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Catholic education celebrated at annual scholarship dinner

By Katherine Long Editor Catholic education was celebrated Jan. 27 as the Catholic Schools of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse held the 11th Annual Light the Way Scholarship Dinner.    Bill Crist, diocesan superintendent, said the event served not only as a great way to kick off Catholic Schools…


Cheers, roars, and total silence at pro-life events

Diocesan pilgrims describe bus trip,rally, and march One pilgrim concluded, “It’s cool to be Catholic.” Another felt “an unforgettable sense of peace.” A third sensed “a unified resolve” to respect every life.     Hundreds of people from the Diocese of Syracuse attended the 44th annual March for Life on Jan. 27…


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Guardian Angel Society ready to dance, dance, dance

By Tom Maguire Associate editor Father Joseph Champlin’s Guardian Angel Society gets “down to earth” — on a busy, scuffed-up dance floor.    “Sweet Cabaret,” a fundraiser for the Society, is a Feb. 11 evening of dining, dancing, and desserts to celebrate 20 years of providing scholarships and mentor services…



Stem cells and sisterly love

Utica nurse becomes patient to save sibling By Tom Maguire Associate editor The “prayer warriors” have mobilized, and the target is a miracle.    Susan M. Januszewski, RN, turned from nurse to patient when she donated her stem cells in the hope of saving her “very kind and loving” sister who…



Mobile-friendly website created for Vatican Museums

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service    VATICAN CITY — In an effort to share its masterpieces with even more people around the world, the Vatican Museums has established a YouTube channel and revamped its website to offer high-resolution images and mobile-friendly information.


Helping Hands busy filling crates for charity at Holy Family

By Tom Maguire Associate editor Holy Family School’s Helping Hands group, consisting of about 65 children in kindergarten through sixth grade, conducts a service project each month.    This month, more than 200 students throughout the Syracuse school collected personal-hygiene products from family and friends for Road to Emmaus Ministry…


March for Life steps off in Syracuse

By Katherine Long Editor Hundreds of people marched through downtown Syracuse Jan. 21, demonstrating against abortion and witnessing to the value of all human life. Sponsored by the Syracuse Right to Life Association, the annual Syracuse March for Life marks the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v….