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.

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…