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 ››
FAIRFIELD—The sexual abuse crisis has led to a call to reform and purify the Church, and meaningful change is already underway in many dioceses across the country, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano said at the first Listening Session held at Notre Dame High School.
The Bishop told that Read More ››
As your diocesan Bishop, I am committed to hearing your concerns directly as we continue our healing journey together.
While there are many issues associated with this crisis to be dealt with on both the global and national levels, I remain determined to move forward with whatever Read More ››
Retired Superior Court Judge Holzberg is conducting an investigation into clergy sexual abuse of minors and the Diocesan response to that abuse. In order to fully include the voices of survivors and others affected by this abuse in his report, his team has established a Read More ››
Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano
Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport
238 Jewett Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06606
Dear Bishop Caggiano:
Let me take this opportunity to provide you with an update on the efforts we have undertaken to fulfill your mandate to provide you and the Diocese with Read More ››
DANBURY—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.
The Mass will be held Read More ››