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  • Bishop Clark, other New York bishops issue statement on marriage - Friday June 12th, 2009 We face today the prospect of a law in New York which would radically change the timeless institution of marriage. As pastors of citizens from every corner of our great state, we stand unified in our strong opposition to such a drastic measure. Throughout history, different cultures have had different customs regarding marriage. But the one ...
  • Statement on Holocaust Museum violence - Thursday June 11th, 2009 Statement on the violence at the Holocaust Museum in Washington Bishop Matthew H. Clark and the People of the Diocese of Rochester express our deepest sadness at the tragic violence that occurred yesterday at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. We ask God to assuage the pain of loss of Stephen T. Johns’ family. We recommit ...
  • Editor Franz, Courier staff win top awards - Friday June 5th, 2009 Catholic Press Association honors Karen Franz, Catholic Courier Karen Franz, editor and general manager of the Diocese of Rochester’s Catholic Courier, is the 2009 winner of the St. Francis de Sales Award, the highest honor given to an individual by the Catholic Press Association (CPA). The St. Francis de Sales Award is given annually for “outstanding ...
  • Brian Carpenter to be ordained as priest on June 6 - Sunday May 31st, 2009 Brian Carpenter to be ordained a priest of the Diocese of Rochester “Pray that I may be a holy and faithful servant of God.” Bishop Matthew Clark will ordain Brian Kumar Carpenter as a priest of the Diocese of Rochester on Saturday, June 6, 2009. The ordination Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower ...
  • Summer ‘Theology on Tap’ for Catholics in their 20s &, 30s - Friday May 29th, 2009 An opportunity for young adults to gather to discuss and reflect on issues of faith. THEOLOGY ON TAP June-September 2009 Good Company…Interesting Speakers…Lively Conversation… For Catholics and friends in their 20s and 30s!!! For more information: 328-3228, x-1218 or click here to send an e-mail Please note: All gatherings begin at 7 p.m. June 24: What’s with Community? with Dr. David Stosur, St. Bernard’s School ...
  • Six men to be ordained as permanent deacons - Wednesday May 27th, 2009 Six men to be ordained as permanent deacons at Sacred Heart Cathedral Mass will be celebrated May 30, 2009 Most Rev. Matthew Clark, Bishop of Rochester, will ordain six men to the permanent diaconate on Saturday, May 30, 2008, at a 10:30 a.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park, Rochester. The permanent deacons are: Thomas Behe of Webster James Carra of ...
  • Rev. Robert McNamara, historian, author, dies at 98 - Friday May 22nd, 2009 Rev. Robert McNamara, 1910-2009 Father Robert McNamara, the oldest priest in the Diocese of Rochester and a respected historian and writer, died in Rochester Friday, (May 22, 2009) at the Our Lady of Mercy Motherhouse infirmary. He was 98 years old and had served as a priest for 72 years. Father McNamara was best known for his ...
  • Register now for 12th annual Catholic Schools Scholarship Golf Classic - Wednesday May 13th, 2009 13th Annual Monroe County Catholic Schools Golf Tournament is June 29 at Greystone The 13th Annual Catholic Schools Scholarship Golf Classic will be held on Monday, June 29, 2009, at Greystone Golf Club in Walworth, Wayne County. Proceeds will be used to provide financial assistance for needy students in the Diocese of Rochester’s Monroe County Catholic Schools ...
  • Catholic Conference statement on same-sex marriage vote - Thursday May 7th, 2009 Following is a statement from Richard E. Barnes, executive director of the New York State Catholic Conference on today‟s vote in the Assembly that would redefine marriage in the Empire State: “The vote in the state Assembly to redefine marriage is not surprising but it is nevertheless disappointing. Marriage is the fundamental building block of our ...
  • Take part in our May 12 Catholic Call-in - Sunday May 3rd, 2009 Catholic Call-in May 12, 2009 Get answers to your questions about the Catholic faith Have you always wondered why we Catholics genuflect? Why do non-Catholics who were married before need an annulment before they can marry in the Catholic Church? Can I receive Holy Communion if I’m divorced? Catholics throughout the 12-county Diocese of Rochester can get answers ...

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