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May 15, 2015

Still around...

I've gotten a few emails asking "where are you?" and "is something wrong?" because I haven't posted much lately.

I'll still around and no, nothing is wrong.  I'm just really busy with a new project, gardening, family and life. :)

I hope to be back to regular posting soon!

God bless!

In Christ,

Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner

I'll leave you with this quote (because last weekend my children and I watched all the Lord of the Rings movies in one LONG day). :)

May 11, 2015

EWTN Special: Our Lady of Fatima Live Event

Join EWTN In Honoring Our Lady of Fatima: Watch Live Event May 13 From Portugal

Live from #SaintPetersBasilica in Rome, #PopeFrancis celebrates the opening Mass for the Caritas International General Assembly. The “Papal Mass with Caritas International” airs 11:30 a.m. ET, Tuesday, May 12 —exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

"Will you offer yourselves to #God, and bear all the sufferings He sends you? In atonement for all the sins that offend Him? And for the conversion of sinners?" asked Our Lady of Fatima to the three children.  Join groups of pilgrims from throughout the world as they participate in the “Our Lady of Fatima: International Rosary and Candlelight Procession”. Airs 4:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, May 12—exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

Witness the blessing of the sick and the famous "Adeus" - white handkerchiefs waving farewell to Our Lady. From Fatima, Portugal, “Holy Mass in Honor of Our Lady of Fatima”! Airs 5 a.m. ET with an encore at 12 p.m. ET, Wednesday, May 13- exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

The #Dominican meets the #Deacon. Fr. Brian Mullady and Deacon Harold-Burke discuss with “EWTN Live” Host Fr. Mitch Pacwa their upcoming EWTN miniseries, "Grace Filled Living." Airs 8 p.m. ET, Wednesday, May 13----exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

#Sacredmusic has inspired and strengthened the #faith of this musical talent. Jazz Improviser J.J. Wright joins “Life on the Rock” Co-Hosts Fr. Mark and Doug Barry to discuss how this has helped his God-given musical talents. Airs 8 p.m. ET, Friday, May 15---exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

They are the first modern-day #Palestinian Arabs to be canonized. Live from St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis will elevate Marie Alphonsine Ghattas of Jerusalem and Mariam Bawardy of Galilee to sainthood. Don’t miss “Holy Mass and Canonizations with Pope Francis”! Airs 4 a.m. ET with an encore at 12 p.m. ET, Sunday, May 17---exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

Learn about the definition of social justice in accordance with #Church teaching. “EWTN Bookmark” Host Doug Keck welcomes Dr. Anthony Esolen to talk about his book, "Reclaiming Catholic Social Teaching." Airs 9:30 a.m. ET, Sunday, May 17—exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

Shawn Riney was born with Down Syndrome but he has touched the hearts of families who have known him. Learn more about him in this inspiring documentary. Don’t miss “Shawn’s Eyes." Airs 9:45 p.m. ET, Sunday, May 17—exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

May 7, 2015

Schedule for Traditional Latin Mass in Connecticut

For those in Connecticut looking for a Traditional Latin Mass - approved by the Church please visit St. Martha's Catholic Church in Enfield, CT.

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In Christ,

Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner

May 5, 2015

Mother's Day and aborted babies

As Mother’s Day approaches I am filled with mostly wonderful thoughts.  Remembering my own excitement the first time I was counted among the many women who could celebrate Mother’s Day for the first time.  I also remember all the Mother’s Days of my childhood, making cards for my own mother and grandmothers and great grandmother.  Picking flowers in the yard and field behind my house, wrapping them in Barbie ribbons (Mom wasn’t much of a crafter, so I had to make due), holding them behind my back waiting until she poured over each word my broken Crayola’s had written, including the X’s and O’s under my neatly printed name.  When she looked up smiling from my handmade card I would say “Happy Mother’s Day!” as if she hadn’t known what day it was.  My little brother beside me repeated all I did and looked to me to see if he got it right.
When I was older and married with my first and then second child, Mother’s Day became even more profound.  Now it was me reading the handmade cards my children created for me, and placing their flowers in a prominent place in the house where I could show everyone who came over what my beautiful children had done for me on Mother’s Day.  Precious memories.

Memories some people will never ever have.  Instead Mother’s Day for some of them is filled with a haunting void- a place that a child should have filled, but instead guilt and emptiness is all there is.  Still others are so cold and empty it filters through their brains but nothing touches their hearts.  I’m not talking about the pain and tragic suffering of a Mother who lost her child to death.  I am talking about a mother who paid someone cold cash to murder her child growing in her womb.

One such woman I am thinking of this week is Jenny Kutner, a writer at Salon who last August wrote about her planned abortion.  Her callous and cold selfish online story has haunted me since I read it last August...

