2007 archives

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OLS youth harvest

Garden yields food for the body and soulBy dc. tom picciano / SUN contributing writer Vestal — ”EW!” A surprise greeted Marianna Wright as she helped on harvest day in the garden at Our Lady of Sorrows. There was a worm in the tomato she’d just picked. “It was gross. I…


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Plant a seed…and watch it grow

Father Thomas McNamara is ordained a Capuchin priest By connie cissell / sun editor Smoothing the way has always been one of Tom McNamara’s trademarks. Whether it was clearing a path in the snow so his sisters could go sledding or interpreting for a migrant worker needing help with medical…


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The view from the top

Steubenville conferences provide Catholic teenagers with a ‘mountaintop experience’BY Andrea Jacobs / sun contributing writer Hands are busy following the choreographed movements to the songs, which inspire dancing, clapping, stomping and cheering. The music is so loud one can feel it pulsing in the air. Over 2,000 people focus their…


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Burning for life

Sacco brings up-tempo energy to BCRTLCBy luke eggleston / SUN staff writer James Sacco had always considered himself pro-life. It wasn’t until he attended law school, though, that his ideas would crystallize. In what he describes as the virulently “pro-abortion” atmosphere of the University at Buffalo, Sacco said he was…


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A journey of love

by claudia mathis / sun staff writer The Syracuse Diocese is now offering people an opportunity to achieve a happy, successful marriage through the CREIGHTON MODEL FertilityCare System, an advanced natural family planning procreative program. This system is a modification of NaPro Technology, a new reproductive and gynecological science that…


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Transition in the Tier

Southern Region schools look to streamline Catholic educationBy luke eggleston / SUN staff writer BINGHAMTON — Before you can run, you must walk. And before you can walk you must crawl. In an effort to get their region’s education system sprinting in the near future, representatives from the Southern Region of…


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Heartening donation

Connecticut company donates ‘AED’ to Alibrandi CenterBy luke eggleston / SUN staff writer The name “Alibrandi” has been synonymous with Catholicism at Syracuse University since the chaplaincy adopted the name in 1982. The name was adopted when a significant donation from the Alibrandi family enabled the center to construct its…


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Spreading the health

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception launches new ministry with health clinicBy claudia mathis / SUN staff writer It was the fulfillment of a dream. On July 2, Amaus Health Services at Cathedral opened in Syracuse. The mission of Amaus is to provide quality and compassionate interim primary care to those…


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House of healing

St. Elizabeth Medical Center serves its community well UTICA — Showing great initiative in the nationwide drive to improve the quality of patient care, St. Elizabeth Medical Center was honored with a ranking that places it among the highest accredited hospitals in the U.S. in 2006. St. Elizabeth’s was established…


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A fire still burns

St. Vincent de Paul Church to hold rededication Mass and dinnerBy claudia mathis / SUN staff writer The invitations have been sent to over 1000 parishioners, clergy, St. Vincent de Paul School alumni and friends. St. Vincent de Paul Church in Syracuse is planning a Mass and dinner on Saturday, Sept….