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Poverty requires action, not empty words, pope says

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — People cannot sit back and be indifferent or unresponsive to growing poverty in the world as a privileged minority accumulates “ostentatious wealth,” Pope Francis said. “God created the heavens and the earth for all; yet sadly some have erected barriers,…


Support the Catholic Communication Campaign Collection

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On June 10 and 11 in the Diocese of Syracuse, we will take up a collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC). This collection helps us to fulfill our Diocesan mission of evangelization: to know, live, and share our faith. In his message for…



Trump pushes travel ban to U.S. Supreme Court

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — As the world was reacting to news about Donald Trump pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord, lawyers for the president were asking the U.S. Supreme Court later that day, on June 1, to overturn decisions by lower courts blocking his…




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Diocese releases statement regarding Felix Colosimo

Felix Colosimo was permanently removed from priestly ministry in 2014 after an allegation of abuse was found credible by the Diocese of Syracuse, the diocese said today.   The diocese released the statement following a report published on syracuse.com that Matthew Strzepek had sued the diocese and Colosimo, claiming abuse by Colosimo when…



Church leaders welcome leaked HHS draft lifting contraceptive mandate

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — A leaked draft rule from the Department of Health and Human Services exempting religious groups from the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act was welcomed by church officials and attorneys representing the Little Sisters of the Poor, one of the…


Federal appeals court upholds injunction against Trump’s travel ban

By Catholic News Service RICHMOND, Va. (CNS) — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, based in Richmond, issued a 10-3 ruling May 25 to uphold a Maryland federal court’s injunction against President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban. Writing for the majority, Chief Judge Roger L. Gregory said:…