Trek in Nature Brings NY State of Mind to Shrine

Days before some 8,000 Catholics gathered for the New York State Eucharistic Congress, an intrepid team of about three dozen assembled to briefly transform the scenic Empire State Trail from an upstate hiking and cycling route into a local path of pilgrimage.

Local College Students Find Faith Revitalized at Eucharistic Congress

The trip from Jamaica, Queens, to upstate Auriesville in a three-row van took nearly five hours, but eight St. John’s University students, hand-picked by campus ministry because of their strong Catholic faith, didn’t mind: They were determined to experience the New York Eucharistic Congress.

Albany’s New Bishop

In his first talk after being installed as the 10th Bishop of Albany, N.Y., Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger asked the people of his diocese “to bring the best out of me.” In return, he said, he would bring the best out of them.

Ed Wilkinson

Albany’s Bishop Is Right Man for the Job

We returned to Brooklyn after spending three days in Albany, the state capital, covering the ordination and installation of Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger as its 10th bishop.