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A Friend of God

|   By Thomas Hicks
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Msgr. John Sanders died January 6, 2019 (Feast of the Epiphany).

John Sanders was always known as the priest who played with the Duke Ellington Band. His relationship with Duke Ellington went much deeper than that.

Here are some words Duke Ellington wrote about John Sanders: “John Sanders Read More ››

Father Carducci D’Amico, 83

BRIDGEPORT—Reverend Carducci D’Amico, born on November 1, 1935, returned to his Heavenly Father on Friday, November 23, 2018 in Cercemaggiore, in the province of Campobasso. Italy.

“Many in the Bridgeport area fondly remember Fr. D’Amico for his energy, vision and commitment to the renewal of St. Margaret Read More ››

Adoption builds families

|   By Ellen McGinness
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BRIDGEPORT—For 102 years, Catholic Charities of Fairfield County (CCFC) has provided services for expectant parents and adoptive families. Over the last century the program’s core focus has remained the same: to help those who choose to build their family through adoption, and to help the expectant Read More ››

Bishop provides update on Accountability Report

My Brothers and Sisters in the Lord:

In my letter of September 7, 2018, I announced the urgent need for administrative action with regards to the current crisis in the Church. Several initiatives have already begun and additional initiatives are planned. I am pleased to take this Read More ››

St. Rose Hosts Documentary Screening

|   By Eliza Hallabeck | The Newtown Bee
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NEWTOWN—St Rose of Lima Church hosted a film screening of Lessons from a School Shooting: Notes from Dunblane and a discussion, on October 22.

A description on the film’s website, lessonsfromaschoolshooting.com, explains, “Following the Peabody Award-winning Newtown documentary, Lessons from a School Shooting: Notes from Dunblane depicts Read More ››

Quick Wins in Faith Formation

BRIDGEPORT—“We’re not watering down formation by using digital methods,” said Rose-Talbot Babey, director of parish engagement for the Diocese of Bridgeport. “The expectation is still high.”

The Office of Faith Formation for the Diocese of Bridgeport hosted a “Quick Wins for Faith Formation” session on October 26, Read More ››

N.D. celebrates seniors

FAIRFIELD—Notre Dame Fairfield Girls’ Soccer celebrated the accomplishments of their Senior players on Saturday, October 20th before their last regular season home game against Norwich Free Academy. Prior to the game, the five seniors and their families were announced during a pre-game ceremony. Speeches were read Read More ››

Blessing of Animals

NORWALK—The Blessing of Animals has become a much anticipated and favorite tradition at St. Matthew Parish in Norwalk to commemorate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi and commend our beloved pets to the protection of our heavenly Father.

Beginning at 3 pm last Sunday (October7) in Read More ››

40 Days for Life

DANBURY—The “40 Days for Life Vigil” will be observed within the Diocese of Bridgeport from September 26 to November 4.

“Our community will unite with many others from coast to coast—and internationally—for a major simultaneous pro-life mobilization—the 40 Days for Life campaign,” said Christine Murphy of Danbury Read More ››

Welcome Back Lancers!

FAIRFIELD—On Saturday, August 25th, the Athletic Association hosted its first Welcome Back event. The purpose of this event was to welcome new families to Notre Dame and welcome back athletes and coaches at the start of the fall sports season. The event was free to all Read More ››

Victims hurt by lack of compassion

|   By Zita Ballinger Fletcher | Catholic News Services
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WASHINGTON—Sexual assault victims say they were hurt not only by individual priests, but by church officials and ordinary Catholics who treated them with intolerance and indifference.

Four survivors of sexual assaults by priests shared their stories with Catholic News Service. They are: Jim VanSickle and Mike McDonnell Read More ››

2000 Hail Marys

STAMFORD—Every first Saturday of the month at Saint Gabriel Parish in Stamford, 30-40 devotees gather to pray 2000 Hail Marys between 6:00 am and 4:00 pm in the St. Philip Neri Chapel to “honor and praise the Immaculate Heart of Mary,” says coordinator, Tess Senerador of Read More ››