Sep. 24-Nov. 2. 40 Days for Life 2014 Campaign
Oct. 5. Annual Archdiocesan Respect Life Mass, 11:00 a.m.,
Cathedral of St. Joseph
Nov. 7-9. Rachel's Vineyard Retreat
Jan. 22, 2015. March for Life 2015 Washington, D.C.
Feb. 6-8, 2015. Rachel's Vineyard Retreat
Apr. 24-26, 2015. Rachel's Vineyard Retreat
Nov. 7-9, 2015. Rachel's Vineyard Retreat
Archdiocese of Hartford to participate for its 7th year in the 40 Days
for Life campaign. More ...
See calendar for parishes volunteering for Prayer Vigil at abortion clinic.
ANNUAL ARCHDIOCESAN RESPECT LIFE MASS – October 5, 2014
FROM THE UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS:
Supreme Court Decision on Hobby Lobby: A great day for the religious freedom of family businesses. Read more>
STATEMENT FROM THE CONNECTICUT CATHOLIC CONFERENCE:
United States Supreme Court upholds religious freedom . . . More>
H.B. 5326 Assisted Suicide - DEFEATED
Thank you and congratulations to all who spoke out against the legalization of
Assisted Suicide in Connecticut. The bill was not raised out of committee. The testimony of many defenders of life in opposition to what is clearly a very dangerous anti-life proposition convinced the Public Health Committee that this is not good public policy.
Killing oneself is not “death with dignity,” as those who support the bill claim. Suicide is the result of despair and lack of hope. Those who are suffering from debilitating diseases deserve to, and can, have their needs met by fine agencies such as Hospice and by truly compassionate caregivers. Doctors, nurses and caregivers are not intended to be promoting death. Their mission is quite the opposite. Assisted suicide is not, and should not be, the culmination of a precious human life.
Let us not become complacent about this victory since advocates for Assisted Suicide have vowed to bring up the issue again during the 2015 legislative session. Your help and advocacy for life will be essential. Educational forums will continue to be held in Connecticut to explain exactly what is at stake when the proposal returns.
RACHEL'S VINEYARD. . . . . more>
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, OUR FIRST FREEDOM is still at risk! ... more>
Bullets for discussing Religious Liberty