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CCHS team heading to national Academic World Quest competition
On March 17, a group of four sophomores from Catholic Central High School in Troy were feeling pretty lucky -- and not because it was St. Patrick's Day.
Thursday, April 5, 2018

Diocese reviews IMAP and responses on abuse
In 2004, the Albany Diocese established the Independent Mediation Assistance Program (IMAP) to address the needs of individuals who, as minors, were sexually abused by clergy. The program was one of the first in the country to address the needs of victims and survivors as they sought healing.
Thursday, April 5, 2018

CHRISM MASS AT CATHEDRAL OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
THE ANNUAL CHRISM MASS was offered March 22 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany to bless sacred oils for use in sacraments all year in the Albany Diocese.
Thursday, April 5, 2018

COBLESKILL SEDER MEAL HELPS FAMILIES UNDERSTAND PASSOVER
Thursday, April 5, 2018

Troubled past soothed by becoming Catholic
At nine years old, Marcella Clark was homeless.
"We bounced around a lot," she explained. "We went from friend's place to friend's place. It was all a blur."

Thursday, March 22, 2018

LIVING STATIONS IN JOHNSTOWN
FAITH FORMATION STUDENTS present the Living Stations of the Cross last weekend at Holy Trinity parish in Johnstown.
Thursday, March 22, 2018

WRITING ICONS: ART AND PRAYER
A WORKSHOP AT ST. MARY'S parish in Coxsackie taught beginners how to write an icon of Our Lady of Fatima or the face of Christ.
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Vatican astronomer speaks in Troy
"Wonderful. Absolutely wonderful," Rev. Edward Kacerguis declared, taking in the crowd Feb. 28 at Christ Sun of Justice parish in Troy.
A cluster of people surrounded the reason for Father Kacerguis' enthusiasm: Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, a planetary scientist who is director of the Vatican Observatory.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Prayer week offers healing for unemployed, abused, others
As parishes across the Albany Diocese offer Lenten talks, prayer services and retreats, St. Kateri Tekakwitha parish in Schenectady is taking an unusual tack: From March 12-16, the parish will offer a week-long series of prayer experiences on topics like the dignity of work and finding healing after abuse.
Thursday, March 8, 2018

Fourteen faith communities meet to work on caring for the Earth
Protecting the Earth is a goal for many faith communities. Now, Catholic parishes and other congregations in the Albany Diocese are teaming up to work on environmental issues.
Thursday, March 1, 2018

SIGNING UP FOR FAITH
The Rite of Election was held last weekend at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany for persons wishing to join the Catholic Church.
Thursday, February 22, 2018

CHUC MUNG NAM MOI
The Vietnamese Catholic community celebrated Tet, the Vietnamese New Year, with a special Mass and meal last weekend at Sacred Heart parish in Albany.
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Three diocesan schools turning focus to pre-K
Three elementary schools across the Albany Diocese will be expanding their pre-kindergarten programs in response to increased interest in their communities, while also making adjustments to the older elementary grades as a result of shifting demographics.
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Hoosick Falls parish mulls options in wake of 2017 flood damage
As Immaculate Conception parish in Hoosick Falls continues to recover from last summer's devastating flood damage, parishioners are deliberating whether it's best to repair their church or relocate.
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Diocese launches new website
Last week, the Albany Diocese launched a redesigned website in an effort to streamline existing information, provide more intuitive navigation and create moments of "encounter" for visitors to www.rcda.org.
Thursday, February 15, 2018

LENTEN REGULATIONS FOR ALBANY DIOCESE
Thursday, February 8, 2018

Local DACA recipient dreams of a secure future in the U.S.
At the age of two, "Anna" (name withheld for privacy) was brought to the United States by her parents from Durango, Mexico. Her father knew there were not many opportunities for work in Durango and wanted better opportunities for his family.
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Catholic Conference opposes N.Y. budget bill on abortion
The New York State Catholic Conference published a memorandum of opposition on state budget bill S.7511/A.9511, part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "women's agenda" article VII bill that relates to late-term abortion expansion in New York.
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Hundreds from Diocese attend March for Life events
The annual March for Life is held on the anniversary of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion. Each year, hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers gather in D.C., including hundreds of Catholics from the Albany Diocese.
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Changes at Maginn proving successful
When Bishop Maginn High School in Albany changed the focus of its curriculum last year, officials did not expect the level of success the school has experienced.
Thursday, January 18, 2018





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