Diocese issues policy updates
September 30, 2014

Changes to confirmation, first reconciliation and first Communion are among the updated sacramental guidelines released by the Diocese of Rochester.

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Students embrace faith on campus
September 29, 2014

Away from home, college students find similarity and support through the Catholic ministries at Cornell University and Ithaca College.

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Greece parish marks final Mass, 50 years
September 22, 2014

The final regular Sunday Mass at Holy Name of Jesus was celebrated Sept. 21. The Greece parish will now merge with nearby St. Charles Borromeo parish.

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Pope, in Albania, says killing in God's name is sacrilege
September 22, 2014

Killing in the name of God is sacrilege, and religious leaders must denounce the use of faith to justify violence and oppression, Pope Francis said during a one-day visit to Albania.

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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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