Monthly Newspaper • DIOCESE OF BRIDGEPORT
Today we celebrate the Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene, to whom Saint Thomas Aquinas, among other doctors of the Church, called the “apostle of the apostles.” Saint Mary Magdalene was given this title because in the Gospel of Luke we read that she was the first Read More ››
After Christina Skelley graduated from Washington University, it seemed like her life had fallen into place. Years of searching led her to the Catholic Church … and the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. She became active in campus ministry and then landed her dream Read More ››
The audacity of the thing was matched only by the unseemly speed of its arrival.
It took humanity thousands of years to go from Icarus and Daedalus and other myths of human flight around the world to the first breathless, fleeting steps into the world of powered, Read More ››
WASHINGTON – A group of Catholics were arrested at the Russell Senate Building on Capitol Hill on Thursday during a peaceful protest organized as a “Catholic Day of Action.” The group, including priests, religious sisters, and lay people, sought to draw attention to the situation at Read More ››
It was fifty years ago tomorrow when I remember watching my family’s old black and white television, staring at a sight that absolutely mesmerized me- the surface of the moon! As a ten-year-old, to see Neil Armstrong take his first step on the moon, it was Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—On Saturday, August 3, seventeen-year-old Trumbull resident Julia Nevins and members of the Trumbull Pisces will take turns swimming 15.5 miles from Port Jefferson, New York, across Long Island Sound, to Captain’s Cove Seaport in Bridgeport in the 32nd Annual SWIM Across the Sound Marathon.
Marking her Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—“The first week after our new playground opened, one of my teachers came to me with tears in her eyes to thank me for getting it finished,” recounts Sister Christine Hoffman, ASCJ, principal of St. Raphael Academy in Bridgeport. “She told me that the students were Read More ››
WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, made the following statement in response to the climate of fear created by the Department of Homeland Security’s announced immigration enforcement actions and the Administration’s new Interim Final Rule to drastically limit asylum, which was Read More ››
The first reading at Mass yesterday begins a multi-week reflection upon the Book of Exodus, in which we read about the oppression of the Israelites under the yoke of Pharaoh’s slavery and the rise of Moses, chosen by God, to free His People by their journey Read More ››
NORWALK—St. Philip’s in Norwalk is proud to announce its annual Family Fall Festival to be held on Saturday, September 21 from 9 am-4 pm. The event will take place rain or shine and admission is free for all.
HAMDEN—The Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus recently welcomed Sr. Barbara Thomas, ASCJ, as the newly appointed Provincial Superior for their United States Province, which is located in Hamden.
While Sr. Barbara spent the past 12 years as President of Cor Jesu Academy in St. Louis, Read More ››
Vatican City, Jul 14, 2019 / 05:36 am (CNA).- Helping a person in need requires compassion toward their situation, Pope Francis said Sunday, encouraging Catholics to think first about their own hardness of heart, not the sins of others.
“If you go down the street and see Read More ››
On July 11th, the Church celebrates the Feast of Saint Benedict, the father of Western monasticism and the founder of the Benedictine Order. The Rule that he composed to oversee the life of the monks is both insightful and timely for all Christians to reflect upon, Read More ››
PHILADELPHIA—The laity can lead the way in renewing a church wounded by the decades-long sexual abuse scandal, according to Meghan Cokeley, director of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office for the New Evangelization.
Prayer, redemptive suffering, forgiveness and a deeper understanding of the laity’s calling can radically revive Read More ››
WILTON—One of Father Reggie Norman’s most cherished gifts is the chalice he received from his mother on his ordination, which is inscribed: “To my son, Fr. Reginald Norman, from your loving mother. Ordained to the priesthood, May 16, 2009.”
On that day, ten years ago, Father joined Read More ››