Monthly Newspaper • DIOCESE OF BRIDGEPORT

Articles By: Thomas H. Hicks

The Achilles Heel August 12th, 2021 - “When I found your words, I devoured them; they became my joy and the happiness of my heart” (Jeremiah 15:16) Catholics as a whole have… Read More ››
Time had a beginning August 8th, 2021 - The general view of physicists is that time started at a specific point about 13.8 billion years ago with the Big Bang. The Big Bang… Read More ››
Loneliness August 4th, 2021 - People are reluctant to admit to loneliness, it seems to denote failure. But Loneliness is one of the most universal human experiences. A great amount… Read More ››
The Torn Curtain May 5th, 2021 - During the time of Christ, the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem was on 40 acres. The Temple building itself was 150 feet by 150 feet. Within… Read More ››
A Fundamental Bond April 30th, 2021 - “A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter. He that as found one has found a treasure. There is nothing so precious as a faithful friend… Read More ››
Solid Food April 5th, 2021 - For many Catholics, the Letter to the Hebrews is an unknown text. Yet it is one of the most meaningful Scriptural writings. It has much… Read More ››
Life is Sweet December 7th, 2020 - There is a little-known song titled “Sad Heart.” As far as I know, the only performer who recorded this song is Harry Belafonte. A lyric… Read More ››
Fidelity to fidelity October 8th, 2020 - A Catholic existentialist philosopher named Gabriel Marcel is not generally well-known. Yet, many of his ideas are captivating. Gabriel Marcel was born in Paris on… Read More ››
The New Creation June 8th, 2020 - “Then I saw the new heaven and the new earth” (Revelation 21:1) My childhood Catholicism involved the belief that unbaptized children could not go to… Read More ››
Demands of Charity May 8th, 2020 - “Life is a chance of learning how to love” (A.E. Brooke). When he was very ill, St. Francis of Assisi asked that a message be… Read More ››
Difficult Questions February 8th, 2020 - Many people are apparently untroubled by difficult questions regarding the meaning, value and direction of their lives. Most of us seem to go about our… Read More ››
God Doesn’t Explain January 21st, 2021 - The religion I grew up with had a preoccupation with saving one’s soul, avoiding hell, shortening purgatory. Religion was identified with rules, regulations, customs. A… Read More ››