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At Home and Abroad: Bishops’ Conferences Show Collegiality, Solidarity

VATICAN CITY—The role of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and other bishops’ conferences around the world is “catholic”—working together to promote the church’s mission, but also “to support peacebuilding and human development throughout the world,” said Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state.

Cardinal Parolin responded Read More ››

Join the “Great Turkey Giveaway” at NCH

|   A message from John Gutman, Executive Director of New Covenant Center in Stamford
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STAMFORD — In Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s 1941 State of the Union address (often referred to as the Four Freedoms Speech), he proposed four fundamental freedoms that people “everywhere in the world” should enjoy. One of those was Freedom from Want, which Norman Rockwell depicted in Read More ››

Bishop Caggiano Reflects on the Challenge of Sitting in Silence and Solitude

BRIDGEPORT— On October 6, we celebrated the feast of Saint Bruno, the founder of the Carthusian religious order. Following Saint Bruno’s example, Carthusian monks and nuns live in a monastic setting, devoting their lives to contemplation, silence and solitude. Their ministry is one of prayer and Read More ››

Survivors of Clerical Sexual Abuse Share Their Stories in Two Powerful Videos

BRIDGEPORT—In support of the upcoming Healing Mass and the ongoing work of healing in the diocese, members of The Committee for Healing have participated in a video project produced at Sacred Heart University in association with the Safe Environments Office of the Diocese of Bridgeport.

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Faithful Fill Bridgeport’s Streets for ‘Lord of Miracles’ Procession By Bill Cummings

BRIDGEPORT—A group of Catholic sisters, dressed in purple robes and holding sliver incense burners, slowly walked backward and wafted smoke toward a big, rectangular platform covered with revered icons and images of Christ.

A cadre of 30 or so bearers—also wearing purple robes—balanced the platform on their Read More ››

Faithful Turn Out in Large Numbers for Diocesan Pilgrimage

WASHINGTON, D.C.—“We come here 1,500 strong,” Bishop Frank J. Caggiano said to diocesan pilgrims who gathered around him for the dedication of the new Rosary Walk and Garden outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

The bishop’s final words capped another extraordinary moment Read More ››

Parish and School Administrative Staff Explore How to Become “The Welcoming Face of Christ”

BRIDGEPORT—“Speed and familiarity” often get in the way of effective service and ministry, speaker and author Mike Patin said at the Catholic Center this morning.

Speaking to more than 100 parish and school administrative staff as part of a special Formation Day and workshop, Patin said it’s Read More ››

Immaculate Dedicates New Front Walkway

|   Special celebration for Golden Mustangs and first principal, Msgr. John Hossan
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DANBURY—In its 52 years of existence, Immaculate High School (IHS) has seen thousands of students walk through its doors and, once alumni, they love to support the school they feel is family to them.

Last spring the alumni, several who now teach and work at Immaculate High Read More ››

More than 1,500 Expected to Make Diocesan Pilgrimage to Washington, D. C. this Weekend

BRIDGEPORT—Thirty buses will leave from parishes and schools throughout Fairfield County this Saturday morning to take more than 1,500 faithful on the diocesan pilgrimage to the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for a day of prayer and worship.

Many other Catholics of all ages across the Read More ››

The Courage to Speak!

FAIRFIELD– The Courage to Speak Foundation Presentation Ginger and Larry Katz, Co-Founders of the Courage to Speak® Foundation will be speaking at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, 545 Stratfield Road, Fairfield on Thursday, October 19th at 6:30 PM in the Parish Hall.

The foundation was Read More ››