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 22, 1960 when ground was broken for St. Philip Church, East Windsor.
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The Most Reverend Leonard P. Blair, S.T.D., has made the following appointments:

Most Reverend Christie A. Macaluso: Appointed Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia. Effective December 17, 2013.

Reverend Monsignor John J. McCarthy: Reappointed Chancellor, in addition to duties as Rector of the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford. Effective December 17, 2013.

Reverend Jeffrey V. Romans: Reappointed Assistant Chancellor and Secretary to the Archbishop. Effective December 17, 2013.

Reverend Monsignor James G. Coleman: Appointed Episcopal Vicar of Waterbury, in addition to duties as Pastor of SS. Peter and Paul and St. Leo the Great Parishes, Waterbury, as well as various advisory capacities. Effective December 17, 2013.

Reverend Lawrence R. Bock: Appointed Episcopal Vicar of Hartford, in addition to duties as Pastor of Holy Spirit, Newington, as well as various advisory capacities. Effective December 17, 2013.

Reverend James A. Shanley: Appointed Episcopal Vicar of New Haven, in addition to duties as Pastor of St. George, Guilford, as well as various advisory capacities. Effective December 17, 2013.

Reverend Cosmos Archibong: Renewal of priestly faculties*. Effective January 1, 2014.

Reverend Christopher Brackett, L.C.: Renewal of priestly faculties*. Effective January 1, 2014.

Reverend Joseph Brickner, L.C.: Renewal of priestly faculties*. Effective January 1, 2014.

Reverend Michael Brisson, L.C.: Renewal of priestly faculties*. Effective January 1, 2014.

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

Reverend Raymond Cosgrave, L.C.: Renewal of priestly faculties*. Effective January 1, 2014.

Reverend John Curran, L.C.: Renewal of priestly faculties*. Effective January 1, 2014.

Reverend Simon Devereux, L.C.: Renewal of priestly faculties*. Effective January 1, 2014.

Reverend Juan Pablo Durán, L.C.: Renewal of priestly faculties*. Effective January 1, 2014.

Reverend Luis Garza, L.C.: Renewal of priestly faculties*. Effective January 1, 2014.

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

Reverend Owen Kearns, L.C.: Renewal of priestly faculties*. Effective January 1, 2014.

Reverend Justin Kielhorn, L.C.: Renewal of priestly faculties*. Effective January 1, 2014.

Reverend Andreas Kramarz, L.C.: Renewal of priestly faculties*. Effective January 1, 2014.

Reverend Andre LaSana, L.C.: Renewal of priestly faculties*. Effective January 1, 2014.

Reverend Patrick Langan, L.C.: Renewal of priestly faculties*. Effective January 1, 2014.

Reverend John R. Lyons, M.S.A.: Renewal of priestly faculties*. Effective January 1, 2014.

Reverend Edward McIllmail, L.C.: Renewal of priestly faculties*. Effective January 1, 2014.

Reverend Kevin Meehan, L.C.: Renewal of priestly faculties*. Effective January 1, 2014.

Reverend Christopher O’Connor, L.C.: Renewal of priestly faculties*. Effective January 1, 2014.

Reverend Tarcisio Samaniego, L.C.: Renewal of priestly faculties*. Effective January 1, 2014.

Reverend Walter Schu, L.C.: Renewal of priestly faculties*. Effective January 1, 2014.

Reverend Paul Silva, L.C.: Renewal of priestly faculties*. Effective January 1, 2014.

Reverend Kermit Syren, L.C.: Renewal of priestly faculties*. Effective January 1, 2014.

Reverend Dominic J. Valla: One-year extension as Pastor, St. Thomas the Apostle, Oxford. Effective January 18, 2014.

Reverend Stanislaw Choragwicki, C.M.: Customary priestly faculties* granted. Effective January 21, 2014.

Reverend Christopher M. Ford: Sabbatical (February 9-June 9, 2014). Effective February 9, 2014.

Reverend Monsignor David M. Walker: Temporary Administrator, St. Mary, Branford (February 9-June 9, 2014), in addition to duties as Pastor, St. Therese, Branford. Effective February 9, 2014.

Reverend Robert Schlageter, O.F.M. Conv.: Sabbatical (February 17-June 17, 2014). Effective February 17, 2014.

Reverend Raymond Borkowski, O.F.M. Conv.: Temporary Administrator, St. Paul, Kensington (February 17-June 17, 2014). Effective February 17, 2014.

Reverend Edmund S. Nadolny: One-year extension as Pastor, Sacred Heart, East Berlin. Effective February 18, 2014.

– Msgr. John J. McCarthy, Chancellor
February 25, 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.