My Place in the Sun

My place in the sun

My Place in the Sun, June 29: Priests and Parishes

During the past few weeks, the Catholic Sun has announced changes in the assignment of our priests. Some, due to advanced age, were asked to step down from parish administration. Others, having reached their 75th birthday and following the directives of Canon Law, asked that their resignation from office be…



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My Place in the Sun, June 15: Father’s Day

On Father’s Day, June 18, we celebrate fatherhood, parental bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. I must admit that as I prepared to write this article I discovered I did not know much about the origin of this special day. This prompted me to do a little research….


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My Place in the Sun, June 8: Priesthood Ordination

   Saturday, June 3, was a joyous day for our diocese. I ordained Matthew Lyons to the priesthood at Holy Cross Church in DeWitt. Please join me in praying for Father Lyons that he may be a faithful servant, tending God’s people with love and mercy. We pray also for…


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My Place in the Sun, June 1: Moving On

In a few days, we will turn a page on the calendar. I find myself thinking, “Where does the time go?” It really does not seem possible that June is just a few days away or, by the time you read this article, already here.    As we move through…


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My Place in the Sun, May 25: Diaconate Ordination

Saturday, May 20, was a joyous and blessed day for me and for our Diocese. I ordained Rev. Mr. Matthew Rawson to the order of deacon at St. James Church in Syracuse. The homily I preached on that occasion is printed below. Please join me in prayer for Matthew as he…


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My Place in the Sun, May 18: A Treasured Gift

On Friday, May 5, I celebrated a Farewell Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Binghamton remembering the compassionate care the Daughters of Charity have provided at Lourdes Hospital. In its 92-year history, 365 Daughters have served at Lourdes. They truly have been a treasured gift to Lourdes and the…




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My Place in the Sun, April 27: HOPE Appeal

As I prepare to write this week’s article, we are nearing the end of the Easter Octave. For eight days, we have heard the beautiful Gospel accounts of the risen Jesus’ encounters with His companions. We have heard how their fear, sadness, confusion, disbelief, and despair were transformed when they…