Articles by The Catholic Sun

Unmask violence posing as holy, pope tells religious leaders in Egypt

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service CAIRO (CNS) — Calling his visit to Egypt a journey of “unity and fraternity,” Pope Francis launched a powerful call to the nation’s religious leaders to expose violence masquerading as holy and condemn religiously inspired hatred as an idolatrous caricature of God. “Peace alone,…


In TED talk, pope urges people to make real connections

By Keanine Griggs Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While searching for a connection today often means looking for Wi-Fi, Pope Francis said real connections between people are the only hope for the future. “How wonderful would it be if the growth of scientific and technological innovation would come…


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Saint Anthony’s Italian Festival slated

   St. Anthony of Padua Church in Cortland will hold its St. Anthony’s Italian Festival June 10-11.     The schedule: Saturday, June 10: spaghetti  dinner 4-7 p.m.; Mass in Italian 5:30 p.m.; festival 6:30-10 p.m., select ethnic and Italian foods; 6:30-7 p.m., Rick Starmer, playing piano; 7-8 p.m., Delta Mike…


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CBA students recognized for academic excellence

   Christian Brothers Academy held its annual Scholastic Honors Night recently at Temple Adath Yeshurun.    Students in grades seven through 12 who achieved High Honors and Honors during the first semester of the 2016-17 academic year were recognized with certificates of achievement, as parents, faculty, and friends applauded their…


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Diocese continues to share the joy of the Easter season via online calendar

By Nicole Ossevoort Diocesan Communications and Social Media Specialist    As the Diocese of Syracuse continues digital efforts to inspire, encourage, and evangelize, faithful are encouraged to visit the online Easter calendar, found at www.syracusediocese.org/being-catholic/easter.  The current calendar is a continuation of the daily Advent and Lent calendars — once…


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First Friday Mass, Day of Renewal scheduled 

   The historic occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Charismatic Renewal in the Catholic Church will be celebrated with a First Friday Mass followed by a Day of Renewal.    The First Friday Mass is at 6:30 p.m. May 5 at Sacred Heart Church in Cicero.  The Day of Renewal…


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Seton Catholic Central mock trial team vies for state title

   Seton Catholic Central’s mock trial team won four rounds of regional competition April 22 in Ithaca.  The team advanced to compete against eight other regional winners for the state championship May 22 in Albany.    Seton’s team members are Brendan Burtis, Tom Davis, Jacob Donlin, Christine Fang, Elisa Faughnan, Angela…


Restoring the Mother Church

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is in the midst of a restoration that will ensure it can serve the diocese’s faithful for another century. Plans for this phase of the restoration project include replacing the roof, the electrical and heating and cooling systems, the flooring, and the lighting and…


My Place in the Sun, April 27: HOPE Appeal

As I prepare to write this week’s article, we are nearing the end of the Easter Octave. For eight days, we have heard the beautiful Gospel accounts of the risen Jesus’ encounters with His companions. We have heard how their fear, sadness, confusion, disbelief, and despair were transformed when they…