Articles by Katherine Long

Bishop Cunningham releases statement regarding Charlottesville

Most Reverend Robert J. Cunningham, Bishop of Syracuse Statement Regarding Charlottesville August 17, 2017 While the tragic and hate-filled events in Charlottesville were taking place this past weekend, I was with my family preparing to bury my brother, Col. Patrick Cunningham at Arlington National Cemetery. I must admit it has…


Bishops ask for peace after white nationalist rally turns deadly

By Rhina Guidos, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) —In the aftermath of a chaos- and hate-filled weekend in Virginia, Catholic bishops and groups throughout the nation called for peace after three people died and several others were injured following clashes between pacifists, protesters and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, Aug….


Diocese marks anniversary of St. Marianne Cope’s death with novena

By Nicole Ossevoort, Diocesan Communications & Social Media Specialist Those devoted to Syracuse’s very own saint, St. Marianne Cope, have been praying a special novena in commemoration of the anniversary of her death on August 9. The Saint Marianne Cope Shrine & Museum, located in Syracuse, invited faithful to join them…



Pope Francis appoints bishops to head Cleveland, Juneau dioceses

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis has named Auxiliary Bishop Nelson J. Perez of Rockville Centre, New York, to head the Diocese of Cleveland. The pope also has named Vincentian Father Andrew Bellisario, currently serving in the Archdiocese of Anchorage, Alaska, to head the Diocese of Juneau,…


Pope approves new path to sainthood: heroic act of loving service

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) —Pope Francis has approved a fourth pathway to possible sainthood — giving one’s life in a heroic act of loving service to others. In a new apostolic letter, the pope approved new norms allowing for candidates to be considered for sainthood…



New pastoral appointments announced

The Diocese of Syracuse released the following June 24:   Bishop Robert J. Cunningham is pleased to announce the latest pastoral appointments. They are: • Father Clifford H. Auth, pastor of St. Ann Church in Manlius, has been appointed pastor of the linked parishes of St. Mary Church and St….



Vatican releases online questionnaire for youth

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — To involve young people in preparations for the Synod of Bishops on youth in 2018, the Vatican has released an online questionnaire to better understand the lives, attitudes and concerns of 16- to 29-year-olds around the world. The questionnaire —…