Christ’s Victory is Absolute

Yesterday we celebrated the Octave of Easter and Divine Mercy Sunday. It concludes an extraordinary week in the Church’s annual celebration of the Pascal Mystery of the Lord’s Resurrection. Let us consider its uniqueness and what it can teach us.

There are two interesting facts about the liturgy of last week that we can easily overlook. First, all the days of last week can be considered to be a single day. In other words, the one day of Easter extends over eight days in which to celebrate it! It is for this reason that each of these days is a Solemnity of the Lord, having precedence over every other celebration that would ordinarily fall on these days. In short, the importance of what happened on Easter morning is so great that it needs eight days in which to celebrate the single day of Easter.

It is also important to remember that the Easter season extends for 50 days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday. During this season, 40 days after Easter Sunday, we celebrate the Lord’s Ascension into Heaven. It is an extended period of celebration in which we are asked to consider what it means to be a community of faith built upon the apostolic witness of the Lord’s death and Resurrection. Prominent in this reflection is the Acts of the Apostles, which is proclaimed as the First Reading of each Mass in this season. I highly recommend that a prayerful reflection upon this inspired book of Scripture written by Saint Luke can be a source of great spiritual fruitfulness for you and me.

Even though we are still observing a time of confinement in our homes, the joy of Easter is a gift that the Risen Lord still wishes to give us. His victory over sin, suffering, disease, and death is absolute and offered to us through His grace. Let us not lose our focus on the meaning of this season in the midst of our struggles, for by the Lord’s death and Resurrection, we have been set free.

The previous reflection originally appeared on Bishop Frank Caggiano’s Facebook page. Follow the Bishop for daily reflections and weekly videos.

“Nothing can break the bonds of unity”

BRIDGEPORT—On a morning when hundreds of priest, deacons and religious and laity would normally gather for the blessing of oil and renewal of priestly vows, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano celebrated the Chrism Mass in the empty St. Augustine Cathedral as the Covid-19 crisis reaches its apex in Fairfield County.

“It is odd that I come to celebrate the Chrism Mass in an empty Church,” said the bishop of the unease and disconnect that many feel being unable to publicly gather for worship during Holy Week.

“You can say that our unity has been fractured, but the unity of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit is more than physical proximity. The Holy Spirit draws us together in a way that transcends time and space. When we pray together, we are also here with all who came before us and no one and nothing could ever break that bond.’

More than 2,500 faithful watched the Mass, which was lived streamed on the diocesan website and Facebook page this morning at 10 am.

St. Augustine Cathedral pastor, Father Michael Novajosky and Father Alex Moronta, parochial vicar, assisted the bishop at the altar. No other priests were present.

St. Augustine choir master Dr. Sam Schmitt provided the solitary singing voice that filled the Cathedral with hymns, many of them in Latin, which has been sung at the liturgy for centuries.

In his homily the bishop noted that oil has been used throughout recorded history as source of energy, to heal wounds, and to anoint those who are chosen to serve God.

“We gather this Holy Thursday morning to do what the Church has done since its beginning—use oil as means for sanctification and blessing.”

The bishop moved from the main altar to bless the three oils used in sacraments throughout the year, “the oil of the sick for gravely ill and dying to receive the consolation of Christ in their hour of need; the oil of Catechumens that prepares our sisters and brothers awakened in faith to receive the fullness of God’s spirit; and those anointed in sacred chrism, who are not simply blessed but consecrated, so that the Holy Spirit can dwell within them and transform them.”

The bishop said that all believers who are consecrated in Baptism and Confirmation are drawn into the great unity of the Church, “made members of the Mystical Body of Christ and given the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.” They must become bearers of “glad tidings” to those who are suffering and isolated.

During the Mass the bishop also directly addressed priests and led the Renewal of Priestly Promises with Father Novajosky and Father Moronta providing the responses.

“Today we also rejoice that in midst there are those men called to be consecrated in Chrism so that they might become priests of Jesus Christ,” he said he remembered the oil placed on his hands during the gift of his own ordination when he was consecrated as a priest.

“I ask your prayer of all my brother priests throughout the Church and the world. It is not easy to serve as priest of Jesus in any age, perhaps this more than others. In this most difficult time, I wish to thank my brother priests for their humble and generous service. You have offered your life so that other may have greater life.”

