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Healing Ukraine ‘by good and by love’

Syracuse native Bishop Borys Gudziak reflects on Ukraine’s history and future By Renée K. Gadoua Contributing writer On February 18, 2014, Bishop Borys Gudziak stood among hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters in Kiev, Ukraine. For three months, demonstrations and clashes with police had intensified over warring visions for Ukraine’s…


Celebrating 2018’s religious jubilarians

Each year the Diocese of Syracuse honors women and men religious who are celebrating milestone anniversaries. Here, profiles of this year’s jubilarians and their years of dedicated service. 70th jubilees Sister Julienne Brandt, OSF    Sister Julienne Brandt marks 70 years as a Sister of St. Francis of the Neumann…



Summer spiritual fitness

By Father Geoffrey A. Brooke Jr. Catholic News Service “Don’t take a vacation from your vocation!”    These words are often repeated this time of year in seminaries across the country. The warning is to remind seminarians of the need to continue to attend to their formation throughout the summer…


Meet the deacons: Class of 2018

By Katherine Long |  Editor and Tom Maguire |  Associate Editor Twelve men make up the diocese’s 2018 class of permanent deacons. They spoke with the Catholic Sun in the days leading up to their ordinations. Meet the new deacons:   Mark Berube Wife: April Home parish: Divine Mercy, Central…


Father Miller serves as chaplain on Warriors to Lourdes pilgrimage

     Editor’s note: Father Zach Miller served as a chaplain on the 2018 Warriors to Lourdes Pilgrimage during the 60th Annual International Military Pilgrimage May 15 to 22.    The pilgrimage, for non-wounded, wounded, ill, or injured military personnel, is sponsored by the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA,…


St. Joe’s confirmation class helps children who lost father

Group from Camillus church presents $1,350 check  By Tom Maguire Associate editor Despite her devastation, Dale O’Neill delivered an exhortation.    Having suddenly lost her 27-year-old son, Corey O’Neill, the Baldwinsville woman sent a plea to the St. Joseph’s Church (Camillus) confirmation class’s director:    “I feel an urgency in making…