Remembering Helen Hull Hitchcock, ‘a true daughter of God’

HHHrgb1This week, the EWTN family pays tribute to Helen Hull Hitchcock, a true daughter of God and defender of Catholic faith and family.  She was a pioneer in the renewal of the sacred liturgy and reclaiming women’s authentic role in the Church.

In October of 2003,  I had the great privilege of interviewing her about Pope John Paul II’s then new encyclical Ecclesia Dei, which sought to correct many of the liturgical abuses that were taking place at that time.  You can watch our interview here. Read the rest…

Highlights from the Catholic Radio Conference

Being a part of Catholic Radio is a gift I could have never have imagined.  It is the fulfillment of a call that God placed on my heart many years ago.

headerOne of the highlights of my year is attending the Catholic Radio Conference, sponsored by EWTN and the Catholic Radio Association, and held each year in Birmingham, Alabama.  It is a beautiful time of fellowship with the men and women who have also been called to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ through the airways. Read the rest…

Prayers for Fr. Benedict Groeschel

Dear Friends,

This morning I received the following email request from Fr. Benedict Groeschel’s frgroeschelcommunity, the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal.  They have asked for special prayers, through the intercession of Venerable Solanus Casey, for his recovery and healing.  I hope that you will join me in praying.

Yours in Christ,
Johnnette Read the rest…

“Your Cross”

Friends, we had a beautiful discussion on today’s Women of Grace radio program about embracing our crosses.  One of our caller’s shared this prayer by St. Francis De Sales, which I promised to post for you.  There is much in it to pray over and I am certain it will deepen our understanding of the mystery of the cross. Read the rest…

Happy 25th!


Today is our 25th Anniversary in Catholic communications. I can’t believe it!  What a joy it has been to proclaim the Good News of Our Lord, Jesus Christ around the world!  And what an absolute pleasure and privilege it has been for both Fr. Ed and I to work together in this apostolic work.  We appreciate your love and support! Read the rest…

Women of Grace® Television Live on EWTN!

It’s been an exhilarating time of production thus far here at EWTN with several amazing guests like street smart evangelist Justin Fatica, chastity champions Jason and Cystalina Evert, powerful preacher and healer Fr. Philip Scott and the always informative Bert Ghezzi.  But what I am most thrilled about is our day of live programming  tomorrow with another favorite guest, Dr. Ted Sri who will be walking us through the upcoming changes to the Mass.  I hope you will join us for this exciting opportunity.  The details are below:



Women of Grace® LIVE! Television

Call in and be part of the show

This Friday, August 12th at 11am EST, Women of Grace® TV will be a full one hour LIVE Call in Show. 

Join Johnnette and Fr. Edmund Sylvia for this exciting show with Dr. Edward (Ted) Sri on “The Mass: Constant and Changing”. We are inviting all of you to give us a call and get on the show. 

Ask your questions or share your experiences with us.

The LIVE call in phone number is 205-271-2980.


We’ll be providing updates through our Women of Grace Facebook and Twitter pages so stay tuned…

Drawn to the Cross

Have you made good use of your time of Lenten preparation?  NOW is the perfect time to reflect and prepare for the great paschal mystery which will soon be upon us.  In the link below, I share some food for thought for these final hours of Lent.  Please take a few moments to listen.  Join me in making these last days, the very best days of our Lenten journey!

Drawn to the Cross – Women of Grace Live Audio