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How the Early Christians Lived Their Lives: 5 Ways to be a Witness Today
The book “The Example of the First Christians,” published in 2023 by the University of Navarra, examines the early followers of Jesus of Nazareth, whose lives continue to inspire and resonate with Catholics of all times, including today. The book’s author, Gabriel Larrauri, expl...

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Pope Francis Appoints American Priest to Role in Vatican’s Highest Court
Pope Francis has appointed a Catholic priest from the Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania, as an officer of the Vatican’s highest court. The Holy See Press Office announced on March 5 that Monsignor Shane L. Kirby has been named the substitute promoter of justice of the Supreme Tribunal of th...

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It's Not Too Late to Have Dinner with Jesus!
Dinner with Jesus Keynote Speaker, 'the Catholic Evangelista' Sonja Corbitt March 13, 2024 5:30-9 PM Georgina's, 275 Boston Turnpike, Bolton   Sonja Corbitt is the Catholic Evangelista and creator of “the best modernization of lectio,” the LOVE the Word&r...

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Vatican on France’s Abortion Amendment: There Cannot Be a ‘Right’ To Take a Human Life
Vatican City -  France has become the first country in the world to enshrine the right to abortion in its basic law, a move that has been staunchly opposed by the French bishops and by the Vatican.  “The Pontifical Academy for Life reiterates that precisely in the era of univ...

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New Telescope is Changing Ideas About How Universe Began, Speakers Say
Astronomy helps explain "what kind of universe we live in and how, in a sense, the universe is put together -- whether it's one that's full of life, or whether we are, in some sense, the sole ark carrying all life through space and time," a Catholic astrochemist told Catholic News ...

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Writing Contest for High School Seniors
The Four County Catholic is inviting Catholic high school seniors to participate in the FAITH Catholic Fr. Charles Irvin Writing Scholarship contest.   The winner will receive a check for $1,500.   Students may contact a Catholic school teacher, parish youth minister,...

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Pope Francis: Lent is a Time to Encounter Wild Beasts and Angels
Vatican City-  On the first Sunday of Lent, Pope Francis focused his Angelus address on the temptation of Jesus in the desert to highlight that it is an invitation for us to enter the proverbial desert to come “in contact with the truth.” Observing that during the 40 days in the ...

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Program Awakens Retreatants to Holy Spirit’s Presence in Their Lives
“God loves us more than we love ourselves…not only when we’re holy. He loves us simply because of who we are.” With these words, Jean Soder, a member of the Awakening Team set the tone for a day of retreat for people across the Diocese who will be received into the fullne...

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Save The Date: Steubenville NYC 2024 To Be Held in July
STEUBENVILLE NYC 2024 - HIGH SCHOOL Join 3,000 teens from throughout the U.S. for three days of fellowship, faith, the sacraments, and awesome music at Steubenville NYC on Friday July 26 – Sunday July 28, 2024.  More info online at lifeteen.com/events/steubenville-eas...

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The Courage of Christian Martyrs is a Blessing for Everyone, Pope Says
The Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network, formerly known as the Apostleship of Prayer, released the pope's prayer intention for the month of March, which is dedicated to modern martyrs as witnesses to Christ.   VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Christians who never renounce their love for Christ a...

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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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