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October 5, 2015
Abstinence is about respect
Abstinence is about respect

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Abstinence-only education is about more than telling kids to "Just say no," according to Suzanne Stack, life-issues coordinator for the Diocese of Rochester.

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By Jennifer Burke/Catholic Courier
October 5, 2015
Catholics step up objections to physician-assisted suicide
Catholics step up objections to physician-assisted suicide

Spurred by increasing challenges to the state's current ban on physician-assisted suicide, the New York State Catholic Conference is encouraging Catholic leaders to intensify efforts toward preserving the legislation.

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
October 5, 2015
New Project Rachel coordinator begins
New Project Rachel coordinator begins

In the early 1990s Deacon David Snyder and his wife, Barb, began a deep immersion into parish and diocesan Respect Life initiatives.

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
October 5, 2015
Moms raise awareness of climate change
Moms raise awareness of climate change

Mothers know how to multitask, especially when it comes to their children's well-being.

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By Annette Jiménez/Catholic Courier
October 5, 2015
Center marks decade of helping moms, babies
Center marks decade of helping moms, babies

The work at Focus Pregnancy Help Center is personal for the volunteers dedicated to helping mothers and their babies.

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By Annette Jiménez/Catholic Courier
October 5, 2015
Parishes to join in child-care funding plea

Parishioners across the Rochester Diocese are being asked to sign letters asking for increased state child-care funding for low-income working parents.

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
October 5, 2015
Every life is worth living
Every life is worth living

No matter what, at every stage, in every circumstance, every life is worth living. Many of the situations encompassed in this statement are addressed in this year’s Respect Life Program, Every Life is Worth Living, from the Pro-Life Activities Office of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. 

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By Suzanne Stack
September 29, 2014
Pro-life movement has vital youth element
Pro-life movement has vital youth element

Despite opposition on college campuses, an increasing number of teenagers and young adults are taking up the pro-life cause.

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
September 29, 2014
Respect Life Sunday launches yearlong pro-life program in U.S. church

Each year October is designated as Respect Life Month by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and this year's theme is "Each of Us Is a Masterpiece of God's Creation," inspired by words in a statement Pope Francis issued for the 2013 Day for Life.

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By Sarah McCarthy/Catholic News Service
September 29, 2014
Letchworth arrest puts 'human face' on immigration issue
Letchworth arrest puts 'human face' on immigration issue

A weekend drive through Letchworth State Park has turned into an immigration nightmare for one migrant family.

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By Annette Jiménez/Catholic Courier
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