2012 News



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Fidelis Care began with bishops’ vision

Fidelis Care began with bishops’ vision By Connie BerrySun editor    When the New York State Catholic Bishops took a look at affordable health care needs back in 1993, it barely seems possible that coverage that began in Brooklyn and Queens now encompasses 59 counties throughout the state and covers…


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I was sick and you visited me

Hospital chaplains deliver a vital ministry By Katherine LongSun associate editor    The hospital can be a frightening, lonely place for patients and visitors alike. Faced with illness and mortality, faith is clung to, questioned, searched for, abandoned. Catholic hospital chaplains minister to all these needs — often on the…


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Heart to heart

Program at St. Joseph’s Hospital offers heart patients support By Katherine LongSun associate editor    The intensive care unit is not high on the list of places most people want to find themselves. Bob Burns, however, was thrilled to wake up there following his open heart surgery three years ago….


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Bishop Grimes student wins oratorical contest

   Yoonji Lee, a junior at Bishop Grimes Prep in Syracuse, won first place and a prize of $300 in the Pro-Life Oratorical Contest sponsored by the Syracuse Right to Life Association. The contest, held in North Syracuse, drew juniors and seniors from area schools.    “Yoonji is a wonderful…


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“The crew from Peru”

Parishioners of Our Lady of Lourdes in Utica make mission trip to sister parish in Lima By Katherine LongSun associate editor    They left with toothbrushes and Happy Meal toys. They returned with lasting memories and a deeper understanding of their brothers and sisters in Christ.    Last month, Chris…



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Throughout these 40 days

Traditions of the Lenten season By Katherine LongSun associate editor    As the holiest week in the church’s calendar nears, the Sun sets out to answer a few frequently asked questions about the Lenten season and its history. What does “Lent” mean?   “Lent” comes from the Anglo-Saxon word for springtime…