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Bishop Moynihan remembered as ‘an inspiration’ at vigil

By Katherine Long, Editor Most Rev. James M. Moynihan was remembered as an inspiration, a friend, and an example during a vigil service celebrated for him at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception March 9. Bishop Robert J. Cunningham, diocesan clergy, religious, family members, friends, and faithful gathered for the evening…


Bishop Moynihan’s body received at Cathedral

By Katherine Long, Editor Clear, poignant notes played by a single bagpiper greeted the body of Most Rev. James M. Moynihan as he arrived at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception March 9. Msgr. Timothy Elmer, vicar general of the diocese, played “The Mist-Covered Mountains of Home,” a slow march, as…



Catholics called to stand against ‘alt-right’ views but seek dialogue

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) – When the Conservative Political Action Conference, popularly known as CPAC, met near Washington in late February, the event’s main organizer did everything possible to separate the annual gathering from a fringe group it said it wants no part of and whose…


Lenten regulations 2017

All adults, from the completion of their 18th year to the beginning of their 60th year, are expected to fast. All who have completed their 14th year are bound by abstinence. All Fridays in the season of Lent are days of abstinence. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are both days…


Some Catholics attack immigration policies, others urge new approach

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Donald Trump campaigned by saying he would aggressively go after the country’s 11 million unauthorized immigrants, promising deportation forces and a border wall with Mexico paid for by the United States’ neighbor to the south.  Time will tell whether he’ll be…



America Media in ‘greatest transformation’ since 1960s, says top editor

By Mark Pattison Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — America magazine, the Jesuit journal, and its affiliated website, www.americamedia.org, are in the midst of their “greatest transformation” since the 1960s, according to Jesuit Father Matt Malone, who was named editor-in-chief of America in 2012. More content is being placed on the…


If the shoe fits: Papal remarks on immigration apply to U.S., too

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When Pope Francis affirms basic Christian principles, he is not singling out one person or nation, but he definitely is not excluding them either. The ongoing global migration and refugee crisis is a case in point. The United States is…


Catholic Schools of Broome County Names Elizabeth Carter as Next President

The Catholic Schools of Broome County system has selected Elizabeth Carter as its next president, according to a release from the organization. The Catholic Schools of Broome County system includes All Saints Elementary School in Endicott, St. John the Evangelist Elementary School in Binghamton, St. James Elementary School in Johnson…