Catholic Courier

Posted: July 10, 2009

Last Updated: April 4, 2014

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February 3, 2014
Bishop Matano's letter on the Rochester Women's Conference

As the newly installed Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, it is my pleasure to extend this invitation to you and to encourage you to attend The Heart of the Matter, the first-ever Rochester Catholic Women’s Conference, to be held March 1, 2014 at Aquinas Institute, in Rochester.

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January 15, 2014
Organizers make dream of a local women's conference reality
Organizers make dream of a local women's conference reality

In May of 2013, a friend casually mentioned that she was going to meet with some women who had a dream to plan a special event for Catholic women in the Rochester Diocese.

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By Jean Baric Parker
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October 4, 2013
Pro-life movement notes many victories
Pro-life movement notes many victories

It has been a significant year for the pro-life movement in New York state and within the Diocese of Rochester.

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By Jann Armantrout
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May 2, 2013
Momentous transitions and awesome joy
Momentous transitions and awesome joy
By Father Thomas Rosica, CSB
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February 12, 2013
Catholic-school teachers lauded
Catholic-school teachers lauded

Some people do crazy things when they turn 40. Some buy motorcycles or boats; some get tattoos or lovers. I started contacting my old teachers.

It started with Mrs. Breen.

Shortly after I was diagnosed

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By Kirstyn Smith
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October 1, 2012
How do we turn moral decay around?

Much has been reported over the past year about the increasing threats to the free expression of religion in our nation. Service programs operated by Catholic organizations have ceased functioning because of Catholic refusals to violate the tenets of our faith regarding sexuality, marriage and life. The mayor of New York City attempted to restrict religious groups’ access to public property when Protestant faith communities were informed that they would no longer be able to rent

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By Jann Armantrout
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March 1, 2012
Pregnancy, babies are not diseases

The recent announcements by the Obama administration regarding U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandates for inclusion of sterilization, contraception and FDA-approved drugs that induce early abortion in all employer-based insurance plans sparked public opposition led by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Jann Armantrout
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October 4, 2011
Pray for human dignity's respect

My hope is that our parishes and individuals pray fervently for the following intention: that human dignity will be recognized and respected in our land once more.

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Jann Armantrout
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July 5, 2011
There are many effective ways to deal with depression

Today, it seems that everyone knows someone suffering from depression. From Charlie Brown to Tony Soprano, depression has become the equivalent of the common cold for mental-health disorders. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that 16.5 percent of the adult population in the United States will experience a depressive episode sometime during their lifetime. Given the possibility that it might affect you or someone you know, it's important to have a general understanding of this complex disorder to make the best decisions possible about care and treatment.

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By Michael Engrassia
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October 1, 2010
We must include our Catholic values in society

The materials received at your parish for this year’s Respect Life Month include a poster. It is a collage of images of love in action. An elderly woman receives nourishment from the caring hands of a younger man. A baby with obvious extraordinary needs is cuddled by someone who looks very much like his brother. A woman religious is sharing the enthusiasm of a young child in a classroom setting. All of these pictures surround a monstrance holding the consecrated host.

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By Jann Armantrout
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