• ROCHESTER — Despite communitywide efforts to better meet the needs of the homeless, social-justice advocates and shelter directors say the number of people who lack housing is on the...

    <p>At the House of Mercy homeless shelter in Rochester Nov. 15, Betty Hall prays during an interfaith prayer service for an end to poverty. The service was part of a series of events leading up to the first World Day of the Poor on Nov. 19. (Courier photo by John Haeger)  </p>
  • Ana Carolina Torres became emotional during the recent diocesan encuentro on Hispanic ministry, as she spoke of her family’s faith journey in the United States.

    <p>Ana Carolina Torres, a member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Brockport, participates in the diocesan encuentro gathering in Rochester Oct. 21.  </p>

    Ana Carolina Torres, a member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Brockport, participates in the diocesan encuentro gathering in Rochester Oct. 21.