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…

Fun with the Women of EWTN!

I had the distinct pleasure this week of spending time with some of my favorite women, whom we have dubbed “The Women of EWTN.”

On set with me for a special production of the Women of Grace TV program were Teresa Tomeo (Catholic Connection & The View for Catholic Women), Michelle Laque Johnson (EWTN), Joy Pinto (At Home with Jim and Joy) and Elena Rodriguez (EWTN).  We selected from your questions and comments submitted through e-mail, Twitter and Facebook.  It was so much fun and I just wanted to share a few pictures from behind the scenes with you. Read the rest…

Women of Grace and the Women of EWTN!

Dear Friends,

It was my pleasure recently to host a live recording of Women of Grace from EWTN’s Annual Family Celebration.  It was awesome and I can’t begin to tell you what a thrill it was for me to collaborate with such excellent representatives of womanhood and authentic femininity. Our fabulous guests included Teresa Tomeo and Janet Morana (Co-hosts of “The Catholic View for Women” and more), EWTN Rome Bureau Chief Joan Lewis, Barbara McGuigan (“The Good Fight”), Joy Pinto (“Jim & Joy Pinto”), Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle (“Everyday Blessings for Catholic Moms”), Joanna Bogle (“Feast & Seasons” and more), and “Women of Grace” Board Members Kathy Mathieson and Catholic journalist Mary Jo Anderson.

If you missed this informative and FUN program, I invite you to watch the YouTube recording below.  Thank you to EWTN for this amazing opportunity!

May the abundant life of Jesus Christ be yours and may God bless you!

Your sister in Christ,
Johnnette Benkovic

“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…