Frank Caggiano

Frank Caggiano

The Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano was installed as Fifth Bishop of Bridgeport on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at St. Theresa Church in Trumbull.

On February 22, 2014, he formally convoked the 4th Synod of the Diocese of Bridgeport, the first in 32 years, as an opportunity for renewal and pastoral planning for the future of the local Church by empowering youth, building up the community of faith, fostering evangelical outreach, and promoting works of charity and justice.

On September 19, 2015, more than 8,000 faithful throughout the diocese turned out at the Webster Bank Arena in downtown Bridgeport for the Synod Celebration Mass. On that historic day Bishop Caggiano issued Synod Decrees formally calling five new programs into existence: the formation of The Catholic Service Corps, The Diocesan Leadership Institute, The Diocesan Council of Religious, The Diocesan Pastoral Council, and The Diocesan Liturgical Commission.
Bishop Caggiano came to Bridgeport from the Diocese of Brooklyn, where on June 6, 2006, he was named Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn and Titular Bishop of Inis Cathaig by Pope Benedict XVI. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 16, 1987 in the chapel of the Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston, Queens.

A noted catechist, Bishop Caggiano was invited by Pope Benedict XVI to deliver World Youth Day talks in Sydney in 2008, Madrid in 2011, and by Pope Francis to serve as a catechist at World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, 2013. In November 2013, he was appointed to a three-year term as episcopal advisor of The National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry.

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Bishop Frank Caggiano joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the steps the Catholic Church is taking to reform itself organizationally, as well as to heal the wounds from the pedophilia scandals.
Bishop Frank Caggiano joins Jim Blasingame to reveal what he’s doing to bring the way his diocese addresses the 21st century expectations of his parishioners.