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2020: A Year of Grace

Archbishop Leonard P. Blair As we begin a new year of grace, the Year of Our Lord, 2020 A.D., I wish all our Transcript readers a happy and healthy new year, both spiritually and materially. Faith tells us that the creation and consummation of everything rest with God. The world and each [...]

2020-01-02T17:04:01+00:00January 1st, 2020|

Read About Burial Practices of Different Faith in Connecticut

photo credit: Aaron Joseph Reverend Doctor David Grafton begins a lecture about burial practices in the modern era with two anecdotes, both designed to convey similar points: times are changing. In one anecdote, a funeral director laments the waning religiosity of funeral services, noting that many families opt for the quickest and cheapest [...]

2020-01-02T12:15:49+00:00December 31st, 2019|

Recipes from Together We Blossom Cookbook

DUCK RAGU GNOCCHI Gnocchi: 1 Lb. Floury Potatoes 1 Lg. Egg Salt + Pepper 1 Lb. Plain Flour A Drizzle of Olive Oil Duck Ragu: 2 Tbs. Olive Oil 1 Onion, finely chopped 1 Carrot 1 Celery Stick 4 Garlic Cloves 1 Red Chili 1 Red Pepper 5 Oz. Tomato Puree 16 Fl Oz. Red [...]

2019-12-31T13:51:25+00:00December 31st, 2019|

A Plea from Pain — ‘Pray for Me!’

by Joe Pisani Several years ago when I was rushing to work, weaving in and out of commuters leaving Grand Central, I raced across Lexington Avenue and almost plowed into a young woman with a cellphone pressed to her ear, who was stumbling in a daze around the corner. Just as I was about to [...]

2019-12-31T13:49:05+00:00December 31st, 2019|

Fifteen Minutes of Peace and Quiet

Archbishop Leonard P. Blair Soon, the season of goodwill and peace on earth will be upon us, and it will be celebrated at many levels, some profoundly religious, and some not religious at all. I’d like to propose something simple. Each of us sets aside 15 minutes of complete peace and quiet [...]

2019-12-02T21:15:55+00:00December 1st, 2019|

Make This Advent Centerpiece

By Michelle DiFranco For several Advents now, I have felt that I should observe the tradition of using an Advent wreath outside of church and in my own home. I keep meaning to do it. It keeps not happening. There is some psychological barrier that has me dragging my feet when it comes to putting [...]

2019-11-29T13:49:41+00:00December 1st, 2019|