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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

Three Saints A Day

| July 30, 2014

Rome is a place that surpasses expectations. Whenever I have visited the Eternal City I have marveled at the wonderful things I have experienced and the people that I have encountered. My visit to the Holy Land was also spectacular, and its surpassing effects have stayed with me ever since. Ireland is similar in that I have never met anyone who said, “We just came back from Ireland and it was a very dull, uninspiring experience.” In some corners, Ireland itself is referred to as the Holy Land, but not in this blog! No, sir!

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"We’ll do our part. God will do the rest" | July 31, 2014

BRAZIL — Watch this video celebrating the work of Msgr. Joseph Potter and the Diocese of Bridgeport at Remanso, Brazil. In the spirit of Vatican II, The Most Rev. Walter W. Curtis, second Bishop of Bridgeport opened a diocesan mission in Remanso, a desperately poor area in the Northeast region of Brazil. More than 100,000 people had died there after a prolonged drought in 1959. Msgr. Joseph Potter served at the mission from 1965 to 1982 and returned there at the age of 70 in 1998 after retiring as pastor of St. Charles Parish in Bridgeport.

Happy Saint Baldrick’s Day! | July 30, 2014

BROOKFIELD—Everyone has heard of St. Patrick’s day, but St. Joseph Parish in Brookfield celebrates St. Baldrick’s day!

St. Mary Student to compete at U.S. Junior Olympics Track Finals | July 30, 2014

HOUSTON—The heat index was 105 degrees at Turner Stadium in Houston, TX as athletes warmed up for their events at the US Junior Olympic Track Finals on Sunday, July 27. Angela Saidman, an 8th grade student at St. Mary School, competed against the top runners in the country in the 13-14 year old 1500M race.

Senior-Senior Prom shared dances & memories | July 30, 2014

NORWALK—On June 27, Maplewood Senior Living at Strawberry Hill was alive with the sights and sounds of Prom Night. Music filled the atrium as the St. Philip Youth Group held a Senior-Senior Prom for the residents. The young men and women wore their prom dresses and suits, and pinned a corsage on each of the Seniors. The Seniors had looked forward to the event, having their hair and nails done during the week.

Area Youth Travel to Youngstown Ohio to Serve Inner City Children | July 28, 2014

A group from two East Coast dioceses made the trip to the Project Grow Inner City Art Camp

CHICAGO—Youth from Darien, Conn., and Hicksville, N.Y., have just returned from a week long trip to Ohio where they helped serve disadvantaged children at the Project Grow Inner City Art Camp in Youngstown before moving on to a youth conference in Steubenville.

St. Andrew Young Believers Youth Group July Mission Trip | July 28, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—Twenty teens and four adults from the St Andrew Young Believers Youth Group served at the Atlantic City Rescue Mission during July 13–July 21st. Susan Baldwin, Director of Faith Formation and Youth Ministry at St. Andrew Parish, says the kids did an awesome job, and the experience was humbling and life changing.

Church Reform from Below: An Interview with Bishop Frank Caggiano | July 27, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—The Most Rev. Frank Caggiano is bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport. A Brooklyn native, he graduated from Regis High School in 1977 and attended Yale University briefly before deciding to study for the priesthood. He holds a B.A. in philosophy from Cathedral College and an M.Div in theology from Immaculate Conception Seminary.

Archbishop Chaput says pope will visit Philadelphia in September 2015 | July 25, 2014

FARGO—Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said Pope Francis has accepted his invitation to attend the World Meeting of Families in the U.S. next year, even though the Philadelphia Archdiocese still has not received official confirmation from the Vatican.

Church Response to Refugees Is Part of the Pro-Life Call, Bishop Says | July 24, 2014

PITTSBURGH—Answering the needs of refugee migrants is one component of a truly pro-life view, said a U.S. bishop, announcing a new initiative to aid children who have fled Central America for the United States.

Catholic Charities continues to reach out to Super Storm Sandy Victims | July 23, 2014

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