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Unaccompanied migrant children need our help

July 17, 2014

Making a Difference
By Tony Magliano

Tens of thousands of children fleeing desperate conditions have entered the United States asking for help. And many more are coming. What kind of welcome is being offered to them? The answer to that question is still largely undetermined.    

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

Saint Michael Prayer with pro-life addition:

| July 15, 2014

 

Dear St. Michael the Archangel
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against
the wickedness and snares
of the devil.
May God rebuke him,
we humbly pray,
and do thou, Oh Prince
of the heavenly host,
by the power of God,
cast into hell Satan
and his legion of devils
and demons, who prowl
throughout the world
seeking the ruin of souls
and the deaths of babies
in the womb.

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| July 23, 2014

Watch this video of how Catholic Charities continues to spearhead the relief effort for those affected by Super Storm Sandy.

For more information about Catholic Charities' Sandy Disaster Relief Services, please click here.  

Spirit moves Diocesan youth! | July 22, 2014

RHODE ISLAND—Over the weekend, more than 400 youth from 14 parishes across the Diocese attended Steubenville East, the summer youth conference sponsored by the Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio.

In the photos below, young people from St. Joseph Parish of Brookfield,  Rose of Lima Parish in Newtown and St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Fairfield experience faith, fun and fellowship at the University of Rhode Island Campus, where Steubenville East was held.

Dribble Drive Basketball Camp inspires achievement | July 18, 2014

SHELTON—Energy and inspiration filled the gym at St. Lawrence Parish for two weeks in July.

They’ll be missed | July 18, 2014

TRUMBULL—The following seniors attended the annual welcoming and send off ceremony for the High School Apostle's program.

Pope urges Israeli, Palestinian leaders to end Holy Land hostilities | July 18, 2014

VATICAN CITY—Expressing his serious concerns over the escalating violence in the Holy Land, Pope Francis telephoned Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, urging all sides to end hostilities and build peace.

St. A's teens help at Missionaries of Charity Day Camp | July 18, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—Teens from St. Aloysius Parish youth group in New Canaan have found an awesome way to enrich their summer vacation. They worked and played with the youngsters in the Missionaries of Charity Day Camp, helping the children learn about the Ten Commandments and the two greatest commandments.

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Weird animals speak of God’s love | July 15, 2014

NORWALK—Like brilliant summer flowers, Vacation Bible Schools are springing up in parishes during the summer months. They carry a lively message of faith through song, skits, activities, laughter and friendship.

“Welcome to Weird Animals,” the VBS at St. Matthew Parish in Norwalk, helps kids see that “Jesus’ Love is one of a Kind.”

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Catholic Heart Work Camp 2014: A Beautiful Mess | July 15, 2014

FAIRFIELD—The St. Pius X/St. Thomas Aquinas Youth Groups recently returned from an amazing week at Catholic Heart Work Camp!

Bishop Frank J. Caggiano’s homily at Solemn Vespers for the success of the Fourth Diocesan Synod | July 15, 2014

June 29, 2014: the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul at  St. Augustine Cathedral, Bridgeport

My sisters and brothers in the Lord, each was a formidable figure; perhaps a towering figure. Each was unique in his own gifts, talents, faults and failures, and yet each was chosen by the Lord for a particular task, to bring forth the work of the Gospel and to help found the Church of which you and I are now members.

Kolbe entrepreneur chosen for national competition | July 11, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—Kolbe Cathedral student Ambar Romero won the Fairfield County competition at a recent Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship event and will travel to Silicon Valley, CA, in the fall to compete nationally.