Leonard P. Blair
True and False Compassion
Archbishop Blair's Homily
at the Chrism Mass 2014
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MESSAGE FROM ARCHBISHOP BLAIR
In his exhortation Evangelii Gaudium Pope Francis tells us that “reason alone is sufficient to recognize the inviolable value of each single human life.” “The defense of the unborn,” he writes “is closely linked to the defense of each and every other human right” (no. 213). Many people advocate abortion in the false belief that there are no absolute standards of moral truth to guide human action, that one person can destroy another—even a mother her child—because of overriding rights over the powerless. Yet the reality is that the life of every single person from conception until natural death is infinitely valuable in the sight of God. In the words of another Pope, Benedict XVI: “We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution…each of us is the result of a thought of God. Each of us is willed, each of us is loved, each of us is necessary.” During the 40 Days for Life may we rededicate ourselves to working and praying for respect for life.
Rev. Steven C. Boguslawski, O.P., appointed to Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Hartford, in addition to his duties as Moderator of the Curia, effective October 6, 2014.
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THE CATHOLIC TRANSCRIPT NEWS
- Sep. 24-Nov. 2. 40 Days for Life
- Fri. Oct. 31. Blessing and re-opening of St. Gerard’s Center for Life at 9 a.m. Call 860-257-1021 for information.
- Sat. Nov. 1. Toussaint/Tolton Awards Banquet. Details
- Sat. Nov. 1. Emmaus Ministry sponsors: Retreat Day for Grieving Parents at St. Patrick-St. Anthony in Hartford. Details
- Sat. Nov. 1. Lector Workshop changed to Nov. 15
- Nov. 2-9. National Vocation Awareness Week. Details
- Nov. 3, 6, 8, 13. Physician Assisted Suicide Fall Information Sessions. Details
- Sun. Nov. 9. "Becoming a Eucharistic People - We Become What We Do" Afternoon Reflection at St. Peter Church, Torrington. Details
- Sat. Nov. 15. Lector Workshop by Office for Divine Worship, St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield. Details
- Dec. 1. Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayer Service at St. Martha Parish,Enfield at 7 p.m. Details
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