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Respecting life outside our comfort zone

October 14, 2014

Making a Difference
By Tony Magliano

True respect for life requires us to get out of our comfort zone.
    
Oh, we might say, “I respect life, I vote for ‘pro-life’ politicians who claim they will work to end abortion.” However, in a democracy voting is usually easy and comfortable.

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

Indian Summer

| October 21, 2014

Saturday, October 18 (the Feast of St. Luke), may have been the last warm day that we will have for awhile. The pictures of the waterfront that accompany this post were taken near sunset at Compo Beach in Westport, and the temperature was in the 70s. It was warm enough to be comfortable in shirtsleeves despite the brisk ocean breeze.

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Women of Faith: Conference will focus on vocation of women | October 20, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—“We as women need to take time for ourselves,” says Gina Donnarummo, diocesan director of adult formation. “We need time to come together in a prayerful and spiritual way to explore our dignity and vocation as women.”

The Office for Pastoral Services, with the encouragement of Bishop Frank J. Caggiano, has put together a day-long women’s conference with the theme, “Handmaids of the Lord."

Pope beatifies Blessed Paul VI, the 'great helmsman' of Vatican II | October 20, 2014

VATICAN CITY—Beatifying Blessed Paul VI at the concluding Mass of the Synod of Bishops on the family, Pope Francis praised the late pope as the "great helmsman" of the Second Vatican Council and founder of the synod, as well as a "humble and prophetic witness of love for Christ and his church."

The pope spoke during a homily in St. Peter's Square at a Mass for more than 30,000 people, under a sunny sky on an unseasonably warm October 19.

Convocation 2014: Study, Prayer and Fraternity | October 18, 2014

NEWPORT—On Sunday afternoon, October 12, I-95 was filled with Catholic priests from the Diocese of Bridgeport as they made their way by bus and car to Rhode Island. More than 160 priests from the diocese attended Convocation 2014. The last one was held in 2010 in the same Newport location, a large hotel/convention center with a chapel adjoining the grounds.

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Anglican, Lutheran delegates say synod's concerns are theirs, too | October 16, 2014

VATICAN CITY—Upholding the Christian ideal of marriage and family life while also reaching out to those whose lives do not reflect that ideal is a pastoral challenge faced by all Christian communities, said the Anglican representative to the Synod of Bishops.

St. Rose student wins Parochial League Cross Country Championship | October 15, 2014

DANBURY—On Wednesday, October 8, the inaugural Parochial League Cross Country Championship meet was held at Tarrywile Park in Danbury.

First Young Adults dance held in Trumbull | October 15, 2014

TRUMBULL—The first dance by the Catholic Young Adults Group out of St. Theresa Parish in Trumbull was held on Saturday, October 11.

Eagle Scout Service Project concludes with Solemn Blessing Ceremony | October 14, 2014

NEW FAIRFIELD—On Sunday, October 12, a public blessing ceremony of urns was held during the 11 am Mass at St. Edward the Confessor Church as part of Lone Boy Scout Matthew A. Penza’s Eagle Scout Service Project.

Construction Kickoff! | October 14, 2014

STAMFORD—Renovations started yesterday on the new home New Covenant House of Hospitality, the inner city soup kitchen that feeds the poor and hungry of the greater Stamford area.

Respecting Life is Joyful | October 13, 2014

STRATFORD—Bishop Caggiano was the principal celebrant and homilist at the annual diocesan “Mass for Life,” held October 12 at St. Mark’s Parish.
 

Catholic Young Adults Group Adventure | October 12, 2014

DANBURY—Catholic Young Adults of Greater Danbury at St. Marguerite, Brookfield, braved the rain on October 11 for a hike at Tarrywile Park in Danbury; they were joined by 3 others from other area Young Adult groups.