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As we celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the Archdiocese, we look back… on July 16, 1978 when the first Mass was held at St. Monica Church, Northford.
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Catholic Charities' CEO visits border, hears immigrants' stories of fleeing danger
Dominican Sister Donna Markham, president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA, and Bishop Edward J. Weisenburger of Tucson, Ariz., pray July 12 with a young family moments before they leave Casa Alitas,...

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Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus package meals for needy during provincial gathering
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HAMDEN – The Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus have packaged over 12,000 meals to be sent to needy families in South Africa.

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Pope attends funeral of cardinal who announced to world his election
Cardinal Angelo Sodano, dean of the College of Cardinals, celebrates the funeral Mass for French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican July 12. Cardinal Tauran, who announc...

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Guidelines needed for use of deconsecrated churches, cardinal says
Spanish artist Okuda San Miguel poses in 2015 for a picture at the decommissioned Santa Barbara church in Oviedo, Spain. Okuda presented his work "Kaos Temple," painted on the walls, vaults and glass ...

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Rich heritage: Black sisters, priests mark 50 years of shaping church
Women pose in 1969 outside the National Black Sisters' Conference headquarters in Washington. The organization's founding came out of a meeting of black sisters in August 1968 in Pittsburgh organized ...

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Duterte says he'll curb tirades, then tells bishops not to criticize him
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, right, greets Archbishop Romulo Valles of Davao, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, before a meeting inside the presidential palace...

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Catholic Charities' CEO visits border, hears immigrants' stories of fleeing danger
Catholic Charities' CEO visits border, hears immigrants' stories of fleeing danger
Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus package meals for needy during provincial gathering
Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus package meals for needy during provincial gathering
Pope attends funeral of cardinal who announced to world his election
Pope attends funeral of cardinal who announced to world his election
Guidelines needed for use of deconsecrated churches, cardinal says
Guidelines needed for use of deconsecrated churches, cardinal says
Rich heritage: Black sisters, priests mark 50 years of shaping church
Rich heritage: Black sisters, priests mark 50 years of shaping church
Duterte says he'll curb tirades, then tells bishops not to criticize him
Duterte says he'll curb tirades, then tells bishops not to criticize him

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  • Msgr. Thomas M. Ginty

    Gratitude as we approach the diocese’s 175th birthday

    Drawing of Most Holy Trinity Church in Hartford, the first Catholic church in Connecticut. (As published in book Lift High the Cross)In any family, the celebrations of birthdays and anniversaries are truly special occasions on which we look back in gratitude…
  • How do I love someone I can’t stand?

    Father Joe Krupp
    Q: Dear Father Joe: I know Jesus says we have to love everybody, but I really can’t stand…
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    Joe Pisani
    I have a new saint I pray to in addition to Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Joseph, St. Ann,…
  • Surprise!

    M. Regina Cram
    For Monica. “Peter is heading to San Francisco tomorrow morning,” I mentioned to my…
  • The beggar

    Cody Guarnieri
    I had arrived at Superior Court in Hartford early. The judicial marshals hadn’t unlocked…

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