Teacher pens children's book
February 27, 2017

Several years ago, when she was a graduate student pursuing a degree in education from St. John Fisher College, Jessica Dever wrote a children's book as part of one of her assignments. She never imagined, as she was putting that homemade book together, that she'd one day be reading it to students in her own classroom.

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Tioga Living Stations: 40 years and counting
February 21, 2017

Since early January, 35 or so youths have convened twice per week at Apalachin's St. Margaret Mary Church to rehearse for Living Stations of the Cross. They'll also commit every Friday night during Lent to their dramatic depiction of Jesus' passion, traveling to several parts of the Southern Tier.

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Unusual detentions, raids raise questions as Trump announces 'crackdown'
February 17, 2017

People had been on edge for a while. You could feel the tension rise in immigrant neighborhoods in the U.S. as news of the first immigration raids under the Trump administration began in early February.

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Americans grow warmer toward religious groups, Pew study finds
February 15, 2017
Americans are feeling more positive toward various religious groups than they did less than three years ago.
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Bishop Vasquez welcomes federal appeals court ruling on refugee ban
February 10, 2017

The chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Migration welcomed a federal appeals court ruling that upheld a temporary restraining order against President Donald Trump's travel ban on refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries that also temporarily suspended the country's refugee resettlement program.

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Pope leads prayers for migrants, trafficking victims
February 8, 2017

Marking the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, a former slave, Pope Francis urged Christians to help victims of human trafficking and migrants, especially the Rohingya people being chased from Myanmar.

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Hundreds show support for refugees
February 6, 2017

Hundreds of people recently showed their support of refugees and immigrants by flocking to two events in Monroe County.

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Bishop Matano seeks prayers for refugees
February 2, 2017

Bishop Salvatore R. Matano has joined Catholic bishops around the nation in expressing his desire for a "just and charitable resolution" to the controversy surrounding refugees seeking entry into the United States

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