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Trevi Fountain illuminated in remembrance of Christian martyrs
The Trevi Fountain in Rome is lit in red during an event to raise awareness of the plight of Christian martyrs April 29. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) ROME (CNS) -- The Trevi Fountain, a Rome landmark, was...

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St. Gianna Center honors Father Robert Rousseau
Written by Mary Chalupsky
Father Robert Rousseau, director of Pro-Life Activities for the Archdiocese of Hartford, receives an award from Heidi Kehlenback, a member of the board of the St. Gianna Center board of directors, lef...

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Local Catholic bookstores have that special item for you
Written by Shelley Wolf
Crystal crosses, gift cards and a cardboard cutout of Pope Francis await shoppers at Patrick Baker & Sons in Southington. The shop is one of a number of Catholic gift shops and bookstores in the A...

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Parish volunteers are honored as exemplars
Written by Karen O. Bray
Archbishop Leonard P. Blair congratulates a St. Joseph Medal of Appreciation recipient as other honorees and their friends and families move toward the sanctuary of the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hart...

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St. Rita nurse ministry is healthy and going strong
Written by Mary Chalupsky
Registered nurse Maureen Kennedy takes the blood pressure of Jack Reynolds after Mass on Feb. 28 at St. Rita Church in Hamden as Cyndi Consoli, leader of the parish nurse program there, looks on. (Pho...

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Associate director retires after 36 years of highs, lows in pro-life work
Richard M. Doerflinger, associate director of the U.S. bishops' Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, testifies Jan. 9, 2014, in favor of a House...

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Sacred moment at first Communion
Written by Administrator
Father James A. Shanley, rector of St. Joseph Cathedral in Hartford, elevates the consecrated host during the eucharistic prayer of the Mass on April 24 at the cathedral.

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Trevi Fountain illuminated in remembrance of Christian martyrs
Trevi Fountain illuminated in remembrance of Christian martyrs
St. Gianna Center honors Father Robert Rousseau
St. Gianna Center honors Father Robert Rousseau
Local Catholic bookstores have that special item for you
Local Catholic bookstores have that special item for you
Parish volunteers are honored as exemplars
Parish volunteers are honored as exemplars
St. Rita nurse ministry is healthy and going strong
St. Rita nurse ministry is healthy and going strong
Associate director retires after 36 years of highs, lows in pro-life work
Associate director retires after 36 years of highs, lows in pro-life work
Sacred moment at first Communion
Sacred moment at first Communion
Holy Family Retreat

ARCHBISHOP

This month, I am happy to share with you the following homily, which I delivered at a service in the...

LOCAL

AN INVITATION FROM ARCHBISHOP BLAIR On May 15th we will be celebrating one of the great solemnities of the Church year,...

WORLD

The Trevi Fountain in Rome is lit in red during an event to raise awareness of the plight of Christian...

ARTS

Gavin Creel and Jane Krakowski perform in “She Loves Me” at the Roundabout Theatre in New York City. (Photo by...

FROM OUR READERS

FARMINGTON – Passionist Sister Mary Ann Strain has been appointed program director of Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center. Sister Mary...

YOUTH

Katherin Sniffin, principal of St. Joseph School in Meriden, makes good on a pledge to skydive on April 17 over...

St. Gianna Center honors Father Robert Rousseau

st gianna rousseau 5005 webFather Robert Rousseau, director of Pro-Life Activities for the Archdiocese of Hartford, receives an award from Heidi Kehlenback, a member of the board of the St. Gianna Center board of directors, left, and Carolyn Falcigno, executive director and co-founder, at a dinner April 18 at Amarante’s Sea Cliff Inn in New Haven. (Photo by Mary Chalupsky)

NEW HAVEN – The St. Gianna Center honored Father Robert Rousseau, director of Pro-Life Activities for the Archdiocese of Hartford, at its inaugural benefit  dinner April 17 at Amarante’s Sea Cliff.

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Local Catholic bookstores have that special item for you

local cath gift book shop 1384 webCrystal crosses, gift cards and a cardboard cutout of Pope Francis await shoppers at Patrick Baker & Sons in Southington. The shop is one of a number of Catholic gift shops and bookstores in the Archdiocese of Hartford. (Photo by Shelley Wolf)

MERIDEN – Spring and summer bring invitations to milestone sacramental events, such as first Communions, confirmations and weddings. If you find yourself in need of a special gift, you may want to browse the Catholic gift shops and bookstores in the archdiocese.

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Parish volunteers are honored as exemplars

parish volun st joseph medal webArchbishop Leonard P. Blair congratulates a St. Joseph Medal of Appreciation recipient as other honorees and their friends and families move toward the sanctuary of the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford on April 17, some with cameras at the ready. (Photo by Karen O. Bray)

HARTFORD – St. Joseph Cathedral was filled to capacity on April 17 for the annual bestowal of the St. Joseph Medal of Appreciation. This year, 188 men and women, coming from what Archbishop Leonard P. Blair described as “the four corners of our local church,” were honored.

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