- Feb 23, 2020
A longtime priest of the Diocese of Albany died tragically Oct. 31, when he was caught was caught up in flash flooding on a rural road while traveling to say Mass for the people of Herkimer and Newport about 90 miles outside of Albany.
Retired Bishop Howard J. Hubbard of Albany said in a statement Aug. 16 he “never sexually abused anyone” and is taking a voluntary leave of absence from the Diocese of Albany to deal with the allegations.
In addition to a tidal wave of clergy abuse related lawsuits this week, three U.S. bishops are under investigation.
In early May, the first confirmed case of the measles was reported in the Albany Diocese. Albany Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger said: “We have a responsibility not only to protect our own health and that of our dependents, but also the community” through vaccinations.
Solitary confinement is in widespread use in prisons across the United States and, in New York state alone, more than 3,000 inmates are isolated in 6-by-10 cells for over 23 hours a day.
Student volunteers help low-income people file their tax returns saving them money.