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$10,000 grant goes to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Geneva

$10,000 grant to St. Peter’s Church in Geneva
The Rochester Area Community Foundation recently awarded a grant of $10,000 to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church for historic preservation. The Rochester Area Community Foundation, in partnership with generous philanthropists and community partners, works to improve ... more
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REMEMBERING: Rev. Michael Francis Conboy, 85, of Skaneateles

REMEMBERING: Rev. Michael Francis Conboy, 85, of Skaneat
Reverend Michael Francis Conboy, 85, of Skaneateles passed away at home Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Father Conboy was a native of Auburn and the eldest of seven children of Philip J. & M. Elizabeth Maloney ... more
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Child Victims Act extended in New York through August 2021

Child Victims Act extended in New York through August 2021
On Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an extension of the look back window for victims to file claims under the Child Victims Act. Since going into effect last year, the Child Victims Act has provided ... more
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Federal judge rules in Cuomo’s religious gathering limitations; gives churches same clearance as restaurants

Federal judge rules in Cuomo’s religious gathering limitations; gives churches same clearance as restaurants
A federal judge has ruled that religious institutions can have the same 50% indoor capacity as restaurants and businesses. Governor Andrew Cuomo had previously limited gatherings to 25% in Phase 3, then increased it to ... more
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DAILY DEBRIEF: Religious leaders growing frustrated with Gov. Cuomo’s lack of clarity on restarting full-services (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: How the current situation facing immigrants stacks up in the U.S. (podcast)
Is there a separation of church and state amid the Coronavirus Pandemic? Could Governor Andrew Cuomo in bounds placing restrictions on worship in New York? Antonio Gomez, a pastor at the Church of God in ... more
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Final Hill Cumorah Pageant delayed until 2021 due to pandemic

Final Hill Cumorah Pageant delayed until 2021 due to pandemic
What was supposed to be the final Hill Cumorah Pageant has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The July run of the pageant was to be its 83rd and final performance. However, The Church ... more
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SBA issues guidance on faith-based organizations for disaster relief

SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced SBA issued guidance clarifying that all faith-based organizations impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) are eligible to participate in the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. She noted ... more
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Church in Wayne County named in latest sex abuse lawsuit

Wayne County church sued under Child Victims Act
A church in Wayne County is being sued as part of the wave of lawsuits filed under the Child Victims Act. The lawsuit was filed on Friday, and it named St. Anne's Church, known now ... more
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Buyer lined up for United Methodist Church in Palmyra at historic intersection

Buyer lined up for United Methodist Church in Palmyra at historic intersection
In June 2019 one of the region's oldest churches held its final service. The church is located in Palmyra, at a truly-unique intersection. It's the one that has a church on all four corners. The ... more
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Priest accused of sexual abuse in lawsuit has ties to several local parishes

Priest accused of sexual abuse in lawsuit has ties to several locations in the region
A new lawsuit filed under the Child Victims Act asserts that a priest in the Rochester Diocese was moved from church to church in an effort to cover up sexual abuse. The suit names Rev ... more
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Buffalo bishop under fire for handling of misconduct resigns

Buffalo bishop under fire for handling of misconduct resigns
The bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of Buffalo has resigned following widespread criticism over how he handled allegations of clergy sexual misconduct. Pope Francis on Wednesday accepted Bishop Richard Malone’s resignation and named the ... more
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Auburn church, soup kitchen will shut down on December 1st

Auburn church, soup kitchen will shut down on December 1st
After 38 years and countless free meals for the community, First Love Ministries will hold its final service Sunday, Dec. 1. The Wall Street ministry comprises a church, soup kitchen and food pantry. Lorraine Canino, ... more
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WATCH & LISTEN: Discussing the future of Trinity Church in Geneva on Inside the FLX (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing the future of the Trinity Church in Geneva (podcast)
What's the best case scenario for a sprawling, historic church that doesn't have enough of a congregation to support it's maintenance and future? Between 2010 and 2015 church redevelopment projects nearly tripled across the U.S ... more
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First Baptist Church celebrates 200 years in Trumansburg

First Baptist Church celebrates 200 years in Trumansburg
This year, First Baptist Church is rejoicing in its 200th year of ministry in Trumansburg. The theme of the anniversary is “Shining the Light of Christ, 200 Years and Beyond.” The church celebrated its anniversary ... more
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Cuomo directs State Police to increase security near synagogues

Cuomo directs State Police to increase security near synagogues
Governor Andrew Cuomo is directing New York State Police to its increase security presence near synagogues and religious centers during Jewish high holidays. "We will not allow the cowards who contributed to the recent rash ... more
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Committee chosen to oversee diocese’s bankruptcy

Committee chosen to oversee diocese’s bankruptcy
Survivors of clergy abuse in the Catholic Diocese of Rochester are among nine people chosen to oversee its bankruptcy. They will serve on the committee of unsecured creditors. Their role is to speak on behalf ... more
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Phelps abuse claimant blasts diocese for bankruptcy filing

Phelps abuse claimant blasts diocese for bankruptcy filing
Pete Saracino is one of 45 people who has filed sexual abuse claims against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester since the Child Victims Act opened a one-year window for claims that had been barred ... more
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Trinity Church, developer say legal entanglements have delayed project in Geneva

Trinity Church, developer say legal entanglements have delayed project in Geneva
When Trinity Episcopal Church officials and Mark McGroarty of McGroarty Investments forged a plan to redevelop the historic South Main Street church into an inn, events center and restaurant, they projected a June or July ... more
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Sex abuse lawsuits will strain Catholic dioceses as faith and money collide

Sex abuse lawsuits will strain Catholic dioceses as faith and money collide
A half-century of pent-up anger and distress over sexual misconduct by New York’s Roman Catholic spiritual leaders will culminate next week. Faith and money will collide. Under a new state law, lawsuits seeking damages for past acts ... more
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