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December 18, 2019
Geneva parish’s events celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe
Geneva parish’s events celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe

Close to 100 people gathered in Geneva Dec. 7 to celebrate the days leading up to the Dec. 12 feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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By Ketsia Rodríguez/EMC
December 17, 2019
Canandaigua parish distributes winter coats to migrants, others in need

Christmas came early for many of the children who belong to the Mission of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Marion.

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By Jennifer Burke/EMC
December 17, 2019
Teen’s Christ-centered Christmas poster wins Knights of Columbus contest
Teen’s Christ-centered Christmas poster wins Knights of Columbus contest

With tall buildings filling the skyline, and taxi cabs and crowds of pedestrians lining the streets, Clara Alcolea’s rendering of a large metropolis offers remarkable detail for a young teenage artist.

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By Mike Latona/EMC
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
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