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Two months after Puerto Rico was slammed by back-to-back hurricanes, millions of island residents "still have no power and lack access to clean drinking water, refrigeration and other necessities." That hits close to home for people like Chemise Cuevas and Lisette Stapleton.


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Diocese to mark Encuentro
On Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m., Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger will celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the culmination of the Diocese of Albany's participation in the local level of the fifth national Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry with a bilingual Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany.

Thursday, December 7, 2017
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VIGIL FOR CHILDREN
IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY parish in Watervliet brought attention to the abuse, trafficking and abandonment of children in the United States with a candlelight prayer vigil in front of the Watervliet Price Chopper.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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How local Catholics are easing grief and fear amid tragedies
Counselors and Catholics around the Albany Diocese have been seeing the same problems lately: grief, fear and pain.
The string of attacks that have mowed down innocent people in the United States, the natural disasters that have plagued the global community and people's own personal grief are causing many to need comfort and reassurance, especially as the holiday season approaches.


Thursday, November 16, 2017
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Grant boosts social justice in parishes
Catholic Charities of the Albany Diocese and several parishes are beginning a three-year collaboration to boost social justice efforts all over the Diocese.

Thursday, November 9, 2017
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Opinion
National Catholic Youth Conference: an experience I will never forget
On Nov. 16-18, I attended the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) in Indianapolis, Ind. This conference meets every other year and invites high school Catholics from around the United States to participate.

Thursday, December 7, 2017
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Get a new heart for Advent
In our secular age, it is easy to overlook one of the most neglected miracles of our Catholic faith, which is firmly rooted in the supernatural: the creation of "a new heart."

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Seminary life is no joke
A pediatrician, an aerospace engineer, a semi-pro baseball player and a Capitol Hill lawyer walk into a room.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Memorial for a deacon
For sure, we'll never see the life of Eugene Patrick McNamara again.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
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Features
Dee's family calls her a 'gift from God'
Joanne O'Hara knew how to respond when a doctor suggested that she abort her daughter, Deirdre ("Dee"), who has Down syndrome.

Thursday, December 7, 2017
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MAKING ADVENT WREATHS
PARISHIONERS OF SACRED HEART Church in Cairo had a special gathering to make Advent wreaths.

Thursday, December 7, 2017
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ONEONTA OPENING
RENOVATIONS PLANNED FOR 20 YEARS came to fruition at St. Mary's parish in Oneonta as Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger helped to rededicate the church last weekend.

Thursday, December 7, 2017
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A NEW CHURCH IN CLIFTON PARK
ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR PARISH in Clifton Park just dedicated its new church building, a $6.4 million project eight years in the making.
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Thursday, December 7, 2017
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