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The green encyclical has arrived!

June 23, 2015

Making a Difference
By Tony Magliano

It’s courageous, it’s prophetic, it’s challenging, it’s holistic, it’s wonderful: That’s what I think of Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home.”

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Currabawn: Sound thinking and Spirituality
A blog by Fr. Colin McKenna

Parakeet Found

| June 24, 2015

Sister Nancy Strillacci and Sister Mary Grace Walsh, Sisters of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (ASCJ), are both followers of my blog. In a way, they have also contributed to my blogging efforts. In fact, this is “Currabawn” blog number 58, and Sisters Nancy and Mary Grace will have contributed directly and indirectly to the composition and content of at least three of my blogs.

I was never very good at math (that is what kept me out of Harvard!), but by my reckoning (on a calculator), Sisters Nancy and Mary Grace have contributed to over 5% of my blogging output to date!

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Change in Civil Law does not reflect understanding of Sacramental Marriage | June 29, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—“Last week’s Supreme Court decision reflects rapidly shifting attitudes in our secular American society. However, it does not change the teachings of the Catholic Church or its understanding of sacramental marriage.

Knights deliver breakfast…and a message of family | June 29, 2015

NORWALK—On June 14, St. Matthew Council #14360 hosted its Second Annual Family Communion Breakfast at St. Matthew Parish for over 180 guests. Besides the wonderful food provided by Zody’s 19th Hole in Stamford, the guest speaker delivered some treats of her own. Sister Lucie Monast of Notre Dame Convalescent Home in Norwalk delivered a wonderful talk on respect and family.

President of the UCCB statement on gay marriage | June 27, 2015

Read related CNS item "USCCB president calls Supreme Court ruling on marriage 'tragic error'"

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court decision, June 26, interpreting the U.S. Constitution to require all states to license and recognize same-sex "marriage" "is a tragic error that harms the common good and most vulnerable among us," said Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

Father Carl Dennis McIntosh! | June 27, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—An overcast day could not keep Deacon Carl McIntosh from smiling.

“A Priest’s Priest” | June 26, 2015

GREENWICH—Monsignor William A. Genuario was buried today from St. Catherine of Siena Church in Greenwich, where he had been pastor from 1987-2004.

Carl McIntosh to be ordained this weekend | June 25, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—On June 27, at 11 am in St. Augustine Cathedral, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will ordain Carl Dennis McIntosh to the priesthood for the Diocese of Bridgeport.

Msgr. William Genuario, former pastor of St. Catherine of Siena, Riverside | June 24, 2015

STAMFORD—Msgr. William A. Genuario, former pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Riverside, died the morning of June 24 at the Catherine Dennis Keefe Queen of Clergy Residence in Stamford.

Soup Kitchen, Food Pantry serving New Canaan moves into new home | June 24, 2015

STAMFORD—The "new" New Covenant House is now officially open in its new home at 174 Richmond Hill Avenue in Stamford, according to Executive Director John Gutman.

First Grade! | June 24, 2015

SHELTON—If you want to know why Catholic Schools are special, take a look at this video of the First Grade Class of Miss Jaime Peterson at St. Lawrence School in Shelton.

Bishop Caggiano reflects on “Forgiveness” after Charleston | June 23, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—One of the most powerful ways we can evangelize in the name of the Lord Jesus is to forgive those who have hurt or betrayed us.