My Place in the Sun

My place in the sun

My Place in the Sun, October 12: World Mission Sunday

As I sit at my desk thinking about my Catholic Sun article, I admit that I am a bit distracted. Tomorrow twenty-seven of us set out on the Pilgrimage to Ireland. Packing is always a challenge for me. Inevitably, I pack too much and upon arrival discover I left something…



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My Place in the Sun, September 28: Called and Sent

   On Thursday, September 21, the Feast of St. Matthew, I celebrated Mass at St. Matthew’s in East Syracuse on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the rebuilding of the church. The readings for the feast direct our attention not only to Matthew’s call but to ours as well….



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My Place in the Sun, September 14, Back to School

A new school year is upon us! On August 31, school administrators, faculty and staff gathered for Mass at Holy Cross Church in DeWitt to mark the beginning of the school year. This annual gathering gives me the opportunity to comment on the particular character of a Catholic school and…


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My Place in the Sun, September 7: Our Mother Church

“Shout joyfully to the Lord, all you lands; worship the Lord with cries of gladness . . . . Enter the temple gates with praise, its courts with thanksgiving” (Ps 100:1, 4). Joy, praise, and thanksgiving – these are the sentiments that fill my heart as we prepare to dedicate…


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My Place in the Sun, August 24: Living the Faith

Know, live, and share the faith. Do these words sound familiar? I hope so. Beginning with the Year of Faith in 2013, we have used them to give direction and focus in our efforts to receive the gift of faith gratefully, live it joyfully, and share it enthusiastically with others….



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My Place in the Sun, July 27: Receive and Share

It is Monday evening and I am beginning to think about my Catholic Sun column. Sometimes ideas and a topic come easily. Sometimes they do not. This evening ideas are not coming easily. Eventually, however, two topics came to mind.    The past two Sundays and again next Sunday the…