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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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ENFIELD – Ann (Duggan) Daly, of Enfield, passed away on May 3, 2014.

She was the mother of Father Shawn P. Daly, pastor of Corpus Christi Parish in Wethersfield, Michael Daly of California and Bridget Clark of Broad Brook. She also leaves behind three grandchildren and two great- grandchildren.

Mrs. Daly was born on June 3, 1928, daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (Wallace) Duggan. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Francis M. Daly.

Mrs. Daly grew up in Windsor Locks, attended St. Mary School and graduated in 1946 from Windsor Locks High School.

She worked for the state of Connecticut until her retirement in 1986. She later worked for the Archdiocese of Hartford.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on May 7 at St. Bernard Church in Enfield. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery in Enfield followed.

Donations in her memory may be made to Corpus Christi School, 581 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT 06109.

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.