According to Webster’s online dictionary, the definition of poverty is “the state of being inferior in quality or insufficient in amount.” If this is true, then every human being is in some sense “poor”, whether we consider either our sinfulness or that fact that no one Read More ››
Monthly Newspaper • DIOCESE OF BRIDGEPORT
STAMFORD- Bishop Frank J. Caggiano has announced a new scholarship opportunity to make Catholic high school education at Trinity Catholic High School in Stamford more affordable, and available to more families in Lower Fairfield County.
The new Bishop’s Scholarship Initiative for 2019, will award a total of $12,000 Read More ››
We have all faced times in our own lives or in the lives of our family members and friends when suddenly, often without warning, sickness or disease strikes. At such times, we are often filled with an avalanche of questions and a flood of emotions, especially Read More ››
NORWALK- On March 20th, lay faithful joined seminarians, priests, permanent deacons and religious from the Diocese of Bridgeport to pray for Vocations at St. Matthew Church in Norwalk.
“What a beautiful grace-filled night as so many came together to support those in formation and to pray for Read More ››
As I have often shared in other postings, I am the proud son of immigrant parents who came to this country to seek a better life for my sister and me. This basic fact has shaped every aspect of my life, for which I am most Read More ››
Gaius Plinius Secundus, a Roman philosopher better known as Pliny the Elder once said: “Home is where the heart is.” His point is simple. Home is meant to be a place shared with family and friends wherein we grow to appreciate our own self-worth, come to Read More ››
BROOKFIELD—This week, young scientists from 120 schools, both middle and high schools, across Connecticut and Fishers Island, New York competed in the 70th Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair (CSEF). About 150 students were selected as finalists, five of whom were from St. Joseph Catholic Academy, Brookfield.
Student, Shaun Read More ››
This past Tuesday at Mass we heard the famous passage in the Gospel of Matthew when the Lord taught his disciples the prayer we now call “The Our Father.” For many of us it is one of the first prayers that we learned as children and Read More ››
CONNECTICUT- The Public Health Committee will be holding a public hearing on H.B. 5898 “An Act Concerning Aid In Dying for Terminally Ill Patients”, which supports the legalization of physician-assisted suicide in Connecticut. The hearing is scheduled for Monday. March 18th, at 10:30 a.m.. in Room 1D of the Read More ››
FAIRFIELD COUNTY—Beginning on March 29th and continuing until March 31st, the Diocese of Bridgeport will sponsor Entering Canaan: A Hope and Healing Weekend for women suffering because of a past abortion.
The weekend is co-sponsored by Project Rachel, and Luminal Hope and Healing After Abortion, and will Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT- The “40 Days for Life Vigil” will be observed within the Diocese of Bridgeport from March 6 to April 14, 2019.
The campaign will take place in Bridgeport and Danbury, outside of local Planned Parenthood clinics.
“From March 6 to April 14, our community will take part Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—The Saint John Paull II Fund has provided a grant award in 2018 to The Leadership Institute of the Diocese of Bridgeport to launch The Family Bible Challenge for Lent.
This innovative program is both an invitation and a challenge to young and old to spend time this Lent Read More ››
As I reflect upon the desire to find effective ways by which we can support our young adults in their Catholic faith, I am more and more convinced that young adults themselves must take the lead in bringing other young adults to faith. In fact, I Read More ››
The student in each of us must always be ready to learn – in our homes, with our friends, and most certainly on our spiritual journey with God. As a mother and a teacher, I am made humble each time I step into a classroom or Read More ››
One of the earliest memories that I have from my first assignment as a newly ordained priest occurred during a conversation that I had one morning at breakfast with my first pastor. That morning he offered me valuable pastoral advice that came from his many years Read More ››