Bishop announces Holy Week schedule
March 6, 2015

The following is Bishop Salvatore R. Matano’s schedule for Holy Week and the Sacred Triduum.

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St. Patrick School in Owego to close
March 20, 2015

St. Patrick School in Owego, Tioga County, will close in June due to declining enrollment and mounting financial pressures, Bishop Salvatore R. Matano announced March 20.

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At Lenten penance service, pope announces Holy Year of Mercy
March 13, 2015

Pope Francis announced an extraordinary jubilee, a Holy Year of Mercy, to highlight the Catholic Church's "mission to be a witness of mercy."

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Italian bishops' newspaper: Archbishop Romero to be beatified May 23
March 11, 2015

Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero will be beatified in San Salvador May 23, according to the newspaper of the Italian bishops' conference.

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Inaugural men's conference set for May 16
March 6, 2015

While serving in Rochester's Cathedral Community, Father Edison Tayag was impressed by a parish men's group that addressed such topics as what it means to be a father and how to raise children in the Catholic faith.

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High-schoolers are rewarded for their faith
March 11, 2015

High-school students from around the diocese were recently recognized for living out their faith.

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Euthanasia threatens improvements in end-of-life care, experts say
March 9, 2015

Legalizing euthanasia risks undermining people's access to loving, holistic care as they face the natural end of their life, many experts at a Vatican conference said.

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After two years in office, Pope Francis has 90 percent favorable rating
March 6, 2015

Two years after he was elected pope, Pope Francis' popularity rating among U.S. Catholics is at 90 percent, surpassing Pope Benedict XVI's best-ever popularity, and rivaling that of St. John Paul II.

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