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Mercy House opens

By Deacon Tom Picciano Contributing writer    ENDICOTT — “Got to see what my old house looks like,” Father Matthew “Matt” Wieczorek said with a smile as he entered Mercy House of the Southern Tier Feb. 28.

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Annual IGNITE Catholic Men’s Conference to be held March 19

Provided by IGNITE Catholic Men’s Conference Wanted: Catholic men, ages 16 and up, seeking to fire up their faith! The Syracuse Roman Catholic Diocese will host IGNITE 2016 Catholic Men’s Conference, on Saturday, March 19, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the SRC Arena and Event Center, Syracuse….

Ireland pilgrimage: Glendalough and Dublin

Day four in Ireland was jam-packed. We started bright at early at Glendalough, exploring the remains of a monastic city. St. Kevin lived there as a hermit in the sixth century; eventually followers joined him, and a community grew up around them. The site holds remains of churches and other…

Ireland pilgrimage: Blarney

Just a wee post today. (Do I sound Irish yet? No, didn’t think so.) We spent the morning at Blarney Castle, where many of us kissed the Blarney Stone, said to bestow the gift of gab, the gift of eloquence or the ability to lie convincingly for seven long years….

Ireland pilgrimage: The Ring of Kerry

After a morning of a little fun on the Ring of Kerry (a photo op with a local donkey and an introduction to King Puck), our group of pilgrims motored to Bonane for a special Mass. In “penal times,” a litany of repressive laws kept Catholics from full participation in public life…

Ireland pilgrimage: Adare and Dingle

We made it! Forty-seven pilgrims, including Bishop Robert J. Cunningham and yours truly, landed in Shannon, Ireland, very early this morning, Oct. 2, officially beginning our 10-day pilgrimage to the Emerald Isle. Shepherded by our incredible guide and driver, Pierce, we drove through clinging fog to the village of Adare….

Local priests celebrate message of, Mass with Pope Francis

Fathers Tim Taugher, pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Binghamton, and Fred Daley, pastor of All Saints Parish in Syracuse, were among the thousands of people who filled Independence Mall in Philadelphia Sept. 26, waiting to hear Pope Francis speak about human rights, immigration, and freedom. The two…