Corpus Christi Sunday

This year for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, every member of the clergy in the Diocese of Bridgeport has been asked by Bishop Caggiano… Read More

Pope: Find Good Readers for Mass

“We must look for good readers!” the Holy Father said Jan. 31, in off-the-cuff comments during the general audience. Good readers and psalmists understand what they are reading and can… Read More

The Role of the Laity in the Church

That the laity have no agency in the church is not magisterial teaching; it is not, in fact, true. Yet it is the paradigm through which we relate to each… Read More

Hope for a Reimagined Future

One of the hardest working groups of people in the Catholic Church today are the men and women who serve as directors or coordinators of religious education. Some of my… Read More

Summer of Saintliness Poster

As you know, each Lent and Advent, The Leadership Institute provides catechetical posters for anyone who requests them. This year, we are introducing a poster to encourage families and young… Read More

First Teachers

As a parent who is also a practicing Catholic, hoping to raise his child to be faithful, there were, perhaps, no more daunting words that those the priest prayed at… Read More

Talking to Young People About Violence

As a parent, it is my fervent prayer that my own children never have to leave their school with their arms raised over their head as the first responders storm… Read More

Like the Early Followers, Tell the Jesus Story

In the midst of my doctoral studies, I took a course, “The Christian Tradition.” The early martyrs, whom we hear about in the daily readings after Easter,  intrigued me. In… Read More

Grandparents Who Babysit Often Will Live Longer, a New Study Says

“Call up Mom or Dad the next time you and your significant other have a date night (without the kids). A recent study from the National Health Service has found… Read More

11 Suggestions for Living Faith After High School

One of the best ways to engage young people in the life, mission, and ministry of the faith community is to celebrate the milestones in their lives. To help you… Read More

Why Millennials Leave the Church

Here’s why Millennials are leaving the church: Millennials and church don’t seem to mix. The truth is no one has asked me why millennials don’t like church. Luckily, as a public… Read More

Selected Readings for Liturgical Musicians

Bishop Caggiano told musicians in February that their job is to build a “bridge to the beautiful one.” We are at our best, the Bishop said, when we worship well… Read More