Catholic Charities' Community Maternity Services celebrates its 50th anniversary
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 …
A guide to getting married in a Catholic church.
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.
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 …
COUPLES CELEBRATE the gift of marriage each year at the diocesan Marriage Jubilee celebration, held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany.
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.
“The Passion and Purpose for Marriage” will take place at St. Pius X parish in Loudonville Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
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.”
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.
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.
The love felt between couples to be wed and the celebration of that love through holy matrimony is a joyous occasion for the whole Church — unless there are misunderstandings between a couple and their parish about what is acceptable for a Catholic wedding.
BLESSED BY CHURCH
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.
RIGHT TO LIFE
On May 9, pro-life advocates from across New York State came to the State Capitol for the 2018 Lobby for Life Day, sponsored by New York State Right to Life. Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger was a guest speaker at the lobby day.
MEDICAL AID IN DYING ACT
The legal flaws in the so-called “Medical Aid in Dying Act” assisted suicide legislation pose real dangers to the public and to vulnerable patients. In our view, there is no way to fix this legislation, and we will oppose any bill that would legalize physician-assisted suicide.
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