Catholic Schools of Fairfield County
Our 38 Catholic Schools educate 11,000 children from birth and pre-K through grade 12. 98% of our graduates pursue higher education. 40% of our schools have received the National Blue Ribbon of Excellence. Standardized test results show our elementary students consistently exceeding national reading averages in math and reading. Our Catholic schools offer parents the greatest return on their investment in education – exceptional academics and a solid moral foundation in values and respect. Come see us for yourself!
Catholic Academies of Bridgeport
There are 4 Catholic elementary schools in Bridgeport, open to all faiths. These schools are committed to educational excellence, offering: Safe learning environments that emphasize respect and caring for others, small teacher-student ratios that provide more personal attention to each student, state-of-the-art technology, financial assistance and scholarships, exposure to religious values and development of each child's faith life, clubs, activities and after-school programs. If you are concerned about your child's school and want the best education for your children, consider a Catholic school in Bridgeport. All are welcome!
For quite some time I have had an interest in the plight of the homeless. I have read about it, prayed over it, and have done small things to help.
But feeling that I could, and should, do more to make a difference, I concluded that living as a homeless man—at least for a very brief period—was the best way to understand what it’s like to have no place to call home.
“Just as the commandment ‘Thou shalt not kill’ sets a clear limit in order to safeguard the value of human life, today we also have to say ‘thou shalt not’ to an economy of exclusion and inequality. Such an economy kills,” wrote Pope Francis in his new apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (“The Joy of the Gospel”).
Here the Holy Father teaches that living and sharing the joy of the Gospel necessarily demands that Christians have a deep and active concern for the plight of the poor who suffer so many injustices from an economy that puts profit above people.
I usually write a column on global warming during the height of summer heat – it’s harder for people to deny global warming when they’re sweating.
But the highly authoritative United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) recent report, “Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis,” (http://www.ipcc.ch) has important warnings for us to seriously consider now.