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At the request of Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger, a collection to assist relief efforts in the aftermath of the deadly August 4 explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, will be taken up in parishes throughout the 14 counties of the Diocese of Albany from now through the weekend of September 12-13.
Following allegations made by several women that Catholic music composer and musician David Haas engaged in inappropriate conduct with them while they were young adults, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany will no longer use compositions by Haas at diocesan Masses or other diocesan events.
After an extensive investigation, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany announced today that it will add Rev. Daniel Maher, a retired priest who has been on temporary administrative leave since February, to its List of Offenders, citing “reasonable cause” related to four allegations of sexual abuse against minors.
After an extensive investigation, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany announced today that it will add Rev. Alan Jupin, who died in 2019, to its List of Offenders for “reasonable cause” related to allegations of sexual abuse against minors.
In light of Governor Cuomo’s announcement June 6 that houses of worship may resume public gatherings at 25 percent capacity beginning immediately, Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has announced that any parishes in the Diocese of Albany that are able to offer public liturgies while maintaining safety protocols related to COVID-19 may do so at any time.
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has written a column addressing the killing of George Floyd, the subsequent violence in our country, and America’s “original sin” of racism. The column is posted in its entirety on the website of The Evangelist and will be in print on Thursday as well.
Priests throughout the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany are being encouraged to offer the “Mass in Time of Pandemic,” on Monday, April 20. Parishes in the Diocese have also been invited to ring their church bells at 7 p.m. that day in solidarity with all those who have died or are suffering from the Coronavirus and for those who serve, especially healthcare workers, first responders, and all who bear a special burden in this traumatic time.