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As we celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the Archdiocese, we look back… on July 19, 1915 when ground was broken for St. Stephen Church, Hamden.
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The Most Reverend Leonard P. Blair, S.T.D., has made the following appointments:

Reverend Steven C. Boguslawski, O.P.: New to the Archdiocese, Customary priestly faculties* granted. Effective December 26, 2013.

Reverend Raymund Cosgrave, L.C.: New to the Archdiocese, Customary priestly faculties* granted. Effective December 26, 2013.

Reverend Paul Silva, L.C.: New to the Archdiocese, Customary priestly faculties* granted. Effective December 30, 2013.

Reverend Patrick Anthony: Renewal of priestly faculties*. Effective January 1, 2014.

Reverend Charles Bak, M.S.A: Renewal of priestly faculties*. Effective January 1, 2014.

Reverend Monsignor Steven A. Ferrari: Renewal of priestly faculties*. Effective January 1, 2014.

Reverend Dennis Kolinski, S.J.C.: Renewal of priestly faculties*. Effective January 1, 2014.

Reverend Augustine A. Mangalath: Renewal of priestly faculties*. Effective January 1, 2014.

Reverend Dinh Van Pham: Renewal of priestly faculties*. Effective January 1, 2014.

Reverend Sau Van Phung: Renewal of priestly faculties*. Effective January 1, 2014.

Reverend Robert Vujs, M.M.: Renewal of priestly faculties*. Effective January 1, 2014.

Deacon Robert E. Muro, Sr.: from Deacon, Our Lady of the Lakes, New Milford, to Retirement. Effective January 1, 2014.

Reverend Janusz Kukulka: from Pastor, St. Mary, Derby, to Medical Leave of Absence. Effective January 6, 2014.

Reverend Leonard J. Kvedas: to Temporary Administrator, St. Mary, Derby, in addition to duties as Pastor, St. Michael, Beacon Falls. Effective January 6, 2014.

Reverend Stanley R. Staron: from Parochial Vicar, St. Bridget, Cheshire , to Parochial Vicar, St. Mary, Derby. Effective January 6, 2014.

Reverend John M. Garvey, M.S.: Customary priestly faculties* granted. Effective January 9, 2014.

Reverend John Paninski, M.S.: Customary priestly faculties* granted. Effective January 9, 2014.

Reverend Thomas G. Sickler, M.S.: Renewal of priestly faculties*. Effective January 9, 2014.

Reverend Mathieu Isaac: from Parochial Vicar, St. Augustine, St. Anne-Immaculate Conception, St. Lawrence O’Toole parishes, Hartford, to Parochial Vicar, Torrington Cluster of Roman Catholic Parishes. Effective January 10, 2014.

Reverend Mr. Kevin Mann: Customary diaconal faculties* granted. Effective January 13, 2014.

Reverend Peter Furgiuele, O.F.M.: New to the Archdiocese, to Parochial Vicar, St. Joseph, Winsted. Effective January 14, 2014.

Reverend Paul Waddell: New to the Archdiocese, Customary priestly faculties* granted. Effective January 17, 2014.

Reverend Carlos Piedrahita: Newly ordained, to Parochial Vicar, Torrington Cluster of Roman Catholic Parishes. Effective January 20, 2014.

Reverend Daniel J. Sullivan: One-year extension as Pastor, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Hamden. Effective January 23, 2014.

– Msgr. John J. McCarthy, Chancellor

January 21, 2014

* Clergy who are not incardinated in the Archdiocese of Hartford must request permission from the Archbishop to minister here; that is, they request faculties.

 

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.