I wrote about her back then, about what she had done and how there was no motherly instinct in her at all to love and protect the child growing in her womb.  Instead she was filled with disdain and disgust at the tiny child.  Her story still haunts me as does the child she heartlessly killed.  I can't help but wonder if she feels differently today.  

Has what she's done had any effect on her at all?  Regret?  Remorse?  Guilt? Depression?  Sadly, I think not going by her subsequent writings on birth control and sex.

Still, I wonder how she feels today as Mother’s Day approaches.  This first Mother's Day since her abortion...a day she might have celebrated with a child in her arms.  How will she feel every Mother’s Day for the rest of her life knowing she paid someone to murder her child because the timing was wrong?  How do the people who supported her “choice” to abort her child feel?  Her mother, who would be a grandmother today?  Her father, who would be a grandfather?   Are they thinking of the grandchild they helped murder?  Do they wonder what color eyes or hair their grandchild would have?  Do they miss holding and loving this child they helped abort?  Do they recall their dead grandchild at all?

How about her 'supportive' aunts?  Uncles?  Friends?  All those people who told her they supported her “choice” to pay another human being to kill the life growing within her.  The life of HER child…a child that would one day create Mother’s Day cards for her, pick flowers for her and call her ‘mommy’.  That child is dead this Mother’s Day.  They helped killed him/her.  Collectively, with Kutner's choice of abortionist, these people murdered this child.  Kutner and all her supporters will never know that innocent child because together this murderous group helped another human being snuff out this child’s life.  Does anyone of her "supporters" think of this child?

I hope they are thinking of Kutner’s baby this and every Mother’s Day for the rest of their lives. 

I hope they feel guilt and remorse.  I hope they pray to God for forgiveness for what they’ve done- the murder they've committed.  That child’s blood is on all their hands.

I wonder if they ever think of that?  Do they care?

For the sake of the souls of every single person who has had an abortion, performs an abortion and who supports abortion, I pray you will repent for what you have done/are doing.  It's murder.

This Mother's Day, I am asking my readers to PRAY for the mothers and fathers who have murdered their children, and for those who helped and offered their support in the butchering of a human being.  And pray for the end of abortion.  

Mother's Day is a time to celebrate our children and the mothers and grandmother's who give them life, but we can't forget those the world has lost because they were aborted.  We can't forget them...ever.

In Christ,

Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner 

EWTN Press Release: EWTN Wins Gabriel Award

EWTN Wins Gabriel Award For
Religious Television Station of the Year

Irondale, AL (EWTN) – EWTN Global Catholic Network has been honored with a Gabriel Award for Religious Television Station of the Year for the third year in a row! The award, which recognizes the Network’s total programming and community service, is part of a prestigious annual competition sponsored by the Catholic Academy of Communication Professionals.

EWTN Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw expressed his gratitude for the honor. He noted, “A Gabriel Award is especially meaningful to EWTN because the awards are presented for programs that uplift and nourish the human spirit and affirm the dignity of human persons – something EWTN strives to do every day. We thank the Catholic Academy for this special recognition.”

“EWTN is the beacon of Catholic broadcast television,” said one of the judges. “It is a consistent and true voice of the Faith. The tape accompanying this entry showed a broader range of programming than I was aware of from my viewing of the Network. Great work as always.”

According to another judge: “The entry had very high production values throughout. The film used excellent images, top-notch CG [on-screen graphics], and a lot of hard work covering everything from the discoveries of a young Catholic child to contemporary trends in the worldwide church. As a viewer, you knew the piece was promoting a Catholic worldview, but never felt like you were being hit over the head with it. Very well done.”
The Gabriel Awards, which is open to both secular and religious television and radio stations and producers in the U.S. and Canada, will be presented Thursday, June 25 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo Hotel in Buffalo, N.Y.

EWTN President & Chief Operating Officer Doug Keck thanked the judges for their comments, saying. “I am proud that the work of the EWTN team is being recognized for excellence. The Network’s programming is a result of a lot of hard work and prayers on behalf of many individuals, particularly Peter Gagnon, Vice President of Programming and Production; Enrique Duprat, Vice President of Spanish Programming; and John Elson, Director of Program Acquisitions & Co-Productions.”

In addition, the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network’s “Blessed2Play” received a Certificate of Merit for an episode entitled “Life of Christ.”

Host Ron Meyer was also very grateful for the recognition. He noted that “Blessed 2 Play” highlights the faith witness of athletes and sports professionals each week. “I am grateful to the estimated 200 athletes, coaches, authors and broadcasters who have sacrificed their time to be guests on the show and make Blessed2Play what it is.”

