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Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer Intentions for Month of August

As the Church enters into the month of August throughout the world, the Holy Father has two very specific prayer intentions that we ask you to join to your prayer list throughout the month of August. They are:

          "That World Youth Day in Madrid may encourage young people throughout the world to have their lives rooted and built up in Christ."


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Statement of Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan, President of the Untited States Conference of Catholic Bishops on the occasion of the death of Archbishop Sambi

     News of the July 27 death of Archbishop Pietro Sambi, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States of America, brings deep sadness for the Church in the United States. As the personal representative of our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI, Archbishop Sambi enjoyed the highest respect and deepest affection of the bishops of the United States and of our Catholic people.

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My First Year in Rome: "Gift and Mystery"

In his memoir recounting his spiritual journey of priesthood, Gift and Mystery, the now Blessed Pope John Paul II reflected on his two years in Rome as a doctoral student of the Angelicum.  “I will never forget my feelings during those first ‘Roman’ days of mine,” he writes, “when in 1946 I began to get to know the Eternal City.”  This marks my third reflection for the May Issue of the Four County Catholic as a seminarian, and as I did in my two previous articles, I turn to

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Year in Reflection

My name is Martin J. Noe I will be finishing my 1st year of theology as a seminarian for the Diocese of Norwich.  I attend Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, CT. This year in the seminary has been particularly exciting for me for several reasons. First of all, being accepted as a seminarian for the Diocese of Norwich has brought me much joy.  Bishop Michael Cote and my vocation director Fr.