2014 News

Celebrating selfless service

Lay volunteers from 76 parishes across the diocese were recognized for their dedicated service Dec. 7 as they were honored with Immaculata Awards at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse. Please follow and like us:

Repairs to Cathedral’s bell tower complete

This Christmas the parishioners of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse and all Catholics in the diocese will receive a very special present: a newly repaired bell tower. The tower, originally designed by architect Archimedes Russell under the direction of Bishop Patrick Anthony Ludden and constructed in 1884,…

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

As we begin the Year of Consecrated Life, a new reality TV show has surfaced. The Lifetime series “The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns” chronicles the journey of five young women, ages 21 to 27, who are discerning consecrated life, also called religious life. Over six weeks, they’ll visit three different religious…