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Hubbard may stay for several months

Reverend Bishop Howard J. Hubbard enters a special Mass to recognize the 50th Anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany on Sunday, October 20, 2013.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Reverend Bishop Howard J. Hubbard enters a special Mass to recognize the 50th Anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany on Sunday, October 20, 2013.
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When the Most Rev. Howard Hubbard submitted his letter of resignation to the Vatican Oct. 31, he signalled the start of a new chapter at the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany. Hubbard has been bishop of the diocese for 36 years. The man chosen as his successor will have big shoes to fill, said Jeffrey Marlett, professor of religious studies at the College of Saint Rose. “They’re going to have to get somebody who is ...


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kopacham
November 11, 2013
8:48 a.m.

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Maybe it is time to consider consolidating dioceses just like every organization that has declining populations. The diocese seemed to have done the consolidations of parishes to save money, perhaps it's time to take the big step!

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