In this “First Things” blog entry, nationally syndicated columnist and Catholic theologian George Weigel reviews “Aggiornamento on the Hill of Janus,” the new book by Msgr. Stephen DiGiovanni, pastor of the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist in Stamford.
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Here’s the first look at “Sharing God’s Gift, Transforming Lives,” the 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) video. This year’s video includes an introduction and closing remarks from Bishop Frank J. Caggiano, and interviews with many faithful and fascinating people throughout the diocese.
Walking with Purpose is not your grandmother’s Bible study group. Founded in Maryland in 2002 by a young mother and Catholic convert who was looking for material that was relevant to her situation.
By Beth Griffin Catholic News Service
The chasm between faith and life is the greatest challenge facing the Catholic Church today, Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin said at his installation Mass, and he urged the church to be salt for the earth so that the presence of Christ does not become “a comforting, nostalgic memory.”
A Safe Environment Training for parents will be offered by the Diocese of Bridgeport on Thursday January 12th, 2017 at the Catholic Center.
The middle school students of St. Theresa School in Trumbull recently honored some of our nation’s Veterans by creating and sending them Veteran’s Day cards. On November 11th, the students wrote to several veterans from both World War II and the Korean War.
The Diocese will formally launch its new Diocesan Leadership Institute with Evening Prayer and brief presentation on Encounter, Formation and Discipleship on Wednesday, January 11, 7:00pm at Assumption Church in Westport.
This week’s “Hometown Hero,” profiled on the popular TV News12 Connecticut feature, is Sally Kelman of Stamford, a long-time volunteer at New Covenant Center and a member of Temple Sinai in Stamford.
A trip to Rome isn’t something to be turned down. That’s what Msgr. Stephen DiGiovanni, of Stamford’s Basilica of St. John the Evangelist, said inspired him to write his latest book: “Aggiornamento on the Hill of Janus.”
St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Riverside will launch the first of four monthly talks on “Accompanying the Sick and Dying” (Strength for the Journey) on Sunday, January 8, 2017.
By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service
More than 3.9 million pilgrims visited and attended papal events, liturgies or prayer services during the Holy Year of Mercy in 2016, the Vatican said.
There was something missing from St. Mary’s on the city’s East Side, something that became more urgent as summer turned to fall and the subject of Christmas decorations came up. Until a few months ago, St. Mary’s was guided by the Rev. Matthew Bernelli who had been with the church about 12 years. During those years he set up an elaborate Nativity scene in front of the altar. But when he retired, that Nativity scene went with him.
While there are countless gestures of helping those less fortunate at the holidays, the young women who attend Lauralton Hall in Milford are dedicated to service throughout the year.