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Posted on February 15, 2020 in: News, Vocations

Vocations Corner
Father Gregory Galvin, Director of Priestly Vocations During New Year’s week, more than 8,500 Catholic college students, Focus Missionaries, priests and religious from across the country and around the world gathered for a four-and-a-half-day national conference on the Catholic faith. It...

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Making Lent a Season to Welcome and Not Dread
The Lenten season in the Catholic Church is a time when we focus on fasting, sacrifice and prayer. The truth is that most people don’t look forward to doing so for 40 days. Giving up candy, screen time or your favorite celebratory beverage is really not something we ever desire or feel motivat...

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St. Vincent De Paul Place Gets Generous Donation
Saint Vincent De Paul Place in Norwich recently received a generous donation from ConnectiCare to support energy efficient upgrades to their facility. ConnectiCare presented a $4,234.43 donation to St. Vincent de Paul Place on Jan. 30 in collaboration with the Connecticut Neighborhood A...

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Pope Francis' Amazon Exhortation Calls for Holiness
By Courtney Mares Vatican City (CNA) - Pope Francis published his response to the Vatican’s 2019 Amazon synod in an apostolic exhortation Wednesday. Despite widespread speculation following the synod, the pope does not call for married priests, but seeks to expand "horizons b...

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Amber Grace Smith’s Lasting Gift
Few of us know the pain of losing a child. As a parent of three, I cannot imagine having to send one of them home to be with God, yet I know that every year, thousands of parents fight through the pain of just that as childhood cancer claims another life. In all my life, I have never met a more fait...

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The Diocese of Norwich Marches for Life!
People of all ages from our Diocese trekked the 400 miles to Washington D.C. to join in supporting the voiceless, the most vulnerable, the innocent unborn children of God in their mothers wombs. The March for Life peacefully expresses our enthusiastic and loving witness to the inherent dignity of ev...

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Jubilarians Renew Vows at Mass for Consecrated Life
Those who have devoted their lives to God’s calling gathered to celebrate and renew that commitment at the Mass of Thanksgiving for the Gift of Consecrated Life on February 2nd at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich. Six Jubilarians marked anniversaries of between 25 and 65 years of con...

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The Coming Together of Heaven and Earth at Mass- A Video Representation
The Veil Removed is a moving 5 minute video that reveals the coming together of heaven and earth at Mass, as seen by saints and mystics, revealed by scripture and in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.   Enjoy and share. What love is there like to that of Jesus Christ? He chose...

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The Catholic Faith of Kobe Bryant

Posted on January 30, 2020 in: News

The Catholic Faith of Kobe Bryant
Catholic News Agency Basketball superstar Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash in Southern California, along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. Bryant, the father of four, was Catholic. In all nine people were killed in the Jan. 26 crash. Bryant, 41, is widely considered one...

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Another Year of Gratitude for ACA Donors and Ministries
Each year, the members of our diocesan family come together to support the Annual Catholic Appeal as best they can, by donating their hard-earned money throughout the year. With the close of 2019, we are happy to report that we have received a total of $2,522,300.25 in gifts and pledges. While we...

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