My Place in the Sun, May 9: Mother’s Day

My Place in the Sun, May 9: Mother’s Day

Sometimes spring arrives later than we would like. This has been one of those years. The temperatures have remained cooler than normal and we have had plenty of April and early May showers. Finally, however, we are experiencing the signs of new life. Trees are...
My Place in the Sun, May 2: Diaconate Homily

My Place in the Sun, May 2: Diaconate Homily

Saturday, April 27, was a joyous and blessed day for me and for our diocese. I ordained Rev. Mr. Malachi Clark to the order of deacon at Saints John and Andrew Church in Binghamton. The homily I preached on that occasion is printed below. Please join me in prayer...
My Place in the Sun, April 25: HOPE Appeal

My Place in the Sun, April 25: HOPE Appeal

As I prepare to write this week’s article, it is Holy Thursday. We have begun the sacred Triduum, the final days of our journey toward the Lord’s Resurrection. On Easter Sunday and the eight days that follow it we will hear the beautiful Gospel accounts of...
Bishop Cunningham’s message to the people of the Diocese of Syracuse: ‘Please join me in prayer that this new effort will bring reconciliation, forgiveness, hope, and healing to all so deeply affected’

Bishop Cunningham’s message to the people of the Diocese of Syracuse: ‘Please join me in prayer that this new effort will bring reconciliation, forgiveness, hope, and healing to all so deeply affected’

“Today I announce the establishment of an Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP) here in the Diocese of Syracuse. The IRCP is designed to offer reparation, promote reconciliation, and further healing to those individuals who have been sexually abused by members of our clergy.”


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