The bishop asked priests not to give into small divisions and the temptation to “see differences as more important than what unites us.”

He said that the isolation that many people feel during the Covid-19 crisis may be an opportunity to reflect on how often have we take the presence of others for granted and fail to be attentive to them.

“Our minds and hearts are somewhere else when they’re with us. When we can be back together in worship and in song, and around the tables of our homes, let us rejoice in the gift that we are to one another.”

He said the great challenge for all believers is to appreciate that when we are consecrated in Baptism and become members of the Body of Christ, “a unity is formed that cannot and should not every be broken.”

“As the sun sets this evening, we will be completing the observance of Lent and beginning the Triduum. We will walk with Jesus to the Upper Room… Let us walk with hope and purpose so that we may be bearers of good tidings and the promise of life in Jesus Christ.”

The Oil of the Catechumens, the Oil of the Infirm and the Holy Chrism (a mixture of olive oil and balsam used in ordinations and confirmation), will be distributed to parishes at a later date.

At the end of the Chrism Mass, the Bishop invited all the faithful throughout the diocese to join him in the Triduum liturgies that will be live streamed on the diocesan website ( beginning tonight with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 pm.

We’re called to “Walk the Road to Calvary”

BRIDGEPORT—Thousands went on line yesterday for the live-streamed Palm Sunday Mass of the Lord’s Passion celebrated by Bishop Frank J. Caggiano at St. Augustine Cathedral, emptied of the faithful because of Covid-19 precautions.

In his homily the Bishop acknowledged the hardship many people feel because they were unable to receive palms, but urged people to

“This year we will live Holy Week in a very different way. We’re separated, but in that quiet isolation we will have the unique opportunity to spend time with Jesus, and allow his words to penetrate deeply into our hearts,” he said.

“Perhaps this year by not receiving palms, the choice is clear; our eyes will be fixed on the one who will free us, grant us recovery, grant us healing and lead us to an empty tomb and one day to everlasting life.

The bishop said that when Jesus “entered into the city of David,” many people misunderstood the source of his power and thought he would be a political liberator who would set them free of Caesar.

“Through his ministry Jesus reveals a Kingdom but not what this world would understand. His love led him freely to the road we are called to walk this week, the road to Calvary,” he said, nothing that true love is self-sacrifice for the good of others.

“This world does not understand that which Christ has come to bring, and in this time of great suffering , when so many of our sister sand brothers are afflicted, you and I can glimpse into the meaning of the Kingdom born on Calvary.”

The bishop praised the “heroic love” of doctors, nurses and rescue workers who are battling the Coronarvirus sacrificially, and “putting their lives at risk so that others may find healing and recovery.”

He also said that the women and men who are working on the front lines of grocery stores, gas stations and supermarkets are “the unspoken heroes who are risking their lives so that we may have food and drink in this time of crisis. They understand what Christ brought to Jerusalem and they are bringing it into our midst now as a sign of hope.”

The bishop said he hopes that palms will be distributed throughout the diocese, “if God wills,” on Pentecost Sunday, the last day of the Easter season, and they are a reminder to pursue the real Kingdom.

“We should remember what palms represent. All the palms will be burned to dust and ashes. However, what seems to be a defeat on Calvary is the true light an d life that will set us free.”

Because the faithful cannot gather in Church for Mass during the crisis, the bishop has invited all to join him online he celebratez Holy Week and Triduum liturgies from Saint Augustine Cathedral. All the liturgies will be live-streamed on the Diocesan website (

Chrism Mass: Thursday, April 9 at 10 am
Mass of the Lord’s Supper: Thursday, April 9 at 7 pm
Stations of the Cross: Friday, April 10 at 12 noon
The Passion of the Lord: Friday, April 10 at 3 pm
Easter Vigil in the Holy Night: Saturday, April 11 at 7 pm
Easter Sunday: Sunday, April 12 at 8 am

Bishop’s live-streamed Holy Week Schedule

BRIDGEPORT—Please join us for the first live-stream of Bishop Frank’s Holy Week liturgies.

