• Stress, anxiety and depression fueled by the coronavirus crisis — perhaps in ways never previously experienced — is “absolutely understandable,” according to Father John Hayes.

    <p>Father John Hayes participates in a pet blessing at Scottsville&rsquo;s St. Mary of the Assumption Church in 2019. The priest recently offered tips on how to handle stress and anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic. (File photo)  </p>

    Father John Hayes participates in a pet blessing at Scottsville’s St. Mary of the Assumption Church in 2019. The priest recently offered tips on how to handle stress and anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic. (File photo)

  • WAYLAND — If devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary could be gauged in terms of physical labor, it would be pretty tough to top John Landino’s expression of faith.

    <p>John Landino built a Marian shrine on his property in Steuben County. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)  </p>

    John Landino built a Marian shrine on his property in Steuben County. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)

  • St. Joseph School in Auburn will close at the end of the 2019-20 school year due to declining enrollment and financial difficulties, according to a Nov. 20 statement from the Diocese of...

    <p>St. Joseph School in Auburn will close its doors at the end of the 2019-20 school year due to declining enrollment and financial issues. (File photo)  </p>

    St. Joseph School in Auburn will close its doors at the end of the 2019-20 school year due to declining enrollment and financial issues. (File photo)

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