VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis’ Christmas greeting to the Vatican bureaucracy this year was an extended warning against a host of spiritual ills to which he said Vatican officials are prone, including “spiritual Alzheimer’s,” “existential schizophrenia,” publicity-seeking, the “terrorism of gossip” and even a poor sense of humor.
Danielle Cummings has been appointed chancellor of the Diocese of Syracuse, becoming the first woman and the first layperson to hold the position in the diocese’s 128-year history. Chancellor is the highest diocesan position open to women. Bishop Robert J. Cunningham publicly announced the appointment, effective Jan. 1, on Dec….
The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe was celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Syracuse Dec. 12. The feast day marks the appearance of the Blessed Virgin Mary to St. Juan Diego in Tepeyac,
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis personally appealed to President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro this year to encourage both leaders to normalize diplomatic relations, a senior Obama administration official said.
“Together we cannot change the past, but we must learn from it,” Syracuse Bishop Robert J. Cunningham wrote in a letter shared with the people of the diocese Dec. 11. “These are difficult days and will be as we move forward, but join me in finding hope that we are…
Earlier this morning I wrote to the clergy, religious and lay employees of the diocese. I would like to share the same information with all of you.
Advent is a time of waiting, eagerly anticipating the arrival of the Christ child. We look to Christmas as the coming of Jesus, but the truth is that Jesus’ life on earth didn’t begin in a manger in Bethlehem. In fact, Jesus entered our world
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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth” (Jn 1:14)! Once again we celebrate the mystery of Christmas. When we consider accounts of the Savior’s birth we do so with hearts and minds illumined by faith. We
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — During the process of the apostolic visitation of communities of U.S. religious women, a shift in tone took place. The Vatican’s final report on the visitation, released Dec. 16, made observations, not accusations. Instead of giving the women instructions, it made suggestions — mostly encouraging them…