Livestream of the Passion of the Lord
Join us live for Stations of the Cross
Holy Week Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Live-stream of this year’s Chrism Mass.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As you are aware, I recently had to make the very difficult decision to suspend all public Masses during Holy Week, given the continuing spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the health restrictions requested by state and local authorities.

The inability for us to gather together in our parishes and for diocesan liturgies has been a great hardship and loss for priests and laity, particularly as we enter the most sacred and solemn mysteries of the Church during Holy Week and Easter. In that absence, I have urged all to deepen their private and family prayer and seek out ways to be in spiritual communion when we cannot receive the sacraments. The response throughout the diocese to Nine Days of Prayer, live-streamed Masses, and other resources has been overwhelmingly positive and encouraging.

For this reason, I invite you to join me online as I celebrate Holy Week and Triduum liturgies from Saint Augustine Cathedral. All the liturgies will be live-streamed on the Diocesan website ( This is a wonderful opportunity to gather with me in prayer as we ask the Lord’s blessing during these trying times. The schedule is as follows:

Chrism Mass: Thursday, April 9 at 10 am
Mass of the Lord’s Supper: Thursday, April 9 at 7 pm
Stations of the Cross: Friday, April 10 at 12 noon
The Passion of the Lord: Friday, April 10 at 3 pm
Easter Vigil in the Holy Night: Saturday, April 11 at 7 pm
Easter Sunday: Sunday, April 12 at 8 am

During this period of “Eucharistic fast,” it is my hope that we will more than ever be united in solidarity with each other and the universal Church. Please know that I will continue to pray for you and your family. I also hope that you find consolation in knowing that your continued support for the Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) has enabled core diocesan ministries to bring the mercy and love of the Church to so many during this crisis.

Knowing “that all things work for good for those who love God” (Rom. 8:28), we daily entrust ourselves to the care of the Lord and the protection of our Blessed Mother. At the same time, we eagerly await the day when the doors of our churches are open again and we are able to worship at Mass together in person.

May the Lord grant us the grace we need to persevere, to remain steadfast and to grow in faith, hope and love.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano
Bishop of Bridgeport

Bishop Frank’s Letter to the Faithful

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Who among us could have imagined just a few months ago that our global society would be confronting such a crisis as the Coronavirus pandemic? In these days, who does not feel our collective vulnerability and personal frailty? This is a time when fear and even panic can overtake us, in part because we have far more questions than answers.  As Christians, we must resist such fears. Rather, we must respond with prudent actions rooted in charity for our neighbor, seeking to protect the most vulnerable among us, heeding the recommendations that have been mandated by civil authorities and to plead for God’s mercy that this scourge will end quickly and that the lives of our sisters and brothers throughout the world will be spared.

In Matthew 8:23-27, we recall the day when the apostles sailing in their boat were suddenly caught in the middle of a great storm that threatened their survival. Their immediate reaction was one of fear and panic. Yet, when they called upon the Lord, He heard their pleas and commanded the winds and the waves to be still. My friends, this is our time, in the middle of a great storm, to cast away our fears, turn to the Lord and to ask for His grace.

In order to protect the lives of the faithful and our priests, I took the extraordinary measure to temporarily suspend public Masses in our diocese. I understand the deep spiritual hardship that this absence has created in the minds and hearts of many. Yet, recognizing that our Churches have served as places of refuge in times of need, we will do all that is possible to see that our Churches remain safely open for private prayer, for Exposition of the Eucharist, and to serve as places to seek solace with the Lord.

I also invite you to use this time we now spend at home to prepare more diligently for the celebration of the Easter Mysteries.  Personally, I have begun to pray the Stations of the Cross each day, since they powerfully remind me that the Lord always walks with us, helping us to carry our own personal crosses.

In my conversations with our priests and people in the past weeks, I am humbled to see their resolve, goodness and readiness to help all those in need. Please be assured that you are remembered in my prayers as I ask for your prayers during this difficult time. We will get through this together and continue the work of renewal in our lives.

As Christians we know that suffering will always be a part of our life. We understand and accept this mystery at the foot of the Cross of Christ. Yet we also know that the Lord suffered and died so that we might live and share in His victory over fear, suffering, and death itself. We are never alone in our sufferings. Christ is here to lead us along paths unknown to victory and life.

