2007 archives

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Crisscrossing

Father Drobin finds interwoven ministries in his vocationBy luke eggleston / SUN staff writer A current in modern and contemporary thought often assumes an antagonistic relationship between faith and reason, religion and science. The Catholic Church, in part, is responsible on occasion and has admitted as much. Galileo, the professed…


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A common heart

Sisters of St. Francis reunite with Millvale, Pa. sistersBy connie cissell / sun editor After more than a century apart, the Sisters of St. Francis have found each other again. Forged under the guidance of St. John Neumann, who was then bishop of Philadelphia, in 1855, the Sisters of St….


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Lighting the way

Opening of the school year is celebrated with MassBy claudia mathis / SUN staff writer FAYETTEVILLE — Immaculate Conception Church in Fayetteville was filled to capacity on Sept. 4 as administrators and teachers gathered for a special Mass of the Holy Spirit. They came to celebrate their faith and the start…


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Le Moving on

by luke eggleston / sun staff writer At the end of the spring semester of 2007, then Le Moyne College president Father Charles Beirne, SJ, exited the institution he had helped shape for the past seven years. His absence will be sharply felt in the coming months but the tradition…


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Native tongue

Irish Festival to feature  Mass in GaelicBy luke eggleston / SUN staff writer The Gaelic language enjoyed a strong resurgence alongside the Irish nationalist movement spanning the 19th and 20th centuries. The language’s use had largely subsided during the previous centuries of British influence and outright imperialism. Since the Republic of…


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Reviving devotion

Archbishop Raymond Burke comes to Syracuse for Sacred Heart Conference By connie cissell / SUN editor LIVERPOOL — More than 300 people — couples, children, seniors, teens, religious and clergy came together over the weekend at the 2007 Sacred Heart Family Conference held at the convention center at the Holiday…


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Reconfiguration engineer

The diocese has brought in Brother Edward to smooth the reconfiguration processBy luke eggleston / SUN staff writer Franciscan Brother Edward Falsey was there at the beginning and the Syracuse Diocese intends to use him to help facilitate the reconfiguration process until it ends. After many successful years quarterbacking the merger…


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Enduring dynasty

Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame to welcome CBA football team of the 1950sBy luke eggleston / SUN staff writer Christian Brothers Academy’s representation in the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame will more than double next year at its induction ceremony at Drumlins Oct. 22. Nearly 20 members of the…


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Then and now

Diocesan Catholic schools continue to offer strong  academic and moral education by claudia mathis / sun staff writer Diocesan Catholic school’s efforts to carry out the mission of Jesus Christ and to shape students in the Catholic faith is stronger than ever before. By stressing the doctrine of Christ’s teaching,…


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In nomine Patri…

By luke eggleston / SUN staff writer In July, Pope Benedict XVI released an apostolic letter Summorum Pontificum intended to broaden the availability of the Latin Mass to Catholics. Many progressive Catholics fear that the letter signifies a dramatic shift to the right. Father Joseph Scardella is the Syracuse Diocese’s…