I’ve often wondered what kind of grandparents St. Anne and St. Joachim were. Though their Feastday is not celebrated until July 26, they serve as a model for all grandparents every day of the year and particularly in the Christmas Season when we reflect on the Read More ››
Monthly Newspaper • DIOCESE OF BRIDGEPORT
Denver, Colo., Dec 30, 2019 / 07:01 am (CNA).- Many years before she entered religious life, Sister Mary Gianna Thornby was an ordinary high school sophomore at Columbine High School in the suburbs of Denver.
Like many high schoolers, she occasionally struggled with her identity, had experienced Read More ››
VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis prayed that people all over the world would end 2019 “in peace, peace in their hearts,” and that families would mark New Year’s by “communicating with one another.”
Reciting the Angelus prayer Dec. 29, the feast of the Holy Family, Pope Francis entrusted to Read More ››
The Monsey stabbing during Hanukkah is the latest in a series of antisemitic attacks throughout New York.
NEW YORK, N.Y. — On Sunday, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York condemned the recent spate of attacks against Jewish people in New York, following a stabbing that left five Read More ››
WESTON — In the early evening, a group of faithful from churches around the Diocese gathers at St. Francis of Assisi Parish to pray for a special intention, a cause so important it will affect the future of the Catholic Church — vocations.
They are members of Read More ››
“The Father has given him to us with great mercy. He has given him to everyone. He has given him forever. The Son is born, like a small light flickering in the cold and darkness of the night.”
“The people who walked in darkness have seen a Read More ››
Family-friendly ideas to savor in the slower days after the big solemnity itself
For families, there can be temptation at Christmastime to pack everything into Advent — both the preparation and celebration crammed into a season meant for peaceful anticipation.
This is actually a distortion of the liturgical Read More ››
TENFALY, NEW JERSEY—It is with deep sorrow that the Society of African Missions (SMA) announce the death of their brother Fr. Dan Lynch, who entered into Eternal Life December 20, 2019 in New Jersey.
Reverend Daniel James Lynch, S.M.A. was born on November 18, 1948 in Bridgeport, Read More ››
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christmas night tells each person, no matter how poor or sinful, that they are utterly and totally loved by God, Pope Francis said as he celebrated Jesus’ birth.
The grace of God revealed in the birth of Jesus in a stable in Bethlehem Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT— Hundreds turned out on Friday at the Fairfield University Quick Center for the Arts, where the Diocesan Youth Choir performed its 5th Annual “Arise and Shine” Christmas Concert before family, friends, and the general public.
Led by the gift choral conductor Mary Higgins of Wilton, the Read More ››
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The ongoing reform of the Roman Curia is a necessary part of the Catholic Church’s fidelity to its mission to proclaim the Gospel, recognizing that very few countries today can be described as “Christian” and that new ways of evangelizing are necessary, Read More ››
FAIRFIELD — Almost 2000 years ago a Greek physician named Luke sat down to write the greatest story ever told, a story that has touched countless lives throughout history. On Friday, the students of Saint Catherine Academy gave the Christmas story special meaning as they retold Read More ››
NEWTOWN — Families extolled hope in prayers and hymns as the antidote to pain and dismay on the seventh anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre.
“On this day seven years ago, we all thought the world was going to change, but it seems we were deluded, because Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—The Leadership Institute of the Diocese of Bridgeport has created a poster, “ 25 ways to use the season of Advent, with all its waiting and hoping, to prepare for the coming of Christ at Christmas.”
The colorful poster is a great resource for families and parishes, Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—Performance of an eight-movement Cantata called “The Glory of Christmas” will be among the highlights of this year’s “Arise and Shine” Christmas Concert set for Friday December 20, 7: 30 p.m. at Fairfield University Quick Center for the Arts.
The Diocesan Choir for Youth (C4Y) under the Read More ››