NEWTOWN– An expression commonly used by the youth of today is “stay woke.” It means “to pay attention, to be awake, to be alert,” as Fr. Joseph Espaillat informed those gathered for Mass as part of the Fan the Fire youth rally on Saturday, 8/10 at Read More ››
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NEWTOWN—Fr. Joseph A. Espaillat II, Director of Youth Ministry of the Archdiocese of New York who occasionally breaks into rap and hip hop in his homilies, will be the featured speaker at the “Fan the Fire” Youth Rally that will take place on Saturday, August 10, Read More ››
Over the last few months, I have found that my prayer has often turned, in unexpected ways, to reflect upon the work of evil in our midst. More specifically, it has become very clear to me that the father of evil, who is both real and Read More ››
STAMFORD—Hundreds of faithful filled the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist in celebration as three Sisters of Life professed their final vows in what Cardinal Timothy Dolan called a true act of sacrificial love for Jesus and his Church.
New York Cardinal Dolan celebrated the Mass of Read More ››
FAIRFIELD—The Sacred Heart University community hasn’t been exaggerating about its cheerful, generous and door-holding students. They are the real thing, and there’s proof—again.
According to The Princeton Review, SHU is not only one of the best 385 colleges and universities in the nation for undergraduates to earn Read More ››
WASHINGTON-On August 4, 2019, Pope Francis marked the 160thanniversary of the death of the Curé of Ars, St. John Vianney, the patron saint of parish priests, by addressing a letter to all priests throughout the world. In the letter, the Holy Father acknowledges the pain and Read More ››
BRIDGEPORT—Later this month, The Leadership Institute will be offering an opportunity to learn more about ministry to the sick and/or homebound.
After morning hospitality and an opening prayer on Saturday August 24 at 9 am, the conversation will include best practices for those who bring Holy Communion Read More ››
As we continue to mourn and pray for those who lost their lives in the senseless and cruel acts of gun violence in the communities of Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton, let us pray for the Lord’s mercy on those who died and for their families Read More ››
After two years in the Read More ››
The Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano
By the Grace of God and the Authority of the Apostolic See
Bishop of Bridgeport
DECREE ESTABLISHING THE QUASI-PARISH
OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL
In virtue of the office entrusted to me, I, the Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano, Fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Read More ››
HAMDEN—Sr. Catherine Ann Phillips, ASCJ, and Sr. Christine Marie Rattini, ASCJ, recently celebrated milestones in their individual journeys as Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
In a Mass celebrated on July 26 by Rev. John Murray of Fairfield University, Sr. Catherine Ann professed her first vows Read More ››
“‘I am spiritually close to the victims of the episodes of violence that these days have bloodied Texas, California and Ohio, in the United States, affecting defenseless people,’ the Holy Father said Aug. 4, after the recitation of the Angelus.”
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis Sunday remembered Read More ››
WASHINGTON— Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, of Galveston-Houston, and President of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Bishop Frank J. Dewane, of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development have issued the following statement in response to the tragic shooting last Read More ››
WASHINGTON— Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, issued the following statement in response to the tragic shooting at the Cielo Read More ››
STEUBENVILLE, OHIO– “What do young people want? They want to encounter the Lord Jesus! They want to know the full Truth of our faith. They want liturgy that’s vibrant and beautiful. They are looking for communities. They are looking to go into the world to Read More ››