Articles by The Catholic Sun


Brick by brick

Programs founded by priests help men rebuild their lives by Connie BerrySUN editor Philadelphia may be the city of brotherly love but Syracuse has a growing reputation as the city for recovery. There is a steady stream of people who arrive from places like New Jersey or New York City…


A driving force

Sister Pat Geary’s legacy remains strong at St. Augustine’s By Connie BerrySUN editor St. Augustine’s Church in Baldwinsville is a better place because of one woman religious and her determination to serve the least of her brothers and sisters. Sister Pat Geary, CSJ, died in 1998 after serving 46 years…


Responding to the need

Parishes and schools in the diocese provide help for Haiti By Jennika BainesSUN Assoc. Editor Health care, political scandals, basketball championships — the stream of news has carried on since the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti dominated the headlines. But the rubble, the thirst and the need are still there….


Church and State

Clergy and laity travel to Albany for Public Policy Day By Jennika BainesSUN Assoc. Editor ALBANY — For parishioners in the Syracuse Diocese, this year’s participation in Public Policy Day on March 9 had some familiar factors: the nerves, the notes, the carefully practiced appeals to politicians. But it also…


Racing towards the cross

Diocesan youth enjoy a weekend event By Connie BerrySUN editor EAST SYRACUSE — When you are 15 years old, it might be a little easier to step out in faith when 10 of your buddies are right there with you. The idea behind the youth mega events held at Bishop…


Growing the church

Two parishes plan to host events to welcome back members By Connie BerrySUN editor OSWEGO — There are many reasons why Catholics leave the church, and many of those reasons are founded on misinterpretations of the church’s teaching or its position on some of the issues facing society. Some leave…

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Be a man!

IGNITE Catholic Men’s Conference challenges and inspires By Jennika BainesSUN Assoc. Editor Everyone can think of the qualities that make up a working man, a grown man, a man’s man — even a ladies’ man. But what does it take to be God’s man, a man of faith, prayerfulness and…

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Benedictine beginnings

Father Robert Hyde’s vocation is rooted in his education and spirituality By Connie BerrySUN editor Father Robert Hyde’s path to the priesthood didn’t follow the usual course. His father was an executive in the beer brewing business and his family lived in some of the premier communities in the country…

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Hoping for HOPE

Appeal kickoff starts off season of giving for the diocese By Connie BerrySUN editor LIVERPOOL — The economy is in the forefront of the news these days, and rarely is that news positive. But somehow the Syracuse Diocese has managed to keep giving. The HOPE Appeal is the annual fundraising…