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The Evangelist
Sunday, October 21, 2018


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  • Bishop preaches at Episcopal cathedral
    On Oct. 14, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Walsingham with a special neighbor: the Episcopal Diocese of Albany.
  • Orthodox monasticism in America saw a rise in parish awareness and support in the middle of the 20th century, though it is still not as well-known or visible as monasticism to pre-Vatican II Catholics. Monasticism comes somewhat out of the “old world” ethos still held by many enthusiastic New World converts.
  • Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission turns 50
    The Diocese’s Commission for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an Oct. 4 gathering of current commission members at the Century House in Latham.
  • My taxi ride in New York City

    Recently, I concelebrated the wedding of a young man I baptized nearly 25 years ago. After the ceremony, torrential rain caused my priest-friends and me to take a cab to the reception. It turned out to be a memorable experience.

  • Come and venerate St. Elizabeth relic
    St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church in Cohoes is inviting the Catholic community to the 100th anniversary celebration of St. Elizabeth the New Martyr.
  • Though Billy Graham was not a Catholic, I learned many things from his powerful Christian witness and preaching. As a Christian and a pastor, I learned at least 10 simple truths about him which have inspired me.
  • Remembering Billy Graham
    Relations between evangelical Protestants and Catholics can be tense. A happy exception was the 1990 Rev. Dr. Billy Graham Crusade in Albany.
  • Dear Rev. Graham, I never met you while you were in the world, but I thought it was a good time to write. If you are where I think you are, you'll be able to read this.
  • Fourteen faith communities meet to work on caring for the Earth
    Protecting the Earth is a goal for many faith communities. Now, Catholic parishes and other congregations in the Albany Diocese are teaming up to work on environmental issues.
  • Ecumenism in the trenches
    We were getting ready to close our church building for a few months for a full interior renovation. The parish had been waiting and preparing for years, and now it was here. We would celebrate Mass in the rectory basement on weekdays and in the school gym on Sundays. We were all set!



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