• Long before overnight protests became a common occurrence in the streets of Rochester, local Catholics recognized the need to address racism and racial injustice.

    A memorial for Daniel Prude is seen in Rochester Sept. 10.

    A memorial for Daniel Prude is seen in Rochester Sept. 10. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)

  • Deacon Jason G. Downer entered the Society of Jesus, also known as the Jesuits, a month after his 30th birthday. Now, just a few weeks after celebrating his 40th birthday on July 15, the...

    <p>Deacon Jason G. Downer </p>

    Deacon Jason G. Downer

  • Bethany House, a Catholic Worker house of hospitality serving women in Rochester, has partially reopened and is seeking volunteers.

    <p> Tom Race and his son Matthew Race, parishioners of Mother of Sorrows in Greece, rake leaves in front of Bethany House April 11, 2015.

    Tom Race and his son Matthew Race, parishioners of Mother of Sorrows in Greece, rake leaves in front of Bethany House April 11, 2015. (Photo by Greg Francis)

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