2011 Archives

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The family orchard: Adoption through Catholic Charities

By Jennika BainesSun Associate Editor The origins of the term “putting a baby up for adoption” go back to the days when trains would stop in dusty back towns and women who couldn’t care for their babies would hold them up in baskets — literally putting them up —  for…


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St. Joseph the Worker celebrates 120 years of parish life

LIVERPOOL — St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Liverpool is celebrating its 120th anniversary. The parish was formally established in October of 1890, staffed by priests of St. John the Baptist Church in Syracuse. The original church was built on the corner of Oswego and Cypress Streets. In 1913, Father…


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Cathedral Academy Class of 1953 starts scholarship

The Cathedral Academy Class of 1953 has started a scholarship fund for Cathedral Academy at Pompei in honor of Sister Mary Jane Wilcox, DC, a member of the class who died earlier this year. Sister Mary Jane, born Shirley Wilcox, was principal of Cathedral School for 10 years at its…


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Catholic Charities program promotes good parenting

By Deacon Tom Picciano Contributing writer BINGHAMTON — Parents don’t have all the answers for raising children. But there is some help for the formative early childhood years in classes offered by Catholic Charities of Broome County. STEP — Systematic Training for Effective Parenting — is in the 14th year…



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Msgr. Luczycki follows his dream

By Claudia MathisStaff writer ONEIDA — At 90 years old, Msgr. Matthew Luczycki, senior priest in residence at St. Joseph’s Church in Oneida, continues to enjoy the vocation he aspired to when he was a child — the priesthood. Msgr. Luczycki celebrated his 65th jubilee on Dec. 22 at a…



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The changing faces of immigration

By Jennika Baines    Sun Associate Editor The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops made “Renewing Hope, Seeking Justice” the theme of this year’s National Migration Week (Jan. 2 – Jan. 8). The bishops encouraged parishes to focus on the difficulties facing families who must migrate and on the role economic…


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2010 Year in Review

By Claudia MathisStaff writer January Sister Jean Therese Owens, CSJ, died Jan. 10 at St. Joseph’s Provincial House, Latham, N.Y. On Jan. 12, a magnitude seven earthquake devastated Haiti. The annual March for Life was held Jan. 16 in downtown Syracuse. The fourth annual Catholic Schools “Light the Way” dinner…


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Sisters of St. Joseph

Pioneer women of the past, for the future By Connie BerrySun editor Nearly 175 years ago on March 25, 1836, six sisters of St. Joseph arrived at the Old Cathedral in St. Louis, Mo. They had traveled for two months from LeHavre, France, at the invitation of the bishop of…