Articles by The Catholic Sun

How bishops are appointed

By the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Introduction    The ultimate decision in appointing bishops rests with the pope, and he is free to select anyone he chooses. But how does he know whom to select?    The process for selecting candidates for the episcopacy normally begins at the…



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Obituary Sister Theresa Brown

     Sister Theresa Brown (Sister Theresa André), 89, died Monday evening, June 4, 2018, at the Community Hospice Inn, St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany. She had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 71 years.      Sister Theresa was born on May 17, 1929, in Syracuse, daughter…



My Place in the Sun, June 14: A Pleasant Sunday

   On Sunday, June 10, I celebrated Mass at Holy Family Parish in Syracuse and enjoyed the parish picnic following Mass. The occasion gave me the opportunity to recall the Year of the Family and the family’s mission to spread the Gospel. When our families are faith-filled so too is…


Papal diplomat says U.S.-North Korea summit brings hope for peace

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Talks between the leaders of the United States and North Korea are “truly historic” and bring hope for the start of a new era of peace, said Pope Francis’ ambassador to Korea. A “very important” new page has been turned,…


A Father’s Day story: stepping in when the biological dad steps out

By Agnieszka Krawczynski Catholic News Service VANCOUVER, British Columbia (CNS) — Katherine Babcock was in college studying toward an arts degree when she found out she was pregnant. The child’s father, her best friend of 10 years, could not cope with the news. “He said: ‘It’s early enough in your…


Bishop Cunningham to celebrate June 20th World Refugee Day Mass

On June 20, together with Pope Francis and partners around the world, Most Rev. Robert J. Cunningham, Bishop of Syracuse, will acknowledge World Refugee Day by celebrating the 12:10 p.m. Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse. All are welcome to join in solidarity with our refugee brothers…


Weapons of mass distraction: Journalist takes aim at fake papal news

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — From the moment of his election, Pope Francis’ down-to-earth take on communicating the Gospel has led to countless front-page headlines either praising or criticizing him. But his disarming and sometimes even blunt style also has meant he has become…