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March 18, 2015
Confession rights our path
Confession rights our path

God’s love for us is infinite, and his capacity for forgiveness and mercy is limitless. We are his noblest creation, conceived by his perfect love for us. In this love by which he binds himself to every person, he lifts us up again and again when we sin.

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February 18, 2015
Praying for peace in our community
Praying for peace in our community

In today’s Gospel taken from the fifth chapter of the Gospel according to the evangelist, St. Luke, verses 12-16, we are told that "great crowds assembled to listen to Jesus and to be cured of their ailments."

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December 17, 2014
Christmas is a time to renew our faith
Christmas is a time to renew our faith

Once again we are in the Advent season, preparing for the great solemnity of Christmas, the celebration of the birth of Our Savior, Jesus Christ. Let us then look into that cave in Bethlehem and contemplate the birth of Our Savior, Jesus Christ.

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November 12, 2014
Renewing faith, cherishing the dead
Renewing faith, cherishing the dead

During this month of November, the rich tradition of the Church encourages us to remember especially our deceased loved ones who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith and who rest in the sleep of peace.

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October 15, 2014
CMA, paper help in treasuring God's 'gems'
CMA, paper help in treasuring God's 'gems'

During this month there are several topics that deserve very special mention because of their great impact upon our lives as we celebrate our Catholic faith in the Diocese of Rochester.

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September 17, 2014
The church must always defend life
The church must always defend life

Amid the joys of this life, there is one that looms high above all the others: the joy of parents who welcome a newborn child into their lives. When they cradle this precious gift of God in their arms, there are no words to express adequately the joy in their hearts.

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August 14, 2014
Programs aim for growth in faith
Programs aim for growth in faith

We are still enjoying the wonderful days of summer, a time that none of us wishes to end too quickly. At the same time, we do know that our children and young adults soon will be returning to the classroom. As the bishop of the diocese, my prayers accompany them as they continue to grow in knowledge and, please God, in the Catholic faith in our Catholic schools and religious-education programs.

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June 18, 2014
Eucharist is marriage's foundation
Eucharist is marriage's foundation

In this issue of the Catholic Courier, we honor those in our diocesan family celebrating their anniversaries of marriage, with a special remembrance of those couples whose marriages have spanned many, many years! So it is that we recall those beautiful words:

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May 14, 2014
Many vocations serve the church
Many vocations serve the church

During this month of May dedicated to Our Mother Mary -- and anticipating World Day of Prayer for Vocations on May 11 -- we are deeply conscious that through her fiat, responding to the angel Gabriel's announcement that she was to be the Mother of God, Mary answered "Thy will be done!" Her "yes" allowed the Word to become flesh and dwell among us.

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April 16, 2014
Resurrection’s glorious light prevails
Resurrection’s glorious light prevails

With faith tested and tried, sometimes confused and anxious, struggling to understand but nonetheless remaining his followers, Mary of Magdala, Peter, and John endured to see the darkness of Golgotha dispelled by the light of Christ’s glorious resurrection.

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