“Blessed 2 Play” airs 2:30 p.m. ET Fridays and 4:30 p.m. ET Sundays. Viewers can listen via EWTN’s network of affiliates (, on satellite radio (, or on iHeartRadio (

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 34th year, is available in over 240 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. With its direct broadcast satellite television and radio services, AM & FM radio networks, worldwide short-wave radio station, Internet website, electronic and print news services, and publishing arm, EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world. Find out the many ways to view EWTN at  

May 4, 2015

EWTN Press Release: The Papacy: A Living History

EWTN: Pius VII Excommunicated Napoleon And The Press Covered It!
Learn More When EWTN Airs "The Papacy: A Living History"

#God can inspire anybody, even those that are “unchurched.” “Journey Home” Host Marcus Grodi welcomes Fr. Shane Tharp to discuss his his calling to the #CatholicPriesthood. Airs 8 p.m. ET, Monday, May 4—exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

Discover rare artifacts such as an invitation to a #Papal #Mass in Poland, a signed copy of “Crossing the Threshold,” and the canonizations of Saints #JohnPaulII and #JohnXXIII. Join Co-Hosts Fr. Richard Kunst and Fr. Ryan Moravitz for “The Papacy: A Living History”! Airs 6:30 p.m. ET, Monday, May 4—exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

He is the next #bishop and first #Franciscan for this young diocese! On May 5, “Cathedrals Across America” takes you to the Cathedral of Christ the King as Fr. John Stowe, OFM Conv, is installed as the third bishop of Lexington, KY. Airs 2 p.m. ET, Tuesday, May 5—exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

Examine #papal artifacts from St. John XXIII’s papacy such as the Second Vatican Council Ballot, the lead seals placed on the Sistine Chapel upon his death, and the canonization of he and St. John Paul II. Join Co-Hosts Fr. Richard Kunst and Fr. Ryan Moravitz for “The Papacy: A Living History”! Airs 6:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, May 5—exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

A papal blessing from #Pope John Paul I, Pope Benedict XV's pocket watch, and a new addition-- an autographed photo of Pope Francis with Pope Emeritus Benedict. These are some of the latest artifacts that Co-Hosts Fr. Richard Kunst and Fr. Ryan Moravitz will discuss in the next episode of “The Papacy: A Living History.” Airs 6:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, May 6—exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

Learn how to get involved with or start up your own #CatholicBibleStudy group. “EWTN Live” Host Fr. Mitch Pacwa welcomes "Catholic Scripture Study" Founder and President Gail Buckley. Airs 8 p.m. ET, Wednesday, May 6—exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

Presenting #papal artifacts from #popes during the 19th Century such as Pope Leo XIII's Roman collar, a Pius IX mantle clock and a newspaper article reporting Pope Pius VII excommunicating Napoleon. Join Co-Hosts Fr. Richard Kunst and Fr. Ryan Moravitz for “The Papacy: A Living History”! Airs 6:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, May 7—exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

Learn about Our Lady's #Rosary Makers International. Mike Ford, the apostolate’s general manager joins Co-Hosts Jim & Joy Pinto to talk about the organization’s mission. “At Home with Jim & Joy” airs 2 p.m. ET, Thursday, May 7—exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

Why is it important for teens and young adult to meditate on #SacredScripture and practice Lectio Divina? Self-Professed "Bible Geek" Mark Hart joins Co-Host Fr. Mark Mary & Doug Barry on the next “Life on the Rock”! Airs 8 p.m. ET, Friday, May 8—exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

“We may not be able to meet in the same pew but we can meet on our knees.” Renowned preachers view newly found footage of #ArchbishopFultonSheen and comment on the techniques that made him such a captivating speaker. You won’t want to miss “The Art of #Preaching”! Airs 10:30 p.m. ET, Friday, May 8—exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

Author and Chastity Speaker Jason Evert discusses how to know #SaintJohnPaultheGreat even better through looking at issues he was most passionate about in his book "Saint John Paul II: His Five Great Loves." Join Host Doug Keck for “EWTN Bookmark”! Airs 9:30 a.m. ET, Sunday, May 10—exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at

May 1, 2015

Twitter's #MakeAShowCatholic

Oh the clever people playing #MakeAShowCatholic on Twitter...

Here are a few of my favorites:

In Christ & enjoying Twitter,

Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner

April 30, 2015

Do you know what's in your attic?

I live in an old house, over 100 years old.  While finding nothing more interesting in the walls and eves of the house than old Nazi coins and paper money from everywhere the previous owner (an army soldier) had been stationed in years past.

I grew up in an even older house, built in 1745.  Over the years, during renovations, we'd find all sorts of oddities. Walls full of corn cobs, glass bottles, horseshoes, newspapers and old tools.  The most unusual find was in the basement.  The house was held up by an enormous tree- bark still on it! Apparently they just chopped off the top of the tree and used it as a support for the center of the old house.

While finding assorted skeletal remains of past rodent pests, we never found anything like Mike Lopez in Florida.

Mr. Lopez found a skeletal hand in a case with some sort of treasure map and some old coins!


Source: CNN

Now that's weird!

In Christ (and afraid to look in my attic),

Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner


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