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When The Evangelist visited on a recent afternoon, the students were using their imaginations to travel to a foreign country. At the start of the next school year, they'll be in new territory for real: St. Augustine's School is closing in June.


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Matching gift boosted Ilion parish's donations
The Church of the Annunciation in Ilion got a little boost toward meeting its 2015 Bishop's Appeal assessment: An anonymous parishioner offered to match up to $2,500 in other parishioners' gifts to the appeal.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
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DIOCESAN STATEMENT ON ARREST
The Albany Diocese issued this statement regarding the arrest of James C. Hockenbury.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
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VIGIL FOR MURDERED PRIEST


Thursday, April 28, 2016
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PRIESTHOOD ANNIVERSARIES
A special section on priests of the Albany Diocese celebrating milestones of ordination

Thursday, April 21, 2016
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Opinion
Back to Mechanicville
I am beginning my pastoral year: As part of our formation, seminarians spend a year in a parish, learning about parish life and experiencing all that goes on.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
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A tale of two islands: Cuba and Crete
The pontificate of Pope Francis has created an atmosphere of genuine inclusivity and spontaneous affection that recalls, for the seniors among us, Pope John XXIII's jovial demeanor and openness.

Thursday, April 21, 2016
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Don't let the end of Lent be the end of the Year of Mercy
Now that Lent is over and we are in the midst of the joys of the Easter season, our celebration of the Year of Mercy might run out of steam. This would be a pity, because Jesus' passion, death and resurrection -- the "paschal mystery" -- are at the very heart and possibility of God's mercy and love.

Thursday, April 14, 2016
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Stop staring into an empty tomb
"The best way out is through," said a message on a card given to me by my spiritual director as I began my unknown journey across the Atlantic from England to America two years ago.

Thursday, April 14, 2016
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Features
Crescent parish to try summer faith formation
This summer, St. Mary's parish in Crescent will offer an alternative to traditional faith formation classes.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
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RELICS' LOCAL STOP
ST. ANN'S MARONITE Catholic Church in Watervliet will host a visit May 7-8 by the relics St. Sharbel Makhlouf, a 19th-century Maronite Catholic monk from Lebanon canonized in 1977. The stop is part of a U.S. tour of Maronite churches.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
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Vocations Summit to convene in Auriesville
Hundreds of Catholics from every corner of the Albany Diocese are about to convene at the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs in Auriesville to address the current scarcity of vocations.

Thursday, April 21, 2016
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New Mary's Corner site offers basics for babies
Last year, the two locations of the Mary's Corner ministry in the Albany Diocese gave out 18,849 diapers, 331 cans of formula, 1,022 books and 1,985 outfits to families in need. Now, a third Mary's Corner site is being added at St. Francis of Assisi parish in Albany.

Thursday, April 21, 2016
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