2002 Archives

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Vocations Are We Accepting the Gift?

The images of the priesthood and religious life today are far from the Bells of St. Mary’s days. Portrayals of a lonely, unhappy priests and women religious abound. Confusion, misinformation and doubt cloud perceptions of religious life. “Many people don’t have an understanding of religious life. They think of images…


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Priests on the Go Diocesan Clergy Continue To Be Busy

SUN photo(s) Paul FinchAs the needs of the church increase, so has the need for priests to administer the sacraments. For all of life’s changes, priests are a vital component, from blessing a couple’s first child to praying over a dying parishioner. With clergy numbers diminishing and lay involvement on…






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Hope for the Holidays

Nov. 28 – Dec. 4, 02Hope for the HolidaysBy Karen Kukla/ SUN contributing writer Local organization helps those touched by loss of a loved one during a hectic holiday season. Therese Schoeneck knows that sometimes the saddest holiday story can have a happy ending. She remembers the six months after…


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Times are Changing DPC to help improve pastor assignment process

By Kelly Homan Rodoski/ SUN contributing writerEAST SYRACUSE — The Diocesan Pastoral Council was privy to some groundbreaking discussion during its Nov. 16 plenary session, held at Bishop Grimes Jr./Sr. High School. Bishop Thomas Costello, director of Priest Personnel, began an exchange of ideas with council members about the process…


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Brothers Hold Off Fulton

Christian Brothers Academy stops Red Raiders 31-27 in sectional title game Fulton has yet to figure out how to beat Christian Brothers Academy. Sophomore Greg Paulus threw for over 180 yards and three touchdowns, while running for a score as the Brothers defeated Fulton 31-27 for the Section III Class…