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Churches cancel Masses in wake of windstorm
March 9, 2017

Due to an extended period without power and damage sustained on its property during a wind storm March 8, St. Paul Church, 783 Hard Road, Webster, is canceling all weekend Masses March 11 and 12. 

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Vatican forum calls for church, world to heed women's voices
March 9, 2017

Women and men from around the globe gathered for an event inside Vatican City that celebrated and encouraged the need for women's voices to be heard in the church and in the world.

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Catholic leaders react to House bill to repeal, replace health care law
Catholic leaders react to House bill to repeal, replace health care law
March 8, 2017

Calling health care "a vital concern for nearly every person in the country," the U.S. Catholic bishops said March 8 they will be reviewing closely a measure introduced in the House March 6 to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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Initial reaction to refugee ban ranges from concern to opposition
March 7, 2017

Within hours of President Donald Trump's new executive order March 6 banning refugees from six majority-Muslim nations, Catholic and other religious groups joined secular leaders in questioning the wisdom of such a move, with others vowing to oppose it outright.

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Syracuse Bishop Emeritus James M. Moynihan, Rochester priest; 84
Syracuse Bishop Emeritus James M. Moynihan, Rochester priest; 84
March 6, 2017

Bishop Emeritus James M. Moynihan, ninth bishop of the Diocese of Syracuse, died March 6, 2017, at the age of 84. A Rochester native, Bishop Moynihan served as a priest of the Diocese of Rochester for nearly 40 years before his ordination as bishop of the Syracuse Diocese in 1995.

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Bishops: Congress must consider budget's moral, human dimensions
March 6, 2017

The chairmen of six U.S. bishops' policy committees March 3 told members of the House and Senate that every decision they will make on the federal budget "should be assessed by whether it protects or threatens human life and dignity."

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