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Mountain region of Spain inspires awe, devotion

Submitted by Sophia Elacqua    Our pilgrimage to Spain? My favorite day was spent in Manresa and Montserrat in the Catalonia region near Barcelona. In the morning we arrived at a baroque-style church built into the side of a rugged mountain that housed the cave where St. Ignatius lived for…


Utica group glows over pilgrimage to Portugal, Spain

Young people from Holy Trinity show their compassion Submitted by Valerie Elacqua Sixteen teens and young adults from Holy Trinity Parish in Utica spent ten days in Portugal and Spain. Our goal was to deepen their faith through a personal encounter not only with the brick and mortar legacy of Catholic monarchs,…


Make time to make a retreat

Editor’s note: As the days grow longer and (hopefully, one day) warmer, signs of new life spring up all around. In this season of growth, why not make the time to make a retreat? Here’s a favorite excerpt from our archives to help you decide what might be right for…





‘A model deacon’ — and a very steady dentist

Dr. Robert Fangio inspired by St. Luke and St. Paul By Tom Maguire Associate editor Deacon Robert Fangio, DDS, has been called upon to serve his parish, his diocese, and, on one occasion, a “boa constrictor.”    Reviewing his vocation and his career at a recent “Soup & Scripture” talk to diocesan…




Marking 40 years, annual HOPE Appeal will focus on family

By Katherine Long | Editor In December of 1977, Bishop Frank J. Harrison sent a letter to his brother priests in the Diocese of Syracuse, announcing a new initiative to fund the myriad critical services provided by the local Church. “The message we want to bring to the people is simply…