• Lent is a time when Catholics traditionally slow down, make sacrifices and spend time in quiet reflection. By those standards, the past 12 months — in which the COVID-19 pandemic forced...

    <p>Damian Zynda leads a retreat titled &ldquo;Prayer and Living in a Post-COVID World&rdquo; at Church of the Transfiguration in Pittsford March 2. (Courier screenshot via YouTube)  </p>

    Damian Zynda leads a retreat titled “Prayer and Living in a Post-COVID World” at Church of the Transfiguration in Pittsford March 2. (Courier screenshot via YouTube)

  • As the 2020 Lenten season began, 137 people in the Diocese of Rochester, having undergone several months of preparation, were eagerly awaiting reception into the Catholic Church during...

    During the 2020 Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion at St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, Bishop Salvatore R. Matano addresses Christian Woodruff of St. Mary of the Lake in Watkins Glen.

    During the 2020 Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion at St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, Bishop Salvatore R. Matano addresses Christian Woodruff of St. Mary of the Lake in Watkins Glen. (File photo)

  • As examples across the Diocese of Rochester illustrate, Divine Mercy devotion remains popular among Catholics some 90 years after a Polish nun’s apparition touched off this special form...

    The image of Divine Mercy is seen at Rochester's Sacred Heart Cathedral April 19, 2020.

    The image of Divine Mercy is seen at Rochester's Sacred Heart Cathedral April 19, 2020. (Courier file photo)