Faith

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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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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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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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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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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March 13, 2019
Anti-racism workshop is planned
Anti-racism workshop is planned

Historical and modern-day racism — as well as ways to deal appropriately with such bigotry — will be the focus of a two-day April workshop being presented by the Diocese of Rochester’s Department of Pastoral Services.

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March 13, 2019
Word of God helps us live deeply during Lent
Word of God helps us live deeply during Lent

We begin this intense time of Lent. What message does the Word of God want to transmit to us in order to live deeply this time of salvation?

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March 13, 2019
Sunday readings for March 17 to April 14, 2019
February 12, 2019
Event at Rochester church celebrates feast day, women’s health
Event at Rochester church celebrates feast day, women’s health

The aroma of coffee and the sounds of excited chatter filled St. Michael Church’s parish hall Jan. 26 as children and adults gathered to celebrate a feast day and promote women’s health.

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January 15, 2019
New statue graces migrant mission
New statue graces migrant mission

This year the annual celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe’s feast day was extra special for members of a Wayne County mission community.

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