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Church leaders: Restoration on Jesus' tomb signals new cooperation
Church leaders: Restoration on Jesus' tomb signals new cooperation CNS photo by Sebastian Scheiner/Reuters
March 23, 2017

Less than a year after restoration work began, the Edicule -- the traditional site of Jesus' burial and resurrection -- was inaugurated in an ecumenical ceremony led by representatives of the Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, and Armenian churches, including Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople

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Irish archbishop: St. Patrick was an 'undocumented migrant'
Irish archbishop: St. Patrick was an 'undocumented migrant'
March 17, 2017

The leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland has urged Irish people and those of Irish descent celebrating St. Patrick's Day to remember the plight of migrants.

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Seniors honored for parish, community involvement
Seniors honored for parish, community involvement
February 28, 2017

Describing herself as generally shy, Claire Torregiano said involvement in her parish's activities has helped her break out of her comfort zone, grow as a person and in her faith, and realize she has the potential to change the world.

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Theology on Tap has new location for Lenten series
February 27, 2017

There's a new location for the Lenten installment of Theology on Tap.

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#Ashtags: When posting Ash Wednesday photos, use your head
February 23, 2017

Ash Wednesday seems to offer contradictory messages. The Gospel reading for the day is about not doing public acts of piety but the very act of getting ashes -- and walking around with them -- is pretty public.

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Tioga Living Stations: 40 years and counting
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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Young adults live out call to mission
Young adults live out call to mission
February 21, 2017

From Jan. 15-21, three students from Ithaca College and five from Cornell visited Nazareth Farm in West Virginia to perform volunteer labor for the rural poor. Then, on Jan. 27, three Cornell students took part in the March for Life in Washington, D.C., joining tens of thousands of people from across the United States.

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'Radical hospitality' drives founders of Houston food truck park to serve
'Radical hospitality' drives founders of Houston food truck park to serve
February 15, 2017

Above a row of dozens of craft beer taps, a handwritten line from the Rule of St. Benedict declares a mission: "Hospites Tamquam Christus Siscipiantur."

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