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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Cardinal Raymond Burke in Connecticut

Comment from one of my blog readers...

Hello Julie:

I just saw a post on Rorate Caeli that I would like to share with you and with all CT residents. It is a tragedy that our diocese and parishes do not tell CT Catholics when Catholic events are being held in the nearby area. I cannot understand why this would be so. It is so frustrating! 

This Saturday, on March 25, 2017, at St. Mary's Church at 178 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT., there is a very wonderful event going on. Raymond Cardinal Burke will be celebrating a Solemn Pontifical Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, for the Feast of the Annunciation. It is at 11:00.

This is a once in a lifetime event, and I know I will be there. Can you please get the word out, for the starving Catholics in this poor state? If they want more information they can check out Rorate, the Twitter feed, or perhaps call St. Mary's.

Thank you, and God bless!


Thank you for the heads up Kathleen! :) 

God bless! 

In Christ, 

Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Catholic events in Connecticut

Call from the Crucified Heart: Relics of the Passion

This year, pilgrimage of the Relics of the Passion is entitled the Call from the Crucified Heart. It is designed to highlight a facet of what we believe Christ’s message is to us from various scenes during His Passion. We have also made exposition of the Holy Eucharist a required part of the meditative portion of our presentation, to underscore that time-transcending gift that connects us from His Passion to His Presence with us today. As a tribute to Our Lady of Sorrows, and in honor of the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions at Fatima, our 2017 program also highlights a perspective on Mary as she accompanied Jesus on the path to Calvary.

More info:

The Churches in the Connecticut pilgrimage: 

March 8, 7:00pm
Our Lady of Pompeii Church, East Haven, CT

March 9, 7:00pm
St Rita Church, Hamden, CT

March 12, 2:00pm
St Mary, Portland, CT

March 15, 7:00pm
St Brigid, West Hartford, CT

March 17, 7:00pm
Church of the Holy Family, Hebron, CT

March 24, 7:00pm
Our Lady of Hope Church / Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Harwington, CT

March 26, 6:00pm
St Matthew Church, Bristol, CT

April 9, 2:00pm
St Thomas Church, Thomaston, CT

April 11, 7:00pm
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Waterbury, CT


Coming Home Again!

A 6-week series for those who have been away from the Church beginning on March 9th, 7:00pm, at Most Holy Trinity Church Wallingford.


The St Gianna Pregnancy Center has moved!!!

NEW address: 180 Sherman Avenue, Suite B, 1st floor, New Haven, 06511

Phone: 203-624-BABY

Office Hours: Saturdays, 8:30 to 1:00pm


Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford - Ignatius of Loyola:  Old Roots and New Roots for Prayer, with Andree Grafstein

Tuesday, Mar 21, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  Explore two methods of prayer that come from Ignatius’ rich history and experience with prayer practices – praying with Scripture in the Ignatian style and praying the Consciousness Examen.  This engaging and practical day will enrich the way you pray and update the way you think about spirituality. $65, includes lunch.  860-760-9705.

Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford - Discernment:  Noticing and Responding to the Promptings of the Spirit, with Andree Grafstein

Tuesdays, Mar 28, Apr 4, 11, 18, and 25, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Discernment is an ongoing way of being on the spiritual journey as we seek to follow God's call. Using the wisdom of St. Ignatius Loyola and Sr. Elizabeth Liebert, this five-week course will explore practices and frameworks that support and guide a good discernment process. $125. 860-760-9705.


The Grotto Gift Shop, located at the Shrine of Lourdes in Litchfield, 50 Montfort Rd., Rte. 118, Litchfield, has in stock First Communion & Confirmation gifts with more arriving daily. Take advantage of a variety of gift items offered at reasonable prices by visiting the shop, which is now open daily Monday to Saturday from 10:30am to 4:00pm and on Sunday, 11:30am to 4:00pm. For further information,call 860-567-0891 or email:


Healing & Prayer Service-North Haven, CT

Our mission of mercy continues with Br. Paul Miller, OFS with a Healing and Prayer Service on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 beginning at 5:30 pm at Saint Frances Cabrini Church located at 57 Pond Hill Road in North Haven.  
All are welcome to attend. Please help us spread the word to others by posting the flyer in your parish (with permission) and forwarding them to others that might be interested.  This event will include music by Angela Mintel, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, an opportunity for Confession, a talk,  the Sorrowful Rosary, and an individual blessing by Br. Paul.  

A reception will follow the service in the Church Hall (handicapped accessible).  For more information, please contact Barbara Gode at  203 605 9845 (leave a brief message). Donations welcome.


Bus Trip-NJ Center of Divine Mercy-April 23rd, 2017-Divine Mercy Sunday

A bus trip to the NJ Center of Divine Mercy will take place for the 12th Bi-Lingual DM Celebration.  Bus departs North Haven leaves 7:30 sharp and returns at 7:00 pm.  

