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Year of Faith and the NCC

By Bishop Terry R. LaValley

February 20, 2013

On Oct. 11, 2012, we joined Pope Benedict XV in a Year of Faith with a determination to strengthen our personal relationship with Jesus and to share that faith with others. As the Year of Faith continues through 2013, I hope that we will all proclaim, even more boldly, the gift of our precious Catholic faith.

Our diocesan newspaper, the North Country Catholic is a vital means that we have to help us embrace this lifelong mission. Since 1946, every bishop of the Diocese of Ogdensburg has relied on the North Country Catholic to be a source of information, evangelization and unity Catholics who live in our North Country diocese.
During these challenging times, it is more important than ever that we welcome a Catholic perspective on the news of the day into our homes.

During the past year, new features have been added to the paper – Making Sense Out of Bioethics, weekly reflections by Father Bill Muench and personal faith stories from Catholics across the diocese – which offer education and inspiration to every reader. The North Country Catholic certainly helps us to embrace our faith as informed parishioners.

This weekend the annual North Country Catholic subscription campaign begins in all the parishes of the diocese. I know that those who subscribe to the North Country Catholic enjoy reading the timely and relevant articles on prayer, scripture, Church and religious news that are featured every week.

If you are a current subscriber of the North Country Catholic, please renew your subscription in this week’s campaign.  Why not consider obtaining a subscription as a gift for a family member?  I invite those who don’t currently subscribe to consider how important it is today to be an informed Catholic Christian and allow our diocesan newspaper to be a vehicle to help them and their families grow in faith.

I hope that you accept my invitation to welcome the North Country Catholic into your home.

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