2008 Archives

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Charity brings Faith and Hope

McDevitts leave legacy of estimated $30 million to the Syracuse Diocese By Connie BerrySUN editor Robert and Catherine McDevitt of Binghamton were known for their simplicity and they were known as a couple who were sincere and faithful Catholics. Now, in their recent passing, they will be known for their…


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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 guidance…


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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, the impact…


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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. “It…


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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 world witnessed…


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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 the…


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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 officer;…


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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 the winter of…


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Going up!

Holy Family School makes major improvements By HFS Development Office NORWICH — Chenango County is served by one Catholic school, Holy Family, located at St. Paul’s Parish on Prospect Street in Norwich. Founded as St. Paul’s School in 1922 with Dominican nuns providing the staffing, the school changed its name to…


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Supporting soldiers

Clinical psychologist Bill Cross, Ph.D. latest speaker in Wounds of War Lecture Series By Claudia MathisSUN staff writer Veteran’s Day, Le Moyne College hosted the third and final presentation of the Wounds of War Lecture Series at Panasci Family Chapel. Bill Cross, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and professor of psychology…