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2014 Bridgeport Diocesan Synod

I applied and have been appointed a General Delegate to the 2014 Bridgeport Diocesan Synod. The last synod was in 1981 and after the arrival of Bishop Frank Caggiano last Fall, he discerned that this year would be an appropriate opportunity to begin a process to take a comprehensive look at the situation within our diocese, look at the trends on the national level, examine how our diocesan institutions are responding to those trends and initiate a conversation about meeting the challenges of the Church in Fairfield County going forward.

 

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Kingston Sisters Celebrate in Thanksgiving

On Friday, September 5, the CND’s of the Kingston area remembered and thanked God for the safe release of Sister Gilberte and the two priests who were abducted in Cameroon. Joined by the Sisters of Providence and the Sisters of the Hotel Dieu, we celebrated in solidarity with those in Montreal and throughout the Congregation by offering the Eucharist for this intention on that day.

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Renewing Democracy through Social Justice: Adding New Voices

August 19-21 Charlottetown, PE: I attended this conference that offered sections on Gender, Diversity and Community Leadership and Democracy and Social Justice. It was inspirational to hear from dedicated people, especially young people, their ideas and their hope – and to learn of the projects currently established - for better ways. Men and women from professional service occupations, and volunteers, are seeking ways to bring about justice, fairness, equity (not the same as equality); to teach people about institutional power, collective power and social power and how to use these; and to develop more bridge-building and open communication in our efforts to bring about change in the world.

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