NEW HAVEN – Having already donated more than $3 million in humanitarian aid to persecuted Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East, the Knights of Columbus will expand its efforts even further with a national campaign to raise funds and foster awareness of the terrible suffering of Christians and others in the Middle East.
No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. – John 15:13
DANBURY – When a young woman performs the ultimate act of kindness, giving her life in the process, the spotlight often falls on the community of leaders who helped form her character. In the case of Rebecca Draper Townsend, who died July 2 while saving a friend’s life, the high school that graduated her with Distinguished Honors on June 3 gives Miss Townsend all the credit.
ENFIELD – Holy Family Parish wanted to do something more than send money to impoverished people in Haiti. It wanted to give them a hand up and a means by which they could achieve some level of self-reliance.
Marek Kukulka’s position as chief executive officer of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Hartford is fulfilling for him in two ways.
NEW HAVEN – Now approaching its 20th year, the Alpha Achievement Program has been helping girls in grades three through eight succeed not only in school but in life by fostering habits of lifelong learning and promoting good character development.
GUILFORD – St. George Parish will host the internationally known evangelist and best-selling author Matthew Kelly and award-winning singer/songwriter Eliot Morris for a Sept. 25 presentation entitled “Passion & Purpose LIVE,” about finding one’s talents and offering them to God.
DENVER (CNS) – In a July 23 filing with the U.S. Supreme Court, the Little Sisters of the Poor have asked the court for relief from being forced to comply with the federal contraceptive mandate or face heavy fines.
WASHINGTON (CNS) – Amid an outcry from members of the GOP demanding answers to questions raised by a video of a Planned Parenthood physician talking about preserving fetal organs and tissue for researchers for a fee, a second video emerged July 21 of a different physician from the organization talking about the same topic.
WEST HARTFORD – More than 250 local and New England-region teens descended on the Archdiocese of Hartford July 12-18 to share in an increasingly popular summer camp-themed service and faith project, and share they did.