• As U.S. leaders have spent much of 2017 heatedly debating plans to overhaul the nation’s health-care system, Sister of St. Joseph Christine Wagner has anxiously awaited the outcome....

    <p>John Carr, director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University, speaks during a 23-hour prayer vigil June 29 on Capitol Hill in Washington. The vigil focused on preserving Medicaid and was organized after the Senate delayed a vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act, its health care reform bill. </p>

    John Carr, director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University, speaks during a 23-hour prayer vigil June 29 on Capitol Hill in Washington. The vigil focused on preserving Medicaid and was organized after the Senate delayed a vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act, its health care reform bill. CNS photo by Jaclyn Lippelmann

  • Rochester police officers have a new tool at their disposal to help curb the local opioid crisis by directing drug users to treatment.

    <p>The City of Rochester and Rochester Regional Health&rsquo;s Evelyn Brandon Health Center have partnered for the new &ldquo;Street to Treatment&rdquo; program, which aims to help curb the local opioid crisis by directing drug users to treatment.  </p>
  • Cockatiels live on the fifth floor of St. Ann’s Community. An eight-pound Maltese-shih tzu mix named Kelsey visits Mercy Center each day, and a German shepherd named Joshua frequently...

    A therapy dog from Lollypop Farm visits residents at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse in Pittsford July 31.