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 ››
Monthly Newspaper • DIOCESE OF BRIDGEPORT
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 ››
NEW CANAAN—Silloo Madan came from a devout family in Bombay, a family that worshiped the god Ahura Mazda and faithfully practiced the 4,000-year-old Persian religion of Zoroastrianism. Life seemed perfectly normal…until she met the Blessed Mother, and things were never the same again.
When she was seven, Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—Retired Connecticut Superior Court Judge Robert Holzberg, who has led an independent investigation into the handling of the abuse crisis by the Diocese of Bridgeport, has released a report on his findings on Tuesday, October 1st at 11:00 am in a press conference.
The conference was streamed Read More ››
WESTON—Foundations in Faith hosted their annual Bishop’s Reception on a warm September afternoon in Weston at St. Francis of Assisi Parish Hall. Over 120 people of all ages gathered to celebrate one another as fellow 2019 grant award recipients. Elements of the afternoon included Bishop Frank Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—Retired Connecticut Superior Court Judge Robert Holzberg, who has led an independent investigation into the handling of the abuse crisis by the Diocese of Bridgeport, has announced that he will release a report on his findings on Tuesday, October 1st at 11:00 am in a press Read More ››
DARIEN— The parishioners of St. Thomas More filled the pews Saturday for a Mass of Dedication as their new church was consecrated by Bishop Frank J. Caggiano, who praised them and their pastor for their generosity and commitment to pass along the faith to future generations.
“We Read More ››
The opportunities to celebrate Mass at Jesus’ tomb, visit the stone cave in Nazareth where Mary lived and swim in the Dead Sea may be ones that many Catholics dream of experiencing but rarely see fulfilled. For 14 people from the Diocese of Bridgeport, however, that Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—Many thanks to the hundreds of readers who took the time to respond to Communications Survey included in the last issue, which asked for your thoughts on Fairfield County Catholic, the diocesan website and social media. The survey was designed to give the diocese a better understanding of Read More ››
FAIRFIELD—As Sacred Heart University kicked-off its 10th anniversary celebration of the Holy Spirit Chapel, it warmly welcomed Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio of the United States to speak about the Holy Father’s recent Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Christus Vivit (Christ is Alive).
“Young people are the now of Read More ››