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Former cross, Holy Land, Waterbury (WTIC file photo)

Waterbury Restores Hillside Cross

Three days before Christmas, Waterbury has restored a giant cross that has been a symbol of the city for nearly 60 years.

12/23/2013

Archbishop Leonard P. Blair (Courtesy Archbishop of Hartford)

Formal Installation Of New Archbishop

Leonard Blair was installed Monday as the fifth archbishop of Hartford at a service where he spoke of the importance of evangelism and sharing one’s gifts with others.

12/16/2013

Archbishop Leonard P. Blair (Courtesy Archbishop of Hartford)

New Archbishop To Be Installed Today

The Vatican’s ambassador to the United States will be installing a new archbishop of Hartford.

12/16/2013

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Neighbor Says Church Bells Helped Destroy His Marriage

A Rhode Island man has gone to federal court to silence church bells sounded by a neighboring Catholic church.

09/04/2013

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Paper: Church Open Four Years With No Certificate Of Occupancy

A 1,500-seat church in Bridgeport has apparently been operating for four years without a certificate of occupancy that certifies it’s safe.

07/23/2013

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