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Media-Press Center

The Office of Communications handles all media and public affairs for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany.

If you are a journalist and would like information and/or comments, or would like to schedule an interview with Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger or another diocesan official, please contact the Office of Communications.

News Releases

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    August 17, 2018

    Bishop Scharfenberger calls latest crisis a "failure of leadership," urges Catholics not to lose hope

    In a letter to Catholics throughout the Diocese, Bishop Scharfenberger addresses the pain many Catholics are feeling in the wake of the Pennsylvania grand jury report and urges them to remain in the Church and help rebuild it

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    August 13, 2018

    New Principal Named to Catholic Central High School in Troy

    Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger today named Christopher Signor as the new principal of Catholic Central High School, a 7th–12th grade Catholic school in Troy, effective Aug. 20. The decision reflects the search committee’s unanimous recommendation to Bishop Scharfenberger. Signor has served as principal of Bishop Maginn High School in Albany since 2015.

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    August 06, 2018


    While I am heartened by my brother bishops proposing ways for our Church to take action in light of recent revelations – and I agree that a national panel should be commissioned, duly approved by the Holy See – I think we have reached a point where bishops alone investigating bishops is not the answer...

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