This is the time to do as Jesus commanded: to be brave despite fear, to be sensitive and responsive to the needs of others, and to pray. Especially pray. The health and life of so many now hang in the balance. Pray for miracles both medical and spiritual. Pray for the conversion of many hearts. Pray for an end to this scourge in our midst. Pray that the Lord will see us to safety and renewed life. In Him.

Entrusting each one of you to the loving care of our Blessed Mother, I am

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano

Bishop of Bridgeport


Unexpected time with the Lord

One of the unexpected consequences of the need for us to shelter at home and avoid all social gatherings is having a great deal of unstructured time in what is usually the busiest times of the year. For me, given my very busy pace of life, it is quite jarring to have so much time is now free from travel and ministerial obligations. I woke up this morning and asked myself: how can I best use this free time? Perhaps you have asked yourself the same question.

At a minimum, we now have extra time to spend in prayer each day- prayer that is sorely needed to seek eternal repose for the dead, to remember those who are sick and living in great fear, our health care workers who remain on the front lines of this disease, and for one another. We may never again have a Lenten season that affords us so much time to give to the Lord. Let us use this time wisely and well.

I would also suggest that you and I can revisit our Lenten promises and see if there are other things that we can do in our homes to prepare our minds and hearts for the celebration of the Paschal Mystery. For my part, I have added the daily practice of the Stations of the Cross, which gives me great comfort and consolation. To meditate on the Lord’s passion and death each day by praying the Stations reminds me that He is here with us, in this hour of suffering and fear. He will walk with us as we carry our own crosses, especially in this time of uncertainty.

We will be facing many challenges in the weeks ahead. However, we now have an unexpected time to spend with the Lord. It is a gift that we should not waste.

The previous reflection originally appeared on Bishop Frank Caggiano’s Facebook page. Follow the Bishop for daily reflections and weekly videos.

Preparation, Prudence, Prayer

As the coronavirus crisis deepens across the world, allow me to suggest three ways by which we can respond in a way consistent with our Catholic faith. For ease of remembrance, I can call this advice the “three p’s.”

Preparation: It is important that in every aspect of our lives, including our worship together on a daily and weekly basis, we prepare ourselves in every way possible to keep ourselves and our neighbors safe from this virus. Much of what we should do has been explained in great detail by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. We need to remember that our preparations (i.e., washing our hands frequently, disinfecting any public area that is touched by many people, etc.) is an act of charity, protecting not simply ourselves but the most vulnerable in our midst, especially the elderly and sick.

Prudence: The definition of prudence is the ability to govern and discipline oneself by use of reason. This means that we should not overreact or give into a sense of panic that can easily be generated by some of the media coverage we hear each day. We need to act reasonably, proportionately and decisively in our preparations and interactions with others. Once again, refraining from unnecessary handshakes, avoiding large crowds at events for which our presence is neither required nor needed, are acts of prudence that are charitable and in service of our neighbor.

Prayer: This is a time when we must offer intercessory prayers for all those who have died from this disease, that they may rest in the Lord’s peace. We must pray for consolation for their families and loved ones during their time of sorrow and grief. Let us also pray for those who have been sickened by the virus, that they will soon recover, and for all those who are quarantined and are living alone and in fear. Finally, let us pray that this emergency may pass and that our love for one another will help us to make the right decisions to keep each other safe.

The previous reflection originally appeared on Bishop Frank Caggiano’s Facebook page. Follow the Bishop for daily reflections and weekly videos.

Developing a Spirit of Sacrifice and Repentance

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As we prepare for the start of the discipline of Lent, the Ceremonial of Bishops reminds us of the nature of this special season:

“The annual observance of Lent is the special season for the ascent to the holy mountain of Easter. Through its twofold theme of repentance and baptism, the season of Lent disposes both the catechumens (i.e., those preparing to be baptized) and the faithful to celebrate the paschal mystery. Catechumens are led to the sacraments of initiation by means of the Rite of Election, the scrutinies and catechesis. The faithful, listening more intently to the Word of God and devoting themselves to prayer are prepared through a spirit of repentance to renew their baptismal promises.”

In other words, for those of us already baptized, Lent provides us a time to deepen our prayer and grow in a spirit of self-sacrifice so that when we come to Easter, we will celebrate the Death and Resurrection of Christ as the divine gift that gives our life its true meaning and the path to everlasting life.

