Category: Religion

A second COVID-19 Easter Sunday in Washington: prayers for Capitol Police, calls for vaccinating continue

A second COVID-19 Easter Sunday in Washington: prayers for Capitol Police, calls for vaccinations continue

A second Easter amid COVID-19 couldn’t stop parishioners from spreading the message of God in Washington on the Sunday holiday. It was a breezy but sunny bright Sunday along the National Mall. Hundreds of families and friends gathered in groups on the ... MORE
Final Hill Cumorah Pageant cancelled due to COVID-19

Final Hill Cumorah Pageant cancelled due to COVID-19

The famed Hill Cumorah Pageant will not be performed this year.  The Pageant, which was slated to end in its 83rd year in 2020, was postponed for its final season to July  2021. However, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ... MORE
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Faith in Modernity: What does it mean to be religious today?

Faith in Modernity: What does it mean to be religious today?

Secularism is on the rise in today’s society. There is no other real way to put it, it is simply true. Nowadays, people don’t see the need to believe in God, or in any other form of religion. They find their secular ... MORE
Life, Religion
Seneca Falls churches will ring bells 400 times to remember 400,000 dead from COVID-19

Seneca Falls churches will ring bells 400 times to remember 400,000 dead from COVID-19

A trio of local churches in this Seneca County community will ring their bells 400 times to remember the 400,000 lives lost in the U.S. to COVID-19. Trinity Episcopal Church, the Seneca Falls United Methodist Church and the First Presbyterian Church will ... MORE
Changing our perceptions through faith and belief

Changing our perceptions through faith and belief

What do you think of when someone says, “Have faith”? For different people, faith can mean many different things. There’s no right or wrong answer because faith is whatever gives you the strength to stay in the game, to pull through rough ... MORE
Life, Religion
$10,000 grant to St. Peter’s Church in Geneva

$10,000 grant goes to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Geneva

The Rochester Area Community Foundation recently awarded a grant of $10,000 to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church for historic preservation. The Rochester Area Community Foundation, in partnership with generous philanthropists and community partners, works to improve the quality of life for people who ... MORE
REMEMBERING: Rev. Michael Francis Conboy, 85, of Skaneat

REMEMBERING: Rev. Michael Francis Conboy, 85, of Skaneateles

Reverend Michael Francis Conboy, 85, of Skaneateles passed away at home Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Father Conboy was a native of Auburn and the eldest of seven children of Philip J. & M. Elizabeth Maloney Conboy ... MORE
Child Victims Act extended in New York through August 2021

Child Victims Act extended in New York through August 2021

On Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an extension of the look back window for victims to file claims under the Child Victims Act. Since going into effect last year, the Child Victims Act has provided an avenue for justice for thousands of ... MORE
Federal judge rules in Cuomo’s religious gathering limitations; gives churches same clearance as restaurants

Federal judge rules in Cuomo’s religious gathering limitations; gives churches same clearance as restaurants

A federal judge has ruled that religious institutions can have the same 50% indoor capacity as restaurants and businesses. Governor Andrew Cuomo had previously limited gatherings to 25% in Phase 3, then increased it to 33% for regions that entered Phase 4 ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Religious leaders growing frustrated with Gov. Cuomo’s lack of clarity on restarting full-services (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Religious leaders growing frustrated with Gov. Cuomo’s lack of clarity on restarting full-services (podcast)

Is there a separation of church and state amid the Coronavirus Pandemic? Could Governor Andrew Cuomo in bounds placing restrictions on worship in New York? Antonio Gomez, a pastor at the Church of God in Farmington expresses his feelings about Governor Andrew ... MORE
Final Hill Cumorah Pageant delayed until 2021 due to pandemic

Final Hill Cumorah Pageant delayed until 2021 due to pandemic

What was supposed to be the final Hill Cumorah Pageant has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The July run of the pageant was to be its 83rd and final performance. However, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced ... MORE
SBA issues guidance on faith-based organizations for disaster relief

SBA issues guidance on faith-based organizations for disaster relief

SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced SBA issued guidance clarifying that all faith-based organizations impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) are eligible to participate in the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. She noted there would be no restrictions based on ... MORE
Coronavirus, News, Religion
Wayne County church sued under Child Victims Act

Church in Wayne County named in latest sex abuse lawsuit

A church in Wayne County is being sued as part of the wave of lawsuits filed under the Child Victims Act. The lawsuit was filed on Friday, and it named St. Anne’s Church, known now as Parish of St. Katharine Drexel. One ... MORE
Buyer lined up for United Methodist Church in Palmyra at historic intersection

Buyer lined up for United Methodist Church in Palmyra at historic intersection

In June 2019 one of the region’s oldest churches held its final service. The church is located in Palmyra, at a truly-unique intersection. It’s the one that has a church on all four corners. The First United Methodist Church had seen its ... MORE
Priest accused of sexual abuse in lawsuit has ties to several locations in the region

Priest accused of sexual abuse in lawsuit has ties to several local parishes

A new lawsuit filed under the Child Victims Act asserts that a priest in the Rochester Diocese was moved from church to church in an effort to cover up sexual abuse. The suit names Rev. Otto Vogt, and alleges that the abuse ... MORE