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Reinstatement of Rev. Jeremiah N. Murasso

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The Archdiocese of Hartford, having conducted an extensive and thorough investigation of the child sexual abuse allegation involving Father Murasso, has determined that the allegation was not substantiated. That being the case, Father Murasso is being returned to ministry here
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New Elementary School Model for Bristol Catholic Schools to Provide High Academic Standards, Spiritual Richness and Sustainability

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For Immediate Release HARTFORD, Conn. (Dec. 7, 2015) – As a result of a highly-consultative, proactive process begun this summer, in collaboration with Monsignor Thomas M. Ginty, Reverend Joseph V. DiSciacca, and Reverend Alphonso R. Fontana, parish school pastors from St.
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Archbishop Leonard P. Blair Opens Cathedral Holy Door to Welcome Jubilee Year of Mercy on December 13

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For Immediate Release HARTFORD, Conn. – (Dec. 1, 2015) Archbishop Leonard P. Blair of the Archdiocese of Hartford will inaugurate the Jubilee Year of Mercy, proclaimed by Pope Francis, with the opening of the Holy Door on Sunday, December 13th, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at the Cathedral
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Webinar on the Jubilee Year of Mercy

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Archbishop Leonard P. Blair will lead a live webinar about the Jubilee Year of Mercy on Dec. 3. The Year of Mercy will be inaugurated by Pope Francis on Dec. 8 and ends Nov. 20, 2016. Click here on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops web site to learn about how to
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Statement from Archbishop Leonard P. Blair re: the movie, “Spotlight”

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Statement from Archbishop Leonard P. Blair re: the movie, “Spotlight” (November 20, 2015) The new film “Spotlight” recounts a deeply painful and pivotal chapter in the history of the Catholic Church in the United States, when in 2002 the Boston Globe investigated and
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Archbishop Leonard P. Blair reflects on the Paris attacks

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From the Most Reverend Leonard P. Blair, (November 18, 2015) Archbishop of Hartford I write this reflection as Paris’ death toll nears 130 people – mostly young concert-goers, soccer fans and Parisians who thought they were going to enjoy Friday night out. Instead, they died as
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A Statement of Solidarity from the USCCB

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Archbishop Blair, who is currently attending the annual November meeting of the U.S. Bishops and who is a member of their Administrative Committee, has directed that the following statement be issued on our Archdiocesan website on his behalf and that of the whole Administrative
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Archbishop Blair’s Thanksgiving Prayer

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Prayer for Thanksgiving from Archbishop Blair
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Sister Mary Grace Walsh accepts new position in the Archdiocese of Hartford

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For Immediate Release Contacts: Brian D. Wallace Director of Communications Diocese of Bridgeport (203) 416-1464 BdWallace@diobpt.org Maria Zone Director of Communications Archdiocese of Hartford (860) 541-6491 Maria.Zone@aohct.org Sister Mary Grace Walsh Accepts New Position in
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