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  • Lenten Book Club

    Posted February 24, 2017

    Three great books. Three locations. Choose which best suits you and join us for some great conversation to energize your faith this Lent. First choice: A Man For All Seasons at St. Anthony in Fairfield. Second Choice: The Screwtape Letters at the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist. Third choice: […]

    Papal Nuncio Presentation

    Posted February 22, 2017

    Many thanks to all those who attended this historic event. Special thanks to our friends at Sacred Heart University who were such gracious hosts to Archbishop Pierre throughout the day. The talks given by Archbishop Pierre are available below. For the address given at the Academic Convocation at Sacred Heart […]

    Formation Day Follow Up

    Posted January 30, 2017

    Many thanks to the 170+ participants who enjoyed nine presentations, a fantastic lunch, and well-spent time together at our inaugural formation day on January 28th. We especially appreciate the many, many comments we received on the evaluations. Please know that we have read each and every one and will take […]

    Official Institute Prayer Released

    Posted January 09, 2017

    The official prayer of The Leadership Institute has been promulgated by Bishop Frank Caggiano and will be distributed for the first time at the Institute’s launch on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. A collaborative effort among theologians, diocesan leaders, and supporters of the Institute, the prayer asks for God to bless […]

    The Ditch

    Posted December 12, 2016

    I’ve been thinking about the Gospel reading of the Good Samaritan. It is one of my favorite parables and I used to love when it would come up in class when I was teaching. But as I reflect on the events of the last year or so, the parable has taken […]


    Posted November 02, 2016

    In the Gospel reading from Matthew, we hear some of the scribes and Pharisees demand of Jesus, “Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.” Wouldn’t that be nice? As violence begets more violence and the world seems to go indiscriminately mad around us, wouldn’t it be great to get […]