Catholic Courier

Bishop Clark Retirement

September 4, 2012
A 33-year labor of love winds down
A 33-year labor of love winds down

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ROCHESTER -- His tenure soon to end as spiritual director at North American College in Rome, then-Father Matthew Clark anticipated a return to his native Diocese of Albany after a seven-year absence.

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
September 5, 2012
Letter from Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan
Letter from Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan

September 2012

My affection and appreciation for our jubilarian goes farther back than his appointment as Bishop of Rochester.

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September 4, 2012
Friends, family recall early years
Friends, family recall early years

Those who knew him prior to his 1979 appointment as eighth Bishop of Rochester recall the young Matthew Clark as athletic, intelligent, unassuming and funny.

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By Amy Kotlarz/Catholic Courier
September 5, 2012
Letter from Bishop Howard J. Hubbard
Letter from Bishop Howard J. Hubbard

I am delighted to have this opportunity to comment on the extraordinary leadership my cherished friend Bishop Matthew Clark has offered the Rochester Diocese for the

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September 4, 2012
Brother 'wasn’t always a bishop'
Brother 'wasn’t always a bishop'

"This is Matt’s sister, Helen." I have probably heard those words of introduction hundreds of times through our 73½ years together. Every time I hear them, I smile. I can’t help it. It has always been a great joy for me to be his sister.

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By Helen Early/Guest contributor
September 5, 2012
Letter from Bishop Robert J. Cunningham
Letter from Bishop Robert J. Cunningham

Dear Bishop Clark: It is both a pleasure and a privilege to salute you on the occasion of the celebration of your 50th Anniversary as a priests and your 33 years of outstanding leadership and pastoral care of the Diocese of Rochester.

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September 4, 2012
Bishop worked alongside priests
Bishop worked alongside priests

The Twelve Apostles were constituted by Christ in the form of a college or permanent assembly, the Second Vatican Council decreed, and as a college the bishops are their successors.

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By Annette Jiménez/Catholic Courier
September 4, 2012
Bonds with the young are special
Bonds with the young are special

He is a dignitary of the Catholic Church --yet whenever groups of kids are involved, Bishop Matthew H. Clark prefers to be just one of the gang.

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
September 5, 2012
Letter from Bishop Terry R. LaValley
Letter from Bishop Terry R. LaValley

Thank you for the opportunity to express these words of congratulations to Bishop Matthew Clark as he celebrates the Jubilee of his ordination to the Priesthood and thirty-three years as Bishop of the Diocese of Rochester.

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September 4, 2012
Bishop has upheld women's dignity
Bishop has upheld women's dignity

When Bishop Matthew H. Clark arrived in the Diocese of Rochester in June 1979, American society was in the midst of a great shift.

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By Jennifer Burke/Catholic Courier
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