2006 Archives

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Brothers in arms

Sept. 28-Oct.4, 06Brothers in armsBy Luke Eggleston/ SUN staff writerBill Babbitt, David Kaczynski to speak out about capital punishment There are many parallels between the lives of Bill Babbitt and David Kaczynski, some mundane, some extraordinary. For example, both have wives named Linda. Both are committed activists who are opposed…


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Lifelong Learning

Sept. 7-13, 2006VOL 125 NO. 29Lifelong LearningBy Claudia Mathis/ SUN staff writerDiocesan Religious Education Office to sponsor Journey of Faith Conference Sister Katie Eiffe, CSJ, Diocesan Director of Religious Education, is expecting a crowd of almost 500 to attend the spiritually enriching 2006 Journey of Faith Conference Saturday, Sept. 30….


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Stepping out in faith

Sept. 14-20, 2006VOL 125 NO. 30Stepping out in faithBy Connie Cissell/ SUN editorSUN photo(s) Paul FinchFormation for Ministry Program helps laity realize their potential Since Webster’s definition of “vocation” features the words “calling” and “summons,” it is fitting that lay persons who wish to answer the summons have an avenue…


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Room to Grow

By Claudia Mathis/ SUN staff writerSUN photo(s) Paul FinchSt. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center renovates and expands its facility Joseph Scicchitano couldn’t be happier. As director of facilities at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Scicchitano has witnessed the near completion of the first phase of the center’s Facilities Master Plan in…


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Seamless schooling

Sept. 28-Oct.4, 06VOL 125 NO. 32Seamless schoolingDiocesan youths recite the rosary during a March for Life in this file photoBy Luke Eggleston/ SUN staff writerSUN photo(s) Paul Finch , SUN file photoHow some educators in the Syracuse Diocese approach the dignity of life In the concept of the “seamless garment,”…


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Desperate ‘Promised Land’

Aug. 3-16, 2006Desperate ‘Promised Land’By Luke Eggleston/ SUN staff writerRochester Diocese priest labors to alleviate poverty in Payatas The outskirts of metropolitan Manila are home to a “Promised Land” of sorts. But this latter-day Promised Land, Payatas, is no land of milk and honey. It is a land of trash…


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I raise my eyes to the mountains

Aug. 3-16, 2006I raise my eyes to the mountainsBy Deacon Michael Galuppi/ SUN contributing writerSUN photo(s) submittedCatholic social teaching in action in Guatemala Up, up, through the clouds, on a one-lane, hand-laid stone road with a 1,000 foot drop to the right, and a 1,000 foot climb to the left….


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New names for a new era

Aug. 3-16, 2006New names for a new eraBy Luke Eggleston/ SUN staff writerSUN photo(s) Paul FinchAs parishes merge, communities find identity in new names New developments in the Catholic world have forced faith communities to develop new strategies for spiritual survival.The priest shortage in particular has been a considerable challenge…


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Tried and true

Aug. 3-16, 2006Tried and trueBy Claudia Mathis/ SUN staff writerSUN photo(s) submittedMatthew Lickona publishes book of spiritual memoirs Matthew Lickona is committed to traditional Catholicism. In his new book Swimming with Scapulars: True Confessions of a Young Catholic, Lickona describes a faith that transcends the times. It is a story…


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New memories

Aug. 3-16, 2006New memoriesBy Claudia Mathis/ SUN staff writerSUN photo(s) Paul FinchHoly Cross Church celebrates first Mass in its new church building July 29 marked a special moment in the history of Holy Cross Church in Dewitt. On that day, Holy Cross parishioners celebrated Mass in their brand new church…