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Bishop Moynihan remembered as ‘an inspiration’ at vigil

By Katherine Long, Editor Most Rev. James M. Moynihan was remembered as an inspiration, a friend, and an example during a vigil service celebrated for him at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception March 9. Bishop Robert J. Cunningham, diocesan clergy, religious, family members, friends, and faithful gathered for the evening…


Bishop Moynihan’s body received at Cathedral

By Katherine Long, Editor Clear, poignant notes played by a single bagpiper greeted the body of Most Rev. James M. Moynihan as he arrived at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception March 9. Msgr. Timothy Elmer, vicar general of the diocese, played “The Mist-Covered Mountains of Home,” a slow march, as…


Ludden girls win sectional hoop title

Lady Gaelic Knights top Lady Cobras; will face Seton By Tom Maguire Associate editor    Extraordinary athletes still count on special blessings.    Before the girls Section III Class B championship basketball game March 5 at Onondaga Community College, the Bishop Ludden players waited and waited in a window-lined hallway for the…


Rite of Election

The Rite of Election was celebrated at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception March 5, bringing together 48 catechumens — along with their sponsors, godparents, families, pastors, and RCIA team leaders — from across the diocese.    Catechumens are preparing for baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation in the Church. The rite…




Ludden, Grimes girls to face off in basketball final

Gaelic Knights’ Danielle Rauch sets scoring mark The Bishop Ludden and Bishop Grimes girls high school basketball teams will play for the Section III Class B championship March 5.    On Feb. 26, Grimes advanced by beating Westhill 47-44, and Ludden advanced by beating South Jefferson 51-50.


Discovery of planets boosts hope of finding alien life

Scientists will look for signs of presence of chemicals By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service    VATICAN CITY — The quest to find life on other planets got a boost when astronomers confirmed the existence of at least seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a red dwarf star just 40 light years away.   …


Ecumenism is a common journey, not a lab experiment, pope says

Pope Francis is first pontiff to visit Anglican parish in Rome By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service    ROME — The path toward Christian unity can’t be found isolated in a laboratory hashing out theological differences, but rather by walking together on a common journey, Pope Francis said.   …