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  • Internet Radio Host Hal Turner Faces Connecticut Charges

    Internet Radio Host Hal Turner Faces Connecticut Charges
    Internet radio host Hal Turner — accused of inciting Catholics to "take up arms" and singling out two Connecticut lawmakers and a state ethics official on a website — was taken into custody in New Jersey late Wednesday after state Capitol...
  • State Investigates Allegation; Two Priests Resign Monday

    In an apparent break with past practice, the Diocese of Bridgeport has reported an allegation of sexual abuse by a priest to state criminal investigators for the first time. As a result, the priest -- the Rev. William D. Donovan of Fairfield -- resigned...
  • Diocese Disavows Actions Of Priest

    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport argued Monday that it cannot be held responsible for a priest who admittedly sexually abused young boys because priests are not its employees. They are employees of the parish, not the diocese, a church official...
  • Sex-Abuse Case Prompts Diocese To Issue Guide

    Rocked by a $750,000 judgment for covering up the sexual misconduct of a priest in the 1960s, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport is preparing a guide for pastors on how they might respond to concerned parishioners. But it is unlikely the pastoral...
  • Bridgeport Diocese Head Denounces Misconduct

    The head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport has condemned the kind of sexual misconduct central to a recent trial in which a federal jury ruled the diocese covered up abuse by one of its priests. Bishop Edward M. Egan, in his first public...
  • New York's Archbishop Sets Tone

    New Yorkers can speculate as much as they like about why Pope John Paul II picked a doctrinal conservative with close ties to the Vatican to replace John Cardinal O'Connor as archbishop of New York. One bonus for the Vatican was abundantly clear,...
  • Greenwich Grinching: Priest caught stealing $300,000 from his church

    Greenwich Grinching:  Priest caught stealing $300,000 from his church
    So it's not just the hedge-fund hot shots and Wall Street wizards from Greenwich we've got to worry about. Even Roman Catholic priests down there are apparently getting in on the financial fiddling. Michael Moynihan, a former pastor at St. Michael the...
  • Bridgeport bids a fond farewell to Archbishop Lori

    As mayor of Bridgeport, Conn., I considered it an honor and a privilege to have a man like Bishop William Lori in our city for the last 11 years. I considered Bishop Lori to be a partner in helping make Bridgeport a better city, a leader of our...
  • Five Funerals Friday For Sandy Hook Victims

    The Christmas tree had been knocked down by Friday morning's high winds long before Carl Zencey arrived at the memorial outside the entrance of Sandy Hook Elementary School. Zencey, who has lived in Newtown for three decades, couldn't leave it like...
  • Connecticut Catholic Voters Aren't Buying What Bishops Are Selling

    Connecticut Catholic Voters Aren't Buying What Bishops Are Selling
    Connecticut is a very Catholic state. And Connecticut's Roman Catholic bishops have been very politically active lately, loudly criticizing Obamacare, pro-choice Democratic candidates, and politicians who support gay marriage. But that doesn't mean they'...