Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

As we celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the Archdiocese, we look back… on July 17, 1891 when Bishop Lawrence S. McMahon dedicated St. Bernard Church, Enfield.
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The Most Reverend Henry J. Mansell, D.D., has made the following appointments:

Reverend Christopher Brackett, L.C., Renewal of Priestly Faculties.* Effective January 1, 2010.

Reverend Julio Marti, L.C., Renewal of Priestly Faculties.* Effective January 1, 2010.

Reverend Walter Shu, L.C., Renewal of Priestly Faculties.* Effective January 1, 2010.

Reverend Andreas Kramarz, L.C., Renewal of Priestly Faculties.* Effective January 1, 2010.

Reverend Christopher O’Connor, L.C., Renewal of Priestly Faculties.* Effective January 1, 2010.

Reverend Edward McIlmail, L.C., Renewal of Priestly Faculties.* Effective January 1, 2010.

Reverend Peter Hopkins, L.C., Renewal of Priestly Faculties.* Effective January 1, 2010.

Reverend Daniel Brandenburg, L.C., Renewal of Priestly Faculties.* Effective January 1, 2010.

Reverend Shane Johnson, L.C., Renewal of Priestly Faculties.* Effective January 1, 2010.

Reverend Oscar Capilla, L.C., Renewal of Priestly Faculties.* Effective January 1, 2010.

Reverend Joseph Burtka, L.C., Renewal of Priestly Faculties.* Effective January 1, 2010.

Reverend Michael Brisson, L.C., Renewal of Priestly Faculties.* Effective January 1, 2010.

Reverend Owen Kearns, L.C., Renewal of Priestly Faculties.* Effective January 1, 2010.

Reverend Tarcisio Samaniego, L.C., Renewal of Priestly Faculties.* Effective January 1, 2010.

Reverend Kevin Meehan, L.C., Renewal of Priestly Faculties.* Effective January 1, 2010.

Reverend Joseph Brickner, L.C., Renewal of Priestly Faculties.* Effective January 1, 2010.

Reverend Anthony Sortino, L.C.,  Renewal of Priestly Faculties.* Effective January 1, 2010.

Reverend Robert J. Grant  from Parochial Vicar, St. Thomas, Thomaston, to Administrator, St. Thomas, Thomaston. Effective February 1, 2010.

Reverend Emilio P. Padelli from Pastor, St. Catherine, Broadbrook, and St. Philip, East Windsor, to Retirement, with title of Pastor Emeritus of St. Catherine, Broad Brook, and St. Philip, East Windsor. Effective February 1, 2010.

Reverend Henry P. Cody, One-year extension as Pastor, St. Timothy, West Hartford. Effective February 2, 2010.

Reverend Mr. Anton Miranda from Holy Apostles College and Seminary, Cromwell, to Parochial duties at St. Thomas, Southington. Effective February 2, 2010.

Deacon Arthur Miller to Deacon, St. Michael, Hartford, and St. Justin, Hartford, in addition to duties as Director of the Office for Black Catholic Ministries, and Director of Campus Ministries at Capital Community College. Effective February 4, 2010.

Deacon Ronald R. Daigle from Leave of Absence to Deacon, St. Dunstan, Glastonbury. Effective February 5, 2010.

Reverend Janusz Kukulka from Administrator, St. Mary, Derby, to Incardination in the Archdiocese of Hartford and Pastor, St. Mary, Derby. Effective February 5, 2010.

Reverend Samuel Seyd from Pastoral Ministry, St. Francis of Assisi, Naugatuck, to Parochial Vicar, St. Thomas the Apostle, West Hartford. Effective February 12, 2010.

Deacon John McKaig, One-year extension as Deacon, St. John Fisher, Marlborough. Effective February 12, 2010.

Reverend Orlando Ruiz, O.F.M., New to the Archdiocese, to Parochial Vicar, St. Joseph, Winsted. Effective February 15, 2010.

Deacon Adolfo Carrero from Deacon, St. Mary, New Britain, to Deacon, St. Peter, Hartford. Effective February 27, 2010.

Reverend Thomas A. Flower to Medical Leave of Absence. Effective February 27, 2010.

Reverend Edward Tissera from Parochial Vicar, St. Patrick, Waterbury, and St. Joseph, Waterbury, to Temporary Parochial Vicar, St. Bernard, Tariffville. Effective February 27, 2010.

– Msgr. John J. McCarthy, Chancellor

Effective February 23, 2010

* Priests who are not incardinated in the Archdiocese of Hartford must request permission from the Archbishop to minister here; i.e. they request faculties. Such faculties are typically granted for a one year period and can be renewed upon request.

 

alertAt the Spring Assembly of the U.S. bishops, Cardinal Joseph Tobin suggested that a delegation ofbishops go to the border to see for themselves what was happening to newly arrived immigrants, families and children. On July 1 and 2, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. bishops conference, and five other bishops conducted a pastoral visit to the diocese of Brownsville, Texas. Stops included Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle with the community, a visit to anHHS/OBR Shelter and Mass for the families there, a visit to the Customs and Border Patrol processing center in McAllen, TX, and a press conference at the end of their visit. Catholic News Service accompanied the bishops on their border trip. 

  1. Backgrounder and analysis of the bishops’ trip to the border: Cardinal DiNardo told CNS, “You cannot look at immigration as an abstraction when you meet” the people behind the issue.
  2. At final press conference, Cardinal Daniel Dinardo said the church was willing to be part of any conversation to find humane solutions because even a policy of detaining families together in facilities caused “concern.”
  3. Bishops serve soup to immigrant families at a center run by Catholic Charities and listen to their stories. Scranton Bishop Joseph Bambera said he found hope in hearing the people in the room talk about what’s ahead. They didn’t speak of making money but of finding safety for their children, he said, driven by “the most basic instinct to protect your family.”
  4. At an opening Mass he Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle-National Shrine near McAllen, Texas, Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville told Massgoers, “The bishops are visiting here so they can stop and look and talk to people and understand, especially the suffering of many who are amongst us,”

A delegation of U.S. bishops goes on a fact-finding mission at the U.S.-Mexican border to learn more about Central American immigration detention.

Following their visit to an immigrant detention center, U.S. bishops said they are even more determined to call on Congress for comprehensive immigration reform.