GREENWICH—On June 14, 2019, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano announced the merging of the parishes of St. Agnes in Greenwich with St. Catherine of Siena in Riverside to create the Parish of St. Catherine of Siena and St. Agnes. The decision came after a long period of Read More ››
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NORWALK—In an effort to rebuild and heal the Catholic Church in the wake of the sex abuse crisis, women and lay leaders have taken a more central role in the process of bringing families back to Mass.
For a group of women at St. Matthew Church in Read More ››
STAMFORD—Bishop Frank J. Caggiano said in his Sunday homily that as Christians we must not let our faith be formed by politics when we consider the needs of the poor and immigrants.
At a Mass honoring St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, patron saint of immigrants, he said, “We live Read More ››
DANBURY—All are invited to enjoy the “Sounds and Songs of the Season” at Immaculate High School’s Christmas Concert and Tree Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, December 8 beginning at 4 pm. Beautiful holy and seasonal musical performances by student concert and mixed choirs, guitar ensemble and bands, Read More ››
VATICAN CITY—Following through on a proposal made at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, Pope Francis said there are plans to include a definition of ecological sins in the church’s official teaching.
“We should be introducing—we were thinking—in the Catechism of the Catholic Church the sin Read More ››
BALTIMORE—The day after the U.S. bishops were encouraged at their Baltimore meeting to bring young people back to the church, they were urged to also pay more attention to and support the teens and young adults among them in parishes and church programs.
To help them do Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—On October 2, Catholic Academy of Bridgeport Board Chair Brad Evans welcomed 60 guests to the schools’ 10th Annual Fall Dinner celebration at Polpo Restaurant in Greenwich.
Sixty guests dined on Polpo’s upscale Italian fare. Those in attendance included eight of the Academy’s 12 board members, all Read More ››
HARTFORD—In its 12th annual State of Abortion in Connecticut report, the Connecticut Catholic Conference, which is the public policy office of the Catholic Bishops in Connecticut, revealed today that 75% of abortions performed in Connecticut during 2018 were paid for with taxpayer dollars.
In 2018, there were Read More ››
ROME—A few hours ago I had the extraordinary privilege to join the other bishops of New England in a two-hour private meeting with the Pope. After the initial formalities were over and his staff left the room, the Pope, only with the help of a single Read More ››
If you’ve ever read Emily Dickinson, or are interested in the spiritual bonds between religion and poetry you will find common ground with Monsignor Charles M. Murphy’s new book, Mystical Prayer, The Poetic Example Of Emily Dickinson. It is a trim but bountiful 117 pages just Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—Foundations in Education, a non-profit organization created to assist the Diocese of Bridgeport’s ongoing mission to support Catholic education in Fairfield County, announced its 2020 Gala Honorees – recognizing generosity in support of Catholic education and excellence in Catholic teaching and leadership.
The 2020 Honorees are Lynn Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—All Souls Day Mass will be celebrated in six cemeteries throughout the diocese on Saturday, November 2, 11 am, rain or shine. The Masses, which will be offered for the repose of the souls of all the faithful departed, are open to the public.
More than 1,000 Read More ››
STRATFORD—St. Mark School in Stratford, a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, recently “turned their blue ribbons pink” in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month. This year marked the 10th year the school has hosted a cut-a-thon and invited a hair salon to help Read More ››
FAIRFIELD—The Catholic Church must address climate change as a moral and spiritual issue because it is already having an impact on the poorest and most vulnerable people around the globe, said Jose Aguto, associate director of the Catholic Climate Change Covenant in Washington, D.C., at Red Read More ››