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Articles By: Renee Stamatis

Two New Principals Named

BRIDGEPORT—Dr. Steven Cheeseman, Superintendent of Catholic School in the Diocese of Bridgeport has announced the new principals for St. Aloysius School in New Canaan, and St. Rose of Lima School in Newtown.

Dr. Alfone Named Principal of St. Aloysius School

NEW CANAAN—Dr. John R. Alfone has been named Read More ››

Go Against the Grain

STEUBENVILLE, OHIO—What does it mean to be an analog Christian in a digital world?

A digital clock shows every minute separately, each abrupt and independent from the one before and the one after. An analog clock, however, displays time as an unbroken relationship, each minute depending on Read More ››

Whose Am I?

FAIRFIELD—The summer that a person graduates from high school marks the beginning of one of the first big transitions of their life. All over the country, teenagers are looking at these next few months as their first taste of freedom, or a looming period of the Read More ››

Serving with Joy

WINNEBAGO—A few weeks ago, I went with my youth group from Saint Aloysius Parish in New Canaan on a mission trip to Nebraska. For an entire week, we did service work on the Native American Reservation of Winnebago.

Our time with the people of the Omaha and Read More ››

Goin’ Fishin’

FAIRFIELD—It’s summertime, and the fishing is easy! At least it was on the beautiful day recently for adults in the day program of St. Catherine Academy.

The adult students enjoyed a morning of recreation at the pond on Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens in Westport, followed by lunch on Read More ››

Reimagine RCIA!

WESTON—As we continue to encourage parishes to accept Bishop Caggiano’s Invitation to Lifelong Faith Formation, we are pleased to announce a workshop designed specifically for those who lead the RCIA process.
Many parishes are doing wonderful work with the RCIA program. And yet, oftentimes the neophytes don’t Read More ››

Pope: Fear Sin, Not Death

|   By Hannah Brockhaus | Catholic News Service
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VATICAN CITY—Catholics have no reason to fear death, because Christ the Lord has power over death; instead, they should fear sin, which hardens and kills the soul, Pope Francis said Sunday.

“Jesus is the Lord, and before Him physical death is like sleep: there is no reason Read More ››

Humanae Vitae symposium set

STAMFORD—Fifty years ago, Pope Paul VI issued his seventh and last encyclical, Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life), which upheld the Church’s teaching against artificial birth control, reaffirmed the sanctity of life and marital love, and emphasized the importance of responsible parenthood. The encyclical incited an immediate Read More ››

Making Room for God’s Love

A 2016 poll of 4,500 “practicing” Catholic adults by the Pew Research Center stated that just eight percent of respondents believed contraception is morally wrong, while a whopping 89 percent said it was either morally acceptable or not a moral issue at all.

Shocking? Absolutely. Misguided? Totally. Read More ››