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Sunday, December 16, 2018


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  • Governor, legislators praised on abuse-reporting legislation
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill that requires non-public school administrators to report suspected cases of child abuse to law enforcement.
  • Pilot parishes surpass goal, pave way for campaign
    It’s a milestone moment in the Albany Diocese: All nine of the pilot parishes who spearheaded the diocesan-wide “Re-Igniting Our Faith” campaign have not only successfully completed their initiatives, they’ve surpassed their collective goal.
  • Bishop Scharfenberger’s statement on St. Clare’s pension
    The following is a statement by Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger regarding the St. Clare’s pension crisis: 
  • On Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m., Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger will celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the culmination of the Diocese of Albany's participation in the local level of the fifth national Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry with a bilingual Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany.
  • Catholics in Diocese aid
Puerto Rico's recovery
    Two months after Puerto Rico was slammed by back-to-back hurricanes, millions of island residents "still have no power and lack access to clean drinking water, refrigeration and other necessities."
    That hits close to home for people like Chemise Cuevas and Lisette Stapleton.
  • VIGIL FOR CHILDREN
    IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY parish in Watervliet brought attention to the abuse, trafficking and abandonment of children in the United States with a candlelight prayer vigil in front of the Watervliet Price Chopper.
  • How local Catholics are easing
grief and fear amid tragedies
    Counselors and Catholics around the Albany Diocese have been seeing the same problems lately: grief, fear and pain.
    The string of attacks that have mowed down innocent people in the United States, the natural disasters that have plagued the global community and people's own personal grief are causing many to need comfort and reassurance, especially as the holiday season approaches.
  • Grant boosts
social justice
in parishes
    Catholic Charities of the Albany Diocese and several parishes are beginning a three-year collaboration to boost social justice efforts all over the Diocese.
  • CORNERSTONE OF FAITH
    ON OCT. 28, 1917, the cornerstone for St. Patrick's Church in Ravena was dedicated before a crowd of 2,000, with a marching band and grandstand to overlook the ceremony. On Oct. 28, 2017, Bishop Emeritus Howard J. Hubbard was on hand to celebrate the centennial of that event.
  • ST. CLEMENT'S CENTENNIAL
    ST. CLEMENT'S PARISH in Saratoga Springs just marked its centennial with a Mass and reception.



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