2009 Archives

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O Holy Knights

Syracuse Diocese benefits from various Knights organizations By Claudia MathisSUN staff writer Religious service organizations are a valuable enhancement to any diocese. The Syracuse Diocese is fortunate to have four exceptional orders of knighthood in its midst. They are the Order of the Knights and Dames of Malta, Knights of…


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Watching over his kids

Guardian Angel  Society continues to be a godsend By Connie BerrySUN editor It was more than a decade ago when Father Joseph Champlin founded the Guardian Angel Society (GAS) and it’s more than a year since his death in January of 2008. His legacy continues as GAS still serves the…


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Singing for suppers

by Deacon Tom Piccianosun contributing writer JOHNSON CITY —- Charlie Hyland is a student with a cause…using his vocal talent to help feed the hungry. Hyland, a senior vocal performance major at Catholic University, will perform his third annual recital this Sunday, July 19 at St. James Church. As in…


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A good and holy cause

Blessed Marianne’s road to sainthood keeps Franciscan sisters active by luke egglestonsun staff writer The case for the sainthood of Blessed Mother Marianne Cope may have paused at the gates of Rome, but the efforts of her Franciscan sisters in the diocese that she once called home continue unabated. In…


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‘Complete fulfillment’

Msgr. James McCloskey enjoys his priesthood by Claudia MathisSUN staff writer During a March 16 plenary assembly with members of the Congregation for the Clergy, Pope Benedict XVI announced a Jubilee Year of the Priest beginning June 19, 2009. The pope will conclude the celebration during an international gathering of…


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Making connections

Catholic Charities Project Connect still linking suburbs and city by luke eggestonsun staff writer It has been 10 years since the inception of Project Connect by Catholic Charities of Onondaga County and the program has been a resounding success. The project was originally conceived as an effort to engage the…


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A peaceful refuge

Christ the King Retreat and Conference Center celebrates 15 years under the care of Syracuse Diocese By Claudia MathisSUN staff writer In 1994, Bishop Joseph O’Keefe agonized over whether the Syracuse Diocese should assume ownership of Christ the King Retreat House. The Jesuits wanted to give the retreat house to…


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A guiding light

New bishop offers Vespers Service  in Northern Region by luke egglestonsun staff writer OSWEGO — Bishop Robert Cunningham completed his circuit of regional Vespers Services on June 23 with a visit to St. Joseph’s Church. The bishop’s tour of the regions began with Holy Cross Church in DeWitt, followed by…


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New Vicar General appointed

Bishop Robert Cunningham announces Msgr. J. Robert Yeazel as new Vicar General By Connie BerrySUN editor Msgr. J. Robert Yeazel was appointed Vicar General by Bishop Robert Cunningham effective July 1, 2009. According to a press release by the diocesan Office of Communications, a Vicar General by definition assists the…


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World wide ‘SUN’

Catholic SUN launches new Web site by luke egglestonsun staff writer Every day, the media industry becomes more and more dependent on the internet to disseminate news to the world. Recently, The Catholic SUN newspaper, which serves the Syracuse Diocese, launched its own independent Web site, www.thecatholicsun.com. Previously, those interested…