Diocese launches investigation of clerical sex abuse of minors

A retired judge who is not a Catholic will lead an investigation of sexual abuse of minors by clergy throughout the 65-year history of the Diocese of Bridgeport at the request of Bishop of Bridgeport Frank J. Caggiano. Judge Robert Holzberg will serve as counsel and lead investigator for a “clerical sexual abuse accountability investigation” commissioned by the bishop. “Judge … read more

New lawsuits allege sex abuse by priests

Five new lawsuits charging sexual abuse of minors by priests were filed against the Diocese of Bridgeport last week — including one alleging sexual misconduct by the late Father Robert Morrissey during his time as pastor of St. Mary Church in Ridgefield. “During the 1990s, Morrissey sexually assaulted, sexually battered, and sexually exploited the plaintiff, Edward Doe, thereby causing him … read more

Diocese of Bridgeport to hold special collection for Texas families

Bishop Frank J. Caggiano has authorized a special collection to assist the many Texas families who are in dire need of food, water, clothing and shelter, especially in the cities of Houston and Rockport. It will be take in 82 parishes throughout the Diocese of Bridgeport on the weekends of Sept. 9-10 and  Sept. 16-17. The funds will be sent to Catholic … read more

Sexual abuse: Former Ridgefield pastor part of Bridgeport Diocese settlement

Legal settlements over sexual abuse allegations against four now deceased priests — including Robert Morrissey, former pastor of St. Mary’s Parish in Ridgefield — have been reached between the Diocese of Bridgeport and five victims. The settlements were announced by the Bridgeport law firm Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney P.C., which represented all the victims. Morrissey served as pastor of St. … read more

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