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Beating swords into plowshares

March 03, 2015

Making a Difference       
By Tony Magliano

“In the days to come, the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest mountain and raised above the hills,” writes the prophet Isaiah.

“Many peoples shall come and say: Come, let us go up to the Lord’s mountain … that he may instruct us in his ways, and we may walk in his paths. …

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Recycling: An act of prayer for the environment

| March 02, 2015

If a Catholic priest is ordained between the ages of 25-30, he will be separated from priests aged 75-80 by approximately three generations of priestly formation; generations which are approximately 15-18 years in length.

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Statement of the Diocese of Bridgeport on the passing of Edward Cardinal Egan, who passed away suddenly and peacefully on, March 5, 2015, at his home in New York City. | March 05, 2015

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NEW YORK—We are shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Edward Cardinal Egan, who served as Third Bishop of Bridgeport from 1988 until 2000.

Come Celebrate the Fraternas! | March 04, 2015

TRUMBULL—On March 25, the Fraternas (Marian Community of Reconciliation) will mark the 24th anniversary of their founding with a Thanksgiving Mass. All are invited to attend this special Mass, to be held at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Trumbull at 7 pm. Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will be the principal celebrant.

Deacon Timothy Sullivan, 66, courageous and cheerful | March 03, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Deacon Timothy Sullivan died on March 1 in St. Vincent’s Medical Center after a courageous fight with the sufferings and pains of a long illness.

Close friends are remembering him as a man with an elfin presence and of profound faith, whose deep commitment to social justice and fairness was balanced by an equally ingrained sense of humor and acceptance.

St. John’s Flock: A Group for Young Professionals | March 03, 2015

STAMFORD—On a cold winter evening at the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist, a group of young adults gathered together for an evening of prayer and pizza.

Walking the Cross: A Lenten Journey | March 03, 2015

NORWALK—On Sunday, March 15th, parishioners of the seven Catholic Parishes in Norwalk will host a “Walking the Cross” experience.

St. Mark School surprises principal | March 02, 2015

STRATFORD—An ordinary day at St. Mark School was turned into an extraordinary day for principal, Donna Wuhrer.

Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion | March 02, 2015

TRUMBULL—On the first Sunday of Lent, February 22, parishes across the world celebrate the Rite of Sending for those in the RCIA Process.

Marching to end hunger in Norwalk | March 02, 2015

NORWALK—Saturday morning's 18 degree temperatures did little to cool the enthusiasm of 200 young people who took part in the 12th annual 30 Hour Famine.

During Lent, pope offers handy tips for preparing for confession | March 01, 2015

VATICAN CITY—As Catholics are encouraged to make going to confession a significant part of their lives during Lent, Pope Francis offered some quick tips to help people prepare for the sacrament of penance.

Appeal co-chairs live their faith | February 27, 2015

NEW CANAAN—When she first became interested in the annual appeal of the Diocese of Bridgeport, Julie Taylor was most drawn to the diocesan Respect Life ministry.