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.
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.
Thousands from across New York gathered for a celebration the weekend of Oct. 20-22, the first of its kind in the state, to have their faith in the Lord’s presence in the Eucharist reinvigorated through worship, adoration, and a 50-mile procession.
Retired Bishop Howard J. Hubbard of Albany died Aug. 19 at age 84 in Albany after having reportedly suffered a major stroke earlier in the week.
Retired Bishop Howard J. Hubbard of Albany has been hospitalized at Albany Medical Center after suffering a major stroke this week.
Measles, chicken pox and other diseases are making a comeback as more parents are choosing not to vaccinate their children out of the fear of side effects, especially with regard to the Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine.
Scenes from the ordination and installation of Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger as the 10th Bishop of Albany.
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.
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.