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December 12, 2017
U.S.-Mexico border trip eye-opening for Mercy associate
U.S.-Mexico border trip eye-opening for Mercy associate

Photo courtesy of Bob Keenan

A trip to the U.S.-Mexico border this fall opened the eyes of Mercy Associate Barbara Quinlan Giehl to the reality of immigration issues she had previously only read about.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
December 12, 2017
Masses honor Puerto Rico’s patroness
Masses honor Puerto Rico’s patroness

Our Lady of Peace Parish in Geneva was one of several parishes that celebrated a Mass in honor of Our Lady of Providencia, the patroness of Puerto Rico.

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December 12, 2017
Cursillo Movement marks 50 years in the Diocese of Rochester
Cursillo Movement marks 50 years in the Diocese of Rochester

When Mary Liz Bartell’s parents, Mary Ann and Charles Flansburg, invited her to try Cursillo — in which they have long been involved — she agreed to make a Cursillo weekend in 1999, thinking she might deepen her faith a bit.

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
November 14, 2017
Encuentro process is meant to make the church stronger
Encuentro process is meant to make the church stronger
Ana Carolina Torres became emotional during a Oct. 21 diocesan encuentro on Hispanic ministry, as she spoke of her family’s faith journey in the United States.
 
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November 14, 2017
Nazareth College students learn about Day of the Dead traditions
Nazareth College students learn about Day of the Dead traditions

About 20 Spanish-language students gathered in the lobby of Nazareth College’s Casa Hispana Oct. 20 to learn about the Mexican tradition of honoring the dead.

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October 18, 2017
Annunciation in Rochester celebrates 100 years
Annunciation in Rochester celebrates 100 years

At the turn of the 20th century, Annunciation Church, now a worship site of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish, was a mission church for Rochester’s burgeoning Italian-American community.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
October 17, 2017
NY Cardinal Dolan leads opening Mass for sesquicentennial of Diocese of Rochester
NY Cardinal Dolan leads opening Mass for sesquicentennial of Diocese of Rochester

A joyful atmosphere permeated Rochester’s Sacred Heart Cathedral Sept. 22, as the Diocese of Rochester kicked off its sesquicentennial observance with a Mass celebrated by New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan.

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October 17, 2017
Sunday Readings from Oct. 22 - Nov. 12
September 13, 2017
Talking to kids about race is challenging for Hispanic parents
Talking to kids about race is challenging for Hispanic parents

My 6-year-old son came home after school and unexpectedly asked my wife and me: “What am I?” The question caught us off guard. “What do you mean,” we replied. He said, “Am I Mexican? Are people who speak Spanish Mexican?”

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September 13, 2017
Every new school year is a chance for a fresh start
Every new school year is a chance for a fresh start

Every new school year is a chance for a fresh start.

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By Maria-Pia Negro Chin
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