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The green encyclical has arrived!

June 23, 2015

Making a Difference
By Tony Magliano

It’s courageous, it’s prophetic, it’s challenging, it’s holistic, it’s wonderful: That’s what I think of Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home.”

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Ambassador expects pope to challenge Americans to live nation’s ideals | August 04, 2015

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The U.S. ambassador to the Holy See believes Pope Francis is not traveling to the United States in September to scold anyone, but to challenge the country's people to live up to their ideals.

Jim Duffy serves up charity—and a good meal | August 03, 2015

By Rowena Daly

STAMFORD-- For nearly four decades, Jim Duffy, a grandfatherly volunteer, has stocked shelves, made sandwiches and ladled soup for the hungry guests of the New Covenant House (NCH) soup kitchen and food pantry in Stamford, Ct, and a program of Catholic Charities of Fairfield County.

Promoting family means accompanying, not condemning, theologians say | August 01, 2015

By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – In being a minister of God’s mercy and a guide on the path to holiness, the Catholic Church must develop better ways to “accompany” people in their family life and not simply condemn those who fail, said a diverse group of theologians, including the former theologian of the papal household.

Notre Dame’s Lucy Grant glitters on diamond | July 31, 2015

By Don Harris

Is baseball an appropriate game for girls?

Lucy Grant, who just completed her freshman year at Notre Dame Catholic High School in Fairfield, answers with a resounding “Yes.” And her actions speak louder than words.

Lucy was a valuable member of the Lancers’ otherwise-all-male junior varsity baseball team this spring, batting .259 while dividing her playing time between first base and designated hitter.

Planned Parenthood Foes Rally Against Abortion In Stamford | July 30, 2015

STAMFORD—Laila Bravo said that when she turned to Planned Parenthood for information after she became pregnant in 2014, the only thing she heard from them was how she could abort the fetus.

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$2 million in aid distributed to diocesan families | July 28, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—The Bishop’s Scholarship Fund (BSF) has awarded over $2 million in scholarship aid to students in Catholic elementary schools throughout the Diocese of Bridgeport, according to Siobhan Lidington, executive director of the fund.

New Haven area teens crush Marathon Record as they Swim Across the Sound for Cancer | July 28, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Bright sunshine and calm waters greeted 140 swimmers as they took on the 15.5 miles between Long Island, New York and Bridgeport, Connecticut on Saturday for the 28th Annual SWIM Across the Sound Marathon. Motivated by personal experiences with survivorship and loss, the swimmers had one shared goal in mind: supporting 30,000 people annually who are battling cancer and their families.

Televised Mass returns to Cablevision | July 28, 2015

HARTFORD—Viewers who have missed watching the Celebration of the Eucharist daily Television Mass for the past couple of years will be able to see it again every day of the week at 10 am on Cablevision’s Channel 84 serving Fairfield County.

St. Peter Church says farewell to the end of an era: Reverend Monsignor Aniceto Villamide retires as Pastor | July 27, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Reverend Monsignor Aniceto Villamide ended his pastoral mission as Pastor of St. Peter Church on June 30, 2015, after 30 years of service in the Dioceses of Bridgeport.

Franciscan Action Network’s Patrick Carolan to be honored by White House | July 24, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC—Today it was announced that Franciscan Action Network’s Executive Director Patrick Carolan is being honored by the White House as a “Champion of Change” for his climate change advocacy work with FAN and with the Global Catholic Climate Movement.

Call to Action - Rally to Defund Planned Parenthood - Tuesday July 28 - Stamford, CT | July 23, 2015

See photos from Rally (taken by Michelle Babyak)

STAMFORD—Join with us, Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Noon, for a rally at the Stamford CT Government Building.

Father Peter DeMarco, 80, turned handicap into ministry | July 22, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Father Peter DeMarco, widely loved for his deep spirituality and for his ministry to the hearing impaired, died on July 20 in Bridgeport Hospital. He was 80 years old.