Articles by The Catholic Sun

Catholic Charities agencies assess damage, begin helping storm victims

By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic Charities agencies joined emergency response efforts in coastal communities in four Southeastern states as residents and parish staffers began returning to assess the damage Hurricane Matthew left behind. Some evacuation orders remained in effect in South Carolina, where the storm…


‘She went where other people didn’t’

Speaker shares his insights about life of Mother Teresa By Renée K. Gadoua Contributing writer    When Tom Gallagher reflects on his two visits to Calcutta, India, the center of Mother Teresa’s ministry, he uses a single word: intensity. “There’s an intensity of people, the intensity of environmental pollution, intensity of noise…


A model for the country

Catholic Charities USA’s president praises local services By Tom Maguire Associate editor The six Catholic Charities agencies within the Diocese of Syracuse are doing extraordinary work, the national leader of Catholic Charities said in a visit to Syracuse last week.


Lobbying for the poor and vulnerable

Advocacy is one of the priorities of Catholic Charities By Tom Maguire Associate editor Catholic Charities USA’s CEO figures that her agency helps keep people alive, so she fights to prevent the government from killing the funding.    That means that Sister Donna Markham, OP, Ph.D., president and CEO of the national…


Summit speaker: All called to be a prophet

By Mary Lou Kilian Contributing writer    Lake Placid — Bishop Terry R. LaValley’s mind was on miracles Sept. 25 as he welcomed nearly 4,000 Catholics to the Diocese of Ogdensburg’s “Inspire: Called to Love” vocation summit at the 1980 Olympic Arena.    On the site of the legendary “Miracle…


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Women’s conference Oct. 29

By Ellen Benton Contributing writer On Sept. 4, 2016, Pope Francis elevated Mother Teresa to sainthood, noting in his homily that she “was a generous dispenser of divine mercy, making herself available for everyone through her welcome and defense of human life, those unborn and those abandoned and discarded.”  It…


Bishop joins prayerful, peaceful vigil at clinic

United Tour against abortion draws crowd in Syracuse By Tom Maguire Associate editor The pro-life message expressed itself in booming voices, soft-spoken entreaties, and whispered recitation of the rosary Sept. 30 in front of Planned Parenthood in Syracuse.    More than 200 people showed up for the peaceful vigil on the third…