Articles by The Catholic Sun

Biggest danger in life is fear, settling for less, pope says

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The worst enemies in a young person’s life aren’t the problems they may face, Pope Francis said. The biggest dangers are being unwilling to find a way to adapt, mediocrity by settling for the status quo, and fear, he said…


Pope launches appeal that World Cup in Russia helps promote peace

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As 32 nations get ready to vie for the World Cup in Russia, Pope Francis greeted players, organizers and soccer fans who will be following “this event that overcomes all borders.” “May this important sports event become an occasion for…


A shepherd reflects

Bishop Robert J. Cunningham marks 75 years By Katherine Long Editor Nine years ago, following his appointment as the tenth bishop of the Diocese Syracuse, Bishop Robert J. Cunningham sat down for what would be the first of many interviews with the Catholic Sun. Among other questions, he was asked,…


With thanks

   Some of the colleagues and friends who have worked closely with Bishop Cunningham offered the following messages to the diocesan shepherd.    God’s blessings in abundance on your birthday, Bishop! Thank you for your years of faithful ministry as a priest and shepherd. Quoting a bit of Irish wisdom,…


How bishops are appointed

By the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Introduction    The ultimate decision in appointing bishops rests with the pope, and he is free to select anyone he chooses. But how does he know whom to select?    The process for selecting candidates for the episcopacy normally begins at the…



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Obituary Sister Theresa Brown

     Sister Theresa Brown (Sister Theresa André), 89, died Monday evening, June 4, 2018, at the Community Hospice Inn, St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany. She had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 71 years.      Sister Theresa was born on May 17, 1929, in Syracuse, daughter…



My Place in the Sun, June 14: A Pleasant Sunday

   On Sunday, June 10, I celebrated Mass at Holy Family Parish in Syracuse and enjoyed the parish picnic following Mass. The occasion gave me the opportunity to recall the Year of the Family and the family’s mission to spread the Gospel. When our families are faith-filled so too is…


Papal diplomat says U.S.-North Korea summit brings hope for peace

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Talks between the leaders of the United States and North Korea are “truly historic” and bring hope for the start of a new era of peace, said Pope Francis’ ambassador to Korea. A “very important” new page has been turned,…