How will you and I deepen your prayer this Lent? How will you and I develop a spirit of sacrifice and repentance?

We have the balance of this day to decide.

The previous reflection originally appeared on Bishop Frank Caggiano’s Facebook page. Follow the Bishop for daily reflections and weekly videos.

Time may be the best medicine

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For the past week, I have been battling a form of bronchitis that has proven to be quite stubborn. Later today I will be visiting with my pulmonologist to see if he has any suggestions on how best to get the congestion in my lungs eliminated. My sense is that the passage of time may be the best medicine.

Falling sick is a mixed blessing for me. In addition to slowing (or stopping) my busy schedule, it also affords me time to reflect. While no one wants to become ill, the experience of sickness does have a spiritual benefit. It forces us to recalibrate our lives, remember the things that really matter and surrender in an even deeper way to God’s love and mercy. For me, it also provides time to sit still, pray and reflect upon the blessings that God has given me (especially my good health) and surrender to those things over which I have no control. For me, such surrender is easy to avoid when I am busy with my duties. It is much easier to do when I am sick and sit alone with God as my companion. As such, being sick is an opportunity for both spiritual and physical healing.

Tomorrow we celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. It is also the World Day of the Sick. I invite you to pray for all those who are sick, especially our sisters and brothers who are battling the coronavirus throughout the world. May the healing that only our Lord can give be theirs.

The previous reflection originally appeared on Bishop Frank Caggiano’s Facebook page. Follow the Bishop for daily reflections and weekly videos.

The Opportunity to Change

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In this morning’s Gospel taken from the fifth chapter of Saint Mark’s Gospel, we hear the story of the healing of the man possessed by Legion- a group of evil demons. Jesus orders the evil spirits that have tormented the man to enter into a herd of swine which subsequently hurled themselves off a cliff. It was one of many miracles that demonstrated the great mercy that Jesus had upon the afflicted, sick and possessed.

What I found curious in the passage was the reaction of the crowd when they heard of the miracle. Saint Mark states, “Then they began to beg him (Jesus) to leave their district”. Instead of rejoicing in the man’s cure and seeking healing for others, they asked Jesus to leave. Why?

One possible answer to this question can have serious implications in our own spiritual life. The sad truth is that many times, even in the lives of good people, we can easily get stuck in the place where we find ourselves. We can become complacent with the progress that we have made to date and lose the desire to do deeper, to uncover all the wounds of our lives, even those that lie deep within us, to embrace a new beginning that can upend our lifestyle, decisions, and even comfort. Perhaps the people of that town had made peace with the possessed man, ceding him space to live his life alone and not to bother them? Perhaps Jesus’ healing caused them to ask: will He come to me also and change my life in ways that I cannot anticipate or even control?

The offer to change can be frightening, tempting us to keep the spiritual status quo. It can also an opportunity for new life and real healing. When the Lord offers us the real opportunity to change, what will you and I choose to do?

The previous reflection originally appeared on Bishop Frank Caggiano’s Facebook page. Follow the Bishop for daily reflections and weekly videos.

Embracing a Culture of Life

Today all the diocese of the United States the Church are observing “A Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children”, commemorating the fateful Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade in 1973 that legalized abortion throughout our country. It is a sad and somber day that should provoke deep soul-searching in all believers and people of goodwill regarding the direction of our country.


“Who do you say that I am?”

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In an age when most people see Christianity as a religion filled with complex rules and doctrines that are not easily reconciled with modern, secular society, Saint John Henry Newman offers us this reflection:

“May God the Father give us a heart and understanding to realize, as well as to confess, that doctrine into which we were baptized. His only-begotten Son, our Lord, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, was born of the Virgin Mary, suffered, was buried, rose again from the dead, ascended into heaven, whence he will come again, at the end of the world, to judge the living and the dead.”

What Newman summarizes for us is the Christian kergyma- the message of salvation that is offered to us in the person of Jesus Christ. This is the heart of Christian faith which is not complicated at all. Rather, it offers a simple choice to every human heart, even in our modern, secular and complicated world.

In the Gospels, Jesus asks His disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” The answer to that question will bring us to the heart of our Christian faith.

