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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 Eugène 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
255 Foxon Hill Road
East Haven, CT 06513-1216 USA

Follow Paul on Twitter @CatholicCT
Connect with Paul on Facebook "Catholic Connecticut CatholicCT" 

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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