Articles by Katherine Long



Actor Mark Wahlberg’s faith journey leaves impression on young adults

By Joyce Duriga, Catholic News Service CHICAGO (CNS) — Hearing the faith journey of Hollywood actor and businessman Mark Wahlberg left an impression on the hearts of many young adults at the Archdiocese of Chicago’s first (re)Encounter event Oct. 20 at the UIC Pavilion. “It’s powerful for a celebrity to…


Sisters take to social to evangelize

By Katherine Long, Editor With nearly 170 years of religious life between them, Franciscan sisters Mary Celestine McCann, Bernadette Joseph Kupris, and Marcia Barry have quite a bit of collective wisdom. But “sometimes, it’s just a lot of years,” Sister Marcia deadpanned recently, drawing gales of laughter from her fellow…


Record crowd gathers for annual women’s conference

By Katherine Long, Editor More than 1,000 sisters in Christ gathered for the annual Syracuse Catholic Women’s Conference at the Oncenter Oct. 28, joining together as the largest crowd in the event’s history for a day of speakers, prayer, and fellowship. The conference’s aim is “evangelization, conversion of our own…


Pope takes questions from children in hurricane-hit Texas, Puerto Rico

By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — Pope Francis said that there are no easy answers to the suffering and destruction wrought by hurricanes and that while such disasters happen naturally, humankind must also take responsibility for not caring for the environment. In a video chat with…


‘Taste of Holy Family’ to be served up November 18

Submitted by Holy Family Parish: The 8th Annual Taste of Holy Family will be held Nov. 18, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the school gym, 130 Chapel Dr., Syracuse. This fundraiser helps support the parish’s Life Teen Winter Retreat and March For Life trip. This year’s theme is “Tailgate Cook-Off.” The evening includes a…



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MHR hosts ‘Our Hearts and Hats to Hurricanes’

Submitted by Most Holy Rosary School   Most Holy Rosary School partnered with the National Catholic Education Association to help the Catholic school communities affected by the recent hurricanes. This student-to-student campaign was a great success. The Most Holy Rosary School community collected $309 to send to Colegio Catolico Nuestra Senora…


Help fill St. Joseph & St. Patrick’s fridge for the holidays

A call for support from St. Joseph & St. Patrick Church: St. Joseph & St. Patrick Church’s Mother Marianne’s Westside Kitchen has been feeding hungry neighbors 365 days a year for nine years. The average number of meals served monthly is 4500. Their guests range in age from two to 92. Volunteers open…