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The openly gay state representative led the fight to legalize same-sex marriage in what may be the most Catholic state in the nation's most Catholic region. And, in early May, Rhode Island became the sixth and final New England state to allow gay couples to marry when its Democratic-dominated Legislature. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Catholic Church’s Influence Declines In Gay Marriage Debate

The openly gay state representative led the fight to legalize same-sex marriage in what may be the most Catholic state in the nation’s most Catholic region. And, in early May, Rhode Island became the sixth and final New England state to allow gay couples to marry when its Democratic-dominated Legislature.

06/01/2013

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Priest Pleads Guilty In Methamphetamine Case

A suspended Roman Catholic priest accused of making more than $300,000 in methamphetamine sales out of his Connecticut apartment while running an adult video and sex toy shop pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal drug charge.

04/02/2013

Rosa DeLauro (Courtesy Congressional office)

DeLauro Attends Papal Installation

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro says she was personally inspired by the new pope’s call to help the most vulnerable in society during his installation Mass at the Vatican. The Connecticut Democrat […]

03/19/2013

pope benedict xvi

Pope Says He’ll Resign — First To Do So In 600 years

Pope Benedict XVI said Monday he lacks the strength to fulfill his duties and on Feb. 28 will become the first pontiff in 600 years to resign. The announcement sets the stage for a conclave in March to elect a new leader for world’s 1 billion Catholics.

02/11/2013

The Rev. Andrew Dietsche (Courtesy The Episcopal Diocese of New York)

Former West Springfield Rector Named New York Bishop

The Episcopal Diocese of New York has installed a new bishop in an elaborate ceremony at a cathedral in Manhattan.

02/02/2013

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Catholic Group Opposes Knights’ Political Spending

A Catholic group is delivering more than 5,000 petition signatures to the Knights of Columbus asking the Catholic fraternal organization to stop funding divisive political issues such as opposing same-sex marriage.

11/20/2012

The Dalai Lama (Courtesy Western Connecticut State University)

Dalai Lama Speaks In Danbury

The Dalai Lama says this century should focus on dialogue rather than force to solve problems and create peace.

10/18/2012

Terror suspect Babar Ahmad is escorted into the high court in Britain by prison officers on March 18, 2009 in London. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Terror Suspects Plead Not Guilty

Two men extradited from Britain have pleaded not guilty in a Connecticut court to federal charges that they provided terrorists in Afghanistan and Chechnya with cash, recruits and equipment.

10/06/2012

File photo of a gavel (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

West Hartford Man Charged With Hate Crime In Verbal Attack On Muslim Woman

West Hartford Police say a local man is due in court later this month after a verbal attack on a woman he believed to be Muslim.

09/17/2012

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