Caggiano, Frank Joseph
|born on||29 March 1959 at 13:40 (= 1:40 PM )|
|Place||Brooklyn (Kings County), New York, 40n38, 73w56|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||08°20' 16°22 Asc. 14°41'|
American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who currently serves as bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut.
His parents were Italian immigrants who came to the United States from the town of Caggiano, in the province of Salerno, in 1958. The younger of two children, he has a sister.
He attended Ss. Simon and Jude Elementary School in Gravesend and graduated from Regis High School in Manhattan in 1977. He then entered Yale University as a political science major, but later decided to enter the priesthood. In 1978, he entered Cathedral College in Douglaston, from where Caggiano obtained a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy summa cum laude in 1981.
After working as a sales representative for the Gregg division of McGraw Hill Publishing Company for 18 months, he studied at Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington, earning a Master's degree in Divinity.
Caggiano was ordained a priest by Bishop Francis Mugavero on 16 May 1987, and then served as associate pastor at St. Agatha Church in Bay Ridge and at St. Athanasius Church in Bensonhurst until 1991. He then studied in Rome at the Pontifical Gregorian University, earning a doctorate in theology in 1996.
He returned to the Diocese of Brooklyn and became associate pastor of St. Jude Church in Canarsie in 1996. He became pastor of St. Dominic Church in Bensonhurst in 1998 and taught theology at St. John's University's Staten Island campus and at St. Joseph's College. He was named director of the Permanent Diaconate Office in 2002 and later Vicar for Evangelization and Pastoral Life in 2004. He was raised to the rank of Papal Chaplain by Pope John Paul II in 2003.
On 6 June 2006, Caggiano was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn and Titular Bishop of Inis Cathaig by Pope Benedict XVI. He received his episcopal consecration on the following August 22. On 31 July 2013, Pope Francis appointed Caggiano the Bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport and he was installed on September 19.
- Work : Great Achievement 1996 (PhD in theology)
Sy Scholfield quotes him in an interview: "On being born Easter Sunday: 'My mother took it as an omen. But my doctor never let me forget that I interrupted his dinner. I was born at 1:40 p.m., right when the pasta would have been served.'" ("In his own words: Bishop Frank J. Caggiano," CT Post, 4 August 2013 ).
- Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Second of two)
- Vocation : Business/Marketing : Sales (Sales rep)
- Vocation : Education : Teacher
- Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Roman Catholic bishop)