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God's mercy is a lot like light. This should not surprise us. Jesus reveals Himself to us as light: "I am the light of the world." In His light, all things are revealed in the splendor of original grace -- how things were meant to be.


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Seminarians from Diocese will study in Rome, Italy
The "West Point of the Catholic Church in America" will soon have two new students from the Albany Diocese. Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has decided to send seminarians Stephen Yusko and Matthew Duclos to study for the priesthood at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, Italy.

Thursday, April 6, 2017
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Bishop Emeritus Hubbard marks 40 years as a bishop
Bishop Emeritus Howard J. Hubbard doesn't quite fit the definition of "retired."

Thursday, April 6, 2017
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Bishop's Appeal a success
The 2016 Bishop's Appeal for the Albany Diocese has broken a record: Of the $7.5 million goal for Catholics in the Diocese's 14 counties to donate, 99 percent has been collected.

Thursday, April 6, 2017
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Schenectady-area clergy promote common ground
"We're used to feeling so divided," said Rev. Robert Longobucco, pastor of St. Kateri Tekakwitha parish in Schenectady. "It feels good to understand that, at some very basic levels, we are united. We are united on the broadest understanding of the value of each person."

Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Opinion
A breath of new life
The readings from Scripture for the fifth Sunday in Lent bring us face to face with the mystery and painful reality of death. In fact, all of the readings could be used for a funeral Mass.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
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Comin' through!
In 1980, my friend invited me to shop for her wedding dress at the "Running of the Brides" one-day sale at Filene's Basement in Manhattan. Once a year, hundreds of brides-to-be rummage through drastically-reduced designer wedding gowns in search of the perfect dress.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
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Women who keep the light alive
After the collapse of atheistic communism in Russia some 30 years ago, many of the Christian churches that had been closed by the communist regime reopened, bringing joy to the long-suffering people of a once vibrant Christian country.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
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Solution to a 500-year rift: healthy ecumenism
October 31, 2017, is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation -- when, legend says, a disgruntled Augustinian monk, Martin Luther, nailed his 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
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Features
Teachers' RCIA experience comes into pre-K classrooms
Just a few years ago, two pre-kindergarten teachers at St. Madeline Sophie School in Schen­ectady joined the Catholic Church through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
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SPECIAL SECTION: SENIOR LIFESTYLES
On community living, computer skills, parish programs, joining the Zipper Club and more....

Thursday, April 6, 2017
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WELCOME TO AURIESVILLE SHRINE
THE SHRINE OF Our Lady of Martyrs in Auriesville has a new religious order in residence: the Institute of the Incarnate Word

Thursday, April 6, 2017
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Astrophysics program grows at Siena College
Students at Siena College in Loudonville are getting out-of-this-world opportunities for study through the college's growing astrophysics programs.

Thursday, March 16, 2017
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