Articles by The Catholic Sun


Pope commemorates life of beloved Italian bishop who served poor

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The church needs courageous men and women like Italian Bishop Antonio Bello of Molfetta, who imitated Jesus’ closeness to the poor and the downtrodden, Pope Francis said. Visiting the birthplace of the beloved bishop affectionately known as “Don Tonino,”…


Fun and fresh book appeals to hipster Catholics with spiritual swagger

By Regina Lordan Catholic News Service “The Catholic Hipster Handbook: Rediscovering Cool Saints, Forgotten Prayers and Other Weird but Sacred Stuff” by Tommy Tighe. Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, Indiana, 2017). 206 pp., $15.95. “Catholic Puzzles, Word Games and Brainteasers” by Matt Swaim. Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, Indiana, 2017)….


Seton Catholic Central visits national Seton shrine

We connected with Sister Anne Lamoreaux, who is a Daughter of Charity and taught at Seton Catholic Central in the 1980’s.  We are currently looking at renovating our Chapel and we wanted to strengthening our ties with the Seton Shrine. Sr. Anne Marie donated her class 1 relic of St….



Name given at baptism gives sense of identity, belonging, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Naming a child is an important task for parents, because it gives children a sense of identity and belonging to their family and to God, Pope Francis said. “Without a name, we remain unknown, without rights and duties. God…



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David Babcock honored at St. Augustine Parish

Submitted by Judy Carr    BALDWINSVILLE — David Babcock of Liverpool has won St. Augustine Parish’s Sister Pat Geary Award.    Each March, close to Feast of St. Joseph on the 19th, the parish presents the memorial award to someone who personifies the values and ideals exemplified by Sister Pat,…


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Several programs offered at Dominican Retreat center

   The Dominican Retreat & Conference Center in Niskayuna is offering several programs:    • April 25, 7 p.m., An Evening of Prayer & Music “By the Way” with Mary Anne Brown. Free- will offering; $5 of each CD purchase will benefit the mission of the Dominican Retreat & Conference…


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Theologian to speak on transforming the world

   Theologian, professor, and award-winning author Tim Muldoon, Ph.D., will speak Wednesday, April 25, at Le Moyne College.     Dr. Muldoon will address what it means to live against the grain — to understand that we are part of a larger mission to transform the world through our relationships…