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April 16, 2014

A Dad’s View
By Matthew Hennessey

On my computer screen at work, I have taped the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel. Credited to Pope Leo XIII, a nineteenth-century intellectual who helped define the relationship between the Church and the modern world, the prayer was at one time recited after Mass. It fell out of favour in the sixties though, maybe because it projects a slightly militant vibe. St. Michael is a tough customer.

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

North by Northwest

| April 15, 2014

Last Saturday afternoon, as I was approaching the front doors of St. Patrick Church in Redding, a woman in a blue minivan started blowing her horn and waving frantically at me. She was traveling past the church and needed to hit the brakes hard to turn into the driveway and roll up beside me. At that moment, I was expecting her to tell me that I had just won the Publisher’s Clearing-House Sweepstakes, or that the British were coming. Instead, she leaned toward her open passenger-side window and said, “Which way is South?!”

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.

Bishop celebrates first Chrism Mass in Bridgeport | April 16, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—The procession into St. Augustine Cathedral lasted almost ten minutes as more than 300 priests and deacons of the Diocese of Bridgeport attended the first Chrism Mass celebrated by their new bishop.

Renovated organ set for Holy Week liturgies | April 15, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—When Bishop Frank J. Caggiano celebrates the liturgies of Holy Week, the newly-restored organ at St. Augustine Cathedral will provide suitable accompaniment to these solemn and joyous occasions.