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The Evangelist
Monday, June 18, 2018


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  • A teen’s view of abortion debate
    I believe that most pro-choicers are motivated by compassion: compassion for women who are in a scary, overwhelming situation and searching for a way out. But abortion is not a way out we should ever offer. In abortion, an innocent human being is killed.
  • Ella’s solution to Saratoga parking woes
    If I were mayor, I would create better parking in downtown Saratoga. Downtown Saratoga is such a busy place full of great restaurants, beautiful shops and workplaces for many people. All year ‘round, downtown Saratoga is moving nonstop.
  • A graduation day reflection
    Commencement is one of the signature moments in the life of a young man or woman, and often leaves a lasting impression. The families of the graduates are delighted and undoubtedly relieved that their children have successfully completed a rite of passage.
  • Another South African graduates, thanks to Albany Catholic Workers
    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.
  • Slime creator is teen entrepreneur
    At just 14 years old, Maria Gannon runs her own slime business: Parakeet Slimes, LLC.
  • Breakaway Music program  will teach teen participants
    Breakaway, a diocesan summer youth program offered at Pyramid Life Center in Paradox, is branching into new territory with this year’s first Breakaway Music camp.
  • Track star leaves CP in the dust
    Mikey McDonald looks no different than his competition when running on the track. No one knows that, at six years old, the freshman at Saratoga Central Catholic High School was diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy (CP), a neurological disorder that impairs motor function and movement. 
  • ONE NIGHT OF HOMELESSNESS
    A "CARDBOARD CITY" takes shape near Sacred Heart parish in Troy as teens prepare to spend a night on the street to show solidarity with homeless families in the city.
  • A letter to confirmands
    Every Easter, I look forward to seeing a new group of young Catholics undergo confirmation. Beyond my happiness at seeing another generation make this important step in their lives, it brings to mind my own confirmation.
  • St. Anne Institute opening shelter for homeless teens

    “Two weeks ago, you couldn’t even come in here.”

    Anthony Cortese, CEO of St. Anne Institute in Albany, gestured at the newest addition to the agency that serves troubled children and teens: newly-renovated Bishop Howard J. Hubbard Hall, set to open May 31 as a homeless shelter for runaway youth.



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