Seventeen years ago, when the clergy sex abuse crisis began hitting the news, a prison chaplain at the Danbury Federal Correctional Institution approached Father Lawrence Carew about developing a healing retreat for victims of abuse, to help lead them out of the darkness from what seemed Read More ››
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WASHINGTON—The July 25 announcement by the Justice Department that it is reinstating the federal death penalty for the first time in 16 years was unwelcome news for Catholic leaders who have advocated against capital punishment.
“The United States’ death penalty system is tragically flawed. Resuming federal executions—especially Read More ››
GREENWICH—The Principal and Board of Directors of Greenwich Catholic School announced today that Mr. Patrick Ledley has been appointed as Assistant Principal for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, and Mr. Vincent Mascola has been appointed as Dean of Students, effective July 1, 2019.
The Assistant Principal and Dean Read More ››
WILTON—More than 250 people turned out to celebrate the launch of Veritas Catholic Radio, which Bishop Frank J. Caggiano called “a historic moment in the life of our diocese.”
He praised Steve Lee, President & CEO of Veritas Catholic Network Inc. for his efforts to bring Catholic Read More ››
NEW CANAAN—Scouts from throughout the diocese were honored for their achievements at the 2019 Catholic Scouting Awards Ceremony on Saturday and reminded by Bishop Frank J. Caggiano of the importance of “walking in the footsteps of Jesus” by following the Scout Oath.
“I am grateful for the Read More ››
STAMFORD—Catholics from throughout the diocese were given a look inside Redemptoris Mater, the missionary seminary of the Diocese of Bridgeport, during an open house on Sunday that offered tours and opportunities to meet 10 young men in formation for the priesthood.
Reflecting on the success the seminary Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—A decree issued by Bishop Frank J. Caggiano and published today (Friday June 28) mandates that all parishes throughout the diocese establish a parish pastoral council “for the good of the faithful of the diocese.”
The decree states that beginning on November 1, 2019, the Solemnity of Read More ››
DANBURY—More than 700 faithful from 11 parishes processed through downtown Danbury with the Blessed Sacrament on the Feast of Corpus Christi in what Bishop Frank J. Caggiano called “a tremendous demonstration of faith.”
The Eucharistic procession began at St. Peter Church on Main Street, after a Holy Read More ››
TRUMBULL—History was made this year during a church renovation. Renowned architect Duncan Stroik noted that the retablo gracing the sanctuary behind the altar in St. Catherine of Siena Church “is the first new limestone retablo in 60 years” to be installed in a church in the Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—Summertime is upon us, and while this season brings opportunities for rest, relaxation and recreation, there are also many programs that allow people in the diocese to experience spiritual growth. Vacation Bible Camps provide this and so much more for school-aged children, as well as teen Read More ››
STAMFORD—With the FCC approval of his purchase of a radio station, a Ridgefield man expects to begin broadcasting EWTN Catholic programming on June 24 throughout Fairfield County, the north shore of Long Island and parts of Westchester.
Steve Lee, president & CEO of Veritas Catholic Network Inc., Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—After a long period of dialogue, discussion, and discernment over the past twelve months, Bishop Caggiano formally signed two decrees today. One decree will merge the Parish of St. Gabriel with the Parish of St. Cecilia in Stamford to create the newly named Parish of St. Read More ››
FAIRFIELD—More than 325 people gathered Sunday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs, which Bishop Frank J. Caggiano praised as being “at the very heart of the mission of the Church.”
Four individuals were honored for their volunteerism, leadership and partnership at Read More ››
BALTIMORE—Although the U.S. bishops’ spring assembly in Baltimore was mostly devoted to responding to the sexual abuse crisis in the church, the bishops also considered something described as the second-most important issue currently facing U.S. church leaders: How to get religiously unaffiliated, or “nones,” particularly young Read More ››
SHELTON—2 Local Knights of Columbus councils join forces to raise money for local charities
Knights of Columbus councils are known for serving the greater good of their parishes and local communities, and many times they work as individual councils. Four years ago, Councils 14360 at St. Matthew Read More ››