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An ancient rite

Installation ceremony is dense with significance, history by Luke EgglestonSUN staff writer The ceremonial installation of a bishop is one of the most important events in any diocese. There have only been 10 such ceremonies in more than 100 years of history of the diocese. Each facet of the ceremony…


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Our new shepherd

Bishop Robert J. Cunningham installed the 10th Bishop of Syracuse By Connie Berry  SUN editorSUN photos by Paul Finch Amidst all the pomp and circumstance the church displays on memorable occasions, Bishop Robert J. Cunningham was installed the 10th Bishop of Syracuse by Archbishop Timothy Dolan, whose own installation as…


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Q&A with Bishop-designate Robert J. Cunningham

By Connie BerrySUN editorQ. What was your first reaction when you were asked to come to Syracuse to serve as bishop? Who asked you and how did you come to say, “Yes”? A. On Monday, March 30, I received a phone call from Archbishop Sambi, the papal nuncio. He told…


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The New Shepherd Arrives

Bishop Robert J. Cunningham visits Syracuse Diocese, will be installed May 26 By Connie BerrySUN editor The Diocese of Syracuse welcomed its 10th bishop today, April 21, 2009. Bishop Robert J. Cunningham came to Syracuse for the announcement and an inaugural visit. Bishop Cunningham has been serving the neighboring Diocese…


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Justice for all?

Important legislation proposed that would negatively impact the church in New York By Connie Berry / SUN editorPhoto(s) submitted Assemblywoman Marge Markey, 30th district, has sponsored a bill in the New York State Assembly that could have a powerful impact on the people of New York. Her bill, A2596, the…


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Gifts freely given

Parishioners serve through ministries at church By Connie BerrySUN editor The March 21 meeting of the Diocesan Pastoral Council focused on the ways in which laypeople can take an active role in the life of their parishes — a sort of human stewardship. By virtue of baptism, all the faithful…


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Baptism — opening the door of the church

Baptism – Opening the Door of the Church by Connie Berry   SUN editor A few years ago when the chancery staff helped Bishop Thomas Costello celebrate his 70th birthday, he said, “This may be the date of my birth but I consider my baptism my real birthday.” Whether the cleansing…