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The Evangelist
Wednesday, July 18, 2018


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  • Choices abound for  summer fun in Diocese
    Nothing says summertime like hanging out at camp, and parishes and groups around the Albany Diocese are offering summer fun with camps and programs. The Evangelist spoke to several about what’s in store for kids and teens in the coming months.
  • A rising Niskayuna High School freshman has dribbled and shot his way to victory in a New York State and international free-throw basketball competition sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.
  • 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.
  • Slime creator is teen entrepreneur
    At just 14 years old, Maria Gannon runs her own slime business: Parakeet Slimes, LLC.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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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