Sisters of Mercy ministry to close at end of May
May 24, 2016

Citing financial difficulties, Rochester’s Mercy Community Services -- a ministry operated by the Sisters of Mercy that comprises Mercy Outreach Center and Mercy Residential Services -- is closing at the end of May, according to a statement by the Sisters of Mercy New York, Pennsylvania, Pacific West Community.

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Long-married couples celebrated
May 23, 2016

The longest married couple who attended this year's Wedding Jubilee Mass met at a wedding.

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Interfaith event focuses on the environment
May 20, 2016

More than 60 scholars from around the world will present research papers on the environmental perspectives of different religions during an upcoming conference at Nazareth College in Pittsford.

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Becket Fund founder has local ties
May 16, 2016

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, founded by Rochester native Kevin Hasson, is defending the Little Sisters of the Poor in Zubik v. Burwell.

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U.S. Supreme Court sends contraceptive mandate case back to lower courts
May 16, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court May 16 sent the Zubik v. Burwell case, which challenges the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive requirement for employers, back to the lower courts.
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Spokesman: Pope did not say he'd ordain women deacons
May 13, 2016

Pope Francis "did not say he intends to introduce a diaconal ordination for women," and he certainly did not speak about the ordination of women priests, the Vatican spokesman said.

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Pope: Vatican will study women deacons
May 12, 2016

Pope Francis told the heads of women's religious orders from around the world that he would set up a commission to study the New Testament deaconesses and he also insisted more can and should be done to involve lay and consecrated women in church decision-making at every level.

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State, governor sued over farmworker rights
May 11, 2016

The New York Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against the state of New York and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, demanding that farmworkers receive the basic protections afforded to other workers.

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