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Respecting life outside our comfort zone

October 14, 2014

Making a Difference
By Tony Magliano

True respect for life requires us to get out of our comfort zone.
    
Oh, we might say, “I respect life, I vote for ‘pro-life’ politicians who claim they will work to end abortion.” However, in a democracy voting is usually easy and comfortable.

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Currabawn: Sound thinking and Spirituality
A blog by Fr. Colin McKenna

Indian Summer

| October 21, 2014

Saturday, October 18 (the Feast of St. Luke), may have been the last warm day that we will have for awhile. The pictures of the waterfront that accompany this post were taken near sunset at Compo Beach in Westport, and the temperature was in the 70s. It was warm enough to be comfortable in shirtsleeves despite the brisk ocean breeze.

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Recipients honored as “missionaries of hope” at St. Augustine Medal Service | October 25, 2014

BRIDGEPORT (Saturday Oct 25, 2014)-- After praising more than 130 St. Augustine Medal recipients for their “generous and loving service to the Church,” Bishop Frank J. Caggiano also issued a challenge to them during today’s St. Augustine Medal of Service ceremony.

“I commission you to go out to be my missionaries of hope to the rest of our Church, and to invite them to follow in your footsteps,” the Bishop said in a brief homily. “And in this year of the Synod, let us pray that they rise to the challenge because we need every single one of them.”

2014 St. Augustine Medal Nominees (Download PDF)

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The Big Day of Serving | October 24, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—What a great day! Teens from St. Aloysius Parish in New Canaan joined over 400 other volunteers from the tri-state area who spent the day in Bridgeport working to help in 24 service projects. The St. A teens were assigned to the Burroughs Community Garden. They weeded and weeded for hours and then mulched and prepped the soil for next spring, all so next summer those in need in Bridgeport can have fresh food on their table.

Amazing Parish Conference re-energizes parish life | October 24, 2014

DENVER—Five parishes from the Diocese of Bridgeport were among the 140 parishes from around the U.S.A. and Canada who gathered in Denver on August 27-28 for the Amazing Parish Conference.

Tap Dancing Priests Rising to Internet Fame | October 24, 2014

ROME—A pair of priests from the U.S. are captivating audiences at their seminary in Rome with a tap dance routine that is now garnering hundreds of thousands of hits on YouTube.

Click here to view a recent YouTube video.

Click here to view a video from 2012.

St. Catherine of Siena women help to feed the poor | October 21, 2014

RIVERSIDE—The Women's Guild of St. Catherine of Siena Church in Riverside had a "soup-making" day to raise money to support the work of the Greenwich World Hunger Association.

Immaculate teens introduce youngsters to XC | October 21, 2014

DANBURY—A new and exciting sport was introduced to the parochial schools in the Danbury area this fall.

Kindergartners test hypothesis | October 21, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—Predicting buoyancy, kindergarteners at St. Andrew Academy conducted a experiment under the guidance of S.T.E.M. teacher Marilyn Mlynek.

Women of Faith: Conference will focus on vocation of women | October 20, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—“We as women need to take time for ourselves,” says Gina Donnarummo, diocesan director of adult formation. 

Pope beatifies Blessed Paul VI, the 'great helmsman' of Vatican II | October 20, 2014

VATICAN CITY—Beatifying Blessed Paul VI at the concluding Mass of the Synod of Bishops on the family, Pope Francis praised the late pope as the "great helmsman" of the Second Vatican Council and founder of the synod, as well as a "humble and prophetic witness of love for Christ and his church."

Convocation 2014: Study, Prayer and Fraternity | October 18, 2014

NEWPORT—On Sunday afternoon, October 12, I-95 was filled with Catholic priests from the Diocese of Bridgeport as they made their way by bus and car to Rhode Island.