About the Authors
Rev. Mark Connolly was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1970 he started THE SUNDAY MASS on television in the New York Area. In 1993, Fr. Connolly was named the Director of Radio and Television in the Diocese of Bridgeport. He is well known in the field of Radio and Television. Presently, Father is the host of an ABC syndicated show called THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK which is aired every Sunday morning throughout the country.
Most Rev. Edward M. Egan was consecrated a bishop in 1985. In 1988 he was installed as the Third Bishop of Bridgeport. Bishop Egan has a degree in philosophy; licentiate in Sacred Theology and a Doctorate in Canon Law. He has overseen the regionalization of the diocesan elementary schools, established an active Hispanic Apostolate and founded the St. John Fisher Residence for young men considering the priesthood.
Rev. Raymond K. Petrucci was ordained for the Diocese of Bridgeport in 1973. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from St. Francis College in Loretto, Pennsylvania, a Master of Divinity from St. Mary Seminary and University in Baltimore, Maryland, and a Doctor of Ministry from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley in California.
Nancy Caldwell is the mother of two daughters, 11 and 13. As resident of Shelton, Connecticut, she was raised Congregationalist. In 1996 she became a confirmed Catholic. A member of St. Lawrence Parish, she is involved with the Rosary Group and works as a volunteer at the St. Lawrence Library.
Rev. Juan Guillermo Pineda is a native of Columbia. There he served as secretary to the Bishop of Bogota. He was brought to the Diocese of Bridgeport by the Most Rev. Bishop Egan to serve as parochial vicar at Our Lady of Monserrat Parish in Stamford.
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