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AnthonyMirabilioMulhall2 webWATERBURY — Sacred Heart High School senior Anthony Mirabilio-Mulhall, son of Stephen and Donna Mirabilio-Mulhall, has beenrecognized by the National Wendy’s High School Heisman Program for his academic performance, athletic achievements and community involvement.

The program named him a school scholar and state finalist. He will represent Sacred Heart as a Connecticut finalist in the National Wendy's High School Heisman program.

Mulhall has maintained an outstanding grade point average while also being involved with numerous extracurricular activities. At Sacred Heart, he is involved with the Student Council, National Honor Society, band and Chess Club. He also is a member of the school's soccer, swimming, golf, and bowling teams at Sacred Heart.

An alter server at both St. Anthony Church and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, he is a leader at the St. Anthony Bible Camp. He has volunteered for many organizations, including the Rev. James O'Dea Chapter of the Knights of Columbus, American Red Cross, and Holiday Hill Day Camp.

The Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship was created by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas in 1994. Twenty-two years later, Wendy’s has honored more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors who share Wendy’s values of giving back to their communities, treating people with respect, continuing education and excelling on the athletic field.

Wendy’s High School Heisman is a joint program between Wendy’s and the Heisman Trophy Trust, host and custodians of the Heisman Memorial Trophy..

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.