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New York News
1:52 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Police Arrest Capital Region Catholic Priest

James Michael Taylor
Credit Saratoga County Sheriff's Office

Law enforcement officials in Saratoga County have announced the arrest of a Capital Region priest on charges that he had inappropriate contact with a 15-year old girl.

On Tuesday, April 22, James Michael Taylor, a Roman Catholic Priest of the Albany Diocese, was arrested at the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office on the charge of endangering the welfare of a minor, a misdemeanor.

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Capital Region News
12:28 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

New Bishop Of Albany Installation/Ordination Today

Credit WAMC Composite Photo by Dave Lucas / Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany

Today marks the official change of leadership for the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese.

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Capital Region News
12:35 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Albany Diocese Raises $310,000 For Typhoon Relief In Philippines

Bishop Howard Hubbard (L) presented Dr. Carolyn Woo (Center) with a $310,000 check for typhoon relief. (Officials and students also appear in the photo).
Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

On Thursday, St. Pius School in Loudonville was the backdrop for a thank-you ceremony at a student assembly for all the work and support that came from the Capital Region for recovery efforts after Typhoon Haiyan. 

The deadly November 2013 storm, also known as Typhoon Yolanda, devastated some coastal areas of the Philippines.  Catholic Relief Services CEO Dr. Carolyn Woo discussed her recent trip to the Island Nation where she surveyed the damage and where Catholic Relief Services has been helping typhoon victims for over a year.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Brooklyn’s Msgr. Edward Scharfenberger Named Bishop Of Albany

"I commend myself and my ministry to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, patroness of our Diocese." ~ Reverend Monsignor Edward Scharfenberger
Credit WAMC Composite Photo by Dave Lucas / Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany

Reverend Monsignor Edward Scharfenberger was announced as the 10th Bishop of the Diocese of Albany Tuesday morning.

Some 36 years ago, in March 1977,  Reverend Howard Hubbard received word from the Vatican that he was chosen to serve as Bishop of Albany. The years have passed quickly.

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New York News
7:32 am
Tue February 11, 2014

New Bishop Appointed For Albany Catholic Diocese

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Pope Francis has appointed a new bishop for the Albany Catholic diocese. The Times Union reports that Reverend Monsignor Edward B. Scharfenberger, a priest from Brooklyn, will succeed Bishop Howard Hubbard, who has led the Diocese of Albany for 37 years. There will be a press conference at 11:00 a.m. this morning.

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