Archdiocese of Hartford Archives - Page 2 of 2 - Crux



  • Churchgoers adjusting to consolidated parishes

    Churchgoers adjusting to consolidated parishes

    • Jul 26, 2017

    Churchgoers are getting used to the new reality of “All Saints — Todos Los Santos” parish in Waterbury, Connecticut. Formed by the merger of four parishes, the new entity is part of a restructuring plan being implemented by the Archdiocese of Hartford.

  • Some fear parish consolidation could affect soup kitchens

    Some fear parish consolidation could affect soup kitchens

    • Jul 5, 2017

    The Archdiocese of Hartford has implemented a plan to consolidate 212 parishes into 127 new entities. The community at the parish of St. Anne – which did not survive the process – is questioning what will become of the parish’s flagship ministry, a soup kitchen. Parish staff, volunteers and soup kitchen guests say they have been told the soup kitchen will remain at the church “for the foreseeable future,” but that there are no guarantees as the planning process moves forward at the local level.

  • Hartford Archdiocese announces parish closings, mergers

    Hartford Archdiocese announces parish closings, mergers

    • May 9, 2017

    The Archdiocese of Hartford has announced that 59 parishes across three counties will be merged, and 26 of those buildings will close. Archbishop Leonard Blair said, “To try to hold onto something, a structure, a skeleton that no longer corresponds to the realities of today ultimately can be discouraging and diminishing.”

  • Catholic archdiocese vs. insurer in priest sex abuse cases

    • Apr 9, 2016

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Archdiocese of Hartford has taken its dispute with an insurance company to trial, seeking reimbursement of more than $1 million in payments made to settle sexual misconduct cases involving priests and minors. Testimony began Friday in a bench trial before U.S. District Judge Janet Bond