Here comes everybody: divorced, gays, sinners, a couple saints
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VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis is not seeking fame or accolades, but being named Time magazine's Person of the Year will make him happy if it helps attract people to the hope of the Gospel, said the Vatican spokesman.Read More »
BRIDGEPORT—Diocesan employees enjoyed a special surprise today when Bishop-elect Frank J. Caggiano celebrated Mass in the Catholic Center before joining them at the annual summer picnic.Read More »
BRIDGEPORT—In his brief opening remarks before taking questions from the press, Bishop Caggiano asked all the faithful for their "prayers, help and support."Read More »
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In his first message for the annual World Day of Peace, Pope Francis writes that peace and social justice are impossible without a spirit of fraternity based on recognition that all men and women are children of God -- a relationship fulfilled in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The nearly 5,000-word message, entitled "Fraternity, the Foundation and Pathway to Peace," was released by the Vatican Dec. 12 in preparation for the World Day of Peace Jan. 1.
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VATICAN CITY (CNS)—People must stand united against the scandal of hunger while avoiding food waste and irresponsible use of the world's resources, Pope Francis said.
People should "stop thinking that our daily actions do not have an impact on the lives of those who suffer from hunger firsthand," he said in a video message December 9, launching a global campaign of prayer and action against hunger.Read More »
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BRIDGEPORT—The Diocese of Bridgeport has released an Annual Stewardship Report along with accompanying financial commentary that outlines the fiscal years 2010, 2011 and 2012. (see all documents including full audited reports)
In addition to being available online, a condensed version of the Stewardship Report will also be printed in the December 14 issue of Fairfield County Catholic, which goes out to more than 100,000 homes in Fairfield County.
MONROE—Knights of Columbus Blessed Pope John XXIII Council and Fourth Degree Assembly 119, which meets at St. Jude Parish, spearheaded an initiative at St. Jude that collected more than 2,600 diapers.Read More »
NEW HAVEN—Approximately 2,000 children in Connecticut were treated to new coats in anticipation of winter's chill.Read More »
VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis will help launch a global campaign of prayer and action against world hunger.Read More »
VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel December 2, and discussed prospects for peace in the Middle East and the pope's still-unscheduled trip to the Holy Land.
The two met privately for about 25 minutes in the pope's library.