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Diocese of Rochester could face at least 75 new lawsuits over child abuse

Diocese of Rochester could face at least 75 new lawsuits over child abuse
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester could face dozens of lawsuits next month due to a change in state law. Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian told Ithaca.com dozens of victims claiming abuse by clergy members in the Diocese ... more
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Auburn church to throw new Mardi Gras celebration

Auburn church to throw new Mardi Gras celebration
Pursuing "the true meaning of Lent," St. Mary's Church in Auburn will host a new Mardi Gras Masquerade Gala at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Road, Fleming. The ... more
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Palmyra church members come together to make Friday a ‘Night to Shine’

Palmyra church members come together to make Friday a ‘Night to Shine’
Community members in Palmyra worked all day – to make sure Friday was a night to shine. The “Night to Shine” event is held around the world, and provides kids with special needs with a ... more
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Church abuse victim sees chance for justice locally

Church abuse victim sees chance for justice locally
When a bill that would extend the statute of limitations on child molestation cases breezed through the state Legislature this past week, there weren’t many people happier than Peter Saracino. Saracino, a native of Seneca ... more
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Cuomo says he doesn’t govern as a Catholic

Cuomo says he doesn't govern as a Catholic
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday in a radio interview defended the passage of a bill bolstering abortion laws in New York as opponents seek to mobilize politically on the issue. The bills were opposed by ... more
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Some Catholic leaders angered over new abortion law in New York

Some Catholic leaders angered over new abortion law in New York
Some Catholic leaders are ripping Gov. Andrew Cuomo for signing into law a bill last week that will expand abortion rights in New York, with some suggesting the governor should be excommunicated from the Catholic ... more
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Auburn’s Wall Street Church faces uncertain future

Auburn’s Wall Street Church faces uncertain future
The steeple of the Wall Street Methodist Episcopal Church in Auburn has been a visible landmark in the city for more than 130 years. But, after being vacated in the early 2000s, the historic building ... more
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Local residents react to Hill Cumorah Pageant ending in 2020

Hill Cumorah Pageant to end in 2020
The famed Hill Cumorah Pageant is set to end after its 2020 season, according to Pageant officials. The announcement was made on Saturday. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said several pageants produced ... more
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Half Acre Union Church in Aurelius presents new building

Half Acre Union Church in Aurelius presents new building
Cars overflowed from the parking lot to line both sides of W. Genesee St. Road as Half Acre Union Church presented its new building — located at the same address as the former building that ... more
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Geneva man hopes sharing his story of abuse will bring change

Geneva man hopes sharing his story of abuse will bring change
Peter Saracino, 66, of Geneva alleges he was sexually abused by a Capuchin Franciscan priest when he was eight-years-old. Thursday marked 27 years to the day that Saracino confronted his alleged abuser in a letter ... more
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Changes coming to Hill Cumorah Pageant

Changes coming to Hill Cumorah Pageant
Some historic changes are in place ahead of the 2019 performance of the Hill Cumorah Pageant. For the first time in 14 years, the show has a new artistic director, and for the first time ... more
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Half Acre Union Church in Aurelius open after rebuilding from fire

Half Acre Union Church in Aurelius open after rebuilding from fire
Half Acre Union Church is now in full operation after rebuilding from a devastating fire that destroyed the church building more than two years ago. The Aurelius church continued hosting services elsewhere after the formerly ... more
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Some of the newly accused priests served in Finger Lakes area parishes

Eight Catholic priests in the Diocese of Rochester, several of whom served in Finger Lakes parishes, are being accused of sexually abusing children by a group called Road to Recovery. Attorney Mitchell Garabedian of Boston ... more
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‘No human being is illegal’: Immigration panel discussion held at a Sennett church

'No human being is illegal': Immigration panel discussion held at a Sennett church
The Sennett Federated Church held an immigration panel discussion on Sunday with the presence of the New York Immigration Coalition, Workers' Center of Central New York and two immigrants who shared their stories of struggle ... more
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‘Common humanity’: Young Auburn pastor to speak at annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day event

'Common humanity': Young Auburn pastor to speak at annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day event
The Rev. Patrick David Heery was delivering the closing remarks at the 2017 Citywide Celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when he saw it. He saw church. Of course, he saw a ... more
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Pastor who served after S.C. church shootings to speak

A leader in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, a man who served as interim pastor of the South Carolina congregation where nine members were killed in 2015 by a white supremacist, is the featured speaker ... more
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Skaneateles church granted $5,000 for stained glass restoration

Skaneateles church granted $5,000 for stained glass restoration
St. James Episcopal Church, located at 96 E Genesee St., Skaneateles, is one of 17 locations to receive a “Sacred Sites Grant” from The New York Landmarks Conservancy, a private non-profit organization. The grants, awarded ... more
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