‘We Give Thanks to God’

‘We Give Thanks to God’

A statement on the Dobbs decision by the Catholic Bishops of New York State We give thanks to God for today’s decision of the United States Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This just decision will save countless...
Diocese joins nation in Eucharistic Revival

Diocese joins nation in Eucharistic Revival

Three-year initiative will promote and inspire understanding of the Eucharist By Eileen Jevis | Staff writer While they were eating, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, and said, “Take it; this is my body” Matthew: 26:26....
Golf day in Verona supports Catholic school scholarships

Golf day in Verona supports Catholic school scholarships

By Tom Maguire | Associate editor It was a scramble for Catholic schools. Ninety golfers competed June 20 to support scholarships for the 21 diocesan Catholic schools. The Light a Child’s Future Syracuse Diocese Catholic Schools Charity Golf Tournament was held...
2022 priest Jubilarians honored at special Mass

2022 priest Jubilarians honored at special Mass

By Dc. Tom Cuskey | Editor  Immaculate Conception Church in Fayetteville was the site on Monday June 6, where the Jubilarian Mass for 12 priests was celebrated to honor their service to the Diocese of Syracuse. Their anniversaries ranged from 25 to 65 years of...
Meet our priest Jubilarians

Meet our priest Jubilarians

Celebrating 65 years Monsignor Ronald Bill A priest, a general, a chaplain, a charity director and more; Liverpool native Monsignor Ronald Bill has a long and distinguished record of service to the people of God in the Diocese of Syracuse.  Msgr. Bill’s...
Meet our religious Jubilarians!

Meet our religious Jubilarians!

Over the last two weeks, The Catholic Sun celebrated our diocese’s religious jubilarians, something that was not done the previous two years due to COVID restrictions. Our 2020 and 2021 profiles were published and this week we conclude with our 2022 Jubilarians....
First Communion in Oswego

First Communion in Oswego

Thirty Communicants received the Eucharist for the first time on May 7 with Father John Canorro officiating at Christ the Good Shepherd Parish in Oswego. It was the parish’s first full Communion rite since the COVID-19 pandemic...
Statement on signing of abortion-related bills by Gov. Hochul

Statement on signing of abortion-related bills by Gov. Hochul

Following is a statement from Kristen Curran, director of government relations for the NYS Catholic Conference, on Gov. Kathy Hochul’s signing of a series of abortion-related measures, as well as one aimed at harassing pro-life pregnancy centers: “At a...
It takes all kinds of men to truly be a Father

It takes all kinds of men to truly be a Father

The vocation to ‘fatherhood’ comes in different shapes and sizes By Dc. Tom Cuskey | Editor “In the name of the Father …” They are the first words on our lips, when we pray alone, when we gather as a community and anytime we speak and...
“Our vocation is to be about the business of Jesus Christ”

Bishops gather to learn more about spiritual formation

This week I find myself, still after three-years of my appointment as Bishop, doing something for a first time. This will be the first time I attend the Spring Assembly of the US Bishops being held this year on the West Coast in San Diego, Calif. I consider myself...
‘We know the need is great’

‘We know the need is great’

With no priestly ordinations this year, Holy Hour for Vocations trusts in the Lord By Tom Maguire | Associate editor   One is three years from his goal; the other has been at it for almost 70 years. Seminarian Joseph Ryan and Sister Colette Walter were among the...
Meet our Religious Jubilarians!

Meet our Religious Jubilarians!

Editor’s note: Last week, The Catholic Sun celebrated our diocese’s religious jubilarians, something that was not done the previous two years due to COVID restrictions. Our 2020 profiles were published last week and this week we continue with our 2021...
“Our vocation is to be about the business of Jesus Christ”

New approaches flow from diocesan listening sessions

Dear Sisters and Brothers in the Risen Lord,  Pentecost is all about stepping out and putting into practice the words of the Risen Jesus found in Acts 1:8 before his ascension into heaven: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and...

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