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Trump nominates Callista Gingrich ambassador to Vatican

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — As he prepared to meet Pope Francis for the first time, President Donald Trump formally nominated Callista Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, to be the new U.S. ambassador to the Holy See. The White House announced the nomination late May…


Trump arrives in Holy Land, visits Holy Sepulcher, Western Wall

By Judith Sudilovsky Catholic News Service JERUSALEM (CNS) — Following his official welcome to Jerusalem by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, U.S. President Donald Trump began his two-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories with a private visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and Western Wall. Details of…



Archdiocese reaffirms church fully cooperated with 1969 murder probe

By Christopher Gunty Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — As Netflix prepared to release a seven-part documentary about the unsolved 1969 murder of a Baltimore nun, officials of the Archdiocese of Baltimore reaffirmed that the church did not attempt to interfere in the investigation of the death of Sister Catherine…


Remains of priest exhumed, verified as part of beatification process

By Diane Clay Catholic News Service OKARCHE, Okla. (CNS) — Early on the morning of May 10, the remains of Father Stanley F. Rother were exhumed from Holy Trinity Cemetery in Okarche and transported to Oklahoma City. As required by the Catholic Church for the beatification process, his remains were…



A new shepherd: Deacon Matthew Lyons

  Deacon Matthew Lyons will be ordained to the priesthood June 3, becoming the diocese’s newest priest.  A native of St. Joseph’s Church in Endicott, Lyons is the son of Thomas and Nancy Lyons and the eldest sibling to brother Michael and sister Monica.  As he prepares for the final step…


Meet the Deacon: Matthew Rawson

Matthew Rawson will become the diocese’s newest transitional deacon when he is ordained May 20 at St. James Church in Syracuse, his home parish. This ordination is the next step on his journey to become a priest. Rawson is the son of Ralph and Donna Rawson and a 2009 graduate of Corcoran High…


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Diocese of Syracuse to Ordain its Newest Transitional Deacon May 20

The Diocese of Syracuse released the following statement May 15: Mr. Matthew Rawson of Syracuse, N.Y., will become the newest transitional deacon in the Diocese of Syracuse when he is ordained at his home parish of St. James Church in Syracuse on Saturday, May 20, 2017.  Matthew’s ordination will be…