U.S. expands response to Ebola epidemic
September 18, 2014

President Barack Obama announced a major expansion of the United States' response to the Ebola epidemic, which involves the U.S. military, on the same day medical experts told Congress help must partner with groups already on the ground in west Africa.

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Courier celebrates 125 years
September 15, 2014

The 125th anniversary of the Catholic Courier was celebrated with a Mass and festival at St. John of Rochester Church in Perinton Sept. 14.

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New look will await abbey visitors
September 9, 2014

The Abbey of the Genesee, best known for the Monks' Bread produced there, is undergoing the largest renovation in its 63-year history.

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Archbishop Sheen's sainthood cause suspended indefinitely
September 4, 2014

The canonization cause of Archbishop Fulton Sheen has been suspended indefinitely, according to a statement issued Sept. 3 by the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, where the archbishop was born.

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Diocese joins police departments in mourning slain officer
September 8, 2014

Saying his words fell short, Bishop Salvatore R. Matano Sept. 5 extended sympathies and prayers to those grieving the loss of Rochester Police Department Officer Daryl Pierson, who was fatally shot and killed Sept. 3 while pursuing a suspect.

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Homeless advocates protest Civic Center Garage closing
August 22, 2014

The homeless people who spent nights in the privately run Civic Center Parking Garage were told that they could no longer sleep there at night, so advocates for the homeless are spending their nights in the garage instead.

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Sister Kurowski professes final vows
September 4, 2014

Sister Anita Kurowski professed her final vows as a Sister of St. Joseph during an Aug. 30 Mass at Rochester's Our Lady of the Americas Church.

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Churches welcome mentally ill
September 2, 2014

As churches look to improve their relationships with people struggling with mental illness, pastors and parishioners have been exploring how best to do so.

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