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Hartford Earth Festival update

Hi. Letting you know that the Connecticut Science Center has extended its special reduced admission price through May 27. Find ticket info below.

One other tweak to the information in yesterday’s “Reasonably Catholic” episode: Rev. Lennox Yearwood will not be participating in the CT Climate March, according to Father Sam Fuller, but instead will be on retreat with his organization “to discern a direction given all of the violence between police and African Americans.”

Connecticut Science Center

With 165 hands-on exhibits, a state-of-the-art 3D digital theater, four educational labs, plus daily programs and events, the Connecticut Science Center offers endless exploration for children, teens, and adults. From physics to forensics, geology to astronomy, visitors have the sciences at their fingertips.

The Connecticut Science Center is offering special promotional pricing for participants in the Hartford Earth Festival. Pre-purchase tickets online to take advantage of this special pricing. Also, come check out our brand new exhibit EXTREME DINOSAURS!.  In addition, The Arch Diocese of Hartford has prepared an interfaith guide for the exhibits.

Pre-purchase tickets to take advantage of the promotional price!

General Admission: $12 (Regular admission: $21.95/Adult and $14.95/Youth)
General Admission + Movie: $17 (Regular admission + movie: $28.95/Adult and $21.95/Youth)

To pay by check,  please contact Shawnee Baldwin 860-242-5573 ext. 2676 or at (All checks must be received by April 30, 2015.)

To order tickets online, please visit here for tickets until May 27, 2015:
Buy Your Tickets Online for the CT Science Center!

Pre-purchase your tickets by May 14, 2015 to receive the Hartford Earth Festival price!

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On St. Francis, Pope Francis, and being a Franciscan — one big, green story

Fr. SamCapuchin Friar Samuel Fuller, an organizer of the Hartford Earth Festival, which takes place on Sunday, May 31st, talks about longstanding Catholic social teaching on the environment and the urgency for action now. Fr. Sam is a priest at St. Piux X in Middletown, CT. Information about the Hartford Earth Festival and the Connecticut Climate March preceding it can be found at

Click below to hear the episode:


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Toward women’s equality in the Catholic Church: beyond “complementary” roles


Deb Rose-MilavecJust as spring is bursting out all around us, Deborah Rose-Milavec, executive director of FutureChurch, describes three hopeful moments for women in the Catholic Church, all of them thanks to a new atmosphere, created by Pope Francis, in which open discussion and disagreement are welcome:

* a meeting inside the Vatican walls at which an international panel — following the inspired lead of bishops of India — discussed the need to recognize women’s dignity and equality;

* a meeting in Ireland of priests and lay Catholic activists that was so moving, it brought several participants to tears;

* and Pope Francis’ decision to end the inquisition of American nuns.

Some good related links, courtesy of Deb: (part of homily by Archbishop Couto and Kerry Robinson’s remarks at Mass on March 8th Voices of Faith Event). (full transcript of Voices of Faith Event in Rome on March 8th) (Deb’s take on Limerick) (NunJustice statement on LCWR-CDF report) (good quotes on LCWR-CDF report) (great piece on the gender policy of the Catholic Church of India)