Ogdensburg, NY, Feb 06, 2012 — The top Roman Catholic official in the North Country is blasting the Obama administration for requiring churches to provide health insurance to employees that includes services such as contraception and sterilization. Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Jan 02, 2012 — After 188 years, the First Baptist church in Potsdam has voted to close. The remaining members gathered for their final services this weekend. A congregation of thirteen founded the little American Baptist church in 1824. Nora Flaherty has the details on the dissolution of the tiny church. Go to full article
Fonda, NY, Dec 26, 2011 — Last week, the Vatican declared that a Washington state boy's recovery from a deadly and debilitating illness was a miracle. The Pope signed documents attributing 11-year-old Jake Finkbonner's survival to the intercession of Kateri Tekakwitha. She was a 17th century Mohawk woman who lived in what is now Upstate New York and who converted to Catholicism.
The Pope's decision moves Kateri one step closer to full sainthood. Last week, Bishop Terry LaValley, head of the Diocese of Ogdensburg, issued a statement saying "we eagerly await that day when the church declares that she is numbered among the saints in heaven."
Back in April, NPR's religion corrrespondent, Barbara Bradley-Hagerty, examined the process by which the Vatican decides which miracles are authentic. Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Oct 13, 2011 — Potsdam writer Evelyn Weissman's first novel, Jairus' Daughter, is a fictional autobiography that began as a series of stories for her children as an answer to... Go to full article
Saranac Lake, NY, Sep 12, 2011 — One of the uncomfortable truths about the terror attacks on 9/11 is that some families have carried a far greater burden during the months and years that followed. ... Go to full article
Bath, NY, Jul 26, 2011 — Hundreds of friends, family members and other mourners came from as far away as Wisconsin, Kentucky Illinois and Michigan to southern Steuben County last week to attend the... Go to full article
Jul 20, 2011 — The Newcomb United Methodist Church will host an afternoon of words and music this Sunday at 3:30 pm. California storyteller Tzipporah Marks-Barnett is one of the presenters... Go to full article
Ogdensburg, NY, Jun 28, 2011 — The Catholic Church leads opposition to New York's new law legalizing same sex marriage. In a statement over the weekend, Bishop Terry LaValley of the Diocese of Ogdensburg... Go to full article
Albany, NY, May 04, 2011 — Advocates for same sex marriage in New York got a boost from over 700 members of the clergy, as Governor Cuomo says he's optimistic that a bill can become law this year. In... Go to full article