Full day trip includes:  transportation, snack, Confession, Mass, Veneration of the 1st Class Relic of St. Faustina and the Divine Mercy Icon, a Healing Service with Br. Paul Miller, OFS, musical performance by Angela Mintel, Exposition, Benediction the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 3pm, light refreshments and time to visit the gift shop for a keepsake.  

Cost is only $30.00 pp. Please call Barbara to register at 203 605 9845. Space is limited.  Brown bag lunch is recommended.

Contributor: Paul A. Zalonski
Catholic Connecticut
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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Video from The Remnant...we've got a serious pope problem

I highly recommend taking a moment to watch this from The Remnant... 

If your eyes aren't opened to the truth about what is happening in our Church you need to take the blinders off. 

**a few of my previous posts on the troublesome Pope Francis: 

#FlashbackFriday: The Catholic Church Then and Now(look at the daily life of a pope) 

#FlashbackFriday: The Catholic Church Then and Now (Islam) 

Is it a sin to tell Pope Francis to 'shut up!'? 

My Issues with Pope Francis Part 1

My Issues with Pope Francis Part 2

Who Am I to Judge? You're Pope! Teach the Faith! 

Another day, another scandal from our Holy Father Pope Francis 

Another scandal from the Holy Father 

Tickets on sale celebrating the heretic Martin Luther 

Don't tell me the pope is powerless! 

Pope Francis on another plane answering questions...what could go wrong? 

How do you stop a pope who has gone off the rails? 

What unity can the Catholic Church have with heresy? 

Christians with guns are 'distrusting' says Pope Francis 

Pope Francis partially to thank for Illinois gay marriage passing 

God have mercy on us all. 

In Christ,

Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

EWTN Press Release: Miracles, Motorcycles & Far Away Places

EWTN Kicks Off Its 2017 Spring Season March 1

Experience Miracles, Motorcycles & Far Away Places 

Irondale, AL (EWTN) – In 1917, during the fourth year of World War I, Our Lady appeared six times to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal with prophetic messages and a miracle that stunned the world. In May 2017, the Catholic Church will begin a six-month celebration of the 100th anniversary of those six apparitions, which are widely considered to be the most important series of Marian apparitions in history – and there is no better place to see, celebrate, and learn everything about Fatima than EWTN.

The Network’s coverage of this momentous series of events – live from Fatima, Portugal – will also include EWTN’s six-part original mini-series, “The Miracle of Fatima,” documentaries, films and more. (Get frequently updated information about EWTN’s Fatima programming and a lot more at

However, as important as the Fatima celebration is, it’s just one part of the Network’s spectacular Spring season lineup, which begins in March 1 and continues through June.

“We’re very proud to be able to roll out a package of high-quality Catholic programming that covers many new and exciting topics of interest to our EWTN family,” said EWTN President & COO Doug Keck.

In addition to new episodes of all your favorite shows, EWTN’s Spring programs, which premiere the first week in March, will include new series such as:

“EWTN Pro-Life Weekly:” In partnership with the Susan B. Anthony List, EWTN Host Catherine Szeltner gives viewers the tools they need to defend life from conception to natural death. What can I do to help create a culture of life in my home and in my country? Airs 11 p.m. ET, Fridays beginning March 3; 10 a.m. ET, Sundays; and 3 a.m. ET, Mondays.
“Battle Ready:” Doug Barry, former “Life on the Rock” co-host, helps men discover the resources the Church offers to help them lead their families in today’s spiritual battles. What can I do as a husband and father to protect my family against the snares of the devil? Airs 11:30 p.m. ET, Sundays beginning March 5; and 3 a.m. ET, Fridays.
New children’s programs include “Hermie and Friends” (10 a.m. ET, Saturdays, beginning March 4) and “Bugtime Adventures” (4:40 p.m. ET, Fridays, beginning March 3).
Coming in June: “The Long Ride Home:” Champion Surfer Bear Woznick and a group of friends motorcycle their way from Florida to Texas to meet people, evangelize, and discuss the Faith. What does it mean to be a man living out your faith in today’s world?
Coming in June: “Real Life Catholic” Host Chris Stefanick travels the world and gets lessons in gratitude from a cranberry farmer in Wisconsin, discovers Catholic traditions in Cajun country, speaks with young saints in the making in Krakow during World Youth Day, and much more. 
Plus, travel to:

Ireland with Fr. Nathan Cromley and a group of young people who walk in the footsteps of St. Patrick in “Discovering Patrick: Saint of Ireland.” 
The Holy Land with EWTN’s Fr. Mark and Fr. Joseph to walk in the footsteps of Jesus, Mary, and St. Peter. 
Philadelphia with Fr. Charles Connor, who discovers “Catholic Beginnings” in the City of Brotherly Love – and more. 
For a complete listing of all of EWTN’s television programming and show times, please go to Keep up-to-date on EWTN programs and news from a Catholic perspective via EWTN's Facebook page,

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 36th 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 268 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.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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