In late June, Baby Monica was laid to rest after a funeral Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Brooklyn, New York. She had been found, dead and discarded, in a bag surrounded by bloody clothing under a tree near a Brooklyn Read More ››
Monthly Newspaper • DIOCESE OF BRIDGEPORT
As the words from the Book of Ecclesiastes remind us, “There is an appointed time for everything…” (Ecc 3:1). It is with a deep sense of excitement, mixed with real sadness, that I write to let you know that September 13, 2019 will be my Read More ››
September 13, 2019—(Cromwell) As the fate of Roe v. Wade hangs in the balance, state legislatures across the country have passed some of the most extreme abortion bills ever seen. While states like New York and Illinois have swept away abortion restrictions, other states like Ohio Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT— “Never work with a partner who does not know fear,” Fr. Charles Allen said a veteran police officer once told him. “People who know fear learn how to overcome it when they are called on to protect others and heal the wounds of the world.”
Fr. Read More ››
September 7, 2019
It is with deep regret that I must inform you of the inclusion of two deceased priests of the diocese on the list of those credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor. Father Vincent P. Cleary, deceased in 1989, who served at Read More ››
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — “Now is the time to abandon our dependence on fossil fuels and move, quickly and decisively, toward forms of clean energy,” Pope Francis said as he marked the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.
“We have caused a climate emergency Read More ››
(Police/Fire/EMT’s from Newtown, Greenwich, Norwalk and Fairfield to be honored)
BRIDGEPORT—The annual Diocesan Blue Mass honoring fire, police and first responders will be held on Sunday, September 8, 9:30 am at St. Augustine Cathedral, 399 Washington Avenue in Bridgeport.
The Mass will commemorate the 18th Anniversary of Read More ››
August 24, 2019
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
It is with deep regret that I must inform you that I have put Father Stephen Gleeson on administrative leave and have removed his faculties to exercise public ministry as a priest.
Father Gleeson retired on June 30, 2013 after Read More ››
VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis acknowledged the shame and frustration felt by priests who are discouraged by the actions of fellow clergy members who betrayed the trust of their flock through sexual abuse and abuse of conscience and power.
In a letter addressed to priests around the world Aug. Read More ››
Vatican City, Aug 13, 2019 / 10:45 am (CNA).- Pope Francis wrote a heartfelt letter Tuesday to an Italian community still suffering one year after a bridge collapse. His message: “Know that you are not alone.”
“Jesus passed before us through suffering and death. He has taken Read More ››
NEWTOWN– An expression commonly used by the youth of today is “stay woke.” It means “to pay attention, to be awake, to be alert,” as Fr. Joseph Espaillat informed those gathered for Mass as part of the Fan the Fire youth rally on Saturday, 8/10 at Read More ››
“‘I am spiritually close to the victims of the episodes of violence that these days have bloodied Texas, California and Ohio, in the United States, affecting defenseless people,’ the Holy Father said Aug. 4, after the recitation of the Angelus.”
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis Sunday remembered Read More ››
WASHINGTON— Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, of Galveston-Houston, and President of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Bishop Frank J. Dewane, of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development have issued the following statement in response to the tragic shooting last Read More ››
WASHINGTON— Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, issued the following statement in response to the tragic shooting at the Cielo Read More ››
STEUBENVILLE, OHIO– “What do young people want? They want to encounter the Lord Jesus! They want to know the full Truth of our faith. They want liturgy that’s vibrant and beautiful. They are looking for communities. They are looking to go into the world to Read More ››