2002 Archives

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Street Talk

By Howie MansfieldSun Staff Writer In the final analysis, the rich must not ignore the poor because both rich and poor are tied together. They entered the same mysterious gateway of human birth, into the same adventure of mortal life.The agony of the poor impoverishes the rich; the betterment of…


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War – What’s It Good For?

Dr. James Kenney is not a stranger to war and his memories are often filled with scenes of war’s violent destruction. In 1944 he was stationed in London as a member of the U.S. Signal Corps. On his first night there, Kenney experienced the first of many air raids by…


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Men On A Mission

The road of life can take some unexpected turns at times. When a man accepts a call to the priesthood, he accepts whatever assignment is put before him. When there are too many priests in a diocese, the bishop may allow a number of clergy to travel to different parts…


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Gathering In His Name

Life is rapidly changing for three parishes in Binghamton, with little time to catch one’s breath. St. Joseph’s Church, St. Ann’s Church and St. Stanislaus Kostka Church are without a full-time priest and there is no set plan for ministry. Bishop James Moynihan asked the Franciscan friars to lead a…


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Called To Ministry

The diaconate has historically always been an important part of the church. Deacons, up until medieval times, assisted bishops with the administration of the church. As time went on, the sacredness of the priesthood took greater precedence, and the diaconate became a role assumed by an individual before his ordination…




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Securing Freedom

October 3-9, 2002 Father Paul Madej ( pictured below on the right) receives Bronze Star for military service overseasBy Howie Mansfield During the last year, increased military presence overseas has sent loved ones from Central New York to the mountainous terrain of Afghanistan to participate in Operation Enduring Freedom. These…