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Windham 'Women's Expo' fights domestic violence, boosts women in Church
The Women's Guild at St. Theresa of the Child Jesus parish in Windham will hold a huge "Women's Expo" Aug. 19. The Greene County Domestic Violence Shelter will receive the proceeds.
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Once stillborn, local woman will take part in beatification of priest who may have saved her
A rare beatification will occur in the United States when Rev. Solanus Casey, a Capuchin Franciscan, is honored in a Nov. 18 ceremony in Detroit. Participating in the rite will be Molly Towne of St. Clement's parish in Saratoga Springs.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

'13 Reasons Why' TV series sparks creation of mental health committee
What began as a way to address the media furor around the Netflix television series "13 Reasons Why" has ended with the formation of a mental health awareness committee for the Albany Diocese.
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Hard-hit Hoosick Falls works on flood recovery
Immaculate Conception parish in Hoosick Falls continues to cope with the devastating effects of July 1 flooding that left the village under a state of emergency.
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Saratoga woman aids refugees one-on-one
While attending Mass, Kathleen Heidsieck of Saratoga Springs listened to the pastor read aloud a letter from Pope Francis to all parishes in Europe, proposing that action be taken to help refugees around the world.
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Refugees line up at St. Vincent's food pantry
About 30 percent of those who come to the food pantry at St. Vincent de Paul parish in Albany are refugees and immigrants.
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Mary's Corner seeing more refugees
Mary's Corner, run by the local Ladies of Charity, provides impoverished mothers with baby and toddler items. The volunteers are working to serve the Albany Diocese's growing refugee and immigrant population.
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Washington County Catholics lose fellow parishioners in ICE raids
St. Joseph's parish in Fort Edward has been in the media spotlight after 12 Mexican families from St. Joseph's were caught up in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in April.
Thursday, July 13, 2017

How Catholic Charities helps immigrants and refugees
Catholic Charities of the Albany Diocese noted that it assists refugees in several important ways.
Thursday, July 13, 2017

A special section on the local refugee community and how Catholics are coming to the aid of immigrants and refugees in need....
Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Evangelist captures 11 national journalism awards
The Evangelist has won 11 national prizes for excellence in journalism in a competition against Catholic newspapers across the U.S.
Thursday, July 6, 2017

New diocesan position to focus on evangelization
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has announced a new diocesan position that will focus on assisting families and parishes throughout the Diocese of Albany with their evangelization efforts.
Several clergy from the Diocese have also received new assignments.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Retreat for lawyers part of Fortnight for Freedom
The Fortnight for Freedom, an annual campaign to promote and defend religious freedom through peaceful prayer and activities, is being observed June 21-July 4 this year across the U.S. and in the Albany Diocese.
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Interfaith panel will discuss fighting racism
"Everyone makes a question of whether it's a question," said James Owens of the Black Catholic Apostolate of the Albany Diocese, based at St. Joan of Arc parish in Menands. But racism "does exist. And it does need to be talked about."
Thursday, June 22, 2017

SS. ANTHONY AND JOSEPH PARISH in Herkimer just celebrated the 100th anniversary of St. Anthony's parish.
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Future priests get parish assignments
Every year, men studying for the priesthood for the Albany Diocese are assigned to parishes for the summer or for a longer "pastoral year" in order to get real-life experience with parish life. The diocesan Office of Vicar for Vocations recently announced the summer placements and pastoral year assignments for both seminarians, who have been officially accepted for formation to the priesthood, and aspirants, who are in the application process.
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Diocese challenges abortion mandate in state Supreme Court
A backdoor attempt at abortion expansion by the Cuomo administration was challenged in court May 23 by counsel representing the Diocese of Albany and other plaintiffs, said the Diocese in a statement released last week.
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Bishop assigns priests to diocesan, parish roles
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has announced pastoral and administrative assignments for the Albany Diocese.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

New superintendent of schools chosen
Giovanni Virgiglio has been named superintendent of schools for the Albany Diocese by Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger, effective immediately.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Diocese rolls out myParish app
"In this era, you have to be involved with three, four or five different types of media to get your message out," declares Rev. Joseph Cebula, pastor of St. Mary's parish in Crescent. "Just one doesn't do it."
Thursday, May 4, 2017


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