Monthly Newspaper • DIOCESE OF BRIDGEPORT

Defend Us In Battle

|   Commentary by Matthew Hennessey
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I’m a student of pubs. Maybe it’s because my dad owned one. Maybe it’s because they smell so good, especially that front-door bouquet of stale beer, hamburger, air conditioning, and disinfectant. The flavor profile at my dad’s place included the unmistakable overlay of nicotine, but even Read More ››

That Old House

|   Commentary by Matthew Hennessey
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My mother hated the house on Speedwell Avenue. She may have had her reasons. The kitchen was small, the sink was too far from the stove, there was one bathroom for six people, and the whole place drooped slightly so the bedroom doors wouldn’t close. Then Read More ››

Who is God, Mommy?

|   Commentary by Joe Pisani
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​My friend’s 5-year-old son came home from school and started to share the day’s events with his mother over a glass of milk and cookies. He told her about the show-and-tell that featured a daddy who worked in the hospital emergency department. He told her about Read More ››

Going deeper

|   Commentary by Thomas H. Hicks
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“What is truth?” (Pontius Pilate, John 18:38)

Truth is a serious matter. Truth is the pathway to happiness and freedom. The Book of Sirach tells us that all our human misery comes from mistaking where our true satisfaction lies (cf. Sirach 15:16-17), and there are Jesus’ words Read More ››

The Black Carriage

|   Commentary by Thomas H. Hicks
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Again it is stern November— “no butterflies, no bees, no fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds—November!” (Thomas Hood). The aged year is near its end; proud Winter is close at hand.

Because I could not stop for Death,
He kindly stopped for me;
The carriage held but just Read More ››