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The Rodriguez family live in New London and are communicants of St Mary Star of the Sea there. Please pray for this family as they face seperation under very difficult circumstances. "In the meantime, we're asking ICE as an act of discretion to allow Julian to stay here in the United States and look after his family, as he's done. Julian has been a model citizen, he pays his taxes, he goes to work, he's asked nothing of the system," Formica (Mr. Rodriguez's lawyer) told reporters. "And all he's asking now is not to be separated from his family, which would result in his family hav...

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Did you ever notice that the Advent season seems to come and go in the blink of an eye? All of a sudden you find yourself at Christmas Mass wondering how your time to prepare for Christ so easily slipped through your fingers. Make This Year Count You had promised yourself that this Advent would be different. You wouldn’t be caught by surprise, yet again! You bought Advent prayer books and an Advent wreath kit. You had great intentions to make this Advent season very different from last. But already you can feel it happening again. The books didn’t make it past the first couple of pages and the w...

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Tipping Points

Posted on October 01, 2016 in: Cluster Blog

First, a Word from Our Holy Father             Pope Francis gave us quite a shove forward in the opening of his 2015 encyclical, On Care for Our Common Home (Laudato Si):  I urgently appeal, then, for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet.  We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing and its human roots, concern and affect us all.  …Regrettably, many efforts to seek concrete solutions to the environmental crisis have proven ineffective, not only because o...

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