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Catholic Courier Diocese of Rochester, NY September 2017




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Proceeds will aid hurricane victims - 4

Courier sponsors lecture

'Pope's astronomer' is guest speaker - 6

Physicist lives out faith

Sees link between God and science - 7

Healing the ills of hate

Writer notes need for healer of souls - 10

Standing up to 'weisure'

Work and fun's blurred lines decried - 11

Awaiting ACA outcome

Advocates anxious for reform - 12-13

Curbing the opioid crisis

Police have new tool to help users - 14

Pets provide joy, health

Facilities offer pet-therapy programs - 15

Feeding a family's soul

Meals can be a time to share faith - 18

Kids' Chronicle

Jesus teaches Nicodemus a lesson - 19

Bishop SalvatoreR. Matano From the Bishop

September 2017 My dear brothers and sisters in Christ: This month we will com- mence our celebration of the 150th anniversary of our Diocese, founded on March 3, 1868, with a Sol- emn Mass on September 22


, 2017, at the Cathe- dral of the Sacred Heart, with His Eminence, Timo- thy Cardinal Dolan as the celebrant and homilist. Representatives from our parishes, institutions and charitable agencies, as well members from our ecumenical communities, will join with our clergy and religious in celebrat- ing this auspicious occa- sion. For the benefit of our en- tire diocesan family, this Mass will be live streamed on the Catholic Courier website, www.Catholic- Courier.com, beginning at 2:00 p.m., EDT, on Friday, September 22


, 2017. (A recording of the liturgy also will be made available on the website a few days later.) Noting this very import- ant observance of our di- ocesan history, I wish to share with you the Fore- word I wrote for the forth- coming pictorial history book entitled, Diocese of Rochester: 150 Years of Faith, Hope and Charity , commemorating this mo- mentous occasion:


For 150 years, the Ro- man Catholic Diocese of Rochester has been the visible presence of Our Lord Jesus Christ through the prayer life and work of the Catholic Church in our verdant 12-county region

Years bespeak love for Jesus

in western New York. We are bound together as sis- ters and brothers in a cul- turally diverse communi- ty of faith, in communion with the Apostolic See of Rome and our Holy Father, Pope Francis, and we are nourished and strength- ened by the Sacraments, especially the Most Holy Eucharist. Our ongoing proclamation of the Gos- pel message of faith, hope and charity unfolds in the many parishes, institu- tions and ministries in our beloved Diocese. As it was in the begin- ning, when our Diocese was formed in 1868 from the Diocese of Buffalo by an act of Pope Pius IX, we continue today to share in the Church's original mandate and mission giv- en to us by our Savior, Je- sus Christ: "Go forth and make disciples" (Mat- thew 28:19). Indeed, one need only study the episcopal mottos of the Bishops who have shepherded this Diocese to see that continuity of mission: Salus animarum lex suprema (The supreme law is the salvation of souls) - Bishop Bernard J. McQuaid, 1868-1909. Fides et Constantia (Faith and constancy) - Bishop Thomas F. Hickey,

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On the cover: A woman holds a sign during a prayer vigil for health-care reform in Washington June 29. (CNS photo by Ja- clyn Lippelmann)

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