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September 18, 2019
Festival honoring St. John the Baptist returns to Rochester neighborhood
Festival honoring St. John the Baptist returns to Rochester neighborhood

EMC photo by John Haeger

Puerto Rican flags waved outside the gates of a vacant lot on North Clinton Avenue last month to mark the entrance to a cultural festival honoring Puerto Rico’s patron saint.

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By Ketsia Rodríguez/EMC
September 18, 2019
Nicaragua’s political unrest disrupts Finger Lakes parish’s charitable project
Nicaragua’s political unrest disrupts Finger Lakes parish’s charitable project

Stacks of boxes, neatly labeled in both English and Spanish, are a familiar sight around St. Francis and St. Clare Parish, which has worship sites in Waterloo and Seneca Falls.

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By Jennifer Burke/EMC
August 14, 2019
Catholic talk about immigrants and refugees
Catholic talk about immigrants and refugees

To speak of immigration and refugees in the United States of America at this historical juncture is risky business. 

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By Hosffman Ospino/CNS
August 14, 2019
Let us set the world on fire
Let us set the world on fire

“I have come to set the earth on fire!” (Lk 12:49) This rather mysterious phrase of Jesus‘ contrasts with others, such as “Peace I leave you, my peace I give you.”

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By Deacon Marcelo De Risio
July 18, 2019
What is a disciple?
What is a disciple?

Many of us say that we are disciples of Jesus; but do we really know what it means to be a disciple of Jesus?

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By Father Jorge Ramirez Velásquez
June 11, 2019
U.S. Catholics responsible for standing with Venezuelan Catholics
U.S. Catholics responsible for standing with Venezuelan Catholics

Venezuela is a de facto Catholic nation. About 70 percent of the 27 million Venezuelans self-identify as such.

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By Hosffman Ospino/CNS
June 11, 2019
Freedom, happiness is found in following God
Freedom, happiness is found in following God

What is the “freedom” that St. Paul speaks of in the letter to the Galatians we heard on the 13th Sunday?

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By Elizabeth Johnston
April 16, 2019
A child gives a lesson about the empty tomb
A child gives a lesson about the empty tomb

Easter reminds me of a 12-year-old boy, with a twisted body and a slow mind, who was in second grade. 

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By Father Tony Mugavero
April 16, 2019
Thank you for your example
Thank you for your example

Three years ago, I wrote my first column focused on Pope Francis’ message to young people during his 2016 apostolic visit to Mexico.

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By Maria-Pia Negro Chin
March 13, 2019
Auburn, Ithaca parishioners support effort to rebuild church in Dominican Republic
Auburn, Ithaca parishioners support effort to rebuild church in Dominican Republic

The fire that tore through San Juan Bautista Church in the Dominican Republic town of Don Juan on Jan. 17 did more than destroy the only Catholic place of worship in the town. It reduced to a shell what previously had been “the heart, the center” of Don Juan’s Catholic parish, according to Father Ron Gaesser.

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By Jennifer Burke/EMC
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