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placeholder October 7, 2013   •   VOL. 51, NO. 17   •   Oakland, CA
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The Brooklyn Bridge had a "transformative effect ... in the life of what we now call New York City. … Building spiritual bridges" is not easy, because so many people "have embraced isolation, secularism that has no room for God, an indifference to human life, an attitude that 'my life is all about me.' ... Bridges unite, they open opportunity … strengthen the spiritual bridges that already exist ... and 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. … leave no one behind, leave no one to fend for themselves, leave no one to be tossed into the shadows of our parishes, schools, neighborhoods and homes" … serve those in greatest need: "the poor, the sick, the disabled, the lonely, the unborn; those who live in fear and distress, who have given up hope in life. Every human life is precious, needed and must be cared for."

Bishop Frank J. Caggiano, former auxiliary bishop of Brooklyn, N.Y., looks on during his installation Mass Sept. 19 at St. Theresa Church in Trumbull, Conn., in the Bridgeport diocese. He succeeds Archbishop William E. Lori, now head of the Baltimore Archdiocese, as the fifth bishop of Bridgeport.


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