. 

Sounds like Hell to me. 

But to ignorant, immoral people this sounds wonderful. 

These are the "gimme, gimme, gimme" crowd who want everything for "free" never realizing nothing is for free.  They may not pay in cash now (besides taxes) but what they do not realize is that they are paying with their eternal souls.  

Telling them this makes no difference to them, they are completely uneducated in the area of morals and sin.  If you ask them to define morals you would probably get a blank stare.  Doing the right thing instead of the easy thing is completely foreign to these people.  If a pregnancy is inconvenient they simply pay someone to kill and remove the inconvenient pre-born human- or in this case, go to a butcher for free and allow them to rip the living child to shreds and remove him/her from their womb, so they can go on with their life.  

Free?  

Magical?

This is a place of horror, created by a people with no moral fiber and souls so lost and corrupt they are blinded by their own evil.

They want earthly pleasures and they don't want to have to ever pay the price for their sexual pleasures- they don't mind the living children in the womb paying the price though.  

Too bad these immoral people are too stupid to know they will pay the ultimate price for it. 

Justice will be served. 


In Christ,


Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner 


Sources: 

http://fusion.net/story/242988/europe-free-birth-control-abortions/

https://twitter.com/PPact/status/676091765913464832





Thursday, December 10, 2015

The new age of Pope Francis' church

I simply do not recognize this Catholic Church...



On the Feast day of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis kicked off his "Year of Mercy" with a "climate change" light show at the Vatican, which illuminated assorted animals (complete with animal sound effects) in St. Peter's Square.  







Nothing in this earthly display, displayed actual Catholicism.  And it was (in my opinion) an insult to Mary, because this display took over the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.  A time when we should have been celebrating the wonder of God in His creation of Mary without sin, we were instead subjected to Francis' obsession with saving the earth from climate change.


quote:  "The multi-million dollar show titled "Fiat Lux: Illuminating Our Common Home" was created and funded by climate-change partisans and population-control advocates with the goal to “educate and inspire change around the climate crisis across generations, cultures, languages, religions and class.” Along with images of the world and its endangered animals, including lions, birds, apes, and whales, appeared New Age symbolism associated with ancient pagan deities.
   The show also took place on the most important Marian feast day for Catholics, the Immaculate Conception, where Catholics celebrate Mary being conceived in the womb of her mother Anne without the stain of original sin.
   Many pro-family leaders from around the world say they are flabbergasted that the pope would allow St. Peter’s to be used as a backdrop for promoting the controversial and contentious “climate change” agenda." 

I think, we are soon getting to the point where the things this pope says or does no longer shock or surprise us. Myself, when I saw this, I just took a deep breath and shrugged, this is typical Francis.  


Others may swoon over Francis, scream and wave at him like he's a rock star- myself, he makes me weep for a real Catholic pope who is holy and focused on saving souls, not the planet.  

A pope truly who believes souls are more important to God than fluctuating temperature changes on earth.  A pope who leads the people in the faith given to us by God.  A pope who actually wants to convert people to the Catholic faith so they too can share in the Sacraments. Imagine that!

Dear God in Heaven, please give us a holy pope who wants to save souls for Your glory! 

The Church's mission, given to Her by Jesus Christ was to save souls through the Sacraments and teachings of Christ's Holy Catholic Church, by converting people and helping them live their Catholic faith daily until their natural death.  That is the Church Christ founded on earth.

Pope Francis' church has decided its mission is to save the earth from climate change and to protect endangered animals.  It's nearly all we've heard from this pope.  His "Year of Mercy" (which I stupidly assumed was about God's mercy to us sinful humans through His Church and Her Sacraments) is apparently more about mercy to the planet and animals. That is the message I got out of this "illuminating" display of new age symbolism and animal calls. 

While human souls are going to hell because Catholic priests won't tell them what sin is or that they need to repent of their sins, Francis is telling the world we must end climate change (as if!) and save animals.  

The Church has lost its way and needs a true, devout, Godly pope to lead Her once more.  Pope Francis is not such a man. 



In Christ, 

Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner 



Links: 
Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wrkkyw1D7KA
Article: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/sacrilege-catholic-leaders-react-to-vaticans-climate-change-light-show


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

EWTN Press Releases

Lauren Ashburn Joins 'EWTN News Nightly'

Veteran TV News Host Named
Chief White House Correspondent & Political Director




Irondale, AL (EWTN) – Lauren Ashburn, a veteran News Anchor, Reporter, Commentator, Columnist and Media Executive, has joined the “EWTN News Nightly” team as Chief White House Correspondent and Political Director. 

“I am pleased to welcome Lauren Ashburn to EWTN and our ‘EWTN News Nightly’ team,” said Network Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw. “With her years of experience covering the political scene in Washington, D.C. for major news outlets, Lauren is a great addition to ‘EWTN News Nightly,’ particularly as we enter into the 2016 election season.

“Lauren’s ability to combine her proven journalistic skills with a solid understanding of the Catholic faith will enable EWTN to continue to expand the level of news coverage we offer our viewers every day,” said Warsaw.

Ashburn will focus her efforts on matters of public policy important to Catholics in the United States and abroad including religious liberty, immigration, and developments pertaining to the right to life. 
"After more than 20 years in journalism, I'm thrilled to be joining EWTN directing political coverage and covering the White House in what will be one of the most important elections in our lifetime,” said Ashburn.  ”We'll go beyond the press releases and campaign stump speeches and hold politicians accountable while focusing on issues important to Catholics worldwide."

Ashburn has served as a commentator and analyst for news outlets including PBS NewsHour, CBS This Morning, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, and other print and broadcast platforms. Ashburn comes to EWTN from Fox News, where she appeared on “The O’Reilly Factor,” “The Kelly File,” and weekly on “Media Buzz.”  Her views on politics, women in the workplace, motherhood, and her perspective as a pro-life Catholic have been widely published in print and online. 

She serves as president and CEO of Ashburn Media Company, a media consulting and production firm she founded in 2010, and contributes weekly to “The Hill.”

Prior to her stint at Fox, Ashburn served as managing editor of Gannett Broadcasting and USA Today Live. While at USA Today, she ran the television division, where she executive-produced award-winning television and web series, and documentaries. Before arriving at USA Today, Ashburn worked as a reporter/anchor with WJLA-TV, the ABC affiliate in Washington, DC, and at WHP-TV, the CBS affiliate in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, as a reporter/morning anchor.

Ashburn received her Master's Degree in Journalism from Columbia University and her Bachelor's Degree from Albright College. She was awarded Albright’s Young Alumna Achievement Award for career performance.  She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and three children.


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