2013 News

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‘A beautiful tribute to a simple friar’

Funeral services honor Father Conrad Somerville, OFM Conv. On Tues., Nov. 26, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Syracuse was crowded with people who had come to honor their priest, their confessor, and most of all, their friend, Father Conrad Somerville, OFM Conv. Father Somerville passed away Nov….





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Hunger doesn’t take a holiday

Catholic Charities of Broome County works with parishes, community to feed those in need For more than 40 years, Catholic Charities of Broome County’s Thanksgiving basket program has provided those in need with free turkeys and all the fruits, vegetables and canned goods necessary to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving meal….


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To Pope Francis, with love

Fifteen sixth graders from Trinity Catholic School in Oswego struggled a bit under the weight of several boxes of donated food items Nov. 6, but they never lost their smiles.    The food donation program had become an important project to the sixth graders, who personally gathered donations from friends,…




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Back to basics: Faith from the heart

Year of Faith: A year of formation for transformation Editor’s note: Throughout the Year of Faith, Father Christopher Seibt has offered a series of columns based on the reflection series “Catholicism Today” that he gave during First Friday devotions at St. James Church in Syracuse while on pastoral year. This…


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Celebrating the Year of Faith

Looking back and looking ahead, diocese marks Year of Faith By Claudia Mathis and Katherine LongSun staff In his 2011 apostolic letter Door of Faith, Pope Benedict XVI (now Pope Emeritus) issued “a summons to an authentic and renewed conversion to the Lord” by declaring Oct. 11, 2012 to Nov….