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Diocesan youth prepare for trip to National Catholic Youth Conference
Diocesan youth prepare for trip to National Catholic Youth Conference Courier photos by Jeff Witherow
November 4, 2015

Seventeen-year-old Sara Lozy-Lester is counting down the days until she boards a bus and ventures on an eight-hour trip to Indianapolis. She is one of more than 500 high-school students from the Diocese of Rochester who will be attending the National Catholic Youth Conference in that city Nov. 19-21.

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Recognizing for November
November 2, 2015
Chance to be trooper for a day a joyful surprise for boy with cancer
Chance to be trooper for a day a joyful surprise for boy with cancer
October 30, 2015

Several uniformed Vermont State Police officers arrived at St. Paul Catholic School in Barton just after students had posed on the hillside next to the white clapboard church for an all-school photo.

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Annual celebration helps parents cope with the loss of their babies
Annual celebration helps parents cope with the loss of their babies
October 23, 2015

Cars continued to arrive in the parking lot of St. Cecilia Church, an unusual sight on a chilly and gray Saturday morning. A bit hesitant, the occupants slowly gathered in the church.

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'Mutts' comic strip features a week's worth of quotes from Pope Francis
'Mutts' comic strip features a week's worth of quotes from Pope Francis
October 6, 2015

Those uninterested in the news coverage of Pope Francis' U.S. visit might have ditched the front page and turned to other sections of the newspaper for a break.

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People with disabilities 'welcomed, valued' during Pope Francis' visit
People with disabilities 'welcomed, valued' during Pope Francis' visit
October 5, 2015

When Pope Francis encountered and blessed children during his apostolic visit to the United States, there were events everyone saw because they were on live TV, with others known only their participants.

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U.S. Jesuits speak of Pope Francis' 'servant leadership'
U.S. Jesuits speak of Pope Francis' 'servant leadership'
September 25, 2015

Jesuit Father Hernan Paredes recalled a roommate from the early 1980s, who "was ready to do our laundry, ready to cook for us ... ready to embrace us, cry with us." The roommate in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the early 1980s was also his superior and went on to become Pope Francis.

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For dignity and respect, immigrant women walking 100 miles to Pope Francis
September 22, 2015

By walking from Pennsylvania to Washington, Juana Flores and about 100 other women hope to get Pope Francis' attention so he can deliver a strong message that America needs to treat its immigrants with dignity and respect.

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