Give thanks for Nicene Creed, Psalms and prophets

Give thanks for Nicene Creed, Psalms and prophets

As this edition of the Catholic Sun arrives in your homes, we are preparing for our national feast of Thanksgiving. It will be followed closely by the start of the holy season of Advent and the beginning of a new liturgical year. In this moment, I often think of the...
Give thanks for Nicene Creed, Psalms and prophets

Vocation Awareness Week: a time to encourage the young

In my last column, I spoke of the “universal call to holiness” and said that God has a plan for your life and my life. This plan mirrors the plan of the Son of God become Son of Man whose mission is to lead people back to God through the proclamation of the Good News...
Give thanks for Nicene Creed, Psalms and prophets

Heed Habakkuk’s words and reclaim the divine vision

This week we continue our reflection on the Nicene Creed and come to its pivotal tenet for Christian believers — “I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages.” In Light from Light: A Theological Reflection on...
Give thanks for Nicene Creed, Psalms and prophets

We share a royal pursuit: service to God’s family

“I believe in one God …” This week we continue our exploration of the Nicene Creed which, along with the Apostles’ Creed, we use in our Eucharistic celebrations on Sundays and Solemnities. After the initial profession of “I believe,” the Creed goes on to list those...
Give thanks for Nicene Creed, Psalms and prophets

‘We are the Pilgrim People of God’

This past Friday afternoon, I was returning to the North Country for a family funeral when I went by a small country church that is familiar to me. On its sign it had the following verse: “If God seems distant in your life – who moved?” I have been pondering that...
Give thanks for Nicene Creed, Psalms and prophets

By Faith

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is Bishop Douglas J. Lucia’s homily from Sunday, August 7; Bishop has received requests to print this as part of his anniversary observance.  “The night of the Passover was known beforehand to our fathers, that … they might have courage.” (Wisdom...
Give thanks for Nicene Creed, Psalms and prophets

Take a look at how Abraham responds to God

Editor’s note: Here is Bishop Douglas J. Lucia’s homily at the 5:10 p.m. July 16 Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse: Today, the Word of God is so rich. There are so many different angles that you and I can reflect upon, but I would like to...
Vicariates & Vicars Forane of the Diocese of Syracuse

Vicariates & Vicars Forane of the Diocese of Syracuse

Bishop Douglas J. Lucia — seeking to “ensure that in various regions of the diocese there would be greater cooperation among clergy in service of the People of God, along with better communication with the Diocesan Bishop and the Diocesan Curia...
Give thanks for Nicene Creed, Psalms and prophets

Embrace sanctity of life — and live a life of service

It is hard to believe that another Fourth of July has passed! Yet, our second reading from St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians (5:1, 13-18) two Sundays ago was the perfect prelude to what we celebrate each Independence Day: “Freedom!” What particularly moved in that...
Give thanks for Nicene Creed, Psalms and prophets

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 you will be...
Give thanks for Nicene Creed, Psalms and prophets

Carrying the light of Christ, Mar. 10: And then what?

Editor’s note: This is Bishop Douglas J. Lucia’s homily for the First Sunday of Lent. Brothers and sisters, I am not trying to sound morbid this day, but I would not be surprised that with the tenor of the news this past week, the question, “And then what?” has...
Give thanks for Nicene Creed, Psalms and prophets

Carrying the light of Christ, Jan 27: A Light to the Nations

Editor’s note: Here is the homily delivered by Bishop Douglas J. Lucia on Jan. 22, 2022, at the Respect Life Mass: “Hear me, O coastlands, listen, O distant peoples. The Lord called me from birth, from my mother’s womb he gave me my name” (Is. 49). In western Canada a...

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