Mass draws students from near and far
February 5, 2016

With school and charter buses lined up all around Sacred Heart Cathedral, it was obvious that something special was taking place on the morning of Feb. 3.

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Students celebrate Catholic education
February 1, 2016

Catholic-school students around the Diocese of Rochester are celebrating Catholic education during a special week dedicated to Catholic schools.

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More than 1,000 missionaries of mercy will serve during jubilee
January 29, 2016

More than 1,000 "missionaries of mercy" from all over the world will receive a special mandate from Pope Francis to preach and teach about God's mercy, said Archbishop Rino Fisichella.

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Prayers, care for sick are common ground for believers, pope says
January 28, 2016

Praying for a loved one's health and healing, tenderly caring for them and asking very human questions about why people suffer are experiences Christians, Muslims and Jews all share, Pope Francis said

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Pope tells Iran's president he has 'high hopes' for peace
January 26, 2016

Meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the Vatican, Pope Francis told him he had high hopes for peace.

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March for Life marks 43rd anniversary of Roe decision legalizing abortion
January 22, 2016

Catholic admonitions about inclusion mixed with strong political language before the March of Life got underway Jan. 22 in Washington.

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Blizzard won't stop march, but safety concerns cancel some trips to D.C.
January 22, 2016

Sometimes being pro-life means making difficult decisions.

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Foot-washing ritual not limited to men, Vatican says in new decree
January 21, 2016
Following a request by Pope Francis, the Vatican issued a decree specifying that the Holy Thursday foot-washing ritual can include "all members of the people of God," including women -- a practice already observed by the pope and many priests around the world.
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