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October 15, 2019
Gratitude to all farmworkers without exceptions
Gratitude to all farmworkers without exceptions

We all like our fresh salads, vegetables and fruits. If we eat meat, we want the best quality. However, these do not grow or raise themselves. They come to us thanks to the hard and dedicated work of farm laborers.

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By Hosffman Ospino/CNS
October 15, 2019
Prayer, other virtues are needed to live the Christian life
Prayer, other virtues are needed to live the Christian life

The Christian life is first and foremost a spiritual life, but one that is nevertheless lived in and through the body. 

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By Father William McGrath
September 18, 2019
Festival honoring St. John the Baptist returns to Rochester neighborhood
Festival honoring St. John the Baptist returns to Rochester neighborhood

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
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