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Pope puts aside prepared audience catechesis to lead prayer for victims of earthquake
Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the general audience on May 28, 2014. (Daniel Ibe, CNA) VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) – Instead of giving the usual catechesis during his Wedn...

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Movie review: 'Ben-Hur'
Jack Huston stars in a scene from the movie " Ben-Hur." (CNS photo/Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc) NEW YORK (CNS) – Few films come to the screen with the kind of storied ped...

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With sign, high school sends message students must solve own problems
A sign reinforcing decades-old policies on problem-solving and personal responsibility is taped to a door at Catholic High School for Boys in Little Rock, Ark., Aug. 15. (CNS photo/Aprille Hanson, Ark...

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St. Mary School in Newington will close immediately
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Students and adults representing St. Mary School in Newington pose before marching in Hartford's St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 2012 HARTFORD – With two weeks to go before the start of the school year, ...

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Papal pizza? Rome's homeless get treat from Pope Francis
Pope Francis at the Jubilee Audience in St Peters Square on April 9 2016 Credit LOsservatore Romano CNA 4 9 16 VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) – As summer temperatures soar in Rome, a trip to the beach ...

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Bishops designate Wisconsin site of Marian apparitions as national shrine
Bishop David L. Ricken of Green Bay, Wis., unveils the new logo for the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, Wis., Aug. 15. (CNS photo/Sam Lucero, The Compass ALLOUEZ, Wis. (CNS) – N...

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Pope prays for exploited women, Mary's intercession on feast of Assumption
Thai women walk past a billboard in Bangkok July 28. Pope Francis prayed for all exploited women and girls during the feast of the Assumption at the Vatican Aug. 15. (CNS photo/Narong Sangnak, EPA) V...

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Pope puts aside prepared audience catechesis to lead prayer for victims of earthquake
Pope puts aside prepared audience catechesis to lead prayer for victims of earthquake
Movie review: 'Ben-Hur'
Movie review: 'Ben-Hur'
With sign, high school sends message students must solve own problems
With sign, high school sends message students must solve own problems
St. Mary School in Newington will close immediately
St. Mary School in Newington will close immediately
Papal pizza? Rome's homeless get treat from Pope Francis
Papal pizza? Rome's homeless get treat from Pope Francis
Bishops designate Wisconsin site of Marian apparitions as national shrine
Bishops designate Wisconsin site of Marian apparitions as national shrine
Pope prays for exploited women, Mary's intercession on feast of Assumption
Pope prays for exploited women, Mary's intercession on feast of Assumption

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As I write this column in July, plans are already under way for our Archdiocese’s annual “Blue Mass,” to be...

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Frassati New Haven members gather indoors at the Stony Creek Brewery in Branford on June 19 for Frassati on Tap.

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Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a December 2015 forum, billed as "Interfaith Gathering for Solidarity, Understanding and Peace," at...

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Toby Kebbell and Pilou Asbaek star in a scene from the movie "Ben Hur." (CNS photo/Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures...

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Jubilarian Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus are, from left, Sister Lisa Ann Retort, 25 years; and Sister Mary...

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Archbishop Leonard P. Blair blesses the ground just before the ground-breaking ceremony for East Catholic High School's math, science and...

St. Mary School in Newington will close immediately

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sms2012stpatparade005 webStudents and adults representing St. Mary School in Newington pose before marching in Hartford's St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 2012

HARTFORD – With two weeks to go before the start of the school year, St. Mary School will close immediately.

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'Lourdes in a Day Pilgrimage' is scheduled

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pg4 malades2Pilgrims and their caregivers wash in healing waters imported from a spring at the grotto of Lourdes, France, during a Mass Sept. 13, 2014. The first such event sponsored by the Order of Malta took place at the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Mass.

The Order of Malta will hold its third annual “Lourdes in a Day Pilgrimage” on Sept. 10 at St. Thomas Seminary at 467 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield.

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New deacon continues life of peacekeeping

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deacon blanchette 0350 webDeacon James Blanchette greets parishioners after Mass and receives compliments on his first homily at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Newington over the July 4th weekend. (Photo by Shelley Wolf)

On June 4, Archbishop Leonard P. Blair ordained 10 men to the permanent diaconate for the Archdiocese of Hartford. This article profiles just one of them.

NEWINGTON – Over the July 4th weekend during the Saturday vigil Mass, newly ordained Deacon James Blanchette stood at the ambo and preached his first homily at his assigned parish, the Church of the Holy Spirit, on the Gospel message of “peace”:

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