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Obituary: Sister Carol Anne Porter, CSJ

     Sister Carol Anne Porter, CSJ, (Sister John Robert), 79, died Friday, December 22, 2017, at The Hospice Inn, St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany. She had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 59 years.    Sister Carol was born on July 26, 1938, in Albany, daughter of…


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Obituary: Sister Rose Ann (Rose Anthony) Renna, OSF

Sister Rose Ann Renna, OSF, went home to God on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Francis House in Syracuse, New York.      Sister was born in Jersey City, New Jersey to Ralph and Adeline (Carbone) Renna. She was 80 years old and had been a Sister of St. Francis for 62 years….


My place in the sun

My Place in the Sun, January 11: National Migration Week

On January 7, the Solemnity of the Epiphany, I celebrated Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Sunday also marked the beginning of National Migration Week and the occasion to reflect on the circumstances of migrants, including immigrants and refugees and others who live on the fringes of society….


Who is that stunning man marching toward the stage?

Christmas surprise defines the word ‘family’ in Mattydale By Tom Maguire Associate editor He drove through the night, hid out during the day, and lurked in the darkness after nightfall.    Petty Officer Second Class Tyler Curtis, 23, a plotter first class, pounced in Mattydale. Making himself invisible, he arrived an hour…


‘De-clutter’ your soul

Sister Lois Barton, CSJ    As we look back on the year just ended, we may be breathing a sigh of relief to bid goodbye to all the distress. Weather events and other disasters, violence, and political upheaval both in our country and around the world made for a challenging…


A healthier spirit, body in 2018

Strong body, strong soul By Father Zachary Miller As we start off 2018, many people will have a common New Year’s resolution of being healthier. Often we don’t think of “being healthier” as including physical and spiritual health. These tips will focus on both.    First, let’s turn to Scripture….


Apostolate carries on in memory of Gloria Anson

Anne Costa leads Sacred Heart ministry devoted to families By Tom Maguire Associate editor Gloria A. (Tupper) Anson’s dream was that somebody would succeed her at the global Sacred Heart Apostolate, based in Syracuse, and keep it going. Catholic author and speaker Anne Costa is making sure that happens.    The apostolate…


Senior rabbi speaks at ecumenical program

Submitted by Dr. Barbara Poliks A senior rabbi of greater Philadelphia’s Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, Rabbi Lance Sussman, Ph.D., gave a talk titled “There is a Place for Us: Jews, Catholics and the American Experience” at Binghamton University.    He spoke Nov. 12 at a seminar co-hosted by Binghamton University’s…