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Societal Impact of Catholic Educaton

March 11, 2016


As the current presidential election process is showing, these are unsettled, challenging times. One sign of this unrest is visible in the turmoil buffeting our most trusted and basic social institutions: doctors and hospitals, schools and universities, and quite frankly, churches and religious institutions. It used to be that the trusted family doctor, the admired and respected local schoolteacher, and the revered, consoling parish priest or minister were bedrock figures in every American community. 

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Why BSF is so important

March 11, 2016


A longtime parishioner said to me recently: “Monsignor, we understand all you have been doing recently to promote our parish school. But most of us are now past the point where we have children eligible to attend it!” I laughed with him. But then I explained more about the unique opportunity right now in Fairfield County Catholic schools that we need to publicize.

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In Eucharist, find strength to share bread, faith with others, pope says | May 27, 2016

ROME—A Corpus Christi procession should honor Christ’s gift of himself in the Eucharist, but also should be a pledge to share bread and faith with the people of the cities and towns where the processions take place, Pope Francis said.

Fairfield Student Named Gates Millennium Scholar | May 27, 2016

FAIRFIELD—Breiana Campbell, Class of 2016, and daughter Rodney and Charlene Campbell of Bridgeport, has been named a Gates Millennium Scholar. Campbell is one of 1,000 recipients from across the nation selected to receive this full college and postgraduate scholarship out of over 50,000 applicants.

Bishop praises religious for their witness of Gospel values in our society | May 26, 2016

WESTPORT—More than 150 men and women religious recently attended a Consecrated Life Mass and Listening Session with the Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano at St. Luke Church in Westport.

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Breakfast of Champions honors achievement and character | May 25, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—“Any time that we celebrate the goodness and intelligence of our young people is a day of blessing and hope,” said Bishop Frank J. Caggiano at the “Breakfast of Champions,” which honors Catholic school students who excel in academics, athletic achievement and above all strive to live a lifestyle that exemplifies Gospel values.

St. Matthew Knights awarded by the Knights of Columbus CT State Council | May 24, 2016

NORWALK—As the fraternal year is concluding, K of C #14360 in Norwalk is finishing one of its busiest years in the short history of the council. The state council has recognized their hard work and dedication.

Veneration of the Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe | May 24, 2016

SHELTON—The St. Lawrence Prayer Group, of St. Lawrence in Shelton will be sponsoring the Veneration of the Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Monday, June 27 and Tuesday, June 28.

Catholic Academy Golf Classic Raises Close to $200,000 | May 23, 2016

FAIRFIELD—The Catholic Academy of Bridgeport held its Fourth Annual Golf Classic at the Country Club of Fairfield on Thursday, May 19.

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St. Jude Confirmation | May 22, 2016

MONROE—On Saturday, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano confirmed young people from St. Jude Parish in Monroe. Among the parents in the Church was JoMarie Branco who was deeply moved by the ceremony and the Bishop’s homily.

St. Vincent’s College taps 179 graduates | May 21, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—St. Vincent’s College conferred degrees to 179 members of the Class of 2016 at Friday’s commencement exercises.

Around the Diocese | May 20, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—You’ll enjoy this “Around the Diocese” week in review by Diocesan Social Media Leader John Grosso.

Bishop updates Stamford parents on Strategic Plan for Elementary Schools | May 19, 2016

STAMFORD—The diocese has hired Partners in Mission, a full service-consulting firm focused exclusively on Catholic schools, to guide the Strategic Planning for Catholic elementary schools in Stamford.

Mad Dog Howls for Merton Center | May 18, 2016

BRIDGEPORT—Legendary sports talk host Christopher Mad Dog Russo let out his trademark howl to begin the 22nd Annual Celebrity Merton Center Breakfast and the morning went on to raise almost $150,000 for the downtown soup kitchen.