2013 News


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Guest voice: The Catholic bishops and immigration

Editor’s note: The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops designated Jan. 6-12 National Migration Week. This year’s theme, “We are Strangers No Longer: Our Journey of Hope Continues,” commemorates the 10th anniversary of “the historic joint pastoral letter of the United States and Mexico bishops conferences, ‘Strangers No Longer: Together…


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Called to serve

Local seminarian grateful to others as he prepares for June ordination   By Pat SheaSun associate editor How do you know when God calls you to a vocation? For Syracuse seminarian and transitional deacon Christopher Seibt, 27, the call came early.    “Parents of a priest who had just entered…


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Holy homecoming

It was a proud and blessed morning at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church on Syracuse’s Tipperary Hill Dec. 30 as Bishop Borys Gudziak returned to his home parish to celebrate the Divine Liturgy. It was the first time Bishop Gudziak had celebrated Mass in the church since Pope…



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2012 year in Review

2012 was a memorable year for the Diocese of Syracuse and the Universal Church. Here, a look back at some highlights from the past year. January    Pope Benedict XVI named 22 new cardinals on Jan. 6, including Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York.    St. Elizabeth Medical Center in…