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Two newest saints were voices
for the voiceless

April 24, 2014

Making a Difference
By Tony Magliano

Saints Popes John XXIII and John Paul II prophetically raised their voices on behalf of the suffering masses. They spoke truth to power, and challenged all of us to advance the kingdom of God—a kingdom of love, justice and peace.

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A blog by Fr. Colin McKenna

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| April 24, 2014

“Then the other disciple also went in, the one who had arrived at the tomb first, and he saw and believed.” (John 20:8)

Catholic tradition informs us that the Scriptural phrases, “the other disciple” and “the beloved disciple,” refer to John, the Apostle and Evangelist. If he himself wrote down the words of the Gospel that bears his name, then he was averse to referring to himself in the first person. If members of his community wrote down his words, then they knew that he wanted to be referred to in the third person.

Bishop renews Safe Environments | April 24, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—Bishop Frank J. Caggiano has reconstituted the Review Board of the Diocese of Bridgeport with the announcement of new board members and the reappointment of long-time members.

U.S. Cardinals to Gather in New York City May 30 
for Annual CUA Scholarship Fundraiser | April 24, 2014

NEW YORK—America’s Catholic cardinals will gather in New York City on Friday, May 30, to raise money for college scholarships at the 25th American Cardinals Dinner, to be held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

The risen Jesus, not money or power, is the source of life, pope says | April 23, 2014

VATICAN CITY—Too often people are fixated on material things, money, power or status—none of which can give life and joy, Pope Francis said.

Christians need to examine their lives with the question the angel asked the women who went to the tomb to anoint the body of the buried Jesus: "Why do you seek the living among the dead?" the pope said.

Christ is Hope! Happy Easter! | April 20, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—Enjoy these photos from The Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Mass celebrated by Bishop Caggiano at St. Augustine Cathedral in Bridgeport. The liturgy began with with the lighting of the Paschal Candle outside of the Cathedral. Holy Saturday was also the day that Elected Catechumens and candidates (new Catholics) from the parish received their sacraments from Bishop Caggiano.

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VATICAN - Pope's Easter Message | April 20, 2014

VATICAN—Pope's Easter Message: "Christ is hope and comfort to the Christian communities suffering most for their faith on account of discrimination and persecution ... is close to all human situations of suffering and injustice."

In Rome's Colosseum, pope, thousands reflect on world's injustices | April 19, 2014

ROME—Seated atop a hillside overlooking Rome's Colosseum, Pope Francis presided over the nighttime Way of the Cross, joining thousands of people gathered in prayer.

‘He inspires others’ | April 17, 2014
Posted in Annual Bishop's Appeal

BRIDGEPORT—If Angelo Cocco had his way, the Annual Bishop’s Appeal would be called “Christ’s Appeal.” For six years, he has been ABA coordinator at St. Margaret’s Shrine in Bridgeport, and each year, under his leadership, his parish has exceeded its goal. They have already met their goal for this year, but “I am still raising money,” Cocco said.

900 years of enduring, steadfast, faithful service | April 17, 2014
Posted in Annual Bishop's Appeal

STAMFORD—The foundations of a bridge are particularly critical because they must support the entire weight of the bridge and the traffic loads that it will carry. When we talk about “Building Bridges in Faith and Charity” we would be remiss if we did not recognize the very foundations of our bridge. Many of the critical foundations of the Bridgeport Diocese reside at the Catherine Dennis Keefe Queen of Clergy Retired Priests Residence in Stamford. These are the very men who supported and helped to steady our diocese through the changing tides over the years. These very special priests are the foundations of our bridge that have helped to keep our diocese sound.

Bishop Leads Living Stations of the Cross | April 17, 2014

STAMFORD—A large gathering joined Bishop Caggiano on Good Friday as he led the Living Stations of the Cross in Stamford. The procession started at Cummings Park and the faithful processed to St. Mary Church on Elm Street.

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Ladies luncheon honors Sister Magnetti | April 17, 2014

GREENWICH—Nearly 300 guests turned out at Greenwich Country Club for The Fourth Annual Ladies Luncheon to benefit the Catholic Academies of Bridgeport.