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The Evangelist
Monday, November 18, 2019


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  • “Survivors first” was the overriding theme of the first meeting of the Sex-Abuse Task Force established by Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger.
  • St. Joseph of Carondelet celebrates jubilarians
    Last month, 29 Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet celebrated 1,775 years of service at St. Joseph’s Provincial House in Latham.
  • Conversation, conversion 
and bearing fruit
    This Lent does seem to be flying by very quickly! We have already thought about Jesus’ temptations in the desert (the first Sunday in Lent) and last week we encountered the transfigured Jesus on Mount Tabor. 
  • Construct no wall around sacred space
    Images of endless war, overflowing refugee camps, hate-filled terrorists, billion-dollar weapons, starved children — I want to flee this world’s violence.  
  • 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.
  • The Gift of Giving
    Deacon Jim Bower, interim administrator of Holy Family parish in Little Falls, was awarded the 2018 Spirit of Giving Award through the Gram Lorraine Christmas Program.   
  • Ordained at tumultuous time, priest of 50 years reflects
    Fifty years ago, my classmates here present and I were all asking the same question amid a world that was in turmoil. Before our ordination to the priesthood in 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated; right after our ordination, Sen. Robert Kennedy was assassinated.
  • Live-streamed Masses not changing priests’ homilies
    As more parishes live-stream or record Masses, are priests changing their homilies or routines to cater to a wider, online audience?



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