The Catholic Transcript

  • Deacon Donald Smith exchanges the sign of peace with children at St. Anthony Children’s Village, an orphanage in Ndola, Zambia. (Photos courtesy of Catholic Relief Services) Excerpts from the journal of Deacon Donald Smith.
  • Plutchik Wheel of Emotions With all of the talk about possible consolidations of deaneries and parishes, finding new purposes for underused buildings and otherwise looking for new ways to carry the faith to more people, the pastoral planning process in which the Archdiocese of Hartford is involved is fraught with emotion.
  • Grasping her program booklet and St. Joseph Medal of Appreciation, Claudette LaFlamme of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Waterbury talks to Father Roberto McCarthy after the ceremony on March 19. (Photo by Shelley Wolf) HARTFORD – It was a day for celebrating the volunteers who make a parish a living faith community.