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All things encyclical

Update June 18: Pope Francis’ highly anticipated encyclical on creation and the environment, “Laudato Si,” has been released. Read it, and all the details, analysis and ongoing commentary, right here at thecatholicsun.com throughout the day. Up next at 8:30 a.m. EST: Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference…





Bishops discuss upcoming encyclical, pope’s visit, uses of social media

Catholic News Service ST. LOUIS (CNS) — The U.S. bishops gathered in St. Louis for their spring general assembly heard presentations on the pope’s upcoming encyclical on the environment, the U.S. church’s ongoing work in promoting traditional marriage and the need to remain vigilant in protecting children from abuse. Please…


Pope pushes Putin to work for peace in eastern Ukraine

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When Pope Francis met Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Vatican June 10, the ongoing crisis in eastern Ukraine was the principal topic of their conversation and was a concern for many others as well. Please follow and like us:


Organizers teeing up second Bishop’s Cup golf tournament

The 2015 Bishop’s Cup Cathedral Classic golf tournament will hit the Links at Erie Village in East Syracuse July 13, aiming again to raise funds to support maintenance and renovation efforts at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse. Please follow and like us:



Edward Cardinal Egan, former archbishop of NY, dies at 82

   Edward Cardinal Egan, former archbishop of New York, died this afternoon. He was 82.   Below is the official statement from the Archdiocese of New York:     “The cardinal was pronounced dead at NYU Langone Medical Center at 2:20 pm, cause of death was cardiac arrest. Funeral arrangements…


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Brandon Vogt shares three things every New Evangelist needs

What does it take to effectively share the Good News today? Brandon Vogt has it narrowed down to three essentials. Vogt shared those three pillars during a visit to St. James Church in Syracuse Feb. 24, where he offered a talk about “the New Evangelist.” Please follow and like us: