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2016 Priest Jubilees

Compiled by Katherine Long Editor Each year, the Diocese of Syracuse honors its clergy who are celebrating milestone anniversaries. Here, the Sun offers a brief look at the jubilarians and their years of dedicated priestly service.


Our Lady of Good Counsel celebrates 75 years

By Deacon Tom Picciano Contributing writer ENDICOTT — “This was all field out here,” said Norma Bidwell.   Bidwell, a charter member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, doesn’t recall much about the church being built 75 years ago, but she remembers winning a statue there as the building first…


Big steps for tiny homes

  Volunteers, contractors and generators buzzed around a lot on Rose Avenue in Syracuse last week as construction on two tiny homes for the homeless continued. The homes are the first to be built by A Tiny Home for Good, Inc., a local organization with a straightforward and ambitious mission:…




‘It makes you weep,’ pope says of refugees’ stories

By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM GREECE (CNS) — When an aide suggested Pope Francis offer to fly some Syrian refugees back to Rome with him, he said he said yes immediately because it was “an inspiration of the Holy Spirit.”