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  • 9/11: The Catholic Church Remembers - Thursday August 18th, 2011 THIS PAGE IS UNAVAILABLE.
  • Events Calendar - Tuesday July 12th, 2011 Catholic Courier’s Event Calendar. View, find, search, and sort events.
  • Message from the NY State Bishops - Sunday June 26th, 2011 ew York’s Catholic Bishops say that the passage by the Legislature of a bill to alter radically and forever humanity’s historic understanding of marriage leaves us deeply disappointed and troubled. Statement of the Bishops of New York State on same-sex “marriage” vote The passage by the Legislature of a bill to alter radically and forever humanity’s historic ...
  • What We Believe About Marriage - Tuesday June 14th, 2011 Much has been written and broadcast of late concerning the movement to legalize same-sex marriages. Such attempts have recently reached New York state and stirred considerable debate. Naturally, questions have arisen among the Catholic faithful about the Roman Catholic Church’s teachings on this issue. Therefore, I believe it will be helpful to you to communicate ...
  • Bishop ordains Fr. Scott Caton - Monday June 13th, 2011 Bishop ordains Fr. Scott Caton
  • New Siena principal appointed - Monday June 13th, 2011 Diocese appoints new principal at Siena Catholic Academy in Brighton Anne Willkens Leach, superintendent of schools for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, has named Vincent Tata to serve as the new principal at Siena Catholic Academy in Brighton. Tata will succeed Tim Leahy, who is retiring after serving as principal for the last 11 years. Tata, who resides ...
  • 2011 Schools Golf Tournament - Friday June 3rd, 2011 The 17th Annual Diocesan Catholic Schools Golf Classic will be held on Monday, June 24, 2013, at Greystone Golf Club in Walworth, Wayne County. Proceeds will be used to provide tuition assistance for exceptional hardship cases for students in any of the 20 schools in our 12-county diocese. Teams, sponsors and donations of auction items and raffle ...
  • Deacon ordination - Thursday June 2nd, 2011 Most Rev. Matthew Clark, Bishop of Rochester, will ordain four men to the diaconate. The men will be ordained at a special 10:30 a.m. Mass tomorrow  at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Flower City Park. The candidates are Eric A. Bessette of Pittsford (Bushnell’s Basin); Donald D. Eggleston of Greece; John C. Hoffman of Honeoye Falls; and ...
  • Statement on St. Michael School - Friday May 27th, 2011 Dept. of Catholic Schools St. Michael School statement May 26, 2011– Based on recommendations from the leaders at St. Michael’s Church and the Diocese of Rochester Catholic School Board, Bishop Clark has made the decision to close St. Michael School in Newark at the end of the current academic year. This decision was not made lightly and ...
  • John Jay Study Released - Wednesday May 18th, 2011 A landmark study by researchers at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York, which examined the causes and context of the clergy sexual abuse crisis in the U.S. Catholic Church, was released nationally on May 18, 2011. Read the News Release from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Read the Study Read Bishop Clark’s Statement ...