HARTFORD- In May 2019, Pope Francis released his apostolic letter, Vos estis lux mundi (“You are the light of the world”) to address the issue of sexual abuse and bishop accountability in the global Catholic Church.
Vos estis calls upon the metropolitan archbishops to receive and investigate Read More ››
The Office of Safe Environments is taking precautionary measures with regards to live training sessions, VIRTUS, Protecting God’s Children for Adults as we continue to monitor the situation concerning the Coronavirus (Covid-19).
We will not be scheduling new VIRTUS classes through the end of March and the Read More ››
FAIRFIELD—The Most Rev. Frank Caggiano, together with a planning committee of Survivors of Sexual Abuse as Minors by Priests, will hold a very special Mass for anyone who has been sexually abused as a minor and for others who have been impacted.
UPDATE 3/9: The Mass Read More ››
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, December 6, 2019
I am writing to inform you that I have placed Reverend Jaime Marin-Cardona on Administrative Leave after being informed by state Department of Children and Families (DCF) that it has substantiated allegations of abuse after a 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 ››
BRIDGEPORT—Catholics in Connecticut are reacting to the news that Diocese in four New England states launched a confidential online reporting system for abuse last week. One of the Connecticut Diocese launched a similar system back in March.
None of the three Diocese in the state commented on Read More ››
MOVING FORWARD — Concrete Steps to Hold Bishops Accountable
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- What happened in Baltimore?
The USCCB voted on several proposals to hold bishops accountable for instances of sexual abuse of children or vulnerable persons, sexual misconduct, or the intentional mishandling of such cases. We specifically committed Read More ››
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This is an opportunity to learn more about the Children’s Safe Environment Training, Think First and Stay Safe and the Netsmartz workshop. Join other parents in the Diocese of Bridgeport in discussing topics including, but not limited to Read More ››
OPEN MEETING FOR SEXUAL SURVIVORS
MONDAY MAY 20, 2019
5:30 – 6:30 P.M.
THE CATHOLIC CENTER
238 JEWETT AVENUE, BRIDGEPORT, CT
This is an open meeting for any person who has been sexually abused as a minor and their family members to meet with the victim assistance coordinators and fellow survivors Read More ››
WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement regarding the release of Pope Francis’s Motu Proprio earlier today. The Motu Proprio, Vos estis lux mundi (“You are the light of the world”), Read More ››
BROOKFIELD—At the third and final abuse crisis listening session held in the chapel of St. Joseph Church in Brookfield the discussion between Bishop Caggiano and those in attendance was candid, at times deeply personal, and ended on a hopeful note.
The Bishop said that the crisis may Read More ››
BROOKFIELD— Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will host the third and final listening session for the sexual abuse crisis at St. Joseph Church in Brookfield at 7 pm tonight, May 1st.
The past few months have been a time of crisis in the Church with local, national and Read More ››
TRUMBULL—Accountability of Church leadership for the abuse crisis was the focus of the second listening session led by Bishop Caggiano and held at St. Joseph High School.
In his update on the diocesan response to the sexual abuse crisis, the bishop said the diocese has taken major Read More ››
DANBURY—For 40 years, David D’Andrea kept a secret from the rest of the world, a secret so dark and spiritually corrosive that it affected his health and led to post-traumatic stress disorder.
When he was 13, he was molested by his parish priest, and although his mother Read More ››
DANBURY — Joseph Cann Sr. soon will be ordained a deacon in the Catholic Church — a special office that gives him limited priestly duties while allowing him to remain a married father of two.
When Cann stands to deliver his first homily in June, it will Read More ››