About the Catholic Sun

The Catholic Sun is the official newspaper of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse. Established in 1892 as a private publication, the Sun was purchased for the diocese by Bishop Joseph O’Keefe in 1988.

The Sun covers the seven counties of the diocese — Onondaga, Oneida, Oswego, Madison, Broome, Cortland and Chenango.

The Catholic Sun’s mission is to educate and evangelize by providing news and information that affects the Roman Catholic Church and the people of the diocese.

The Catholic Sun publishes 44 issues per year. It is published weekly except during the summer, when it is published every other week, and during the Christmas season. A subscription costs just $25 per year ($30 outside the diocese).

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Catholic Sun leadership and staff

Most Rev. Robert J. Cunningham

Episcopal liaison:
Father Donald Bourgeois

Katherine Long  


Associate editor:
Pat Shea 


Staff writer:
Claudia Mathis


Business advertising coordinator:
Mark Klenz

Graphics production/Design coordinator:
Willie Putmon

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