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St Mary's School in Potsdam to Close

St Mary's school in Potsdam announced it's shutting its doors at the end of this year. The closing will affect 78 students in kindergarten through sixth grade, 30 students in pre-kindergarten, and about 15 teachers and faculty. It's not the first North Country Catholic school to close - a school in Redford's also closing this year, and Tupper Lake's school closed a few years before. But the closing of St Mary's didn't go without a long fight.  Go to full article

Bishop Robert Cunningham: New Leadership For A Diocese Facing Old Hurdles

In May, Bishop Robert Cunningham took over as head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg. Bishop Cunningham will serve as spiritual leader for nearly 130,000 Catholics across the North Country. But he inherits an organization that's struggled in recent years with a shortage of priests and with the church sex scandal. Earlier this year, the diocese removed eight priests from active duty, citing "credible" allegations. Bishop Cunningham sat down recently to talk with Brian Mann about his life, his faith, and the future of the North Country's Catholic
church.  Go to full article

Ogdensburg Catholic Archdiocese Recalls Two Priests from Peru

After 40 years of missionary work in Peru, priests from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg are being asked to return home because of the continuing shortage of priests. Jody tosti reports.  Go to full article

Four North Country Pastors Removed From Their Ministries

Four North Country pastors have been removed from their ministries following a "zero tolerance" policy on child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests. The removals mean the consolidation of some parishes and the transfer of priests. Jody Tosti spoke with the Diocese of Ogdensburg and has this story.  Go to full article

Diocese Reacts to New Priest Policy

At least one North Country priest will lose his ministry as a result of policies on sexual abuse adopted last week by Catholic bishops nationwide. David Sommerstein has more.  Go to full article

New Plans For Wadhams Hall

The Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg has new plans for its seminary-college on Route 37 in Ogdensburg. Starting this summer, Wadhams Hall will host retreats and conferences for people both inside and outside the Church. David Sommerstein has more.  Go to full article

Sackets Harbor Church Hosts Interchurch Families Symposium

Todd Moe talks with Rev. Cynthia Walton: previewing a Sackets Harbor symposium this Sunday night on interchurch families.  Go to full article

Former North Country Priest Accused of Child Sexual Abuse

A Catholic priest that served in small towns across the North Country has been accused of sexually abusing children. A lawsuit filed by two women in Syracuse hopes to win a damage award of seven million dollars. As Brian Mann reports, the same priest has been accused of sexually abusing girls over a period of twenty-five years—in Canton, Sackets Harbor, and St. Regis Falls.  Go to full article

Cardinal Egan Lobbies Against Contraceptive Coverage Measure

The state's Catholic Bishops and Cardinal Edward Egan came to Albany to lobby against a Senate bill that would require some Catholic run schools and hospitals to pay for contraceptive coverage for employees. The Catholic leaders were more reluctant to speak about the growing child sex abuse scandal that has rocked the church in recent weeks. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Wadhams Hall Seminary College to Close

Wadhams Hall Seminary College in Ogdensburg will close in May, the victim of a long decline in enrollment, and lack of prospects for the future. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

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