NEW HAVEN – A lecture by Judge Marta Cartabia, of the Constitutional Court of Italy, could have been titled "Surprise Pope," according to Professor Mary Ann Glendon, a speaker at the April 14 event.
That is because Judge Cartabia traced the ways the thought of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, expressed in his speeches, shatters the stereotyped images of him. Her talk, titled "A Journey with Benedict XVI through the Spirit of Constitutionalism," were part of the Judge Guido Calabresi Fellowship in Religion and Law at the St. Thomas More Catholic Center at Yale University. The talk was sponsored by The Lehrman Institute.
Archbishop Henry J. Mansell takes scissors to a ribbon to signify the formal opening and dedication of the St. Gianna Pregnancy Resource Center in New Haven on April 21 as Ivana Solsbury, who chairs the center’s board of directors, in white suit, and others applaud.
The center is designed to be a source of material and nonmaterial aid for expectant mothers and their unborn children, through and after birth, and to fathers.
It is located at the corner of Whitney Avenue and Trumbull Street.
A reception followed the dedication and blessing. (Photo by Mary Chalupsky)
Presence. "For over a century," the National Council of Catholic Bishops Pastoral Letter "Empowered by the Spirit" opens, "the Catholic campus ministry in our country, empowered by the Spirit, has been forming communities of faith which witness to the presence of the risen Christ."
The priest chaplains, lay ministers, faculty advisors and student members convince by their presence and their actions, explains John Campbell, "that God is in the equation, that God is an option and that we are who we are because of our faith in God."
Mr. Campbell serves as lay chaplain at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. He works as part of a network of college ministries coordinated by Father Michael Dolan as its director. In the Archdiocese of Hartford, 13 colleges have officially recognized campus ministries. Their missions are similar, but the nature of each campus makes each ministry unique.
WEST HARTFORD – New York State’s top psychiatrist will be at Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center on May 5 for a discussion on how to help families struggling with a loved one’s emotional or mental health crisis. Dr. Lloyd Sederer, medical director of the New York State Office of Mental Health, will present a program titled "Navigating Mental Health: A Tale of Two Families."
Dr. Sederer will discuss questions such as:
- Where do you turn when a family member exhibits signs of emotional instability?
NEW HAVEN – Few customs or traditions have endured for longer than a millennium, but the use of icons in Russia is among them.
In its newest exhibition, "Windows into Heaven: Russian Icons & Treasures," the Knights of Columbus Museum shares share more than 225 examples of Russian Orthodox iconography, along with other liturgical and devotional items. The show runs through April 27, 2014.
Conventual Franciscan Friar Peter Tremblay of St. Paul Parish in Kensington expounds on the Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32) on April 27 during the Catholic Biblical School’s workshop on "The Word Made Fresh."
Scriptural scholar Celia Sirois, who teaches at St. John Seminary in Brighton, Mass., pictured at the podium, was the guest lecturer.
The purpose of the free workshop was to help participants to think carefully about the process of evangelization so that they could better communicate the good news of the Gospel to a new generation.
The Catholic Biblical School is a program of the Archdiocese of Hartford’s Office of Religious Education and Evangelization.
Reflecting on the effective evangelization of St. Paul in his day, Ms. Sirois said she often wonders, "What would Paul have put into a 144-character Tweet to get across the salvation story of Christ?" (Photo by Bob Mullen/The Catholic Photographer)