The previous reflection originally appeared on Bishop Frank Caggiano’s Facebook page. Follow the Bishop for daily reflections and weekly videos.

CRS brings Christ’s light

This Monday, I traveled to the headquarters of Catholic Relief Services in Baltimore to continue my orientation work and to meet the staff. It gave me an opportunity to thank everyone at CRS for the extraordinary work that they do on behalf of the poor, marginalized, those who are struggling to overcome natural and man-made disasters and their efforts to give hope to the youth of the world.

Monday is also the traditional day to celebrate Epiphany- the feast when we commemorate the visit of the Magi to the Christ Child. Since the Magi were Gentiles and non-believers, their search for the Christ Child and the homage they gave the Lord when they arrived in Bethlehem, powerfully reminds us that our Lord has come for the salvation of all peoples. His life and love alone can bring true healing, reconciliation, forgiveness, and peace to every human person. Epiphany literally means “to the Light.” It is the manifestation of the Divine Light of God’s love who comes to us in His fullness in the Christ child born in Bethlehem.

The work of CRS brings Christ’s light into the darkness of millions of lives that are overshadowed by conflict, natural disasters, sicknesses such as Ebola and the scourge of war. I can think of no better way to commemorate the coming of the Light of Christ into our broken world than to spend this day with the staff of CRS.

The previous reflection originally appeared on Bishop Frank Caggiano’s Facebook page. Follow the Bishop for daily reflections and weekly videos.

Denouncing hatred and violence

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As we prepare for the start of a new year, let us pray for the rebirth of a spirit of true tolerance and respect throughout our nation, especially in light of the increasing acts of hate and bigotry that we see almost daily.

My heart was sickened to hear about the recent incidents of antisemitism in my former home of New York City. One of those attacks was witnessed by one of my family members, occurring only three city blocks from where I grew up as a boy. It is frightening, disgusting and appalling to think that a person would be singled out for harm or abuse simply because they are Jewish. The same would be true if someone were harmed or insulted because of their ethnic, racial or economic background. Those who perpetrate such acts of hatred and violence must be stopped. They do not stand for the values that unite us as a country and form the heart of our Christian faith.

All people of every faith and background must unequivocally denounce such hatred and stand together, as we start this new year, to foster a true sense of tolerance, acceptance, and understanding in all of our communities.

To do less is to betray who were are as Americans. To do less is to betray our Catholic faith.

The previous reflection originally appeared on Bishop Frank Caggiano’s Facebook page. Follow the Bishop for daily reflections and weekly videos.

Defeating Our Spiritual Darkness

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On Saturday we will celebrate the winter solstice, which is the one day of the year where the night is longest and the daylight shortest. It will be the first day of winter. It is also a day that brings consolation because while the world around us grows colder, the daylight will slowly be increasing, eventually bringing with it the warmth of spring and the heart of summer.

As we continue our preparations for the birth of the Eternal Light into the world in the manger of Bethlehem, perhaps these next two days would be a good time to meditate on the ways by which you and I may have allowed spiritual darkness to grow in our own lives since last Christmas? Are there parts of our lives that remain mired in the darkness of sin and we find ourselves unable to break free? Do we find ourselves more or less convicted of the truth of our Catholic faith than we experienced last Christmas? Over the last year, do we enjoy greater or lesser peace in our hearts, effected by the challenges that we have faced or continue to deal with in our lives?

Every Christian battles against the presence of spiritual darkness in his or her life. It is a consequence of our sinfulness. However, even if such darkness at times grows in our lives, the birth of Christ is our herald of true hope, that such darkness can recede and eventually be defeated by the love and mercy of Our Savior. It is up to us to spend the time to name the various forms of darkness that surround us or battle against us and to bring them to the crib of Christ this Christmas, to allow His light to scatter whatever darkness we face.

While it is the natural cycle of life that darkness grows and recedes in the passage of the seasons, in the spiritual world, the darkness need not grow or remain into our lives. We only need to ask the Christ Child to give us the light of His grace and allow Him to help us to defeat our spiritual darkness wherever we find it.

The previous reflection originally appeared on Bishop Frank Caggiano’s Facebook page. Follow the Bishop for daily reflections and weekly videos.