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Syracuse mayor declares Jan. 23 St. Marianne Cope Day

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner declared today, Jan. 23, St. Marianne Cope Day in the city. Today is St. Marianne’s birthday and feast day. The official proclamation of the day was on display at the St. Marianne Cope Shrine & Museum this morning, where events were held to mark St. Marianne’s…


Marching for Life with the Diocese of Syracuse

More than 200 students and chaperones from the diocese are in Washington, D.C., with the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry to participate in a three-day pilgrimage for the March for Life. One of those participants, Samantha Pare, will be sharing dispatches from the trip with Sun readers each day….


Marching for Life with the Diocese of Syracuse: Day Two

More than 200 students and chaperones from the diocese are in Washington, D.C., with the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry to participate in a three-day pilgrimage for the March for Life. One of those participants, Samantha Pare, is sharing dispatches from the trip with Sun readers each day. Samantha…



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At Christmas, do we invite Him in or crowd Him out?

Father Bill Jones delivered the homily at the 12:10 Mass at the Cathedral yesterday. It was such a beautiful meditation on the birth of our Savior, I wanted to share it with our readers. Father Jones was happy to oblige me by providing a peek at his handwritten notes, which…



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Mother Marianne’s Westside Kitchen prepares for Thanksgiving

Mother Marianne’s Westside Kitchen was filled with the scent of stuffing Tuesday morning as volunteers prepared for the Thanksgiving feast to be served Thursday. “They’re my family. That’s why Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter are so important here,” Director Vicki Montalbano said. “We’re family every day, but I do it [the…


‘The Sisterhood’: Real discernment or ‘reality TV’?

The second episode of the new series “The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns” aired on Lifetime last night, following five young women as they explore whether they are called to be religious sisters. The Sun asked Sister Caryn Crook, vocation director for the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, for her opinion on how…


Throwback Thursday!

Notre Dame Elementary School held a Veterans Day Celebration for Active or Retired Veterans from various branches of the military..


St Mary’s service project adds up to helping others

   The fourth grade students at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Cortland have been busy collecting hats, coats, mittens and boots over the past few weeks as part of a school service project. While collecting the winter clothing the fourth grade students used the items to incorporate math into their…