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The Evangelist
Tuesday, July 17, 2018


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  • Hoosick Falls parish relocating worship site

    Immaculate Conception par­ish in Hoosick Falls is making a move. On July 1, Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger joined parishioners for an evening prayer service and discussion about relocating to 4 Parsons Ave., the campus of St. Mary’s Academy, the parish school.

  • Priest sees more couples convalidating marriages

    Ginger and Jim McDade of St. Jude the Apostle parish in Wynantskill always wanted to have their marriage convalidated. “I think it adds a positive weight on marriage and your respect to each other,” Mrs. McDade said.

  • Catholic weddings can be balancing act between Church guidelines, couples’ wishes
    The love felt between couples to be wed and the celebration of that love through holy matrimony is a joyous occasion for the whole Church — unless there are misunderstandings between a couple and their parish about what is acceptable for a Catholic wedding.
    
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  • Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:00 AM
    The New York State Catholic Conference, the public policy arm of the state’s bishops, reports that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling on the State Legislature to return to Albany to pass the Abortion Expansion Act (S.2796/A.1748), which he calls the “Reproductive Health Act.”
  • Bishop names new chancellor, pastors, parish life coordinators
    Thursday, July 5, 2018 9:00 AM
    Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has appointed Giovanni Virgiglio, diocesan superintendent of schools, to the position of diocesan chancellor. In addition, Bishop Scharfenberger announced several pastoral and administrative assignments.
  • How Catholics can avoid being victimized by scams
    Thursday, July 5, 2018 9:00 AM

    Catholics across the Albany Diocese are being contacted by alleged tax collectors, computer software companies or government agencies. These are not legitimate calls; the callers are scammers, and parishioners everywhere are potential victims.

  • Thursday, July 5, 2018 9:00 AM
    Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger announced June 30 that he has permanently barred Rev. Jeremiah Nunan, 81, from ministry after the Albany Diocese Review Board found reasonable grounds to believe he had sexually abused a minor in the early 1990s.
  • Hispanic/Latino Catholics gather for Encuentro in Albany
    Thursday, June 28, 2018 9:00 AM

    The Albany Diocese was proud to be the site where the 2018 Regional V Encuentro was held June 22-24. The Regional V Encuentro was part of a series of meetings that are being held over the next four years, discerning how to better connect with and involve the Hispanic and Latino Catholic community in the Church. The Albany event drew more than 300 delegates from the eight dioceses in New York State.

  • NEW PRIEST ORDAINED FOR DIOCESE
    Thursday, June 21, 2018 7:00 AM

    "YOUR CALL IS A CALL TO GO OUT into the world and tell the Good News, by your life and by your example. It's not really about you, but it is about all of us," Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger told Rev. Zachariah Chichester, the newest priest of the Albany Diocese.

  • Remember St. Kateri
    Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:00 AM
    Kateri Tekakwitha was born in 1656 in the Mohawk village of Ossernenon, now called Auriesville. She was declared a saint by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012. The story of her life has a lot to do with local New York State history, and also how the Catholic faith was brought to upstate New York from Europe long before our country was founded.
  • Come and venerate St. Elizabeth relic
    Thursday, June 21, 2018 7:00 AM
    St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church in Cohoes is inviting the Catholic community to the 100th anniversary celebration of St. Elizabeth the New Martyr.
  • A priest among us
    Thursday, June 21, 2018 7:00 AM
    By the time this column makes it to print, I will have been ordained a priest of Jesus Christ at the hands of Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger; ordained to labor beside many faithful laborers in the vineyard of God’s people until my death.
  • Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:00 AM

    The First World War is considered by many to be the first modern war. In the midst of this catastrophe, in 1917 in Portugal, Mary appeared to three shepherd children.

    (Editor’s note: Anne is the second-place winner of Saratoga Central Catholic School’s annual St. Francis de Sales writing contest.)

  • Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:00 AM

    My favorite apparition is Our Lady of Guadalupe, in which the Virgin Mary appeared to Juan Diego in 1531 AD.

    (Editor’s note: Joseph is the first-place winner of Saratoga Central Catholic School’s annual St. Francis de Sales writing contest.)

  • Another South African graduates, thanks to Albany Catholic Workers
    Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:00 AM
    This is my story of success, which has seen me graduating with honors a few weeks ago in KwaNdebeqheke, South Africa, with a bachelor’s degree in nursing.






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