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Chrism Mass celebrated

Joined by priests and faithful from across the diocese, Bishop Cunningham celebrated the Chrism Mass March 22. During the Mass, the oil of the sick and the oil of catechumens were blessed and the sacred Chrism was consecrated. Also at this special Mass, priests in the diocese renewed their priestly…


Annual IGNITE Conference fires up faith

By Katherine Long and Nicole Ossevoort Sun staff Hailing from every corner of the diocese and beyond, more than 800 men gathered at Syracuse’s SRC Arena March 19 for the 8th annual IGNITE Catholic Men’s Conference. The theme of this year’s event, fitting for the Jubilee Year of Mercy, was…



Pope marks third anniversary of election with talk on mercy

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY (CNS) —Pope Francis celebrated the third anniversary of his election with a simple Tweet — “Pray for me” — and the usual Sunday recitation of the Angelus prayer with tens of thousands of people gathered in St. Peter’s Square.    In…


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Mother Teresa to be canonized Sept. 4

By Cindy Wooden |  Catholic News Service    VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis will declare Blessed Teresa of Kolkata a saint at the Vatican Sept. 4.    The date was announced March 15 during an “ordinary public consistory,” a meeting of the pope, cardinals and promoters of sainthood causes…


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DPC talks Year of Mercy, World Meeting, HOPE Appeal, more

By Katherine Long Editor The Diocesan Pastoral Council met for its first session of 2016 March 12, discussing resources and activities for the Year of Mercy, hearing testimonies from attendees of the World Meeting of Families and the March for Life, and getting an early look at this year’s HOPE…


Cobras’ season ends with tough loss at semifinals

By John Cifonelli Bishop Grimes Athletic Director When the season began, no one in their wildest dreams could have imagined the Bishop Grimes Cobras would be playing in the state final four in Glens Falls. But a fearless attitude, great three-point shooting and a ferocious defense led them to one…