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New England Bishops Describe Ad Limina Meeting with Pope
Bishop Cote, (on the right of the photo) along with other New England Bishops, met with Pope Francis in the papal library. The two-hour meeting took place on November 7th as part of the “ad limina” visits to the Vatican to pray at the tombs of the apostles and report on the status of their dioceses.  By Cindy Wooden Catholic Herald Bishops from New England have shared with Pope Francis some of the joys, challenges and sufferings of the church in the Northeast and, really, throughout the United States, bishops said. Nearing the end of their “...

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Saint Joseph School Greets Holiday Shoppers, Serves Breakfast
FCC News Desk St. Joseph School in North Grosvenordale recently held its inaugural Holiday Shopping Event in conjunction with a morning breakfast on Sunday, November 3. Altogether, there were 24 local vendors that attracted numerous breakfast patrons for a head start on the holiday shopping season.  Vendors had their merchandise for sale from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., while the breakfast was held in the school cafeteria from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Net proceeds from the Breakfast/Holiday Shopping Event totaled $3,829. “As with other fun...

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Bishop Cote in Rome to Meet with Pope Francis
Bishop Michael R. Cote, along with other bishops from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont began their “ad limina” visits with Pope Francis and Vatican officials November 4, 2019. An “ad limina apostolorum” visit is a papal meeting required for every diocesan bishop in the world to provide an update on the state of one’s diocese. The trip to Rome, usually made together with all the bishops from a country or region, also serves as a pilgrimage to “the threshold of the apostles,” giving th...

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Cardinal O’Malley to U.S. Bishops: Ask for Grace at St. Peter’s Tomb
By Courtney Mares Vatican City (CNA) - In St. Peter’s Basilica Thursday, Cardinal Sean O’Malley asked American bishops to pray for the grace to make a profession of faith, hope, and love at the tomb of St. Peter before meeting with Pope Francis. Cardinal O’Malley, the archbishop of Boston, and the other bishops from New England are in Rome for an ad limina apostolorum visit — a pilgrimage to “the threshold of the apostles” — in which they are meeting the pope and curial officials to discuss the state of their di...

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Service and Sacrifice:  Red, White and Blue Mass Honors Armed Forces
By Ryan Blessing Photos by Annette Hanrahan Men and women in uniform, from battle-tested veterans with decades of service to new cadets in the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and ROTC programs, lined the pews at the Cathedral of St. Patrick during the 28th annual Red, White and Blue Mass on Sunday, November 3. The Mass honored members of the Armed Services under the Department of Defense, as well as active, reserve and retired members of all the uniformed services. This year’s celebration also paid tribute to “Old Glory,” the popular moniker for the Americ...

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CCC Releases 12th Annual State of Abortion in Connecticut Report
Executive Summary 12th Annual State of Abortion Report   The Connecticut Catholic Conference continues to monitor the issue of abortion in Connecticut with the publication of its 12th annual The State of Abortion in Connecticut report. Throughout the years, this report has provided a concise overview of abortion trends in the state. The Conference hopes the information presented in this report will be informative and shape the public debate on this issue within Connecticut. CT Taxpayers Pay for 75% of Abortions in the State!     In 2018, the ...

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The Return- We Humbly Honor Our Veterans

Posted on November 06, 2019 in: News

The Return- We Humbly Honor Our Veterans
The Return “The Return,” an emotional depiction of a World War I soldier kneeling before a crucifix inside the Church of the Holy Innocents on West 37th and Broadway in lower Manhattan built in 1866. Both the crucifix and the church are still in place today. God of peace, we pray for those who have served our nation and have laid down their lives to protect and defend our freedom. We pray for those who have fought, whose spirits and bodies are scarred by war, whose nights are haunted by memories too painful for the light of day. We pray for those who se...

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U.S. Bishops Meeting Assembly to Be Live Streamed, Live Tweeted, Carried Via Satellite
  U.S. Bishops to Meet Nov. 11-13 in Baltimore; Will Elect New USCCB President, Vice President, Committee Chairs, and Vote on Seven Action Items; Assembly to Be Live Streamed, Live Tweeted, Carried Via Satellite   WASHINGTON—The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will gather for the 2019 Fall General Assembly in Baltimore, November 11-13. During the assembly, the bishops will elect a new president, vice president, and six committee chairs. They will also discuss and vote on seven action items. The assembly will begin with ...

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USCCB Launches National Civility Effort through 2020 Election
November 1, 2019 WASHINGTON - One year ahead of the 2020 national elections, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is launching a year-long initiative that invites Catholics to model civility, love for neighbor, and respectful dialogue. Civilize It: Dignity Beyond the Debate will ask Catholics to pledge civility, clarity, and compassion in their families, communities, and parishes, and call on others to do the same.  The initiative, which many dioceses are launching in parishes this weekend (November 2-3), is built on the recognition that every...

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Blessing of the Pets Invokes the Spirit of St. Francis of Assisi
The Feast of Saint Francis occurs each October and commemorates the life of Saint Francis, who was born in the 12th century and is the patron saint of all animals. Many churches celebrate and honor Saint Francis by offering services in which animals are blessed and prayed for. It is a day to give thanks to God for His wonderful works, Father Richard Brenton, Pastor of St. Andrews Colcehester, blessing the animals.

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