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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Stations of the Cross takes many forms
March 3, 2014

With many ways to pray the Stations of the Cross, the popular devotion helps Catholics to tap into the heart of the faith, especially during Lent.

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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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Pope and Obama discuss religious freedom, life issues, immigration
March 27, 2014

In their first encounter, Pope Francis received U.S. President Barack Obama at the Vatican March 27 for a discussion that touched on several areas of tension between the Catholic Church and the White House, including religious freedom and medical ethics.

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