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Knights of Columbus to Support Restoration of Baldacchino in St. Peter’s Basilica
Knights of Columbus to Support Restoration of Baldacchino in St. Peter’s Basilica Project Targeted for Completion for Jubilee Year 2025 Vatican City — The Knights of Columbus announced today that it is underwriting a restoration of Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s iconic Baldacchino ab...

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FOCUS Missionaries and Students Return from SEEK24 Energized in Spirit
Eliza Harris, a biology major at Central Connecticut State University, has attended the SEEK Conference before, but somehow this year was different. Rather than being drawn out of curiosity, she made this year’s trip out of spiritual need. “I was just desiring a week spent devoted to ...

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Help Stop the Legalization of Physician-Assisted Suicide in Connecticut
The Connecticut Legislature Will Once Again Consider Legalizing Physician-Assisted Suicide in the 2024 Session Help the Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference and many other organizations in stopping the legalization of this life ending procedure     Once again the newspaper...

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A Call to Serve: Xavier Grad Making a Difference in the Community as a Firefighter
EJ Adametz ’17 is a firefighter in Waterbury. His journey from high school to his career is a testament to part of the core values that he learned at Xavier. He believes that the values of giving back to others and being a family are crucial in the fire service, and Xavier instilled these valu...

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USCCB President’s Statement in Observance of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2024
WASHINGTON - In observance of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued a statement: On Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day we pause and reflect on ...

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Nationwide Prayer Vigil for Life to Take Place January 18-19
WASHINGTON – Each January thousands of people gather in Washington, D.C. to uphold the dignity of all human life and pray for an end to abortion. Nearly fifty years after the Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide in Roe v. Wade, the court overturned the 1973 decision by giving ...

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That Man is You!

Posted on January 08, 2024 in: News

That Man is You!
Some thought Catholic men don’t want to talk about their faith, and that they really don’t want to talk about their faith at 6:30 in the morning, but that hasn’t been the experience at St. John Paul II Parish (SJPII) in East Hampton/Moodus! On Saturday mornings, more than 30 men ca...

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Pope Francis: One Must Never Dialogue with the Devil
Pope Francis inaugurated a new catechetical series on vices and virtues during Wednesday’s general audience by opening with the story of Adam and Eve, which introduces “the dynamic of evil and temptation” and points toward the dangers of dialoguing with the devil.  The Holy...

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Basilica in Waterbury Voted Top ‘Treasure’ in Connecticut
Long referred to as the Mother Church of Waterbury and beyond, the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception has been recognized as a “treasure” by Connecticut residents who are invited each year to vote for their favorite building. In December, the statewide chapter of the American Insti...

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Vatican to Publish 'Private' Homilies of Late Pope Benedict
  Pope Benedict XVI lived in retirement for more than nine years, celebrating Mass each day with the members of his household. The Vatican will publish a collection of the Sunday homilies he gave at those private Masses. The first anniversary of his death was Dec. 31.   VATICAN CI...

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Diocese Celebrates the Ordination of Three Men to the Priesthood
On June 29, 2024, the Diocese of Norwich celebrated the ordination of three young men to the priesthood, marking a joyous event for the community. “You bring with you many gifts granted to you by God in His goodness,” said The Most Rev. Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich, to deacons Eric Carl Hosmer, Julian Felipe Cuervo-Lozada, and Alexander James Pandolfe during his homily. “Put them to good use, always, for the glory of God and the good of His holy people.” Bishop Cote expressed deep appreciation to Mount Saint Mary’s seminary faculty ...

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Clergy Appointments

Posted on July 01, 2024 in: News, Vocations

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Clergy Appointments
July 1, 2024 The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D. D., Bishop of Norwich, has made the following clergy and diocesan appointments in the Diocese of Norwich   Reverend Henry Agudelo, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Brendan the Navigator Parish-Saint Joseph Church and Saint Mary Star of the Sea Church, New London, Saint Paul Church, Waterford, and Our Lady of Grace Church, Fishers Island, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Mary Parish, Clinton.                       ...

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Pope Francis Asks Sacred Heart of Jesus to Convert Hearts Who Want War
Pope Francis prayed for the intercession of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Sunday to convert “the hearts of those who want war” to projects of dialogue and peace. On the last day of June, a month that the Catholic Church dedicates to the Sacred Heart, the pope asked people to continue praying for Ukraine, Palestine, Israel, Myanmar, and other parts of the world where there is much suffering caused by war. Pope Francis also asked people to remember the suffering of persecuted Christians during his Angelus address on June 29.  “Tod...

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Healing Masses -Suspended Until Further Notice
The monthly Healing Masses that take place every third Sunday of the month at Holy Family Church in Hebron/Amston, are suspended until further notice, due to circumstances beyond our control. We apologize for any inconvenience. -Office of Faith Events

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Pope Francis to Canonize ‘Martyrs of Damascus,’ Three Others on Oct. 20
Pope Francis will celebrate a Mass of canonization for 14 people, including the 11 “Martyrs of Damascus,” on Sunday, Oct. 20, the Vatican announced Monday. The pope declared the date of the canonization, which will take place during the 2024 assembly of the Synod on Synodality, after the College of Cardinals voted to approve the canonizations of 15 people in a consistory on the morning of July 1. The date of the much-anticipated canonization of Blessed Carlo Acutis will be set at a later time, according to the July 1 press release. The &l...

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What are Schism and Excommunication in the Catholic Church?
Recently a community of Poor Clare nuns in Spain announced their decision to leave the Catholic Church, thus committing the canonical crime of schism and incurring excommunication. Italian Archbishop Carlo María Viganò is also undergoing a Vatican extrajudicial process for schism.  Just what are schism and excommunication in the Catholic Church? An explanation follows. Schism According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, schism is “the rupture of ecclesiastical union and unity, i.e. either the act by which one of the faithful...

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