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The forgotten plight of Native Americans

January 29, 2015

Making a Difference
By Tony Magliano

When it comes to the harsh difficulties many Native Americans face every day, the saying “out of sight, out mind” hits home.
Many people have only a vague sense of the serious past and present injustices suffered by Native Americans.

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A blog by Fr. Colin McKenna

Unity in Diversity: Part I

| January 28, 2015

One of the best things about being a staff writer for the Fairfield County Catholic, both in print and online (, is that I go to many events that I otherwise may not attend. On Sunday afternoon, January 25, I went to an ecumenical prayer service at Bridgeport's St. John's Episcopal Church, sponsored by the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport.

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Bishop’s homily greeted enthusiastically at ecumenical gathering | January 27, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—“Amens” and applause greeted Bishop Caggiano’s reflection at last Sunday’s “Unity in Diversity” service at St. John Episcopal Church in downtown Bridgeport.

84% of Americans would ban abortion after three months of pregnancy | January 26, 2015

NEW HAVEN—The vast majority of Americans are still very uncomfortable with abortion, according to a new Knights of Columbus-Marist poll. The survey finds support for abortion restrictions among both “pro-life” and “pro-choice” supporters.

Celebrating the life of a “kind and gentle” priest | January 24, 2015

STRATFORD—Msgr. George D. Birge was laid to rest this morning after the season’s first snowstorm, but the warmth inside St. James Church was unmistakable as family, friends, and brother priests turned out to remember the man many of them knew simply as “Fr Bo.”

It's up to young people to 'end the scourge of abortion,' says speaker | January 23, 2015

WASHINGTON—On a chilly and cloudy morning on the National Mall in Washington, crowds gathered January 22 for the annual March for Life, this year marking the 42nd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion virtually on demand.

Msgr. George Birge, 87, educator and pastor | January 21, 2015

STRATFORD—Msgr. George D. Birge died on January 20 at Golden Hill Health Center in Milford. 

St. Joseph’s student leaders attend award program at the Center for Family Justice | January 21, 2015

TRUMBULL—St Joseph High School seniors had the opportunity to meet Senator Richard Blumenthal; Cathy Molloy, Connecticut’s First Lady; Bridgeport’s Mayor Bill Finch; as well as several other local and state officials.

Children to present award-winning poetry to families, faculty and the public | January 21, 2015

FAIRFIELD—Fairfield University will invite dozens of budding young poets to read from their award-winning poetry at the sixth annual Poetry for Peace Contest Winners' Celebration on Friday, January 31.

New Annual Catholic Appeal Video Released | January 20, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—“Building Communities of Faith,” the 2015 Annual Catholic Appeal video has been released throughout the diocese.

Fairfield Fire Prevention Contest Winner | January 20, 2015

FAIRFIELD—Assumption Catholic School is proud to offer congratulations to Jeanette Ahutal.

National march to take place on January 22 in D.C. | January 20, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C.—“Every Life is a Gift” will be the theme of the 2015 March for Life this January 22.