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Bishop Frank J. Caggiano—HOLY WEEK, 2019

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Chrism Mass
Holy Thursday April 18, 10 am
St. Augustine Cathedral, Bridgeport

CHRISM MASS—One of the most beautiful and solemn liturgies of the year, the Chrism Mass celebrates the anniversary of that day the when Christ bestowed the Priesthood on Read More ››

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Pope Francis on Palm Sunday

Vatican City, Apr 14, 2019 / 04:37 am (CNA).- On Palm Sunday, Pope Francis warned against the temptation of “triumphalism,” encouraging Catholics to follow Jesus’s way of humility and obedience exemplified in His Passion.

“Joyful acclamations at Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem, followed by his humiliation. Festive cries Read More ››

Stamford students honored in DAR essay contest

|   By Erin Kayata | Stamford Advocate
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STAMFORD—Nineteen city students were recently honored for their history-based writing in the Stamford Daughters of the American Revolution American Essay Contest.

“We want to promote history, education of kids and patriotism,” said Katie Sumner, DAR chapter regent and contest judge. “The quality of the essays were nice.”

The Read More ››

Holiness

|   Commentary By Thomas H. Hicks
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The Second Vatican Council stressed the essential need in the Church for “stirring up a hunger for holiness” (cf. Lumen Gentium). What is the meaning of this “holiness” the Council calls for? One can wonder why God seeks a contact with human beings in the first Read More ››

God will provide

|   Commentary By Joe Pisani
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My mother always said, “God will provide,” but I can’t say that I always believed her. She usually said it the day my father got laid off from his job as a carpenter because winter had set in and there wasn’t enough work to go around, Read More ››

SHU’s 53rd Commencement Honorees

FAIRFIELD—Entrepreneur, inventor and philanthropist, Brian Hamilton ’87, will deliver the commencement address at Sacred Heart University’s 53rd undergraduate commencement exercises on Sunday, May 12, at 10 a.m. He will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, degree. Sr. Rosemary Donley, professor, Jacques Laval Endowed Chair Read More ››

Trinity Catholic’s Anderson Signs Letter of Intent to Play College Football at Franklin Pierce College

STAMFORD— Anthony Anderson, four-year standout football player at Trinity Catholic, has signed a Letter of Intent to play collegiate football at D-2 school, Franklin Pierce University, Trinity Catholic High School announced today.

Anthony was joined by over a dozen teammates, family, his football coach Donny Panapada and Read More ››

Disability rights activists protest assisted suicide

|    Christine Rousselle | Catholic News Agency
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WASHINGTON D.C.—As multiple states consider assisted suicide legislation, disability activists are speaking out, saying the bills are slippery slopes that put the lives of people with disabilities at risk.

Connecticut lawmakers are now considering HB 5898, “An Act Concerning Aid In Dying For Terminally Ill Patients,” which Read More ››