• Eleven of the Diocese of Rochester’s Catholic elementary schools are within the boundaries of New York state’s COVID-19 micro-cluster focus zones, but what that means varies from school...

    <p>Aleeah Ross has her temperature checked by school nurse Sister Marlene Pape before entering Nazareth Elementary School Sept. 10. (Courier file photo)  </p>

    Aleeah Ross has her temperature checked by school nurse Sister Marlene Pape before entering Nazareth Elementary School Sept. 10. (Courier file photo)

  • The Catholic Courier's 2020 Advent Calendar starts Nov. 28 and runs through Dec. 25, 2020.

  • As the number of COVID-19 cases rises dramatically in the U.S., Canada and around the world, government officials almost universally have returned to stricter lockdowns, with U.S....

    Health guidelines on preventing the spread of COVID-19 and a hand-sanitizer dispenser are seen near an entrance to Immaculate Conception Church in Jamaica Estates, N.Y., Nov. 22, 2020.

    Health guidelines on preventing the spread of COVID-19 and a hand-sanitizer dispenser are seen near an entrance to Immaculate Conception Church in Jamaica Estates, N.Y., Nov. 22, 2020. (CNS photo by Gregory A. Shemitz)