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Bishop Cunningham responds to removal petition

   Bishop Robert J. Cunningham responded Nov. 6 to the creation of an online petition calling for his removal.     The petition was started by Kevin Braney and Charles Bailey, both survivors of childhood sexual abuse by priests of the diocese, following the publication of portions of a deposition…

‘One groovy nun’ speaks in Syracuse

Sister Miriam James Heidland, talks to teens and parents about addiction, volleyball and the love of Jesus  By Pat Shea Associate editor When you see Sister Miriam James Heidland, known as “one groovy nun,” on Twitter, groovy isn’t generally the first word that comes to mind. Clad in a pale…

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Breakfast with Santa

Nov. 29 • Breakfast with Santa at St. Joseph & St. Patrick Church Parish Center, 702 Columbia St., Utica, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Pancakes, eggs, sausage, OJ, hot cocoa or coffee. Santa will visit with a small toy for each child. This is a chance to visit, be waited…

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Holy Family Annual Lifeteen Holiday Craft Fair

Nov. 28 • Holy Family Annual Lifeteen Holiday Craft Fair in the Holy Family Gym, 130 Chapel Dr., Syracuse, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gifts, refreshments and door prizes available. Interested crafters, please go to to download a registration form and mail with registration fee. For more information, call the parish office at (315) 488-5884 or Chris…

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Chicken and Biscuit Dinner

Nov. 15 • Chicken and Biscuit Dinner, Our Lady of the Rosary Church’s Hartnett Hall, 923 Cayuga St., Hannibal, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chicken, mashed potatoes, vegetables, homemade biscuits, gravy, brown breads, desserts and beverages. Adults $9; children 6 to 10 $4.50; children under 5 free.

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Catholic Date Night at Holy Family Church

Nov. 10 • Catholic Date Night at Holy Family Church, 127 Chapel Dr., Syracuse, 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This monthly evening of retreat is for all couples seeking to bring their relationships to the Lord to ask for God’s help and guidance. The evenings consist of a special Holy…