Members of the Ladies Auxiliary of the General Joseph Haller Post 111 of the Polish Army Veterans Association walk in the entrance processsion of a Mass Aug. 23 at Falcon Field in New Britain.
NEW YORK (CNS) – Pope Francis phoned the bereaved family of James Foley, a U.S. journalist killed by Islamic State militants in Syria.
In an Aug. 22 interview on NBC's "Today" show, John and Diane Foley briefly described the previous day's discussion with the pope, in which they spoke of shared grief at the death of loved ones.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis, in mourning for the deaths of his nephew's wife and two small children, thanked people at his weekly general audience Aug. 20 for their prayers.
BRANFORD – To stand in solidarity with Iraqi Christians who are being persecuted and killed, members of St. Mary Parish handed out bumper stickers with the Arabic symbol “N” and the phrase “We are N” after Masses Aug. 16 and 17.
“N” is the first Arabic symbol in the word for Nazarene or Christian, and it is being painted on houses to target them for attack.
HARTFORD – Archbishop Leonard P. Blair is urging the faithful of the Archdiocese of Hartford to pray for peace in Iraq on Aug. 17.
In a posting on the archdiocesan website, the archbishop says that the date has been designated as a special day of prayer in our country for peace in Iraq.
“Parishes have undoubtedly been praying for this intention already, but I ask that every parish include this petition in the Prayer of the Faithful next Sunday, and I invite everyone to make this a daily intention.
WEST HARTFORD – The art gallery at the University of St. Joseph (USJ) is presenting “In Plain Sight: Photographs by Liu Bolin” through Aug. 31. The gallery is located in the Bruyette Athenaeum on the university’s main campus at 1678 Asylum Ave.
Contemporary Chinese artist Liu Bolin has become known worldwide for photographs in which he camouflages himself to disappear into the background. Often called the “Invisible Man,” he exposes tensions between society’s rapidly changing environment and the individual.