A contingent of youths from the Diocese of Rochester is in Indianapolis Nov. 17-19 for the 2011 National Catholic Youth Conference "Called to Glory." Cyndi J. Coleman, a 16-year-old parishioner of St. Michael Parish in Newark, is among those attending. For the next three days, she’ll blog about her NCYC experiences.
Father Patrick Van Durme is serving in Iraq as a U.S. Army chaplain. Above, he takes a break during basic training for chaplains at Fort Jackson, S.C., in 2008.