My Place in the Sun, July 11: A Short Trek

My Place in the Sun, July 11: A Short Trek

Certain topics appear annually on the Catholic Sun schedule. The topic for this week — Catholic Road Trips — is a theme that regularly appears on the July schedule.  In past years, I have written about some destinations for summer road trips. These sites included the...
My Place in the Sun, July 11: A Short Trek

My Place in the Sun, June 13: Monday Surprises

Pope Francis often mentions that we should be open to surprises — God’s surprises. “The Spirit is the gift of God, of God our Father, who always surprises us; the God of surprises…. He is a living God, a God who abides in us, a God who moves our heart, a God who is in...
My Place in the Sun, July 11: A Short Trek

My Place in the Sun, June 6: A Joyous Day

Saturday, June 1, was a joyous day for our diocese. I ordained Nathan Brooks to the priesthood at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Please join me in praying for Father Brooks that he may be a faithful servant, tending God’s people with love and mercy. We...
My Place in the Sun, July 11: A Short Trek

My Place in the Sun, May 30: Grace is Everywhere

  On Sunday, May 26, I celebrated Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on the occasion of my 50th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood and the 10th anniversary as the Bishop of Syracuse. I am profoundly grateful to those who planned the...
My Place in the Sun, July 11: A Short Trek

My Place in the Sun, May 23: Celebrating Our Priests

  This week’s issue of the Catholic Sun acknowledges the priests of our diocese who are celebrating significant anniversaries. These priests, indeed all our priests, are a wonderful gift to our diocese. My first article in the Catholic Sun appeared in the August...
My Place in the Sun, July 11: A Short Trek

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, July 11: A Short Trek

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 for...
My Place in the Sun, July 11: A Short Trek

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 the risen...
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.”

My Place in the Sun, July 11: A Short Trek

My Place in the Sun, April 11: Holy Week

We are approaching Holy Week, which for Christians is the most important week of the year. This most sacred of all weeks gives us the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the Paschal Mystery, the great mystery of our faith. From Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, we will...
My Place in the Sun, July 11: A Short Trek

My Place in the Sun, April 4: IGNITE Conference

On Saturday, March 31, approximately 900 men from our diocese attended the 11th annual IGNITE Conference at the SRC Arena and Events Center. It was a fine day that nourished the hearts and minds of the dedicated, faith-filled men who participated. The homily I...
Footsteps of Faith: Pilgrimage to Italy

Footsteps of Faith: Pilgrimage to Italy

While a tour is a sightseeing opportunity, a pilgrimage is much more. They are journeys undertaken to visit sacred places and expressions of faith and religious devotion. “To go on a pilgrimage really means to step out of ourselves in order to encounter God where he has revealed himself, where his grace has shone with particular splendor and produced rich fruit of conversion and holiness among those who believe” (Benedict XVI, November 6, 2010).

My Place in the Sun, July 11: A Short Trek

My Place in the Sun, March 14: Rite of Election

On Sunday, March 10, I celebrated the Rite of Election at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. It was a joyous celebration for all of us and most especially for the 49 catechumens, including 9 children, who will receive the Sacraments of Initiation at the...
My Place in the Sun, July 11: A Short Trek

My Place in the Sun, February 28: Message for Lent

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6. The column this week is Bishop Cunningham’s Lenten message to all the faithful. Ash Wednesday March 6, 2019 “God’s love is everlasting!” (Ps 136) My Dear Friends in Christ,    As I begin this letter, the sun is shining in a...
My Place in the Sun, July 11: A Short Trek

My Place in the Sun, February 21: Black History Month

February marks Black History Month, a tribute to African-American men and women who have made significant contributions to America and the rest of the world in the fields of science, politics, law, sports, the arts, entertainment and many other fields. While Black...
My Place in the Sun, July 11: A Short Trek

My Place in the Sun, February 14: Marriage Jubilee

Sunday, February 10, was World Marriage Day. Married couples from throughout our diocese joined me at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception for the celebration of their jubilees. Gathered at the Eucharist we gave thanks to Almighty God for their example of...

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