Articles by The Catholic Sun

U.S. seminary in Rome to host World Day of Poor lunch guests

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — Just before Thanksgiving, the Pontifical North American College will welcome some special guests of Pope Francis. About 4,000 poor people are expected to join the pope for Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica Nov. 19, which Pope Francis had designated as the…


Six CBA students  to play sports at Division I schools

DeWitt — Six Christian Brothers Academy students have signed letters of intent for intercollegiate athletic careers at Division I institutions next year. Four girls lacrosse players will be studying at Ivy League schools: Alison Anderson, daughter of Thomas and Diane Anderson of Syracuse, Yale University.  Grace Hulslander, daughter of Kevin and…



Ludden record-holder signs with Wolverines

Basketball player Danielle Rauch  headed to Michigan By Tom Maguire Associate editor The University of Michigan fight song broke out in the Bishop Ludden High School library. Called “The Victors,” the tune is creative, exuberant, bold — like the senior who sat alone at a table and smiled a Wolverine smile.   …


Grimes hoopster Wade signs with Division I Hartford

‘Best player I’ve ever coached,’ Cifonelli says By Tom Maguire Associate editor Real rebounders never share.   Basketball player Brianna Squier noticed a tendency of her teammate Azariah Wade. “You always steal my rebounds,” Squier said with mock outrage and considerable respect.    “She just comes out of nowhere,” Squier explained, “and…


DPC discusses strategic plan

By Katherine Long Editor The Diocesan Pastoral Council gathered Nov. 4 at Bishop Grimes Jr./Sr. High School in East Syracuse for its final meeting of 2017. The DPC is composed of pastoral council and ministry representatives from across the diocese; parish trustees were also present for the meeting. This issue…


SU Catholic Center’s volunteers hit PBJ ‘assembly line’

Syracuse and ESF students crank out sandwiches for charity By Tom Maguire Associate editor So cerebral is the freshman that his brainstorm popped out in a matter-of-fact tone, as if he had just gotten another boring “A.”    Syracuse University’s Jacob Greco was challenged to come up with a name for his…


Bishop Grimes accepted as International Baccalaureate candidate school 

By Katherine Long Editor Bishop Grimes Jr./Sr. High School in East Syracuse has been accepted as an International Baccalaureate® candidate school, the first step toward BG’s goal of being authorized as an IB World School.    “The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation offering four highly respected programmes of…


Eucharistic Ministers commissioned at Bishop Ludden

By Katherine Long Editor Continuing a longstanding tradition of faith and service at Bishop Ludden Jr./Sr. High School in Syracuse, a new class of senior Eucharistic Ministers was commissioned at the school’s All Saints Day Mass Nov. 1.    Father Dan Muscalino, who teaches religion, Latin, and Greek at Ludden,…


Update: Abortion, assisted suicide are pro-life focus, says cardinal

By Mark Pattison Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — Assisted suicide and abortion remain the focus of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, according to Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, the committee chairman. One of those issues was being taken up by the American…