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Protecting the unborn in a ‘throwaway culture’

January 21, 2015

Making a Difference
By Tony Magliano

What a sight!

Over 25 times from the top of Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., I have seen a sea of people marching to proclaim the dignity of unborn human life, and how death-dealing abortion sends the unholy message that some human beings are disposable.

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March for Life 2015

| January 20, 2015

To all of those who are already on your way to Washington, D.C., for the March for Life, and to all who are preparing to go, God bless you!

Although our nation’s capital is below the Mason Dixon Line, it can still get very cold in January. It is a sacrifice to attend the March, even for those who are fervent pro-life advocates.

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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 (CNS) -- On a chilly and cloudy morning on the National Mall in Washington, crowds gathered Jan. 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.

Tens of thousands gathered first to hear a lineup of speakers, before marching from the Mall up Constitution Avenue to the U.S. Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill.  Early in the day, Pope Francis showed his support of the pro-life gathering by tweeting the theme: "Every Life is a Gift" with the hashtag #marchforlife.

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. He had recently been under hospice care.

A Stratford native, he was born on March 22, 1927, the fourth of seven children. He was baptized in St. James Church, and served as an altar boy there throughout his youth.

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.

This year’s video focuses on Catholic schools, charities and other programs that help to build faith communities. It features poignant personal testimony by those who benefit from the appeal in ways that helped them through personal crisis while also deepening their faith.

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.

Bishop announces new scholarship fund | January 19, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Bishop Frank J. Caggiano introduced plans for launching the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund that will substantially create a new financial model for diocesan assistance to schools before a gathering of almost 200 Catholic school principals, pastors and administrative staff at the Catholic Center on November 19.

Yankees’ Teixeira to Speak at Shehan Center/McGivney Center Fundraiser | January 16, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—With the notable exception of Don Mattingly, Mark Teixeira has been the most productive New York Yankees first baseman since the legendary Lou Gehrig. As a fielder, he may have no peers.