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  • Statement on Casino Gambling - Monday September 30th, 2013
    On November 5, New Yorkers will have the opportunity to decide an important matter affecting our communities. A statewide referendum of the people will be the final say on whether or not to amend the state’s Constitution to authorize casino gambling. As pastors and as citizens, we call on all voters to very carefully consider ...
  • Catholic Ministries Appeal begins - Monday September 23rd, 2013
    Most Rev. Robert J. Cunningham, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Rochester, today appealed to all Catholics in the 12-county Diocese to support the 2013/14 Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA), which is launching this week with the theme, “We Are God’s Helping Hands.”
  • September 11: Patriot Day - Monday September 9th, 2013
    911. For years, those numbers simply meant a call for help. Now they also remind us of September 11, 2001, the date of the worst terrorist attack on the United States of America and one of the deadliest days ever on American soil. To mark the tenth anniversary of 9/11 in 2011, we gathered reflections ...
  • USCCB Statement on Labor Day - Friday August 30th, 2013
    Every human being enjoys a basic right to be respected, not because of any title, position, prestige, or accomplishment but first of all because we are created in the image and likeness of God. From an ethical and moral perspective we embrace the exhortation of St. Paul “to anticipate one another in showing honor” (Rom ...
  • Immigration Reform: The Time is Now - Thursday August 15th, 2013
    A Statement from Daniel Cardinal DiNardo Archbishop Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: At its core, asylum is an instrument to preserve the right to life. The Attorney General’s recent decision elicits deep concern because it potentially strips asylum from many women who lack adequate protection. These vulnerable women will ...
  • Statement from the USCCB on court rulings - Friday July 26th, 2013
    The U.S. Supreme Court decisions June 26 striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act and refusing to rule on the merits of a challenge to California’s Proposition 8 mark a “tragic day for marriage and our nation,” said Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and ...
  • Catholic Charities Good Newsletter - Wednesday July 3rd, 2013
    “Run-of-the-mill” is not how we operate at CCDR. We’re all about efficiency and effectiveness, and — dare we say it— out-of-the-box thinking. So instead of a run-of-the-mill 2012 annual report, we offer this special edition of The Good News, highlighting our agencies’ most important contributions to community health and well-being last year. Plenty of stories here, but if you’re ...
  • Summer Theology on Tap Schedule - Monday July 1st, 2013
    Good Company…Interesting Speakers…Lively Conversation… 2013 Summer Series for Catholics and friends in their twenties and thirties!!!
  • Deacon John McDermott to head Providence Housing - Thursday June 27th, 2013
    June 27, 2013 — Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rochester today announced the appointment of former WS Packaging-Label World General Manager John R. McDermott, Jr. as executive director of Providence Housing Development Corporation. McDermott begins his new duties July 1. A Roman Catholic deacon, McDermott, of Fairport, brings to his new role more than 20 ...
  • Statement on defeat of abortion expansion bill - Wednesday June 26th, 2013
    The failure of a last-ditch hostile amendment to try to effect passage of the Abortion Expansion Act is a remarkable victory for unborn children, as well as vulnerable women and girls who so often face unrelenting societal and family pressure to abort. The result is, quite literally, the answer to prayer. More accurately, it is ...

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