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Last Updated: January 17, 2017

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October 3, 2016
Advocacy against assisted suicide planned

Recent legislative action to legalize physician-assisted suicide in New York has prompted the diocesan Public Policy Committee to make the issue its top advocacy priority for 2016-17.

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By Gina Capellazzi/Catholic Courier
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September 28, 2016
Annual White Mass set for Nov. 5

All doctors, nurses, chaplains and other health-care professionals and their families are invited to attend the annual White Mass, celebrated by Bishop Salvatore R. Matano, at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at St. Anne Church, 1600 Mt. Hope Ave., Rochester.

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September 19, 2016
Team assembled to diffuse community conflicts

In the years preceding the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the United States, the Diocese of Rochester engaged in a series of interfaith dialogues that emphasized support and respect among area faith communities.

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By Annette Jiménez/Catholic Courier
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September 16, 2016
CUA president urges 'zeal' in defending religious liberty
CUA president urges 'zeal' in defending religious liberty

Recent religious-liberty court cases reflect the decreased ability for people of faith in this country to exercise their constitutional right to religious freedom, said John Garvey, president of Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
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September 9, 2016
Bishop Matano releases message on 15th anniversary of 9/11
Bishop Matano releases message on 15th anniversary of 9/11

Bishop Salvatore R. Matano has released a message in regard to the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

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By Gina Capellazzi/Catholic Courier
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September 6, 2016
Diocese to honor Project Rachel at Mass
Diocese to honor Project Rachel at Mass

The Diocese of Rochester is planning an October Mass in honor of Project Rachel's 20 years of ministry in the diocese. Bishop Salvatore R. Matano will celebrate the Mass, which will be held Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park in Rochester.

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August 30, 2016
Second collections for flooding victims encouraged
Second collections for flooding victims encouraged

Bishop Salvatore R. Matano is encouraging parishes to consider conducting second collections the weekend of Sept. 10-11 to help the victims of flooding in Louisiana.

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August 29, 2016
Black Catholics gather to prepare for upcoming national congress
Black Catholics gather to prepare for upcoming national congress

Ways to promote the sainthood of four African-Americans and raise awareness about black Catholics' gifts to the church were among the topics discussed during a Day of Reflection for the upcoming National Black Catholic Congress XII.

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By Annette Jiménez/Catholic Courier
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