The Evangelist

September 11, 2015

The Evangelist

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September 10, 2015

  • A timely workshop explaining the annulment process coming up in the Diocese fits right in with Pope Francis’ announcement that the process will be simplified (he wants it to be free, too).
  • Come to St. Joseph’s Church in Troy Sept. 12 at 4 p.m. for a “mob Mass” celebrated by Bishop Emeritus Howard J. Hubbard!
  • Migrants and refugees are at the top of every news story. One local woman met Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon; related stories talk about hoping Pope Francis’ U.S. visit will spur policy changes, the British people’s plea to welcome more migrants, and 150 immigrants and refugees who will meet the pope in New York.
  • Speaking of meeting the pope, Francis will celebrate “a simple weekday Mass” at Madison Square Garden—and each parish in the Albany Diocese will get one ticket, plus a few lucky young people whose names will be drawn in a lottery!
  • Five federal judges are not happy with the decision not to re-hear an appeal by the Little Sisters of the Poor over covering birth control in employees’ health plans.
  • Bishop Scharfenberger says to “make Jesus number one”—and so does Pope Francis, who also wonders why young people leave the Church.
  • Am I in love with God?” a columnist ponders….
  • A New Jersey bishop tells Catholics to do more to protect the environment.
  • Women who have had abortions can find healing through Project Rachel (1-888-456-HOPE).
  • The Diocesan School Board has awarded 14 grants to our Catholic schools.
  • Ken Doyle’s Q&A column addresses the idea of the “sins of the fathers being visited on the children,” as well as sacraments offered by former priests.
  • Newsflash” world and national items wander the globe, from the pope’s new glasses to Facebook’s ban on a monk’s name. Read the print edition to learn more!

September 3, 2015

  • Pope Francis holds a “virtual town hall” with Catholics from Chicago, Los Angeles and McAllen, Texas.
  • Where is the conscience of the world?” demand a Syriac Catholic patriarch and the pope about the persecution of Christians.
  • In a Labor Day statement, the U.S. bishops talk about how workers are affected by what we wear, eat and buy.
  • Don’t know how to evangelize? Bishop Scharfenberger explains, step by step.
  • How about stopping global hunger? Read Rev. David Mickiewicz’ column for some ideas.
  • Parents can relate to Kay Winchester’s funny reflection on a memorable Mass with her toddler.
  • A Catholic pondering priesthood is also a funeral director who sponsors “aftercare” programs for grieving families.
  • Theresa’s parish in Windham may be small, but its golf tournament sets the standard for parish fundraisers.
  • A. Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully, a Catholic, talks retirement.
  • Filipino Catholics debate family planning vs. faith.
  • A new “Catholic values” stock fund comes in for some scrutiny.
  • Young adult columnist Karen Osborne discusses broken trust that can never be perfectly repaired.
  • Ken Doyle, in his Q&A column, covers whether praying the Rosary while driving is safe and addresses a person abused by a priest who wants to hang onto strong Catholic faith.
  • The “Newsflash” world and national page talks about what Pope Benedict is doing these days, Guatemalans’ wish for their president to resign, prayers for refugees found dead in a truck in Austria, Nigeria’s #BringBackOurGirls movement, good relations among Mali’s Christians and Muslims, the death of a papal nuncio accused of abuse, a hope that Pope Francis will bless a “Homeless Jesus” statue, a pallium for Chicago’s archbishop, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and 11 cardinals who want the Church’s rules on marriage kept as-is.