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2018 Christmas gift guide

By Nicole Ossevoort | Communications and social media specialist Editor’s note: We’re giving away a selection of gifts featured in the guide to two lucky Sun subscribers! Click here for details. If you’re looking for gifts that mean and do more this Christmas, here are some suggestions for you! • Lisieux Nail Polish…



Bishops overwhelmingly approve pastoral against racism

By Mark Pattison Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — The U.S. bishops overwhelmingly approved a pastoral letter against racism Nov. 14 during their fall general meeting at Baltimore. The document, “Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love — A Pastoral Letter Against Racism,” passed 241-3 with one abstention….


Bishops hear frank presentations, discussion on abuse crisis

By Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — The U.S. bishops overwhelmingly approved a statement against racism Nov. 14 that declares “racist acts are sinful because they violate justice.” “They reveal a failure to acknowledge the human dignity of the persons offended, to recognize them as the neighbors Christ calls us…


Election day event wins hearts in a landslide

Mountains of meatballs, piles of pasta, plenty of politicians, and scores of satisfied customers made for a merry atmosphere Nov. 6 at Our Lady of Pompei-St. Peter’s 69th annual Election Day Spaghetti Supper. The annual event not only celebrates tradition and community, it also serves as a fundraiser for Cathedral…



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Angel Tree of Hope initiative distributes items in Oswego

Recently the Angel Tree of Hope program, established by the Catholic Community of Christ the Good Shepherd at St. Joseph’s and St. Stephen’s in Oswego, donated items to Morningstar Residential Care Center.    Morningstar received many items: blankets, robes, slippers, lotion, stuffed animals, crossword puzzles, coloring books, markers, arts and…


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‘Coats for a Cause’ collecting winter items for people in need

St. Joseph’s/St. Stephen’s Pastoral Office in Oswego is joining with La Parrilla Grill & Wine Bar in Oswego in “Coats for a Cause.” New and gently used coats, hats, and mittens will be collected for distribution on Thanksgiving Day. For the last three years, Ray Jock, owner of La Parrilla, has…


Grimes’ refugee students indomitable, joyful

They accept challenges, play sports, serve as role models By Tom Maguire | Associate editor The simplest policy for basketball player David Cifonelli is to feed the “giant.” “My best move is to pass to him, so he shoots it and makes it!” he said. “Then we both look good.” Cifonelli was speaking…