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St. James students deliver gifts to police on Day of Service

   JOHNSON CITY — St. James School third graders visited the Johnson City Police Department Jan. 30, delivering gift boxes to express their gratitude. The visit took place on the diocesan-wide Day of Service that kicked off Catholic Schools Week. In addition to some treats, the boxes included a medal…


Literacy Camp Out at Rome Catholic

   ROME — Rome Catholic School held a Literacy Camp Out Feb. 2 as part of its Catholic Schools Week celebrations. Each class had a “campsite” in the gym with a tent and “campfire.” Local community leaders and celebrities read to the children at each campsite.    Catholic Schools Week…


How a marriage strengthens and grows

By David Gibson Catholic News Service Marriage is like a crucible. At least Pope Francis appears to think so.    But how is marriage anything like a crucible in which, for example, metal is melted in order to be remolded into a new shape?    Actually, Pope Francis compared all…


8 Grimes seniors commissioned before big crowd

Students become Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion By Tom Maguire Associate editor Mark’s Gospel for the day said Jesus “was amazed at their lack of faith” when he came back to his native Nazareth.    Two diocesan priests came back to Bishop Grimes Jr./Sr. High School Feb. 1 and found the exact…


Diocesan marriage prep gives ‘a great foundation’

By Tracy Kinne Contributing writer Neither Chris nor Linda Padgett grew up Catholic, but they credit the Catholic faith, which they came to as adults, with helping them flourish through the good and the not-so-great of more than 25 years of marriage.    The couple, who moved to Constantia two…


Blessed Sacrament School focuses on service

   For 30 years, students at Blessed Sacrament School in Syracuse have participated in service projects during Catholic Schools Week.    Included in the observance last week were a school banking assembly and a sock drive. Students donated white adult socks and were treated to a sock hop. Socks were…


Bishop calls faithful to welcome the stranger

By Katherine Long, Editor Bishop Robert J. Cunningham called on the faithful to support refugees in prayer and action during a Mass in Solidarity with Refugees and Exiles celebrated at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Feb. 5. “As people of faith, we cannot tolerate racial and religious injustice,” he said…