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Scenes from the first day of school

It’s back-to-school time in the Diocese of Syracuse! Schools across the diocese welcomed students back to campuses this week. Here are some scenes from the first days at Trinity Catholic School in Oswego, Notre Dame Jr./Sr. High School in Utica, St. John the Evangelist School in Binghamton, and St. Patrick’s…





Stephen Colbert, in interview, discusses faith, joy and humor

  By Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service   WASHINGTON (CNS) — Stephen Colbert, who took over Sept. 8 as host of CBS’ “Late Night” program, said in an interview for Canada’s Salt + Light Television that his “Colbert Report” character was intended to be a “well-intentioned, poorly informed, high-status idiot.”…




150 immigrants and refugees in New York will meet pope

By Beth Griffin, Catholic News Service   NEW YORK (CNS) — The fabric of New York is stronger because those on the margins have been given safe shelter, a decent meal and a route out of crisis by the Catholic Church, according to the director of Catholic Charities of the…



Pope simplifies annulment process, asks that it be free of charge

By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While a juridical process is necessary for making accurate judgments, the Catholic Church’s marriage annulment process must be quicker, cheaper and much more of a pastoral ministry, Pope Francis said. Rewriting a section of the Latin-rite Code of Canon…