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We live in the time that St. Bernard calls the "intermediate coming" between the first and the second coming of Christ.


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Catholics in Diocese aid Puerto Rico's recovery
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.


Thursday, December 7, 2017
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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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Opinion
Pray for justice during Advent
"Prayer is always an encounter with Christ. Our work for justice depends on this encounter. Only Christ can compel us to give more generously, serve more faithfully and love when we think we have nothing left."

Thursday, December 14, 2017
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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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Features
GUADALUPE FEAST
ST. JOSEPH'S PARISH in Stuyvesant Falls/Stottville celebrates the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe with members of the Hispanic community, with Revs. Jorge Reyes and George Fleming celebrating Mass. A reception followed, with food, dancing and music.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
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LOCAL AT BEATIFICATION
MOLLY TOWNE OF ST. CLEMENT'S parish in Saratoga Springs participated in the beatification ceremony for Blessed Solanus Casey, an American who was a Capuchin Franciscan monk, in November in Detroit.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Volunteers are needed to be 'face of Jesus' for homebound
For the homebound, Christmas is not "the most wonderful time of the year."
"Every day is "a long, quiet day when you're by yourself," said Linda Banker.


Thursday, December 7, 2017
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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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