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Stations of the Cross from the Cathedral of Saint Patrick
  The Stations of the Cross began as the practice of pious pilgrims to Jerusalem who would retrace the final journey of Jesus Christ to Calvary. Later, for the many who wanted to pass along the same route, but could not make the trip to Jerusalem, a practice developed that eventually to...

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Online Resources Abound for the Faithful
FCC News Desk The new restrictions on public gathering and the enforcement of social distancing rules have affected us all, but online tools are freely availalbe to help Catholics remain connected to their faith in myriad different ways.   The Diocese of Norwich and its Office of Commu...

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Live Stream of Urbi et Orbi Blessing from St. Peter Square 1 pm Friday
All the faithful are invited to join Pope Francis on Friday, March 27 for a special Urbi et Orbi blessing. The prayer and blessing will be broadcast by Vatican News at 6pm Rome time, 1pm EDT, 12pm CDT, 11am MDT, and 10am PDT. The Holy Father will grant to all who participate in the livestream a Plen...

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Miraculous Crucifix Moved to St. Peter’s Square for Pope Francis' ‘Urbi et Orbi’ Blessing 
Vatican City, Mar 25, 2020 / 03:10 pm (CNA) - The miraculous crucifix at which Pope Francis prayed Sunday for an end to the coronavirus has been taken down from its altar and transported to St. Peter's Square, so it can be present on Friday during the pontiff's benediction "Urbi et...

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Check Out What's New in the 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.   Vocations Corner Deacon Michael Bovino reflects on his call to the priesthood in the first of a series of columns by our seminarians. &nbs...

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Good Hygiene Slows the Spread of Infection
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, health authorities have been urging us to pay attention to our hand hygiene — and for good reason. Washing your hands with soap and water is one of our cheapest forms of infection control, and also one of the most effective. It signif...

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Prayer
Special Indulgences Granted to the Faithful in the Current Pandemic
N. 200320c Friday 20.03.2020 Decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary on the granting of special Indulgences to the faithful in the current pandemic The gift of special Indulgences is granted to the faithful suffering from COVID-19 disease, commonly known as Coronavirus, as well as to health ...

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COVID-19
Pope Francis Calls for Prayer in Light of Pandemic
On Sunday, March 22, Pope Francis invited all Christians throughout the world, of all denominations, to unite in prayer by offering an Our Father at Noon on March 25, the Solemnity of the Annunciation. He also will give a special blessing to the world on Friday, March 27, delivering an&nbs...

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New Program to Report Sexual Misconduct Involving U.S. Bishops Launched
Hartford – In May 2019, Pope Francis released his apostolic letter, Vos estis lux mundi (“You are the light of the world”) to address the issue of sexual abuse and bishop accountability in the global Catholic Church. Vos estis calls upon the metropolitan archbishops to receive and ...

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Click Here: Coronavirus Resources, Information and Updates to Diocesan Events
The Diocese has created a special page for information about Masses and Church events affected by the coronavirus.    Bookmark and Visit NorwichDiocese.org/Coronavirus to stay Up-to-Date   Note: The Temporary Suspension of the Public Celebration of Mass in the Diocese of...

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