News Releases

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Jul 18, 2024, 3:39 PM
Giovanni Virgiglio, Jr., Ed.D, who currently serves as Chancellor and Superintendent of Schools, has been appointed to an executive position with the New York State Education Department following 20 years of service to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany. Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has accepted Dr. Virgiglio’s resignation, effective August 15.
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Jun 8, 2024, 5:20 PM
After an investigation, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany announced today that it will add the late Rev. J. Gregory Mulhall to its List of Credibly Accused, citing reasonable cause related to an allegation of sexual abuse of a vulnerable adult.
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Jun 3, 2024, 10:35 AM
Bishop Scharfenberger announces new pastoral assignments.
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May 21, 2024, 12:24 PM
The Diocese responds to the decision issued today by the New York State Court of Appeals.
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May 20, 2024, 2:54 PM
Bishop Edward Scharfenberger announces new pastoral assignments, including for the five newly ordained priests.
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May 18, 2024, 8:22 AM
The combined Priesthood Ordination and Diaconate Ordination begins at 11:00 am at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany
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May 6, 2024, 3:20 PM
Bishop Edward Scharfenberger is pleased to announce the following pastoral assignments.
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Apr 29, 2024, 4:04 PM
"This is wonderful news for the families relying on the Burdett Birth Center in Troy. I am grateful to all involved for their willingness to set aside differences and work together to meet the needs of the community for the next five years..."
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Apr 23, 2024, 10:18 AM
Bishop Edward Scharfenberger is pleased to announce that Fr. Thomas Morrette has accepted the role of Facilitator for the Five and Under priests in our diocese, those who have been ordained for five years or less.
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Apr 19, 2024, 10:32 AM
"The proposal of Local Law “D,” which would force pro-life pregnancy centers to promote abortion, is the latest in a string of disgraceful attacks on good people doing good work in their communities..."