2016 News


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Celebrate St. Marianne Cope through service

By Katherine Long Editor The Saint Marianne Cope Shrine and Museum will mark its namesake’s birthday and feast day January 23 with a special event and you’re invited — but don’t expect cake or candles.    The museum will host representatives from 16 local organizations that provide resources, services or…



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What’s an indulgence?

By Msgr. Timothy Elmer The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy declared by Pope Francis has created renewed interest in the topic of indulgences, defined in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1994) as “a remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven.”


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Mercy Encountered: The Scriptures

By Father Christopher R. Seibt Contributing writer    Editor’s note: During the Holy Year of Mercy, Father Christopher R. Seibt will explore various aspects of the jubilee in a series of Sun columns. This is the second column in the series. “How do we know that our God is a merciful…




25 years of love Francis House marks milestone

By Katherine Long Editor Not a hospital nor a nursing home nor a hospice agency, Francis House is something different: Inside the tidy houses on Syracuse’s North side, Francis House is truly a home, an extended family, a place where those living their last days on earth are given tender…


Zogby talks data, more at Utica alma mater

By Dyann Nashton Contributing writer    UTICA — Polling is a way to find out what people value, said international pollster and author John Zogby, speaking with more than 20 students in Notre Dame Jr./Sr. High School’s college-level statistics class last week. Zogby introduced the high school juniors and seniors…