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Three parishes to lay wreaths on graves of local veterans
On Dec. 17, wreaths will be laid on the graves of veterans at Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, thanks to community members and local parishes' involvement with the Wreaths Across America effort.
Thursday, December 8, 2016

Interfaith event will focus on Elie Wiesel
An upcoming talk in memory of Elie Wiesel, a famed author, Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner, will be co-sponsored by the Jewish/Roman Catholic Dialogue Committee of the Albany Diocese, the diocesan Commission for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs and the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York.
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Ecumenical group goes dormant while restructuring
The ecumenical Capital Region Theological Center is entering a period of "organizational dormancy" at the turn of the new year.
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Murdered aunt honored with Tanzanian well
After Deann Lynch moved past the shock of the 2013 murder of her aunt, Mary Greco, she decided to take action to honor her aunt's memory.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Relief as arsonists are arrested for fieldhouse fire
Students, faculty and staff at Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons School in Schenectady have a sense of relief after the perpetrators of arson that destroyed the school's fieldhouse last month were arrested Nov. 14.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Bishop promotes mercy after holy year ends
The Catholic Church's Year of Mercy will officially end Nov. 20. But, in the Albany Diocese, Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger intends an attitude of mercy to continue for years to come.
Thursday, November 10, 2016

Tragedies lead Catholics to fight heroin addiction
Heroin addiction has quickly become an epidemic across the United States, affecting every community -- including those in the Diocese of Albany. Even as grassroots organizations, media outlets and politicians address the problem, addiction continues to devastate families.
Thursday, November 10, 2016

Holy Trinity team carries on after fieldhouse fire
After arson destroyed the fieldhouse at Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons School in Schenectady last week, the outpouring of support from the community overwhelmed school officials and athletes alike.
Thursday, November 3, 2016

Speaker inspires Maginn students
Students at Bishop Maginn High School in Albany say they'll think twice next time they start to throw away food.
Thursday, November 3, 2016

Why the Diocese welcomes 'second-career priests'
"Having already lived a life that has been full of joys and sorrows, I'm better able to identify with parishioners' lives," said Rev. F. Richard Lesser, pastor of Corpus Christi parish in Round Lake.
Thursday, October 27, 2016

Catholic Charities pushes back against domestic violence
"It's different for everybody," says Allyssa, an advocate with the domestic violence program at Catholic Charities of Herkimer County.
Allyssa's last name is being withheld for privacy reasons, as are the names of her clients, but their stories are harrowing.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Autumn Diocesan Gathering: boosting faith, with a focus on mercy
The Autumn Diocesan Gathering will be held Oct. 22 at LaSalle Institute in Troy. David Amico, director of the diocesan Office of Ministry Formation, describes the annual event as "a cross between a retreat day and a workshop day."
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Watervliet parish hosts 'Welcome Back Weekend'
Immaculate Heart of Mary parish in Watervliet wants to build bridges that will reach fallen-away parishioners.
Thursday, October 13, 2016

'Faithful Citizenship' is only approved Catholic voter guide
The Albany Diocese has issued the following statement.
Thursday, October 6, 2016

Landon looks back at meeting pope
When 11-year-old Landon LaChance met Pope Francis Sept. 7, he was literally speechless.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Chatham Catholics help lay fallen Marine to rest
For more than seven decades, PFC George Traver's family has been working to get his remains returned home.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Local priest in Rome for Mother Teresa's canonization
"If she hadn't sent me to Mexico, I wouldn't be a priest," says Rev. Silvaster Sarihaddula, pastor of St. John the Worker parish in West Winfield/Richfield Springs, of newly-canonized St. Teresa of Kolkata.
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Rensselaer revs up to honor Padre Pio
St. Padre Pio's feast day is coming up. St. John the Evangelist and St. Joseph's parish in Rensselaer, which has a strong Italian history, celebrates St. Pio every September with a memorial and feast in his honor.
Thursday, September 8, 2016

KATHLEEN GALLAGHER, director of pro-life activities for the New York State Catholic Conference (the public policy arm of the state's bishops), shared a treasured possession: a 1988 letter from Mother Teresa.
Thursday, September 8, 2016

TV Mass ends after 50 years
The "Table of the Lord" televised Mass debuted in the Albany Diocese Jan. 8, 1967. On Sept. 18, 2016, the Mass will be broadcast on TV for the last time.
Instead, as of Sept. 25, the Diocese plans to begin live-streaming a weekly Mass through its website, www.rcda.org.

Thursday, September 1, 2016


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