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‘Giants’ honored for dedication to Catholic education

By Katherine Long Editor The Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Syracuse honored “giants among us” at the 12th Annual Light the Way Scholarship Dinner Jan. 26, presenting the 2018 Light the Way Award to eight clergymen in recognition of their dedication to Catholic education. The honorees were Father Philip…




The doctor is in: CSO administrator earns PhD

Barbara Messina, Director of Leadership Development & Mission Effectiveness for the Catholic Schools Office of the Diocese of Syracuse, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation in November, officially becoming Dr. Messina. The Sun caught up with the longtime educator for a few questions about her accomplishment.    Catholic Sun: You are…



Reflections from the March

   More than 500 people from across the diocese traveled to Washington, D.C., for the annual March for Life Jan. 19. Several of them offered reflections on the experience for the Sun; see additional and extended reflections and photos at thecatholicsun.com.    Megan Ruoff, 15, made her fifth trip to…


One-to-one computing grows in diocesan schools

More students using Chromebooks and iPads for projects By Tom Maguire Associate editor In a techno-world, you’d better be a techno-kid. The Diocese of Syracuse boasts more than 70 classrooms that have one computing device per child. “I think the one-to-one computing is a wonderful tool that we’re giving our children,” said…