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When Bishop Maginn High School in Albany changed the focus of its curriculum last year, officials did not expect the level of success the school has experienced.


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LaSalle alum wins major piano prize
In November, Ryan Reilly, a 25-year-old Delmar native and alumnus of LaSalle Institute in Troy, became the first American to take home the prestigious Frenchilla-Zuloaga international piano prize.

Thursday, January 18, 2018
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CATHOLIC SCHOOL HONOREES
The Albany diocesan Catholic Schools Office and Diocesan School Board have announced the recipients of this year's Catholic school awards. The honors go to individuals who espouse the characteristics of an award named for a particular saint or individual.

Thursday, January 18, 2018
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On the death of James 'JJ' Hanson
James "JJ" Hanson, an outspoken advocate for patients rights and against physician-assisted suicide, died of brain cancer Dec. 30 at the age of 36. Mr. Hanson, a Hudson Valley resident, retired Marine and one-time member of the administration of former Gov. David Paterson, leaves behind his wife, Kristen, and two young sons, James and Lucas.

Thursday, January 4, 2018
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School aid veto disappoints
Last week, the New York State Catholic Conference was informed that Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed legislation (S.6089) that would have averted cuts in state reimbursements to Catholic and other non-public schools. The cuts are based on the state changing a nearly four-decade-old formula for calculating reimbursement.

Thursday, December 28, 2017
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Opinion
Ecumenism in the trenches
We were getting ready to close our church building for a few months for a full interior renovation. The parish had been waiting and preparing for years, and now it was here. We would celebrate Mass in the rectory basement on weekdays and in the school gym on Sundays. We were all set!

Thursday, January 18, 2018
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Supporting women in crisis
Women of all social classes have been reporting cases of mistreatment by men: businessmen or politicians, bosses or coworkers. Such mistreatment has been so widespread that there is now even a special hashtag for it on social media: #MeToo.

Thursday, January 11, 2018
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My responsibility in forming future priests
What about the formators, those involved in the formation and assessment of our future priests? Who is involved and how do they help our seminarians?

Thursday, January 11, 2018
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Ways of looking at Mary
Arguably one of the most renowned artists of the 19th century was the American-born Englishman, James Whistler, whose portrait of his beloved mother, Anna McNeil Whistler, is a masterpiece of ingenuity and a symbol of maternal affection.

Thursday, January 4, 2018
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Features
Glens Falls Masses get boost from student musicians
Every Friday morning, at the weekly school Mass for St. Mary's/St. Alphonsus School in Glens Falls, a group of band students plays as a small ensemble during the offertory collection.

Thursday, January 18, 2018
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Deacon's book recounts stories of hope in hospice
Deacon Gerald Ladouceur has often been asked, "What happens to us after we die?"

Thursday, January 11, 2018
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Kateri Institute helped Bolton Landing Catholic grow in his faith
Three years ago, when David Wilson of Blessed Sacrament parish in Bolton Landing saw his youngest daughter go off to college, he knew he needed an avocation. With no more school sports games to attend or volunteering with high school activities necessary, there was time to explore an area he wanted to know more about: his faith.

Thursday, January 11, 2018
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College student spends semester in Madagascar
Joe Schuster, a parishioner of St. Cecilia's Church in Warrensburg, returned to his hometown Dec. 14 after spending almost three months volunteering in the island nation of Madagascar, just off the east coast of Africa.

Thursday, January 4, 2018
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