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  • Bus trip to Albany June 12 to oppose abortion expansion - Thursday June 6th, 2013 Governor Cuomo introduced legislation that if passed, will expand access to abortion and  permit abortion through the ninth month of pregnancy in New York State.  Our NYS Senators need to here our opposition to the Women’s Equality Act for so long as it contains the abortion expansion provisions. Go to http://www.nysenate.gov/senators to find your senator and telephone ...
  • Questions regarding abortion expansion in NYS - Tuesday June 4th, 2013 Five months after initially proposing it, and with less than three weeks left in the legislative session, Gov. Cuomo today will finally make public his abortion agenda. Statements from the administration indicate the bill would significantly ease restrictions in state law on late-term (third-trimester) abortion, a policy completely out of step with the attitudes of most ...
  • Read Bishops’ statement on abortion expansion bill - Tuesday June 4th, 2013 Statement of the Bishops of New York State on the abortion expansion bill Following is a statement of Timothy Cardinal Dolan and the Bishops of New York State: June 4, 2013: We are profoundly distressed by the introduction of a bill in New York State today that would ease restrictions in state law on late-term abortion and ...
  • E&C team wins national award - Friday May 31st, 2013 Evangelization & catechesis team wins national award Evangelization and Catechesis team wins national award for technological innovations in ministry (May 31, 2013) The staff of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester’s Department of Evangelization and Catechesis has been honored with a national award by the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership, based Washington, D.C. The award was presented at NCCL’s recent ...
  • At St. Bernard’s: Drones and the Right to Life - Tuesday May 28th, 2013 Mary Ellen O’Connell is Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution at the Kroc Institute for Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and has served as a professional military educator for the U.S. Department of Defense. She has extensively studied international law implications of military attacks by unmanned drones, focusing her research in the areas of international legal ...
  • Join us for the Caribbean Celebration - Tuesday May 28th, 2013 23rd Annual Diocesan Caribbean Celebration with special guests G.R.A.C.E. Music Ministry from the Archdiocese of Port of Spain Sponsored by the Office for Cultural Diversity Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester
  • Retreat for Fathers June 15 - Tuesday May 28th, 2013 Retreat for Fathers June 15 A retreat for fathers,  “A Father’s Heart,” will be offered on Saturday morning, June 15, 2013 in the Newcomb Friendship Center at St. Cecilia’s Church, 2732 Culver Road, Rochester. The program will begin with Mass at 9:30 a.m. and end at noon. The focus of the retreat will be the reflection of Pope Francis on the ...
  • Bishop’s Dinner for men interested in the Priesthood - Thursday May 16th, 2013 Fr. Joe is Vocation Director for the Diocese of Syracuse. He was ordained in 2005 and in 2012 he added “Secretary to the Bishop” to his resumé. He’s also an avid athlete and, in 2011, he completed his first Ironman Triathalon in just under 13 hours! Above all else, he loves serving God’s people as a diocesan priest and looks forward ...
  • Summer Congress 2013 - Wednesday May 15th, 2013 Summer Congress features nationally known speakers Summer Congress will help ministers, volunteers build Households of Faith ROCHESTER, New York – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester’s Office of Evangelization and Catechesis will hold a special Summer Congress called “Households of Faith: Rooted and Grounded in Love,” featuring nationally known speakers and more than 30 workshops geared to help parish staffs ...
  • New principal for Auburn St. Joseph School - Friday May 3rd, 2013 Susan R. Nedza has been appointed as principal of St. Joseph School in Auburn, effective July 1, 2013. She will succeed Kathleen Coye. Nedza has served since 2008 as Director of Guidance and Counselor at Bishop Grimes Junior-Senior High School in East Syracuse, New York. Prior to that position, she served as a school counselor in the Otter Valley ...

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