Catholic headlines for September 10, 2015

Kindergartener Ariana Isaacs shows her younger sister, Amelia, 2, where she is going to school as she arrives for the first day of school at St. John the Evangelist School in Binghamton Sept. 9, 2015. They are the children of Greg and Jessica Isaacs. (Sun photo | Chuck Haupt)

Here’s a look at some of the stories making headlines today.


The September 10 print edition of the Sun hits mailboxes today. Here’s some of what you’ll find inside:


We’re giving away tickets to celebrate Mass with the Holy Father at Madison Square Garden! Click here to find out how you could win.


The new school year is in full swing. Check out some scenes from first days at the diocese’s Catholic schools.


New science program at St. Margaret’s delivers hands-on learning

Young scientists at St. Margaret’s School in Mattydale have a new space in which to experiment and learn this year with the completion of a hands-on laboratory, part of the school’s new science program.


Diocese welcomes new principals

Meet the four new principals leading diocesan elementary schools this year: Julie K. Lamuraglia of St. John the Evangelist School in Binghamton; Kristin Healt of St. Patrick’s School in Oneida; Mary Crysler of St. Rose of Lima School in North Syracuse; and Sister Christina Marie Luczynski, CSSF, of Holy Family School in Syracuse.


Syracuse Catholic Schools announce decentralization model for diocesan high schools

As of July 1, 2015, Bishop Ludden Junior/Senior High School, Syracuse; Bishop Grimes Junior/Senior High School, East Syracuse; Notre Dame Junior/Senior High School, Utica; and Seton Catholic Central, Binghamton, officially began operating under a decentralized business model, which allows each school to operate more independently and in response to the specific needs of its community.


Diocese of Syracuse sends back-to-school best wishes to students and staff

As students, faculty and staff head back to the classroom, many people throughout the diocese have sent prayers and best wishes for a faith-filled and fun school year.



What’s the latest on the pope’s trip to the U.S.?


Two parades in Philadelphia will give most onlookers a glimpse of pope

Two papal parades will allow virtually every onlooker a glimpse of the pope as he passes by along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, site of the Festival of Families Sept. 26 and the papal Mass Sept. 27.


Papal parade to take place from Ellipse to National Mall in Washington

Pope Francis will travel along a parade route between the Ellipse and a portion of the National Mall in the popemobile Sept. 23 in Washington after he meets with President Barack Obama at the White House.



European bishops say migration issue requires a continentwide solution

The European Union must adopt a common asylum policy “without delay” because it is unacceptable for refugees to “drown and suffocate” at the fringes of the bloc, said the European bishops.



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