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Is STEM working? Schools say yes
The recent push for students to learn science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills has taken hold in local Catholic classrooms and school environments.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Three schools share diversity lessons
Diversity, equality and social are buzzwords in Catholic schools around the Albany Diocese. Three of them shared their experiences with teaching and living diversity in the school community.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Athens/Catskill 'internships' help teens prepare for confirmation
St. Patrick's parishes in Athens and Catskill are preparing teenagers to rise up as the future of the Church.
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Top local headlines in 2016
Here is a review of major news items about the Albany Diocese that appeared in The Evangelist during the 12 months of 2016.
Thursday, January 5, 2017

Catholics work toward crisis pregnancy center
Oneonta will soon be home to a new crisis pregnancy center.
Thursday, January 5, 2017

Rockefeller Center Christmas tree comes from Oneonta family
When Erik Pauze, the head gardener for New York City's Rockefeller Center, first knocked on the door of the Eichler home in Oneonta, Graig Eichler didn't answer. He thought the stranger was barking up the wrong tree.
Thursday, December 22, 2016

'I am so happy to continue studying:' Parish sponsors Guatemalan students
For the past year, St. Mary's parish in Oneonta has been sponsoring the education of four students in Guatemala through a program called San Lucas Toliman Scholars.
Thursday, December 15, 2016

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







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