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Seminarians from Diocese will study in Rome, Italy
The "West Point of the Catholic Church in America" will soon have two new students from the Albany Diocese. Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has decided to send seminarians Stephen Yusko and Matthew Duclos to study for the priesthood at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, Italy.

Thursday, April 6, 2017
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Bishop Emeritus Hubbard marks 40 years as a bishop
Bishop Emeritus Howard J. Hubbard doesn't quite fit the definition of "retired."

Thursday, April 6, 2017
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Bishop's Appeal a success
The 2016 Bishop's Appeal for the Albany Diocese has broken a record: Of the $7.5 million goal for Catholics in the Diocese's 14 counties to donate, 99 percent has been collected.

Thursday, April 6, 2017
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Schenectady-area clergy promote common ground
"We're used to feeling so divided," said Rev. Robert Longobucco, pastor of St. Kateri Tekakwitha parish in Schenectady. "It feels good to understand that, at some very basic levels, we are united. We are united on the broadest understanding of the value of each person."

Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Opinion
What Holy Thursday meant
On Holy Thursday, Christians all over the world sat down to break bread and share the Lord's Supper. Hopefully, we also shared Jesus' message and put it into practice.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
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Found: a remedy for death
In the year 1815, a promising young English writer, Mary Shelley, penned a novel which is considered by critics past and present to be a literary masterpiece: the Gothic horror tale "Frankenstein."

Thursday, April 27, 2017
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A police chaplain on the Jericho road
In the 10th chapter of St. Luke, there is a famous story in which an expert in the law approaches Christ and, in order to test Him, asks a question: "What must I do to possess eternal life?"

Thursday, April 27, 2017
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Give up worldly power to be better leaders
The topic of worldly power vs. Christian leadership has come up numerous times this semester in conversations, textbooks, class projects, reflections and homilies.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
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Features
Father-daughter duo reflect on joining the Catholic Church
"It's just me and my daughter," Leo Scofield told The Evangelist. Mr. Scofield, a taxi driver in Saratoga, and his daughter, Novella, were just baptized into the Catholic Church at St. Mary's parish in Ballston Spa.

Thursday, April 20, 2017
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Teachers' RCIA experience comes into pre-K classrooms
Just a few years ago, two pre-kindergarten teachers at St. Madeline Sophie School in Schen­ectady joined the Catholic Church through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
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SPECIAL SECTION: SENIOR LIFESTYLES
On community living, computer skills, parish programs, joining the Zipper Club and more....

Thursday, April 6, 2017
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WELCOME TO AURIESVILLE SHRINE
THE SHRINE OF Our Lady of Martyrs in Auriesville has a new religious order in residence: the Institute of the Incarnate Word

Thursday, April 6, 2017
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