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April 16, 2014

A Dad’s View
By Matthew Hennessey

On my computer screen at work, I have taped the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel. Credited to Pope Leo XIII, a nineteenth-century intellectual who helped define the relationship between the Church and the modern world, the prayer was at one time recited after Mass. It fell out of favour in the sixties though, maybe because it projects a slightly militant vibe. St. Michael is a tough customer.

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| April 15, 2014

Last Saturday afternoon, as I was approaching the front doors of St. Patrick Church in Redding, a woman in a blue minivan started blowing her horn and waving frantically at me. She was traveling past the church and needed to hit the brakes hard to turn into the driveway and roll up beside me. At that moment, I was expecting her to tell me that I had just won the Publisher’s Clearing-House Sweepstakes, or that the British were coming. Instead, she leaned toward her open passenger-side window and said, “Which way is South?!”

Renovated organ set for Holy Week liturgies | April 15, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—When Bishop Frank J. Caggiano celebrates the liturgies of Holy Week, the newly-restored organ at St. Augustine Cathedral will provide suitable accompaniment to these solemn and joyous occasions.

Bishop Caggiano leads the Stations of the Cross on Palm Sunday | April 14, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—Bishop Frank J. Caggiano led the Stations of the Cross, followed by Benediction at the statue of the Pieta, at St. Margaret's Shrine on Palm Sunday, April 13.

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Pope Francis ignores prepared Homily in Palm Sunday speech | April 13, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP)—Pope Francis, marking Palm Sunday in a packed St. Peter's Square, ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in a remarkable departure from practice.

Pope praises police-church network to stop trafficking, meets victims | April 10, 2014

VATICAN CITY (CNS)—Meeting four victims of human trafficking, dozens of religious sisters and senior police chiefs from 20 countries, Pope Francis praised their coordinated efforts to fight against a "crime against humanity."

St. Mary’s athletes break records | April 09, 2014

DANBURY—Five League records were broken at the April 6 Danbury Parochial League track meet, held at Immaculate High School, and four of them were from St. Mary School! In track, seventh grader Angela Saidman broke records in both the 1600m and 800m races: 1600m 7-8 /Old record 6:05.28, New record 5:21.09; 800m 7-8 /Old record 2:44.28, New record 2:30.77.

Stations of the Cross and Benediction | April 07, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—On Palm Sunday, April 13, the Stations of the Cross, followed by Benediction at the statue of the Pieta, will be at St. Margaret’s Shrine.

Danbury, Newtown Catholic school leaders promoted | April 05, 2014

DANBURY—Kathleen Casey, president of Immaculate High School, has been named assistant superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Bridgeport.

Sacred Heart Senior Published in New Haven Magazine | April 03, 2014

MONROE—Senior Jessica Venable's essay "Manual Labor" is published in this month's New Haven Magazine in their "High School Confidential" issue.

Pope says married couples called to be icons of God's love | April 03, 2014

VATICAN CITY—Through the sacrament of matrimony, married couples are called to be living icons of God's love in the world, Pope Francis said; and when they fight—and all couples do—they don't have "to call the United Nations," but find simple words and gestures to say they are sorry.

You’ve been ‘flocked!’ | April 02, 2014

MONROE—The St. Jude flamingo FUNraiser kick off is officially underway!