Bishop Frank J. Caggiano was installed as Bishop of Bridgeport Sept. 19, telling his new flock to “leave no one behind”: to build bridges with non-Catholics and with those who have left the Church.
In his homily, Bridgeport’s new bishop said Catholics must begin by strengthening their own unity and serving the body of Christ in their own way. They must love one another and “serve those in greatest need,” including the poor, the sick, the disabled, the lonely, the unborn, those who “live in fear in distress,” and those “who have given up hope in life.”
Bishop Caggiano, who was born to Italian immigrants in Brooklyn in 1959, reflected on the unifying power of bridges in both his native Brooklyn and in his new hometown of Bridgeport. He said the mission of Catholics is about “strengthening and building spiritual bridges in our midst.”
Bishop Caggiano exhorted Catholics to “have the courage to build new bridges to all who have left our community of faith, and to all who sincerely seek the face of God.”