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Pilgrimage to Ireland, Day 1: Dublin

October 10, 2017 Greetings from Ireland! Bishop Cunningham, Father Joe O’Connor, 24 pilgrims, and yours truly landed in Dublin, Ireland, today, beginning the Catholic Sun’s second pilgrimage across the Emerald Isle. (You can read about our 2015 pilgrimage here.)   We hit the ground running this morning, heading straight from…




Diocese of Syracuse invites parish communicators to become ‘digital Catholics’

Submitted by Nicole E. Ossevoort, Communications & Social Media Specialist, Diocese of Syracuse The diocesan Office of Communications will present a day of learning, collaborating, and networking for parish communicators Nov. 9 at Immaculate Conception Church in Fayetteville, featuring international speaker and digital communication expert Sister Helena Burns, fsp.  Sister…





How to Build a Culture of Life

   Editor’s note: October is Respect Life Month. The following reflection comes from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Respect Life Program for 2017-18, the theme of which is “Be Not Afraid.” The Problem   Watching the news and reading the headlines, we may feel helpless seeing the heartbreaking lack…



Help defend and protect the value of human life

By Lisa Hall Diocesan Director of the Office of Family/Respect Life Ministry October is Respect Life Month in the United States.    Our diocese is blessed to have numerous opportunities to offer prayer, support, and action to help defend and protect the value of human life.    From the pregnancy…