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If there is something that might be called, with a certain measure of ironic humor, a Catholic "heresy," something that can really separate us from the communion of faith in which we are united with God and one another, it is none of the hot-button issues which are typically all over the media: abortion, say, or...


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Local priest in Rome for Mother Teresa's canonization
"If she hadn't sent me to Mexico, I wouldn't be a priest," says Rev. Silvaster Sarihaddula, pastor of St. John the Worker parish in West Winfield/Richfield Springs, of newly-canonized St. Teresa of Kolkata.

Thursday, September 15, 2016
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Rensselaer revs up to honor Padre Pio
St. Padre Pio's feast day is coming up. St. John the Evangelist and St. Joseph's parish in Rensselaer, which has a strong Italian history, celebrates St. Pio every September with a memorial and feast in his honor.

Thursday, September 8, 2016
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LOCAL LETTER
KATHLEEN GALLAGHER, director of pro-life activities for the New York State Catholic Conference (the public policy arm of the state's bishops), shared a treasured possession: a 1988 letter from Mother Teresa.

Thursday, September 8, 2016
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TV Mass ends after 50 years
The "Table of the Lord" televised Mass debuted in the Albany Diocese Jan. 8, 1967. On Sept. 18, 2016, the Mass will be broadcast on TV for the last time.
Instead, as of Sept. 25, the Diocese plans to begin live-streaming a weekly Mass through its website, www.rcda.org.


Thursday, September 1, 2016
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Opinion
Responsibility? Bring it on!
With this column, Zachariah Chichester joins the writers of the "Seminarian's Diary" column. Mr. Chichester, a native of Massachusetts, is studying for the priesthood for the Albany Diocese at Mundelein Seminary in Illinois.

Thursday, September 22, 2016
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A different experience of reconciliation
Each year, at the Sisters of Mercy motherhouse in Albany, there is a retreat for sisters who would prefer not to travel to make their annual retreat. I have an office at the motherhouse for spiritual direction and, even though I'm not making the retreat, I sometimes come in early for an appointment, sit outside the chapel and listen to the retreat presentation.

Thursday, September 1, 2016
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Connecting the dots
Throughout my teenage years, four embarrassing pimples reappeared on my face every single month. Their scattered location reminded me of playing "connect the dots" with my siblings.

Thursday, August 25, 2016
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Religious art and living faith
With this column, Daniel McHale joins the writers of the "Seminarian's Diary" column. Mr. McHale, a native of Holy Trinity parish in Hudson, is studying for the priesthood for the Albany Diocese at Pope St. John XXIII Seminary in Weston, Mass.
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Thursday, August 25, 2016
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Features
Honoree still leads RCIA program at 85
"I'm 85 and still working," says Robert Styczynski of St. Ambrose parish in Latham. If that's not enough of an achievement in itself, Mr. Styczynski is being honored by the Capital District Senior Issues Forum with a senior lifetime achievement award.

Thursday, September 22, 2016
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'I'm just a plain citizen,' says Altamont senior
For Delia Palombo, receiving a Capital District Senior Issues Forum senior lifetime achievement award honoree for community service came as a shock.
"I don't know what I did to deserve it," said the 94-year old parishioner of St. Lucy/St. Bernadette Church in Altamont.


Thursday, September 22, 2016
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CATECHETICAL SUNDAY
SPECIAL SECTION for Catechetical Sunday, on the parishes and people who pass the faith on to generations....



Thursday, September 15, 2016
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Catching up with the Cusato quads
When the Cusato quadruplets were born, multiple media outlets did stories about them, The Evangelist included.

Thursday, September 8, 2016
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