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, April 11: Holy Week

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, April 4: IGNITE Conference

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, March 14: Rite of Election

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...

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