2008 Archives

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To Those Who Give, Much is Given

Children and teachers at Cathedral Academy at Pompei (CAP) know the meaning and results of serving others. They work as a team, giving to the school and community in many ways, and in return, they receive an abundance of spiritual and material gifts.    The sixth grade students, with the…


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New at the helm

Melara named new executive director of Catholic Charities of Onondaga County by luke egglestonsun staff writer    Mike Melara picked an interesting time to seek out the position of executive director of Catholic Charities of Onondaga County.    With Wall Street lurching each morning with the movement of the market,…


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Edifying journey

St. Michael/St. Peter deacon attends conference in Hawaii By Claudia MathisSUN staff writer    Deacon Gregory Cross of St. Michael/St. Peter Church in Syracuse joined over 110 permanent deacons from all over the U.S. and Canada aboard a cruise ship in Honolulu for the Pacific Diaconate Conference Oct. 26-Nov. 1….


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Power of prayer

Rwanda genocide survivor a witness to forgiveness by luke egglestonsun staff writer    The power of prayer is the topic of countless homilies and a cornerstone of Christian faith. For Immaculee Ilibagiza, that power was tried in one of the most harrowing situations imaginable.     In the year 1994, the…


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Not forgotten

St. Cecilia’s parishioner completes mission in Sudan By Claudia MathisSUN staff writer    Margot Grobsmith’s wish has finally been granted. When she joined the Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, she did so with the intention of serving on foreign missions. She never got that opportunity before she left…


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Reflecting on resources

Diocesan Pastoral Council takes a look at responsible stewardship By Connie BerrySUN editor    The Nov. 15 meeting of the Diocesan Pastoral Council (DPC) was all business as the discussion centered around parish finances and fiscal accountability. A panel consisting of Father Clifford Auth, chancellor; Debra Sochan, diocesan chief financial…


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Holiday hope

Parishes, diocesan agencies offer aid in trying times by luke egglestonsun staff writer    The holidays signal a time of celebration as Advent signals Christ’s coming.    But they are also a time of difficulty for the working poor and the homeless as winter looms.    All signs indicate that…


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Faith on fire

New Catholic Laymen’s Conference looks to ignite faith by luke egglestonsun staff writer The Diocese of Syracuse offers numerous conferences for youth and women, but, according to the committee for Ignite 2009 Catholic Men’s Conference, there has not been a men’s equivalent to date. “There hasn’t been a men’s conference…


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Seasons of song

Christmas, Advent music resonates strongly by luke egglestonsun staff writer Christmas music stirs strong memories in everyone. Memories of time spent gathered with family and friends, warm fires, a well-lit tree or even egg nog often bubble up whenever one hears, for example, “Silent Night.” More than any other holiday,…


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A great loss

Diocese mourns the passing of Msgr. Michael P. Minehan By Connie BerrySUN editor BINGHAMTON — The death of Msgr. Michael P. Minehan came as a shock to many who loved and admired the former chancellor and parish priest. He succumbed to a brief illness on Nov. 26. He was 55…