BRIDGEPORT—On the 22nd anniversary of the death of St. Teresa of Calcutta, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano said that at a time when the world and Church face grave challenges, the saint of Calcutta’s “radical intimacy with Christ and radical intimacy with the poorest of the poor Read More ››
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BROOKLYN—When Paul Moses was a student at Mary Queen of Heaven School in Brooklyn during the 1960s, a classmate would occasionally yell, “Rumble!” as St. Patrick’s Day approached in the hope of instigating a street fight between Irish and Italian kids. Moses says those youthful challenges Read More ››
WASHINGTON—The 1919 “Bishops’ Program for Social Reconstruction” was showcased in this year’s Labor Day statement to demonstrate how so many of the issues the bishops touched upon a century ago in the wake of World War I’s end still resonate in improving the conditions of workers Read More ››
RIVERSIDE—Bill and Jeannemarie Baker get up at 5 am. For two hours, they sit together, sip their morning coffee, read Magnificat, pray privately and discuss articles in Catholic magazines like Commonweal and America.
It’s different from the regimen they followed most of their careers. Bill no longer Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—A buzz of excitement for the new school year filled the Klein Auditorium at the annual convocation for Diocese of Bridgeport Catholic Schools on Tuesday morning.
Hundreds of teachers, principals and administrators gathered for Mass, a reception and to hear from keynote speaker Thomas Thibodeau.
“That, my friends, Read More ››
STRATFORD—Peter E. Nelsen of Stratford passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 6, surrounded by his loving family at the age of 72.
An accomplished musician and singer, “Pete” served for 58 years as the only organist at his beloved St. Mark Church. He taught music at St. Read More ››
NEWTOWN—More than 800 faithful filled St. Rose of Lima Parish as Bishop Frank J. Caggiano dedicated and blessed the recently renovated Church and grounds on the 160th anniversary of the Newtown parish.
Changes to the church include extensive interior renovations, the construction of a vestibule for fellowship Read More ››
SAO PAULO—“Crying out to the world for solidarity,” leaders of the Latin American bishops’ council urged international action to save the Amazon rainforest as massive fires continued to burn.
“We urge the governments of the Amazonian countries, especially Brazil and Bolivia, the United Nations and the international Read More ››
HARTFORD—“Forge Your Path to Holiness” is the theme of the 2019 Connecticut Catholic Men’s Conference on Saturday, October 19 at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol.
The conference, which will feature several nationally known speakers, will open with a talk by Bishop Juan Miguel Betancourt and Read More ››
STAMFORD—Last June, 25 parishioners from the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist went out into the streets of Stamford just as the early disciples did, who were directed by Christ to spread the Gospel.
In one evening, these modern street evangelists approached a few hundred people in Read More ››
DENVER—One of Christ in the City’s “friends on the street,” those experiencing homelessness, described their ministry of encounter in the words, “If you don’t love yourself, come here and they’ll love you until you can.” For her, it has been tremendously impactful to be seen, known, Read More ››
MONROE—If you happened to walk by the Monroe town green anytime between August 1 and August 3, you might have noticed a group of individuals gathered in the gazebo, reading from scripture. This three-day gathering has been a five-year tradition for the parishioners of St Jude Read More ››
FAIRFIELD—Notre Dame High School, Fairfield, Conn. is proud to announce that “the tradition returns” with the return of the “Garlic Fest” on Friday, September 20 (5-11 pm) and Saturday, September 21 (11 am – 11 pm). The Garlic Fest was founded originally by Father Bill Sangiovanni, Read More ››
STAMFORD—Hundreds of faithful filled the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist in celebration as three Sisters of Life professed their final vows in what Cardinal Timothy Dolan called a true act of sacrificial love for Jesus and his Church.
New York Cardinal Dolan celebrated the Mass of Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—Later this month, The Leadership Institute will be offering an opportunity to learn more about ministry to the sick and/or homebound.
After morning hospitality and an opening prayer on Saturday August 24 at 9 am, the conversation will include best practices for those who bring Holy Communion Read More ››