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Physical therapist Heather Champagne of Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford works with Jodeleine Pierre, 8. (Photo by Jack Sheedy)
HARTFORD – Physical therapist Heather Champagne was trying to get Jodeleine Pierre to bend her knee, but the young Haitian girl, whose right leg had been amputated below the knee after the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, was having trouble understanding English.
This photo by Lenora Sumsky placed first in the photo category.
The Catholic Transcript print and online editions won 14 awards in the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists annual contest.
The awards were presented Thursday in North Haven.
A packed Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford is seen in this photo, taken with a fisheye lens during the entrance procession at the 50th anniversary Mass on May 20, from a catwalk located almost 100 feet above the floor of the nave. Highlight lights on a partial wall frame the congregation, sanctuary and stained-glass windows, and the cathedral’s ceiling is visible at the top of the photo. See photo gallery at right. (Photo by Bob Mullen/The Catholic Photographer)
HARTFORD – In what Archbishop Henry J. Mansell said was "a historic event in the history of the Archdiocese of Hartford," nearly 2,000 laypeople and clergy gathered inside the Cathedral of St. Joseph May 20 for a Mass and reception marking the 50th anniversary of its consecration. Rising from the ashes of the original Gothic brownstone cathedral that was built in 1892 and destroyed by fire in 1956, the sleek limestone cathedral has been the mother church of the archdiocese since it was dedicated on May 23, 1962.