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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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St. Catherine of Siena women help to feed the poor | October 21, 2014

RIVERSIDE—The Women's Guild of St. Catherine of Siena Church in Riverside had a "soup-making" day to raise money to support the work of the Greenwich World Hunger Association.

Twelve women got together to make 100 quarts of lentil soup which was sold after all of the weekend Masses.

Immaculate teens introduce youngsters to XC | October 21, 2014

DANBURY—A new and exciting sport was introduced to the parochial schools in the Danbury area this fall. In the first week of September, forty students from five different schools in the area met at Tarrywile Park and were introduced to the sport of Cross Country by members from the Immaculate High School Cross Country team.

Kindergartners test hypothesis | October 21, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—Predicting buoyancy, kindergarteners at St. Andrew Academy conducted a experiment under the guidance of S.T.E.M. teacher Marilyn Mlynek.

Experimenting with different sized pumpkins, the youngsters first looked at their size and felt their weight,  then made estimates on whether they would sink or float. The most fun came when they tested their theories real-time in a tub of water.

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. 

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."

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.

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.