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Crossroads Catholic Community service with Father Cox at The Episcopal Church of St. Luke the Beloved Physician in Saranac Lake. Photo: Mark Kurtz
Crossroads Catholic Community service with Father Cox at The Episcopal Church of St. Luke the Beloved Physician in Saranac Lake. Photo: Mark Kurtz

New church offers hope to those who feel marginalized

A new, ecumenical church community has been formed in Saranac Lake that's trying to appeal to those who feel marginalized by the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The Crossroads Catholic Community, founded by the Rev. Christopher Courtwright-Cox, bills itself as a non-judgemental, independent religious community that welcomes gays and lesbians, and women as priests, yet still retains most Catholic traditions and practices. Chris Knight attended a Crossroads service on Saturday and filed this report.  Go to full article

Pagan pride draws criticism

Last week, the New York City-based Catholic League protested plans for a Pagan Pride festival at Adirondack Community College in Glens Falls. The event, on Saturday, included a presentation by a group called the First Church of Satan. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

North Country Catholics Mourn the Pope

Catholic churches across the North Country will hold special Memorial Masses for Pope John Paul the Second on Thursday. St. Mary's Cathedral in Ogdensburg will hold a Memorial Mass for the Pope at noon on Thursday. Father Scott Seymour, assistant rector at St. Mary's, says parishioners began stopping by the cathedral last Friday night as the Pope's health began to rapidly decline. He told Todd Moe that the Catholic church is in mourning this week.  Go to full article

Catholics Sue to Block New Women's Health Care Law

The Catholic Church is seeking a legal injunction against a women's health care law that takes effect on January 1st. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

New York Senate Cracks Down on Sexual Abuse in the Church

The New York State Senate has passed a bill that would require priests and other clergy to report evidence of child sexual abuse. It was passed in response to the growing sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. Karen Dewitt reports.  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

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