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Campus Ministry Remains a Resource for Students
Recently, I was listening to a radio commercial for a small family-owned jewelry store. The owner was discussing the effects the pandemic had on his business and indicated that cross necklaces have been one of the most popular items in his store.  People feel extremely close to God, maybe ev...

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Norwich, Catholic
Christians and Muslims Alike Welcome Pope Francis' Trip to Iraq
EWTN will Begin Coverage with Pope Francis' Arrival in Iraq, March 5th at 6 am Eastern Time  Rome Newsroom, CNA- March 3, 2021 - Iraqi Christians and Muslims alike have expressed excitement for Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to Iraq, an aid worker based in Erbil told CNA this wee...

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CT Catholic Conference Executive Director Speaks Out to Stop Assisted Suicide
A proposal will be heard in a public hearing this Friday before the Connecticut Legislature’s Public Health Committee that would allow doctors and others to help our fellow brothers and sisters take their own lives without safeguards and often through painful means. In this video, Chris Healy,...

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Host a Parish Book Club

Posted on February 25, 2021 in: News

Host a Parish Book Club
After meeting author Jim Sano at the final diocesan Book Club session, many participants were motivated to start a book club in their own parish. The author of the book “The Father’s Son” encouraged the participants to help evangelize by sharing their faith through love of literatu...

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Norwich, Catholic
Mystic Teaches Message of God’s Encompassing Love
Although mystic, spiritual guide and visionary Julian of Norwich died 600 years ago, her writings reveal a powerful message for us today – God looks on all of us with great love.   “Julian of Norwich saw in God only love and in the context of this wrote her famous quote, &ls...

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Help Stop State-Sponsored Suicide: Sign the Petition
Help Stop State-Sponsored Suicide    Politicians in Hartford are again considering assisted suicide legislation. The Public Health Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly is considering legalizing a form of suicide in our state commonly referred to as "aid-in-dying"...

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Pro-Life, Catholic, ProLife
The Humility of Dust - February Bishop's Column
February 2021 Four County Catholic The Humility of Dust   My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Lent is nearly upon us. It begins with a simple mark of ashes on our forehead and a reminder of our own mortality. “Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return.&rd...

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Ash Wednesday Will Look Different This Year
Pandemic safety protocols bring changes to the distribution of ashes. This year you will notice some differences in the distribution of ashes. The changes are being implemented during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic to ensure the safety of both the clergy and faithful. Catholics around the wo...

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Resources to Help You on Your Lenten Journey
During Lent, we prepare for the celebration of Christ’s resurrection through prayer and reflection. We contemplate the promised Second Coming of Jesus as Savior. And amid the flurry of preparations, we look for practical ways to observe the holiness of the season in our everyday lives. ...

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What's New in the February Four County Catholic
The latest issue of the Four County Catholic is available now, and is filled cover to cover with news from within the Diocese of Norwich.   Lent with a Different Look Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 17. Changes to the distribution of ashes are being made this year to ensur...

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More Employment Opportunities in Education
It's that time of year - back to school for teachers and support staff. There are a few positions that have not been filled - See the link below.     There are a number of schools in the diocese that are looking for teachers and administrators.    Openings are posted weekly. NorwichDiocese.org/Employment.   Bookmark the site and check back often.   Please share with educators that you know.

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Twenty Years on from 9/11, How a NYC Firefighter Became a Catholic Priest
It’s been 20 years since the attacks of September 11, the most devastating terrorist attack in recorded history. If you were old enough, it’s likely you remember exactly where you were when you first learned of the attacks. Maybe you watched them, in real time, on the news. Maybe you learned about them from your parents when they picked you up from school that day. Tom Colucci was a lieutenant in the NYC Fire Department, and one of the first responders that fateful day. This week on CNA Newsroom, Tom shares his memories of September 11th. He says the witness ...

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The Story of EWTN: From Garage Startup to Global Catholic TV Network
In honor of EWTN’s 40th anniversary, CNA shares some of the miraculous occurrences that aided the Catholic network’s early success. Listen to the podcast here, or on your favorite app:   CNA Newsroom · Ep. 109: The Story of EWTN - From Garage Startup to Global Catholic TV Network    

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Church-Declared Holy Legion of Mary Members on Their Way to Sainthood
FRANK DUFF, Servant of God, born in Dublin, Ireland June 7, 1889 the eldest of seven children. In 1916 at the age of 27 he published his first pamphlet, “Can We Be Saints?” In it he expressed one of the strongest convictions of his life, namely, that all without exception are called to be saints and that through our Catholic Faith we have available all the means necessary to attain this. In 1917 he came to know the Treatise of St. Louis Marie de Montfort on the “True Devotion of Jesus through Mary,” a work which changed his life completely. On Sept. ...

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