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What a Sick Person Needs, Besides Medical Care, is Love
"The pleas of gravely ill persons who sometimes ask for death are not to be understood as implying a true desire for euthanasia; in fact it is almost always a case of an anguished plea for help and love. What a sick person needs, besides medical care, is love, the human and supernatural warmth with which the sick person can and ought to be surrounded by those close to him or her, parents and children, doctors and nurses."[283]     The sick person who feels surrounded by a loving human and Christian presence does not give way to depression and ang...

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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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Busy Weekend for Pro-Life Activities
There are a number of Pro-Life activities going on throughout the state this weekend.   The monthly Diocesan Pro-Life Mass will take place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Saturday, November 2 at 8:30 A.M. Please join our celebrant Fr. Ray Introvigne at Mass as we pray to end abortion and for the healing for those who have had an abortion. Following the Mass, the Rosary will be prayed both at the Cathedral and Planned Parenthood. A brunch in the Cathedral Hall will follow the Rosary this month.   This weekend concludes the 40 Day...

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Advocating for Life: 2019 CT Pro-Life Conference
Are you interested in learning how to effectively advocate for pro-life concerns in CT?   The CT Catholic Conference, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition- USA (www.epcc.ca), and Family Institute of CT are jointly sponsoring this event in collaboration with Pro-Life Ministry of the Archdiocese of Hartford.  It is a day of workshops and discussions on November 2, 2019 at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol. The St. Paul Catholic High School Pro-Life Club, recipients of the 2019 CT Right to Life Agnes Giannini Youth Award, will also be involved. Regist...

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Treasures of the Church

Posted on October 17, 2019 in: News, ProLife

Treasures of the Church
Often times hidden, they can be found in the most unexpected places By Wayne Gignac Saint Lawrence, a deacon under Pope Sixtus II during the reign of the Emperor Valerian, was given three days by the Roman Prefect to bring to the imperial palace the treasures of the Church. Quickly Lawrence sold off all the vessels and distributed the money to the widows, the sick and the poor. After three days had elapsed, he returned but he did not return alone.  The imperial forces, greedily expecting to see gold, silver, and precious jewels, were enraged when the humble deac...

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Legal Assisted Suicide Puts People with Disabilities at Risk, Report Finds
Oct-16-2019  Washington D.C. (CNA) - Leaders in the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops applauded the National Council on Disability for its recent research on the risks of assisted suicide for people with disabilities. “Every suicide is a human tragedy, regardless of the age, incapacity, or social/economic status of the individual,” said Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, and Bishop Frank Dewane of Venice, Florida. Naumann is chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Dewane heads the Committee on Dome...

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OFF TO A GREAT START !

Posted on October 04, 2019 in: 40DaysForLife, ProLife

OFF TO A GREAT START !
Thanks to a number of parishes and churches, and hard-working pro-life reps, we began our 40 Days For Life campaign with a great turnout. Following the kick-off Vigil Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, prayer warriors were out and about at 12 Case St. early the next morning. Even though we didn’t have the first day adopted by a parish, we still managed to cover the hours. Many thanks to the parishioners from St. John’s in Uncasville, St. Matthias in East Lyme, St. Agnes in Niantic, St. Michaels in Pawcatuck, All Saints in Somers, St. Patrick’s Cathe...

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October is Respect Life Month- Read Bishop Cote's Column
Respect Life Month Although we must cherish, protect, and defend human life year-round, the Catholic Church in the United States sets aside each October as Respect Life Month, and the first Sunday of October is observed as Respect Life Sunday. As Catholics, we are called to cherish, defend, and protect those who are most vulnerable, from the beginning of life to its end, and at every point in between. During the month of October, the Church asks us to reflect more deeply on the dignity of every human life.  Bishop Cotes Column from the October Four...

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Parishes "Adopt a Day"

Posted on October 01, 2019 in: 40DaysForLife, ProLife

Parishes "Adopt a Day"
The 40 Days for Life Campaign continues in front of the Planned Parenthood office on 12 Case Street in Norwich. Parishes within the Diocese have chosen to  ‘Adopt-A-Day’ for parishioners come out and pray, fast, and participate in this peaceful community outreach to preserve the lives of unborn children alive in their mothers’ wombs. Contact your parish and find out who your Pro-Life representative is or go to 40DaysForLife.com/Norwich and sign up. More info can be found at NorwichDiocese.org/40DaysforLife   Here are a list of...

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A Peaceful Protest-40 Days for Life Begins
Homilist, Reverend Jeffrey Ellis Delivers Inspiring Message at the September 24th Vigil Mass to Kickoff the 40 Days for Life Campaign in the Diocese of Norwich.  Press Play to view the Highlights of the Mass. This year, the 40 DAYS FOR LIFE campaign runs from Wednesday, September 25th through Sunday, November 3rd. It is hoped that you will join Pro-Life people of all faiths by praying, fasting, and signing-up to attend the 40 DAYS FOR LIFE peaceful prayer vigil held outside Planned Parenthood, 12 Case Street, Norwich. Never done it before? There’s nothi...

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