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National Council of Catholic Women Convention Six women from the Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women attended the 98th Annual Convention of the National Council of Catholic Women.  They joined with more than 500 women and 42 priests from throughout the United States in Pittsburgh, PA ...


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Bishop Addresses Recent Events in Pastoral Letter
Bishop Michael R. Cote, D.D. addressed parishioners throughout the Diocese in a pastoral letter read and/or distributed at all masses this weekend.  See letter below and links to the Office for Safe Environments Statement and webpage.   August 21, 2018   My Dear Bro...


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The U.S. bishops urge our participation each Friday in a nationwide Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life, August 3–September 28. Participants will receive weekly email or text reminders to pray and fast, along with little-known facts about Roe v. Wade to share with others. Sign up at ...


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WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement noting the steps the U.S. Bishops Conference will take in addressing the failures of the Church in protecting the people ...


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Humanae Vitae- The Timeless Teaching from the Church on Marital Love
July 25, 2018 marked the Fiftieth Anniversary of Blessed Paul VI's landmark encyclical Humanae Vitae. Written in a turbulent era, the encyclical was prophetic in what it stated about human sexuality and the transmission of life. The document is counter-cultural and it is a&nb...


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NDCCW Choose Keynote Speaker for Convention
Sister Elissa Rinere, C.P.,J.C.D. Chancellor of the Diocese of Norwich will be the Keynote Speaker at 2018 Convention Sister Elissa Rinere, C.P. is a member of the Sisters of the Cross and Passion.  She is originally from New York City, but has lived most of her religious life in New...


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Bishop Ordains Three Permanent Deacons
In Service to the Church     Article by Edyta Wolk Photos by Marie Wynn On July 14 at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick, three men were ordained to the order of the permanent diaconate. Bishop Michael R. Cote, D.D. welcomed candidates Dan D’Amelio, Bryan Jones, and Kim...


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Francis J. Gilbert Ordained to the Priesthood
Laborer for the Vineyard Article by Edyta Wolk Photos by Wayne Gignac Family, friends, and Catholics from around the Diocese of Norwich joyfully celebrated as Bishop Michael R. Cote, D.D. ordained Francis John Gilbert to the holy priesthood on June 30 at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick. Man...


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Graduation 2018
100% of the Mercy High School Class of 2018 accepted to go on to higher education “There is not a part of society where Mercy women don’t exert their influence and bring about change.”  Sister Mary A. McCarthy, RSM, President, Mercy High School “We have learned...


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Memorial Day 2018
We Remember “In this sacred space we honor our military men and women with this Votive Mass for the Preservation and Protection of Peace and Justice. Those who defend our country and defend our freedoms do so not to be aggressive but to protect our freedoms and justice. May all who have fou...


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