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April 16, 2012
Top journalist to return for Ministerium

John L. Allen, a nationally known Catholic journalist, will make a return appearance at the Gathering of the Ministerium.

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April 9, 2012
St. Ann School, Hornell, will close
St. Ann School, Hornell, will close

Bishop Matthew H. Clark has determined that St. Ann School in Hornell will close this June after 149 years of service to the western Steuben County area.

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
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April 4, 2012
Day to focus on welcoming and engaging
Parishes that reach out to welcome new people also need to focus on getting the newcomers involved, according to Dominican Sister Donna Ciangio. That is the message she will deliver to area pastoral Read More
By Amy Kotlarz/Catholic Courier
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March 26, 2012
Hundreds of protesters call for religious freedom
Hundreds of protesters call for religious freedom

ROCHESTER -- Hundreds of local protesters showed their opposition March 23 to federal efforts to compel religious institutions to provide employee insurance coverage for artificial contraception and sterilizations.

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By Amy Kotlarz/Catholic Courier
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March 21, 2012
Religious freedom rallies planned

Groups in Rochester and Canandaigua will be rallying March 23 against a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services mandate that would require most religious employers to provide free contraceptives, sterilization and abortifacients through their employee health-insurance plans.

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March 19, 2012
African-American Catholics take part in day of reflection
African-American Catholics take part in day of reflection

More than a dozen people gathered at Rochester's Immaculate Conception Church March 3 to discuss and reflect on the experiences of African-American Catholics and compare those experiences to the findings of the National Black Catholic Survey, which was conducted during the summer of 2011.

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By Jennifer Burke/Catholic Courier
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March 16, 2012
Bishop appoints new director of seminarians

Father Paul Tomasso soon will become the Diocese of Rochester's director of seminarians, succeeding the current longtime director, Father James Schwartz.

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By Jennifer Burke/Catholic Courier
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March 9, 2012
ORB, special collection assist CRS

Kathy Dubel considers Operation Rice Bowl special because it combines the Lenten disciplines of prayer, fasting and almsgiving while also educating participants about the needs of other countries.

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
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