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Bishop Matano grants dispensation
February 27, 2017

Bishop Salvatore R. Matano has granted a dispensation from eating meat on St. Patrick's Day, March 17. 

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Corned beef conundrum: Some dioceses give St. Patrick's Day dispensation
Corned beef conundrum: Some dioceses give St. Patrick's Day dispensation
February 27, 2017

When St. Patrick's Day falls on a Friday, as it does about every seven years, the Lenten rule requiring Catholics to abstain from meat on Fridays collides with the long-held tradition of eating corned beef and cabbage.

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Pope furthers sainthood causes of eight men, women
February 27, 2017

Pope Francis advanced the sainthood cause of two medical doctors and six religious -- many of whom died just a generation ago. 

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Rochester continues to be a 'sanctuary city'
February 27, 2017

Rochester City Council unanimously voted in February for the city to continue as a "sanctuary city" for immigrants and refugees, despite the threat of losing federal funding.

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USCCB committee chairmen applaud decision on transgender directive
February 27, 2017

The chairmen of two U.S. bishops' committees Feb. 24 praised President Donald Trump's repeal of the Obama administration's directive on transgender access to bathrooms.

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Sister Agnes Catherine Battersby, SSJ, 93
February 27, 2017

Sister of St. Joseph Agnes Catherine Battersby died Jan. 23, 2017. She was 93 years old.

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