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Meet the seminarians of the Diocese of Syracuse

Editor’s note: The seminarians of the Diocese of Syracuse offered the following fun facts for profiles featured at vocations-syracuse.org. Rev. Mr. Nathan Brooks Will be ordained to the priesthood on June 1, 2019, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Syracuse Home parish: Divine Mercy, Central Square Patron saint: St….


Women ‘Trust in the Truth’ at annual conference

By Katherine Long | Editor More than 800 women gathered for a day of faith and fellowship Oct. 27 as the ninth annual Syracuse Catholic Women’s Conference was held at the Oncenter in Syracuse. The day, themed “Trust in the Truth,” featured three compelling speakers, opportunities for prayer and confession, and…




Catholic cemeteries provide reverent resting place

By Katherine Long | Editor The Feasts of All Saints Nov. 1 and All Souls Nov. 2 are special days to remember the faithful departed. On All Saints, we recall all the men and women, canonized and not, who lived lives of remarkable faith. On All Souls, we commemorate all those…


‘Tiny miracles, please report to the ER’

Nurse prayed before every shift — and the results amazed her Tom Maguire | Associate editor The “intermediary” never clocks out. That’s the spiritual protocol of nursing. For more than a half-century, Elaine Lostumbo, RN, worked in internal medicine, intensive care, neurosurgical, cardiac, respiratory, the emergency room, various hospitals, Francis House, Hospice, Hutchings…


Franciscan store starts 20th year at Destiny USA

Grace-filled experiences and religious items attract visitors By Tom Maguire | Associate editor At Destiny USA, markings on the floor tell where to stand for a photo of the carousel; where to walk to get a workout. The Franciscans tell where to stop in for a shot at salvation. Not quite a church…


HOPE for Bereaved celebrates 40 years

Annual Celebration of HOPE set for Nov. 2 Written by Tami Scott | Submitted by HOPE for Bereaved HOPE for Bereaved (HFB) is celebrating “40 Years of HOPE” at its annual Celebration of HOPE dinner set for Friday, Nov. 2 in the Nicholas J. Pirro OnCenter Ballroom. This year’s event is…


A perfect gift

Editor’s note: This month, the U.S. Catholic Church celebrates Respect Life Month with the theme “Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent.” The following comes from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ 2018 Respect Life Program. Additional Respect Life issues will be featured in the Sun’s October editions. Soon after the birth…