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Pope, Coptic patriarch honor martyrs, urge unity for peace

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service   CAIRO (CNS) — Placing flowers, lighting a candle and praying at the site where dozens of Coptic Orthodox Christians were killed by an Islamic State militant last year, Pope Francis and Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II paid homage to those who were killed…


Bishop Cunningham announces pastoral changes

The Most Reverend Robert J. Cunningham, Bishop of Syracuse, has released the most recent pastoral appointments and changes in the Diocese of Syracuse. Additional pastoral changes will be announced in the near future. The changes are: Reverend Richard B. Dunn, currently Pastor of St. Mary Church in Hamilton and its…


In TED talk, pope urges people to make real connections

By Keanine Griggs, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While searching for a connection today often means looking for Wi-Fi, Pope Francis said real connections between people are the only hope for the future. “How wonderful would it be if the growth of scientific and technological innovation would come…


Restoring the Mother Church

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is in the midst of a restoration that will ensure it can serve the diocese’s faithful for another century. Plans for this phase of the restoration project include replacing the roof, the electrical and heating and cooling systems, the flooring, and the lighting and…




Aging prompts need to exercise mind, body and spirit

By Sarah Hinds Catholic News Service    WASHINGTON (CNS) — As people age they should not only make efforts to be physically and mentally sharp but should consider ways to take stock of their spiritual health.    There has been plenty written about the need to keep the brain and…



Brady Faith Farm springing to life

Public can buy subscriptions for food boxes By Tom Maguire Associate editor Looking like sprigs of spotted coral, the remains of last year’s kale and collard greens formed a line in the soil as spring began at the Brady Faith Farm in Syracuse. Wood chips collected for weed management sat in piles,…


Ludden’s Rauch, McManus honored as best in CNY

Backcourt player and coach love their basketball By Tom Maguire Associate editor Never try to pigeonhole a cagey hoopster.    If someone wanted to “pull a Rauch” with a spectacular move, backcourt player Danielle Rauch was asked, what move might that be?    “I just feel like I never do the same…