2013 News

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Catholic Charities aids flood-ravaged Colorado

It was a day already synonymous with disaster, but when flash floods devastated 24 counties in the state of Colorado on Sept. 11, 2013, the disaster relief team at Catholic Charities of Broome County (CCBC) knew they could help. Three staff members from CCBC — Deputy Director Tonya Brown; Tammy…




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Healthy moms, healthy babies

Catholic Charities of Onondaga County provides needed support to expectant and new mothers Imagine this. You’re 17, a high school student with a part-time job, a sweet boyfriend and you’re thinking about college. Now imagine you’re pregnant. You absolutely won’t consider an abortion and in your family, adoption is unthinkable….


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St. Joseph’s Church rededicates restored shrine

   ENDICOTT — Joseph and Theresa Kolone remember when the Our Lady of Lourdes grotto was built at St. Joseph’s Church.   “It was so many years ago,” Theresa said. “This place to me is very important, very holy. Our parents were among the first people that made the shrine….



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World Mission Sunday: How your donation helps

Pope John Paul II referred to the offering collected on World Mission Sunday as a  “central fund of solidarity,” and for missions throughout the world, the money donated by Catholics each year during this special collection may mean the difference between life and death.    Coordinated locally by the diocesan…


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Mass at the mall celebrates the Franciscan Place

On Oct. 4, shoppers at Destiny USA in Syracuse were treated to a very special event: Mass celebrated by Bishop Robert J. Cunningham in honor of St. Francis of Assisi’s feast day and the 15th anniversary of the Franciscan Place.    The Franciscan Place is run in cooperation with the…


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Franciscan Earth Corps flourishing again in Syracuse

The young people of Syracuse’s Franciscan Earth Corps (FEC) are definitely not afraid to get their hands dirty.    Members of the group set to work digging, weeding and planting in the Stone Soup community garden near St. Lucy’s Church in Syracuse Oct. 5, part of their first service project…


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‘Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues’

Sister Helen Prejean speaks at SU As she began her talk, titled “Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues,” Sister Helen Prejean told her audience that her journey is one of waking up — of “awakening to the Gospel of Jesus, that Jesus called us to do justice in the world…