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Articles By: Renee Stamatis

Roundtable says church must ‘recruit, empower’ diverse lay leaders

ORLANDO, FLORIDA More than 100 Catholic leaders attending the Leadership Roundtable’s annual convening in Orlando said the church needs to go beyond “engaging laity” to “appointing, recruiting, promoting and empowering diverse lay leaders.”

“This requires laity and ordained being in right relationship as co-responsible for the mission” Read More ››

Rowing Towards God

|   Bishop’s reflection on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
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It is rare that I remember any of my dreams. Last night, however, was an exception. Towards 3:00 am, I woke up in the middle of a dream, vividly remembering one scene. It was an incident that happened last year when I visited a classmate’s summer Read More ››

Pope, English Church Leaders Offer Prayers After Manchester Arena attack

MANCHESTER, England—Pope Francis decried the “barbaric attack” on concertgoers in Manchester, adding his voice to Catholic leaders dismayed at what British officials said was the deadliest case of terrorism since 2005.

In a telegram sent to English church officials on Pope Francis’ behalf, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Read More ››

Jennings Beach Carnival

FAIRFIELD—Jennings Beach Carnival at South Benson Road, Fairfield, sponsored by Holy Family Parish, will be held Friday-Sunday, May 19 – 21 with rides and games, food, a free concert by School of Rock, and a chance to win over $30,000 in prizes!

When:
Friday, 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday, 1:00pm Read More ››

Trinity Catholic Program Teaches Students Financial Lessons for College

STAMFORD—Matthew Buchkowski knows tuition won’t be his only expense when he goes to college in a few months.

College students usually also have to pay for university fees, room and board, transportation, books, supplies, food, cellphone bills and numerous other personal expenses, including haircuts, laundry—the list goes Read More ››

Final Post-Synod Session Set for Saturday

|   Pictured: The Synod Celebration Mass attended by over 8,000 faithful at Webster Bank Arena on September 15, 2015.
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BRIDGEPORT—The journey for delegates of Synod 2014 will formally come to an end on Saturday, April 29, with a wrap-up session at Family Center of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Trumbull. It will be the fourth and final post-synod meeting to update delegates about the Read More ››

Lawrence W. Arszyla Sr.

BRIDGEPORT—Lawrence W. Arszyla Sr. age 76 of Bridgeport, beloved husband of 53 years to Janice Fazekas Arszyla passed away suddenly at home on Friday April 21, 2017. Born in Bridgeport, Conn. on September 23, 1940 to the late Joseph and Margaret York Arszyla.

Larry served in the Read More ››