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Church-Declared Holy Legion of Mary Members on Their Way to Sainthood
FRANK DUFF, Servant of God, born in Dublin, Ireland June 7, 1889 the eldest of seven children. In 1916 at the age of 27 he published his first pamphlet, “Can We Be Saints?” In it he expressed one of the strongest convictions of his life, namely, that all without exception are called to be saints and that through our Catholic Faith we have available all the means necessary to attain this. In 1917 he came to know the Treatise of St. Louis Marie de Montfort on the “True Devotion of Jesus through Mary,” a work which changed his life completely. On Sept. ...

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Twenty Years on from 9/11, How a NYC Firefighter Became a Catholic Priest
It’s been 20 years since the attacks of September 11, the most devastating terrorist attack in recorded history. If you were old enough, it’s likely you remember exactly where you were when you first learned of the attacks. Maybe you watched them, in real time, on the news. Maybe you learned about them from your parents when they picked you up from school that day. Tom Colucci was a lieutenant in the NYC Fire Department, and one of the first responders that fateful day. This week on CNA Newsroom, Tom shares his memories of September 11th. He says the witness ...

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The Story of EWTN: From Garage Startup to Global Catholic TV Network
In honor of EWTN’s 40th anniversary, CNA shares some of the miraculous occurrences that aided the Catholic network’s early success. Listen to the podcast here, or on your favorite app:   CNA Newsroom · Ep. 109: The Story of EWTN - From Garage Startup to Global Catholic TV Network    

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More Employment Opportunities in Education
It's that time of year - back to school for teachers and support staff. There are a few positions that have not been filled - See the link below.     There are a number of schools in the diocese that are looking for teachers and administrators.    Openings are posted weekly. NorwichDiocese.org/Employment.   Bookmark the site and check back often.   Please share with educators that you know.

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Pope Francis Urges Solidarity with Haiti After Devastating Earthquake
Vatican City, Aug 15 -- Pope Francis has called for international solidarity to alleviate suffering in Haiti following a major earthquake that killed hundreds on the island nation. “In recent hours a strong earthquake has occurred in Haiti, causing numerous deaths, injuries and extensive material damage. I wish to express my closeness to those dear people who have been hard hit by the earthquake,” Pope Francis said Aug. 15. “As I raise my prayers to the Lord for the victims, I address a word of encouragement to the survivors, desiring that the intern...

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Walking With Moms In Need: A Year of Service
WHAT IS WALKING WITH MOMS IN NEED? Walking with Moms in Need is a time of service in which Catholic parishes and communities "walk in the shoes" of local pregnant and parenting women in need. Everyone should know how to help moms in difficult circumstances. While not trying to turn Catholic parishes into pregnancy centers, we can support local pregnancy centers where they exist, and we can also find and share other resources with pregnant and parenting women. And where there are few local resources, we can create our own, based on the gi...

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Gallery: 2021 Blessing of the Fleet

Posted on August 05, 2021 in: News

Gallery: 2021 Blessing of the Fleet
Click the photo below to be taken to a gallery page for the 2021 Blessing of the Fleet  

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U.S. Bishops’ Chairmen Respond to House Vote to Force Taxpayers to Fund Elective Abortions
July 29, 2021 WASHINGTON - Today, the House voted 219 to 208 in favor of H.R. 4502, a package of appropriations bills that currently excludes the 46-year-old Hyde Amendment and other longstanding, bipartisan provisions like the Weldon Amendment. Eliminating these provisions would force taxpayers to pay for elective abortions and would have the effect of forcing health care providers and professionals to perform and refer for abortion against their deeply-held beliefs, as well as forcing employers and insurers to cover and pay for abortion.  Cardinal Timothy ...

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A Tradition Continues: Blessing of the Fleet
Fishing boats in Stonington’s fleet headed out toward the harbor’s breakwater on Sunday, July 25, after a brief rain shower so the fishermen could complete a tradition that they have observed for decades. The Blessing of the Fleet remembers local fishermen who have died at sea and honors the vessels -- along with their captains, owners, crews, and families -- that will go out to sea in the year ahead. The blessing is the culmination of a weekend of events surrounding it in Stonington Borough. There was a 5K race and walk on Friday in the Borough, followed ...

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Norwich, Mass, Catholic
A ‘True Living Medieval Experience’
Catholic University students replicate Notre Dame cathedral architecture  Washington D.C. (CNA) - Students and professors at the Catholic University of America (CUA) are building a full-scale truss replicating that which was destroyed in a 2019 fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.  On the lawn in front of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., students and professors at the university are working with the architecture non-profit Handhouse Studio to create a wooden truss, a roofing framework. The truss has the ...

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