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2019

  • Lenten Q&A - Monday March 4th, 2019 Q&A on Lent and Lenten Practices
  • Statement regarding Jesuit priest - Sunday March 3rd, 2019 Statement Regarding Reverend Carsten Martensen The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester has received notice from the USA Northeast Province of the Jesuits that they have received an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor against Reverend Carsten Martensen, S.J. The allegation dates to the 1970s. Father Martensen has been serving in campus ministry at Ithaca College ...
  • Compassion: Muslim and Christian Perspectives March 31 - Friday March 1st, 2019 Compassion: Muslim and Christian Perspectives March 31
  • Diocese of Rochester Priest Placed on Administrative Leave - Sunday February 24th, 2019 The Reverend Robert Gaudio, pastor of St. Christopher Church in North Chili, has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into a recently received complaint of sexual misconduct with a minor, which is alleged to have occurred in the 1970s. Fr. Gaudio vehemently denies the allegation, indicating “I never did this.” No ...
  • Deaf Catholic Retreat March 2 - Wednesday February 6th, 2019 Deaf Catholic Retreat March 2
  • Day of Penance and Mercy March 13 - Monday February 4th, 2019 All Catholics in the 12-county Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester are encouraged to participate in a special Lenten Day of Penance and Mercy on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, to experience the healing power of Confession, formally called the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Priests will be available at every parish. Details can be found at http://oec.dor.org/sacraments/penance-and-reconciliation/day-of-penance/ The Catholic Church ...
  • Statement on Passage of Child Victims Act - Tuesday January 29th, 2019 NYS Bishops’ Statement on Passage of Child Victims Act Jan. 28, 2019 We pray that passage of the Child Victims Act brings some measure of healing to all survivors by offering them a path of recourse and reconciliation. The legislation now recognizes that child sexual abuse is an evil not just limited to one institution, but ...
  • Statement of the Catholic Conference on Reproductive Health Act - Tuesday January 22nd, 2019 Following is a statement of the New York State Catholic Conference on the passage and signing of the Reproductive Health Act: “Today, New York State has added a sad chapter to this already solemn date of January 22, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. With the legislature’s passage, and Governor Cuomo’s signing of the Reproductive Health ...
  • Winter Storm and Mass Attendance - Thursday January 17th, 2019 Please know that the obligation to attend Mass is not binding (one is excused) if weather and road conditions make it difficult or dangerous for travel to Mass. Please stay safe.
  • Abortion Expansion Action Alert - Wednesday January 16th, 2019 The Abortion Expansion Act:Lives in the Balance Sadly, New York State is the Abortion Capital of our nation, with a rate of 29.6 abortions for every 1,000 women of reproductive age. That’s more than twice the national average. New York legalized abortion in 1970, three years before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Roe vs. Wade. Abortion ...

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