We woke up this morning to news about another tragic shooting in our country. Another senseless act of violence has left so many dead, injured, and grieving. I tried to find the words to write to try and make sense of all the hatred and...

Recently, my home state of Texas has been in the news a lot. The devastation that Hurricane Harvey brought to Texas and surrounding states has been both a tragedy and an unexpected blessing. As a native Texan, it was difficult to watch at times, especially...

CONNected Catholics Lenten activities Young Adult Mass 6:30 pm – Holy Hour and Reconciliation 7:30 pm – Mass (Basilica of St. John – Stamford) Thursday, March 2nd Thursday, April 6th Book Club – Screwtape Letters – 8:00 pm (Basilica of St. John – Stamford) March 9th March 16th March...

I am by no means an expert on love. I have been married now for just over 15 months. Today being St. Valentine’s Day I wanted to share some reflections on what our faith tells us love is really all about. For all the single...

CONSECRATION OF THE DIOCESE OF BRIDGEPORT TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS Saturday, November 5, 2016 St. Augustine Cathedral, 1:00 PM–5:00 PM The Meaning of Christian Pilgrimage (Preparatory Essay for the Consecration of the Diocese to the Sacred Heart of Jesus) Hearing the word “pilgrimage”might bring to mind images...

This Saturday is the feast of one of my heroes St. John Paul II. I can’t believe it has been over 11 years since he passed away in 2005. I can still remember how I felt after learning he had passed. I was a senior...

With everything that is going on in our country today, I find more and more people asking the question, “What has happened to our country? How did we get here?” I have an opinion, and it might not be a popular one. For years now,...

Recently I taught a class on strategic planning for youth ministry programs. We began by talking about mission. What is mission? The word mission comes from the same Latin root word as the word Mass, missa, which means to be sent. It’s what sends you out; what...