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Bishop emeritus shares Holy Land observations
Having last visited the Holy Land in 2009, Bishop Emeritus Howard J. Hubbard of the Albany Diocese said he was "taken aback" on this trip by "how polarized and demoralized" the situation in the Holy Land has become.
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Diocese responds to allegation
After a Latham man and his lawyer spoke to local media Sept. 22 outside the diocesan Pastoral Center in Albany, alleging that the man was abused while a student at LaSalle Institute in Troy more than two decades ago, the Albany Diocese released the following statement...
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Retirement/financial planning
As a young U.S. Navy sonarman during the Korean War, Vincent Perry didn't have the same interests as his peers during leave time.
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Local voices
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger addresses people who say, "I'm spiritual, but not religious;" Father Anthony Barratt explains what the upcoming feast of the exaltation of the cross is about; Linda Berkery reminisces in a column about her grandmother's rocking chair; and Deacon Walter Ayres writes on modern martyrs.
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Diocese's future is here: Parishes collaborate, priests juggle duties
Pastoral planning is still on the minds of every parish leader and pastoral council member in the Albany Diocese.
Thursday, September 4, 2014

Retreat will correct misunderstandings on divorce, annulment
Misconceptions about the Catholic Church's views on divorce complicate the healing process for people coping with the end of their marriages.
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Priest remains on leave pending review
The Albany Diocese released the following statement on Rev. J. Michael Taylor.
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Local parishes gear up to shelter homeless families
Ten Catholic parishes in the Albany Diocese have signed on to participate in Family Promise, an interfaith program to help homeless families find permanent housing and employment.
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Should a parish jump-start an ailing heart?
Opinions about equipping churches with automated external defibrillator (AED) units - portable electronic devices that diagnose and treat life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias - vary across the Albany Diocese.
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Back to School issue
Siena College (and elsewhere) prioritizes STEM studies (that's science, technology, engineering and math); a coach from Catholic Central High in Troy hasn't been sidelined yet after 30 years; school supply collections around the Diocese fill a great and growing need; families who really want a Catholic education say long commutes are worth it.
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Grandmother's dying wish: to see Madison confirmed
Madison Mellan is not the right age for confirmation in the Albany Diocese. She doesn't even live here.
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Bishop turns the tables, interviewing new priests
In a quiet conference room at the diocesan Pastoral Center in Albany, Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger was at an advantage: After months of being interviewed as the new Bishop of the Albany Diocese, he was the interviewer.
Thursday, August 14, 2014

School supply collections fill great need
All summer, parishes and organizations in the Albany Diocese have been helping needy families send their children back to school.
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Siena prioritizes STEM studies
Since careers in science and engineering are growing at an impressive rate, Siena College in Loudonville has invested in instrumentation and earned federal grants to offer financial support and emphasize faculty-led student research in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Catholic Charities takes lead in helping people with Prader-Willi
For close to two decades, a diocesan Catholic Charities agency has been one of New York State's leading service providers to individuals with a rare genetic disorder.
Thursday, August 7, 2014

Catholic parish hosts dinner with Muslims as Ramadan ends
Catholics from St. Patrick's parish in Ravena and around the Diocese shared an evening meal with local Muslims toward the end of Ramadan, an Islamic month of fasting from sunrise to sunset.
Thursday, August 7, 2014

Walking the Camino
Dan Forget took hundreds of family, friends, co-workers and fellow parishioners of Sacred Heart parish in Castleton with him on his recent 500-mile pilgrimage on Spain's El Camino de Santiago.
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Three columnists
Popular columnist Bernadette Bonanno reflects on pure joy; bestselling author and local priest Rev. Joseph Girzone explains how early Christians understood the Eucharist; and Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger explains why God loves summer.
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sale of Kenwood campus nears
The campus of the former Kenwood Academy and convent in Albany, which once housed Sacred Heart sisters, "is under contract for sale," the religious order reported.
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Renovations continue at Schenectady, Watervliet parishes
Immaculate Heart of Mary parish in Watervliet and St. Anthony's in Schenectady are among several parishes in the Albany Diocese undergoing major renovations.
Thursday, July 10, 2014






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