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

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, 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...

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