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2017 Connecticut Catholic Men's Conference

Register now for the 10th Annual Connecticut Catholic Men's Conference on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at St. Paul Catholic High School, Bristol, CT. 


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2017 Archdiocese of Hartford Women's Conference

Register now for the Archdiocese of Hartford Womens's Conference on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Hartford Marriott Downtown, Hartford, CT. 


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September 1, 2017 - Archbishop Leonard Blair Voices Concerns

Hartford Archbishop Leonard Blair voices his concerns for the division he has noticed creeping into our society in a in a letter that he has asked to be read at each Mass in churches throughout the Archdiocese of Hartford this weekend, September 2-3.

To read the letter or print a copy for yourself click Archbishop's Letter to Parishioners re Racism and Prejudice.


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May 7, 2017 - Archdiocese of Hartford Pastoral Planning

The Archdiocese of Hartford has announced a major reorganization that will close some of its 212 churches and combine some parishes.  Parishes left untouched by the process will number 68, and by the end of June, there will be 127 parishes operating in the Archdiocese.  Some churches will remain open, available for weddings or other worship, but with no scheduled Mass.  Other churches will be re-purposed to serve their communities and some may be sold.  A total of 26 church buildings will close.

Archbishop Leonard P. Blair revealed details of this process in a presentation made to the news media at St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield, CT on May 7, 2017.  You can watch the presentation below:

 

The reorganization is the result of an archdiocesan-wide pastoral plan begun last spring due to factors such as a declining number of priests and lower attendance at Masses.  You can learn more about the Pastoral Planning process at the Archdiocese of Hartford Website http://www.StewardsForTomorrow.org.


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February 11, 2017 - World Day of the Sick

Click to read Pope Francis' 2017 World Day of the Sick message:  Amazement at what God has accomplished: “The Almighty has done great things for me…” (Lk 1:49).


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January 1, 2017 - World Day of Peace

Click to read Pope Francis' 2017 World Day of Peace message:  "Nonviolence: a Style of Politics for Peace ".


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Archbishop's Annual Appeal

For more information on the Archbishop's Annual Appeal visit archdioceseofhartford.org/archbishops-annual-appeal/.


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Podcasts Are Here

You asked, we listened.  We are pleased to announce that you can now listen to podcasts of In the Afterglow and the Archbishop's Corner by visiting our Listen Now page.  Happy listening!

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Physician Assisted Suicide Information

The Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference, Archdiocese of Hartford Pro-Life Ministry, Diocese of Bridgeport Office for Pastoral Services - Respect Life Office, and the Family Institute of Connecticut sponsored four information sessions on Physician Assisted Suicide for Connecticut Catholics and friends during November 2014.  Please click HERE to view streaming videos of the four presentations.

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Archdiocese addresses the Federal edict on Health Care Insurance

The Archdiocese of Hartford and dioceses across the nation, as well as non-Catholic religious and non-religious groups are vigorously opposing the new federal health care insurance legislation, which will require that all employers (with few exceptions) pay for health coverage that covers sterilization, contraception, and medication that induces abortion.

Archbishop Blair, as well as all U.S. Catholic bishops, asks you to oppose the new United States Health and Human Services mandate on health insurance. This legislation violates the basic principle in our country of freedom of religion. Your resistance to this edict will be appreciated. Please contact your respective U.S. legislator and ask them to intervene on behalf of religious freedom.  Click here to find the contact information for your U.S. legislators.

A Statement on Religious Liberty by the Ad Hoc Committee For Religious Freedom, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Listen to Father John's "Time Out to Take A Stand" message on the HHS mandate.

Read a transcript of Father John's "Time Out to Take A Stand" on the HHS mandate in English or Spanish.

Read Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan's Wall Street Journal op-ed piece on Religious Freedom.

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