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Pope tells women religious Vatican will study women deacons

By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis told the heads of women’s religious orders from around the world that he would set up a commission to study the New Testament deaconesses and he also insisted more can and should be done to involve lay and consecrated…



Father Daniel Berrigan remembered

By Renée K. Gadoua Contributing writer Father Daniel Berrigan, the anti-war Jesuit priest who grew up in Syracuse, is being remembered as a poet and prophet who challenged the Catholic Church and the country to follow the Gospel’s call for peace and justice. The last of the activist Berrigan Brothers,…


Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan, activist and poet, dies at 94

By Renée K. Gadoua, Contributing writer Father Daniel Berrigan, the last of the activist Berrigan Brothers, died April 30. His death came nine months after Syracuse-area Catholics bid goodbye to his brother, Jerry Berrigan, and nine days short of the Jesuit’s 95th birthday. Daniel Berrigan, who with his brother Philip, then a…


Remembering Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan

Several outlets are reporting that Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan has died at the age of 94. A round-up of coverage is below. This story will be updated. America Magazine: Poet and Prophet New York Times: Daniel J. Berrigan, Defiant Priest Who Preached Pacifism, Dies at 94 Washington Post: Daniel J. Berrigan,…



Suspects arrested in alleged plot against Vatican, Israeli embassy

By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Italian authorities arrested six suspects who allegedly received orders from the Islamic State terrorist group to attack the Vatican and the Israeli embassy in Rome. The arrests made in Lombardy and Piedmont April 28 were the result of a joint…



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…