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Respecting life the Gospel way

October 16, 2015

Making a Difference
By Tony Magliano

For the sake of our salvation, we need to pay serious attention, and act with purpose, to what Jesus teaches here in Matthew’s Gospel: “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne, and all the nations will be assembled before him.

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Advent begins this Sunday (November 29) | November 27, 2015

Click here for a day-by-day guide to Advent from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

Beginning the Church's liturgical year, Advent (from "ad-venire" in Latin or "to come to") is the season encompassing the four Sundays (and weekdays) leading up to the celebration of Christmas.

Connecticut Knights of Columbus to Distribute Coats for Kids on ‘Black Friday’ | November 24, 2015

Children in six cities throughout state to be remembered with gift of warmth

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — As many head out to shop on the day after Thanksgiving, hundreds of area children will receive a free and much-needed gift as the Knights of Columbus distribute new winter coats to children in need at six sites throughout Connecticut on Black Friday, Nov. 27.

Mass celebrates people with special needs | November 24, 2015

FAIRFIELD—The sun shone through the stain-glass windows of Holy Cross Church as Bishop Frank J. Caggiano welcomed all to the annual Mass hosted by St. Catherine Center for Special Needs.

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Families must forgive and not 'end the day in war,' pope says | November 23, 2015

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The secret to healing wounds among family members is to "not end the day in war" and to forgive one another, Pope Francis said.

"One cannot live without forgiving, or at least one cannot live well, especially in the family," the pope said Nov. 4 at his weekly general audience.

Fr. Hoffmann to honor 102-year old parishioner this Sunday | November 20, 2015

DARIEN—Fr. Frank Hoffmann, Pastor of St. John’s Parish, Darien will be presenting a Certificate of Commendation to 102 year old Knight, Dante Chicatell of Noroton in honor of his birthday on Sunday November 22 at the end of the 7:30 Mass.

To Coffee or not to Coffee… | November 20, 2015

NEW YORK—If you’ve paid any attention to the flare-up over the red Starbucks holiday coffee cups, you may want to watch this short video of Father Rob Ketcham, the chaplain of Saint John the Baptist Diocesan High School in New York.

In this engaging video Fr. Rob goes beyond the red cup controversy and leads us to think about almost everything we do, say, and live as Catholics. He tells us that ultimately, it’s not about what we are against, or what we condemn. The one question that we will be asked at the end of our lives by God is: "Did you love me?"


A time to be grateful for the “hidden blessings” in our lives | November 25, 2015

As we pause to count our blessings this Thanksgiving Day, many of the blessings in our lives are easy to name and do not require much thought to bring to mind. However, as I have matured over the years, I have also come to realize that we all have “hidden blessings” that are not as easy to recognize and for which we also need to be thankful.

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Pope Francis House brings "spirit of Pope" to Bridgeport | November 19, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Work is progressing on  the Pope Francis house at 51 George Street in Bridgeport being built in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County, and leaders are asking for additional parish support to complete the project.

Francis cries out for welcoming church: ‘House of God refuge, not prison’ | November 18, 2015

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis has again forcefully repeated his call that the Catholic church globally should open its doors to everyone, without exception, saying the church sometimes even keeps Jesus “prisoner” in its own institutions and does not let him out into the world.

Bishop Joins Little Workers at First Annual Stamford Benefit | November 18, 2015

STAMFORD—On Saturday, November 7, 2015, a fundraiser was held to benefit the work of the Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts, a congregation of religious Sisters who operate preschools within the Diocese of Bridgeport.

Father Connaughton named director of vocations | November 17, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Father John Connaughton, a native of Trumbull, has been named director of vocations of the Diocese of Bridgeport. His appointment, made by Bishop Frank J. Caggiano, will be effective January 1, 2016.

He succeeds Father Sam Kachuba, who has held the post since 2013. Father Kachuba is pastor of St. Pius X Parish in Fairfield.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops gather for their annual Fall General Assembly | November 17, 2015

WASHINGTON—The 2015 Fall General Assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is taking place in Baltimore. CLICK HERE to watch the live stream of the public sessions. Live stream will run Tuesday, November 17, 9 am-5 pm Eastern.