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Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows marked with Mass of Forgiveness

By Katherine Long | Editor After a summer marked by painful revelations of sexual abuse in the global Church and the opening of an investigation into handling of sexual abuse claims New York’s dioceses, parishes around the Diocese of Syracuse celebrated Masses of Forgiveness last weekend, the memorial of Our Lady…


Diocese ‘ready and willing to work together’ on attorney general’s sexual abuse investigation: New York State’s eight Catholic dioceses subpoenaed in civil investigation

By Katherine Long | Editor The Diocese of Syracuse and the seven other Roman Catholic dioceses of New York State have been subpoenaed by state Attorney General Barbara Underwood’s office as part of a civil investigation into handling of sexual abuse allegations. Diocese of Syracuse Chancellor and Director of Communications Danielle Cummings…


Strengthening the ‘domestic church’ in the Year of the Family: How to talk to your loved ones about pre-planning

By Amanda Riley | Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Catholic Cemeteries, Diocese of Syracuse With the publication of his pastoral letter, “Enriching the Church: The Role of the Family in the Life of the Church of Syracuse and Beyond,” Bishop Robert J. Cunningham announced a special Year of the Family, which began…



In memoriam: Father Charles Major

By Catholic Sun staff Father Charles M. Major passed away Sept. 5, 2018. He was 85.  Ordained Feb. 2, 1959, Father Major spent more than three decades ministering at St. Joseph the Worker Church in Liverpool. Reflecting on his ministry on the occasion of his 50th jubilee in 2009, Father…


Obituary: Sister Anne Gaffigan, CSJ

Sister Anne Gaffigan, CSJ (Sister Joan Charles), 85, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Provincial House, Latham. She had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 65 years. Sister Anne was born on Jan. 9, 1933, in Hudson, N.Y., daughter of the late William and Mary…



Superintendent offers welcome at school year’s start

By William Crist Superintendent of Catholic Schools This may have been the shortest summer on record. I know that’s not really true, but the days steamed by with warm weather and abundant sunshine. Accompanying these months was a list of items to close one school year and open another. With…


New assistant superintendent excited to be a member of the team

By Katherine Long Editor After a long and varied career in public school education, Lee Carulli is happy to be a part of Catholic education in the Diocese of Syracuse. Carulli joined the diocesan Catholic Schools Office as Assistant Superintendent June 19, succeeding Cheryl Canfield who retired from the position…


Rome Catholic’s new leader wins with pleasantness

Nancy Wilson herself graduated from local diocesan school By Tom Maguire Associate editor The Wilsons have an impeccable background at diocesan schools in Rome.    Nancy attended grades nine through 12 at the former Rome Catholic High School on Cypress Street. That became Rome Catholic School, pre-K through 12, which  her daughter…