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Though snubbed by Women's March, pro-life groups still participate
Mary Solitario, 21, center, a Catholic from Virginia, joins a pro-life demonstration outside the U.S. Supreme Court prior to the Women's March on Washington Jan. 21. (CNS photo/Bob Roller) WASHINGTON...

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'We will be protected by God,' Trump declares in inaugural address
U.S. President Donald Trump places his hand on the Bible as he takes the oath of office administered by U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts Jan. 20. (CNS photo/Carlos Barria, Reuters) WASHINGTON (CNS) -...

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Knights' annual Mass celebrates all human life
Written by Mary Chalupsky
Archbishop Leonard P. Blair stands with the Hunter family of Wallingford following the annual Pro-life Mass on Jan. 15 at St. Mary Church in New Haven.  Shown are dad Jacob, holding Jude; mom Sar...

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Archbishop Blair among faith leaders honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
Written by Mary Chalupsky
Faith leaders, including Archbishop Leonard P. Blair and Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Peter A. Rosazza gather with Rabbi Herbert Brockman before an interfaith service at Congregation Mishkan Israel in Ha...

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McDonald's near Vatican to give free meals to the poor
A worker crosses the street with her bike outside the newly opened McDonald's near the Vatican Jan. 12. The McDonald's will collaborate with Italian aid organization, "Medicinia Solidale," and the pap...

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Magi's journey reflects our longing for God, pope says on Epiphany
Reenactors dressed as soldiers participate in the annual parade marking the feast of the Epiphany in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Jan. 6. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Magi h...

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 Though snubbed by Women's March, pro-life groups still participate
Though snubbed by Women's March, pro-life groups still participate
'We will be protected by God,' Trump declares in inaugural address
'We will be protected by God,' Trump declares in inaugural address
Knights' annual Mass celebrates all human life
Knights' annual Mass celebrates all human life
Archbishop Blair among faith leaders honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
Archbishop Blair among faith leaders honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
McDonald's near Vatican to give free meals to the poor
McDonald's near Vatican to give free meals to the poor
Magi's journey reflects our longing for God, pope says on Epiphany
Magi's journey reflects our longing for God, pope says on Epiphany

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Wiktor-2TRUMBULL – Vincentian Father Ronald A. Wiktor, 74, a resident of St. Joseph’s Manor in Trumbull, died on July 20 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Bridgeport.

He was born in Lackawanna, N.Y., on Dec. 26, 1935, a son of the late Andrew and Mary (Kurczewski) Wiktor.

Father Wiktor was ordained a priest of the Congregation of the Mission on June 1, 1963.

He attended St. Barbara’s School in Lackawanna; St. John Kanty Prep in Erie, Pa.; St. Joseph’s College in Princeton, N.J.; St. Vincent’s Novitiate in Germantown, Pa.; and Mary Immaculate Seminary in Northampton, Pa. He also did postgraduate work at Fairfield University.

In Connecticut, his assignments included St. Joseph Parish in Ansonia, St. Michael Parish in Derby and DePaul Residence in Manchester.

His assignments also took him to St. John Kanty Prep; St. Vincent’s Mission House in Utica, N.Y.; Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Pittsfield, N.H.; and Our Lady of Lebanon Parish in Niagara Falls, N.Y. He had been a consulter for his order’s New England Province.

He is survived by a sister, Barbara Peters of Charleston, S.C.; brothers Norman Wiktor of West Seneca, N.Y.; Thomas Wiktor of Orchard Park, N.Y.; and Damian Wiktor of Boston, N.Y.; eight nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 24 at St. Michael Church. Burial followed in the Vincentian plot in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Derby.