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WASHINGTON – The polar vortex couldn't chill the ardor of thousands of participants who demonstrated their determination to continue speaking out against abortion at the annual March for Life and rally Jan. 22 in Washington.
Temperatures went briefly into double digits but hovered around 8 degrees.
MaryTrini D’Amore, holding 6-month-old daughter MariAnna, receives holy Communion from Archbishop Leonard P. Blair at a Mass celebrated on Jan. 18 at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford in honor of Our Lady of Altagracia.
The Virgin of Altagracia is a patroness of the Dominican Republic, where the feast day is celebrated on Jan. 21.
Behind Mrs. D’Amore is another daughter, Morelby, age 11.
Mrs. D’Amore attended the Mass with husband Christopher and their other children, Nicholas, 9; Germania, 7; Samuel, 3; and Lillian, 5.
The D’Amores live in East Hartford and are members of St. Augustine Parish in Hartford. (Photo by Bob Mullen/The Catholic Photographer)
More than 200 students in grades four through eight gathered Jan. 15 in the Campion Court gymnasium of Corpus Christi School in Wethersfield to hear Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Peter A. Rosazza speak about social justice and the legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in honor of Dr. King’s birthday.
PROSPECT – Archbishop Leonard P. Blair invoked the theme of a "diocesan family of faith" when he addressed more than 400 past donors to the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal at a luncheon Jan. 12 at the Aria banquet hall. The event marked the start of the 2014 appeal campaign, which has as its theme "Building Hope and Providing Help."
Father Daniel Akho confers the sacrament of baptism on Alexander Moo, son of Ler Moo and Bweh Paw, as the rest of the family looks on at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford on Jan. 5.