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December 17, 2019
A Christmas Greeting from Bishop Salvatore R. Matano

A Christmas Greeting from Bishop Salvatore R. Matano.

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November 12, 2019
Ad limina visits renew bishops’ bonds with Successor of Peter
Ad limina visits renew bishops’ bonds with Successor of Peter

Ad limina Apostolorum is the Latin phrase meaning “to the threshold of the Apostles.”

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October 15, 2019
Letter to the faithful on diocesan reorganization
Letter to the faithful on diocesan reorganization
Bishop Salvatore R. Matano released the following letter to the faithful of the Diocese of Rochester on Sept. 12, 2019, the Memorial of the Most Holy Name of Mary.
 
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September 18, 2019
Work earnestly to cultivate peace in homes, parishes, communities
Work earnestly to cultivate peace in homes, parishes, communities

On Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, we celebrated the annual Blue Mass at 11:15 a.m., at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Rochester. At this Mass we prayed for all our sisters and brothers in law enforcement, as well as those serving in the military, asking Our Lord to protect them as they work to keep us safe and to protect our freedom.

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August 14, 2019
Bishop Matano reflects on challenges ahead
Bishop Matano reflects on challenges ahead

Seeks prayers, expresses thanks to the faithful continuing their journey of faith while enduring crosses placed on them by those who violated a sacred trust.

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August 14, 2019
Long-standing diocesan efforts aim to protect children from abuse

The Diocese of Rochester’s initiatives to create a safe environment for all began decades ago.

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June 11, 2019
Spring sacraments and celebrations are signs of God’s love
Spring sacraments and celebrations are signs of God’s love

During the last several weeks, I have been privileged to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation with our young people, bestowing upon them the gift of the Holy Spirit and the gifts that flow from the Spirit.

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May 14, 2019
Evil, tragedy cannot overcome the hope of our Savior’s Resurrection
Evil, tragedy cannot overcome the hope of our Savior’s Resurrection

Many rightly are still in anguish and continue to experience great upset over the recent passage of the Reproductive Health Act, which I noted in an earlier article, this legislation has detrimental consequences even beyond the unborn child, extending to pregnant women, allowing non-doctors to perform abortions and permitting abortions for any reason in the third trimester of pregnancy right up to a mother’s due date. It removes our state’s protections for infants born alive in the course of an abortion.

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April 16, 2019
Rejoice in Jesus’ vow to be with us always
Rejoice in Jesus’ vow to be with us always

We are now in the fourth week of Lent, and the great solemnity of Easter soon will be celebrated. However, before the glory of Easter dispels the darkness of Golgotha, we have the liturgies of Holy Week, which celebrate the central tenets of our Catholic faith and so very poignantly capture each person’s intended relationship with God. 

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March 13, 2019
Amid abuse scandal, Lenten penitence comes early
Amid abuse scandal, Lenten penitence comes early

We have now entered into the penitential season of Lent. On Ash Wednesday the prayer over the offerings beautifully, yet quite earnestly, presents the theme of these 40 days.

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