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The Evangelist
Monday, September 16, 2019


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  • Without marriage and family life, there would be no other vocations
    On any given day, you’ll find me and Dennis running the gauntlet of modern family life. If you live it, you know it — or at least your own version of it. Early to rise, lunches to make, school forms to sign, commutes to drive, work to do, more work to do, gymnastic meets to attend, and what’s for dinner again?
  • Project Rachel to aid in healing
    Project Rachel offers care and healing opportunities to those who had an abortion and resources for women who are struggling after having obtained an abortion.
  • Saying yes to forever
    A recent trend when announcing engagements and weddings is to use the term “We are saying yes to forever,” rather than “We are getting married.” While some might see this as cute or romantic, I find it hopeful and inspiring. What may have started as a catchy hashtag could have a profound effect on the perception of marriage.
  • MARRIAGE JUBILEE CELEBRATION HELD AT CATHEDRAL
    COUPLES CELEBRATE the gift of marriage each year at the diocesan Marriage Jubilee celebration, held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany.
  • MOVING TOWARD DIACONATE
    FUTURE DEACONS CELEBRATED the Rite of Admission to Candidacy for Holy Orders last weekend in a ceremony held at St. Joseph's Provincial House in Latham. In this rite, candidates offer themselves to God and the Church, an official recognition of a vocation.
  • St. Pius parish to offer Dynamic Catholic program on marriage
    “The Passion and Purpose for Marriage” will take place at St. Pius X parish in Loudonville Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Why we’re sending Anna to a Catholic school
    When it came time for our daughter to begin school, my wife and I discussed our options at length. Living in an excellent school district, we had multiple options to consider as to where we should send Anna for her education.
  • The scavenger hunt for school supplies
    It’s that glorious season when your beloved children will soon become, for six hours a day, someone else’s responsibility. That’s not without a price, fellow parents on the journey: First, you must go through the wringer that is known as “back to school.”
  • Mourning the loss  of an unborn child
    Due to a poorly-crafted law, New York State only requires a burial permit and proper disposition for the remains of fetal deaths occurring at 20 weeks gestation or greater.
  • Priest sees more couples  convalidating marriages

    Ginger and Jim McDade of St. Jude the Apostle parish in Wynantskill always wanted to have their marriage convalidated. “I think it adds a positive weight on marriage and your respect to each other,” Mrs. McDade said.




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