Articles by Katherine Long

Answered prayers? Minneapolis parish’s Vikings Facebook post goes viral

By Maria Wiering, Catholic News Service MINNEAPOLIS (CNS) — When Julie Craven witnessed what has been dubbed the Minnesota Vikings’ “Minneapolis Miracle,” the director of communications and strategic initiatives for Our Lady of Lourdes thought “there’s a Facebook post in there someplace.” A Vikings season ticket holder, she was in…


Every child ‘a precious gift from God,’ Trump tells pro-life rally

By Julie Asher, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In remarks broadcast to the March for Life from the White House Rose Garden, President Donald Trump said that his administration “will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independence, and that is the right to life.” He…


President Trump to address March for Life crowd live via satellite

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced at her daily press briefing Jan. 17 that President Donald Trump will become the first president to address the March for Life live from the White House Rose Garden via satellite. The annual pro-life event…



Catholics condemn ‘racist’ comments attributed to president

By Rhina Guidos, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Some Catholics said it was more important to look at the sentiment, not the vulgarity of the words the president of the United States allegedly used to refer to immigrants from certain countries: Disparaging, hateful, racist. Those are the words some…


Cathedral develops new logo

Submitted by Dan Hurley, volunteer at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception has developed a new logo as it continues to celebrate its magnificent restoration and its special role as the seat of the diocese and the bishop’s church.  “The restoration of the Cathedral…


Dream comes true for Amaus Dental Assistant

Submitted by Dan Hurley, volunteer at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception With all the inflammatory talk about the evils of immigration filling our ears over the last year, it is good to pause and reflect on the success story that is Olga Kondrya. The volunteer dental assistant at the…


Melara appointed CEO of Diocese of Syracuse Catholic Charities, Inc.

Most Rev. Robert J. Cunningham, Bishop of the Diocese of Syracuse, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael F. Melara as the CEO of Diocese of Syracuse Catholic Charities, Inc. effective January 5, 2018. Melara has served as the Interim CEO for the past year while maintaining his role…