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Church leaders: Restoration on Jesus’ tomb signals new cooperation

By Judith Sudilovsky Catholic News Service JERUSALEM (CNS) — Less than a year after restoration work began, the Edicule — the traditional site of Jesus’ burial and resurrection — was inaugurated in an ecumenical ceremony led by representatives of the Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, and Armenian churches, including Ecumenical Patriarch…


Church experience more than just a cut-and-run flash mob, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Young men and women can live a true experience of the church by joining together and reconnecting with the past, Pope Francis told Catholic young people. “The genuine experience of the church is not like a flash mob, where…


Seton Saints win state basketball title

 Hanna Strawn scores 26 points in final, wins MVP award By Tom Maguire, Associate editor When the bus carrying the Seton Catholic Central High School girls basketball team hit the Binghamton city line, the police showed up. Not to worry: The officers were there to give the team a glorious escort back to…


Seton Saints advance to girls state basketball final

By Tom Maguire, Associate editor TROY — Ava McCann started the game with three 3-pointers in 90 seconds as the Seton Catholic Central High School basketball team advanced to the Class B state-championship game with a 79-54 victory over Beekmantown on March 17.



Bishop Moynihan remembered as ‘an inspiration’ at vigil

By Katherine Long, Editor Most Rev. James M. Moynihan was remembered as an inspiration, a friend, and an example during a vigil service celebrated for him at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception March 9. Bishop Robert J. Cunningham, diocesan clergy, religious, family members, friends, and faithful gathered for the evening…


Bishop Moynihan’s body received at Cathedral

By Katherine Long, Editor Clear, poignant notes played by a single bagpiper greeted the body of Most Rev. James M. Moynihan as he arrived at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception March 9. Msgr. Timothy Elmer, vicar general of the diocese, played “The Mist-Covered Mountains of Home,” a slow march, as…



Catholics called to stand against ‘alt-right’ views but seek dialogue

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) – When the Conservative Political Action Conference, popularly known as CPAC, met near Washington in late February, the event’s main organizer did everything possible to separate the annual gathering from a fringe group it said it wants no part of and whose…


If the shoe fits: Papal remarks on immigration apply to U.S., too

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When Pope Francis affirms basic Christian principles, he is not singling out one person or nation, but he definitely is not excluding them either. The ongoing global migration and refugee crisis is a case in point. The United States is…