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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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CORNERSTONE OF FAITH
ON OCT. 28, 1917, the cornerstone for St. Patrick's Church in Ravena was dedicated before a crowd of 2,000, with a marching band and grandstand to overlook the ceremony. On Oct. 28, 2017, Bishop Emeritus Howard J. Hubbard was on hand to celebrate the centennial of that event.

Thursday, November 2, 2017
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Opinion
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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Veterans' Day has different meaning for members of Vietnamese Apostolate
Veterans' Day is traditionally a time to honor all those who served in the armed forces of the United States. At Sacred Heart of Jesus parish in Albany, we also remember the Vietnamese soldiers who served during the Vietnam War.

Thursday, November 9, 2017
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Mourning the loss of UAlbany's Interfaith Center
For seven years, I have been privileged to work, pray, study, celebrate and grow in faith with students and people from all walks of life at the Interfaith Center at The University at Albany. Now, we are facing the end of an era: In June of 2018, the Interfaith Center will be closed.

Thursday, November 2, 2017
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Features
'MINI-ME' IN COXSACKIE
REV. SCOTT VANDERVEER got the surprise of his life when altar server Luke Hassett arrived at St. Mary's parish in Coxsackie having decided to dress as his pastor for Halloween.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
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At 80, Nancy has made up for 'lives I didn't have as a child'
Nancy Flaherty has led an interesting and often troubled life, starting when she was a seriously ill child. Nevertheless, her faith in God's goodness has never wavered.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
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Two Catholics recall how Vietnam War impacted their lives
The New York Historical Society Museum in New York City recently opened an exhibit titled "The Vietnam War: 1945-1975." While it contains more than 300 artifacts, two of the first items visitors see are an old guitar and a battered duffel bag, the possessions of the late Gary Petrone of East Greenbush.
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Thursday, November 9, 2017
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At 101, WWII vet shares memories
Joseph Chaplek, a member of St. Michael the Archangel parish in South Glens Falls, recently answered some questions about his long life, focusing especially on his stint as an airman during World War II.

Thursday, November 9, 2017
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