Easter should last all week, including in your Bible reading, pope says
April 21, 2014

Trusting that people took his Lenten advice and either downloaded a Bible app or bought a pocket-sized edition of the Gospels, Pope Francis encouraged Christians to re-read the accounts of the Resurrection during Easter week.

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Rome prepares for crowds ahead of canonizations
April 18, 2014

Just over a week before Pope Francis canonizes two of his predecessors in a ceremony in St. Peter's Square, Romans are bracing for the arrival of as many as 3 million outsiders.

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Festive atmosphere infuses Chrism Mass
April 16, 2014

An overflow congregation gathered April 15 at Sacred Heart Cathedral for Bishop Salvatore R. Matano's first Chrism Mass as Bishop of Rochester.

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Pope apologizes for clerical sex abuse, promises tough sanctions
April 11, 2014

"I feel called to take responsibility for all the evil some priests -- large in number, but not in proportion to the total -- have committed and to ask forgiveness for the damage they've done with the sexual abuse of children," Pope Francis said.

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Mudslide survivors see God at work
April 10, 2014

Ron and Gail Thompson are grieving their neighbors who are lost or missing in the Oso mudslide, but faith and lots of love and prayers are helping them stay strong.

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Sisters recall Selma service
April 3, 2014

It was 49 years ago that the Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester became part of the civil rights movement while working at Good Samaritan Hospital in Selma, Ala., on Bloody Sunday.

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Community leaders seek poverty solutions
March 31, 2014

With Rochester ranked as the fifth poorest metropolitan area in the country, community leaders are looking to cities around the country for possible solutions to address poverty in the Rochester area on a large scale.

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At border Mass, bishops call for compassion, immigration reform
April 2, 2014

Only a few feet away from the 30-foot wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley and a dozen other bishops from three countries prayed April 1 for compassion and for a return to ideals that welcome immigrants.

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