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The Metropolitan Opera Saturday Radio Broadcasts -

WJMJ is pleased once again to bring you another season of the live Metropolitan Opera Saturday radio broadcasts beginning December 6, 2014 and running through May 9, 2014.  Please click here for a schedule of the Saturday radio broadcasts.  For more information about The Metropolitan Opera, visit its website at www.metopera.org.

The contents of The Metropolitan Opera Saturday radio broadcast are copyrighted by The Metropolitan Opera, all rights are reserved, and any use or reproduction of any of the material therein without permission of The Metropolitan Opera is strictly prohibited and will be prosecuted.


  

In The News

Physician Assisted Suicide Information

The Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference, Archdiocese of Hartford Pro-Life Ministry, Diocese of Bridgeport Office for Pastoral Services - Respect Life Office, and the Family Institute of Connecticut sponsored four information sessions on Physician Assisted Suicide for Connecticut Catholics and friends during November 2014.  Speakers discussed the Catholic understanding of assisted suicide, the latest on palliative, hospice and hospital care, and what is happening at the Connecticut General Assembly.  Members of the panel are presented below, and you can view each of the panelist's presentation by clicking on the corresponding thumbnail below.

Physician Assisted Suicide Panelists:

Peter Wolfgang-

Mr. Wolfgang is President of FIC Action and Executive Director of the Family Institute of Connecticut.  He became Executive Director of the Family Institute of Connecticut in 2007.  Mr. Wolfgang holds a Juris Doctorate from UCONN School of Law and is a member of the Connecticut Bar.

Dr. Joseph Andrews-

Dr. Andrews came to The Connecticut Hospice in September 2007 as the Chief of the Medical Staff and Chairman of The Connecticut Palliative Physicians Group.  Presently, Dr. Andrews is serving on the Governor’s Palliative Care Advisory Committee and has testified before the State Legislature on matters including assisted suicide, medical ethics, and the legalization of marijuana.

Sister Suzanne Gross, F.S.E.-

Sister Suzanne is the Program Coordinator of the Pro-Life Ministry in the Archdiocese of Hartford.  Sister has been at the Franciscan Life Center since September 200, and has been Administrator of Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care since 1987, a licensed home health care and hospice care provider.  She is also a member of the guest faculty on “End of Life Issues” for the National Catholic Bioethics Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Sister John Mary Sullivan, F.S.E.-

Sister John Mary is a Franciscan Sister of the Eucharist and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at the Franciscan Life Center in Meriden, Connecticut.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies.  Sister John Mary has given presentations nationwide on the Theology of the Body.

 


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November 24, 2014:  Good News... WJMJ Can Now Be Heard in the Bridgeport, Connecticut Area!

As of noon today, WJMJ can be heard on WSHU FM 91.1, HD-3. In cooperation with Bridgeport Bishop Frank Caggiano and Sacred Heart University, WJMJ has partnered with WSHU to use their HD-3 channel to broadcast WJMJ throughout much of the Diocese of Bridgeport, which encompasses Fairfield County. Listeners will need to have an HD radio to hear WJMJ's programming.


That's the Spirit - Cooking Italian Style

If you would like to be notified when Luca and Annamaria come to Connecticut next July, click the image below.


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Bella Italia 2015 - June 22 to July 5, 2015 - SAVE THE DATES

The Office of Radio & Television and WJMJ Radio invite you to join Father John Gatzak to celebrate his 40th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood on a fantastic 14 day/12 night classic pilgrimage tour of Italy from June 22 to July 5, 2015.  Preliminary itinerary includes visits to:  Verona, Venice, Modena, Florence, Assisi, the Eternal City... Rome (where 40 years ago on June 29, 1975, Father John was ordained a priest by Blessed Pope Paul VI in Saint Peter's Square), Sorrento and the breathtaking Amalfi Coast.

Estimated Cost per person, double occupancy, from JFK (based on exchanges rates and tariffs as of October 2014): $4,799 (includes estimated government taxes and airline fuel surcharges and fees of $609 as of October 2014).  Final cost and complete itinerary will be available soon.  However, you can reserve your seat now with a deposit of $350, fully refundable until March 23, 2015.   Book by December 31, 2014 and SAVE $200 per person.  Please click HERE for an advance reservation form.


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Sunny Portugal - September 25 to October 4, 2015 - SAVE THE DATES

Join Father John Gatzak and your fellow Office of Radio & Television supporters and WJMJ listeners on a 10 day/8 night tour to Sunny Portugal... Estoril Coast, Alentejo & Algarve with an Optional Madeira Island post tour extension.

Book Now & Save $200 per person until March 26, 2015 on air inclusive packages only.  Cost per person from New York (including air taxes and fees/surcharges, and hotel transfers): Double $3,389; Single $3,889; Triple $3,359.  Rates after March 26, 2015:  Double $3,589; Single $4,089; Triple $3,559.

Itinerary features:  Cascais, Lisbon, Jeronimo's Monastery, Sintra, Fatima, Evora, Monsaraz, Algarve, Sagres, Lagos, Faro, Azeitao, 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and much more. For a complete itinerary, terms and conditions, and more information on extensions and options for this tour click HERE.


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Ongoing -- Archdiocese addresses the Federal edict on Health Care Insurance

The Archdiocese of Hartford and dioceses across the nation, as well as non-Catholic religious and non-religious groups are vigorously opposing the new federal health care insurance legislation, which will require that all employers (with few exceptions) pay for health coverage that covers sterilization, contraception, and medication that induces abortion.

Archbishop Mansell, as well as all U.S. Catholic bishops, asks you to oppose the new United States Health and Human Services mandate on health insurance. This legislation violates the basic principle in our country of freedom of religion. Your resistance to this edict will be appreciated. Please contact your respective U.S. legislator and ask them to intervene on behalf of religious freedom.  Click here to find the contact information for your U.S. legislators.

A Statement on Religious Liberty by the Ad Hoc Committee For Religious Freedom, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Listen to Father John's "Time Out to Take A Stand" message on the HHS mandate.

Read a transcript of Father John's "Time Out to Take A Stand" on the HHS mandate in English or Spanish.

Read Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan's Wall Street Journal op-ed piece on Religious Freedom.

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