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The Evangelist
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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  • Bishop writes to clergy on abuse
    Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger sent this letter Aug. 31 to priests of the Albany Diocese.
  • Come to the Diocese’s Eucharistic Congress

    On Sept. 22, the Albany Diocese will host its first Eucharistic Congress since 1938.


    When I first heard the results of the Pennsylvania grand jury inquiry, I was as saddened and sickened by the news as you likely were. Speechless, really....

    What I want to say to you today is, please don’t lose hope.
  • Diocesan Catholic schools  unleash creative thinking with new strategic plan

    Within a few years, Catholic education in the Albany Diocese will look very different. The diocesan Catholic Schools Office just released “Answering the Call: Imagine, Evangelize, Transform,” a strategic plan for all 22 elementary and secondary schools.

  • Three schools starting year motivated, despite changes
    New year, new school program, same passion and spirit. That could be the motto for three diocesan elementary schools, all of which are adapting this year in response to changing needs in their communities.
    SEMINARIANS HEADING "back to school" are blessed each year during Candidacy and the Rite of Sending as they begin or return to their studies for the priesthood. Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger leads the ceremony at St. Jude the Apostle parish in Wynantskill. (Nate Whitchurch photos)

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