Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Social justice conference honors Bishop Rosazza

A press release from the Archdiocese of Hartford:

The Office for Catholic Social Justice Ministry of the Archdiocese of Hartford honored Bishop Peter Rosazza, auxiliary bishop emeritus of Hartford, who is celebrating his 50th anniversary as a priest, for his commitment to social justice ministry in Connecticut at its second annual Social Justice Conference. The conference was held on June 11 at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bloomfield.

Bishop Rosazza (far right in photo), who was the Hispanic missioner for the Archdiocese of Hartford, lives in New Haven.

Before conference participants attended various workshops on subjects ranging from social media in the parish, to global solidarity, the environment, and immigration, Dr. Stephen Colecchi, director of the Office of International Justice and Peace of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, emphasized the importance of the conference, telling the audience that Catholic social teaching calls on us to: “Build One Human Family.”

Participants also had the opportunity to browse through exhibits of social justice organizations such as: The Connecticut Network to Abolish the Death Penalty and Not for Sale Campaign-CT chapter of the national human trafficking awareness organization.

The conference was an opportunity to honor Bishop Rosazza for the work he has done in the area of social justice, while promoting our mission of the Office for Catholic Social Justice Ministry of the Archdiocese of education and preparing parishes to work for social justice,” said Lynn Campbell, conference coordinator.

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