Extraordinary Synod on the Family

This past February, Pope Francis wrote a letter to families in which he noted his desire to “come into your homes to speak about an event which will take place at the Vatican this coming October. It is the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops,...

Catechetical Sunday

Every year on the third Sunday in September, parishes across the United States celebrate Catechetical Sunday. This year, the celebration falls on September 21 and will focus on the theme “Teaching about God’s Gift of Forgiveness.”    Two...

Kalaupapa

Last October, the Diocese of Syracuse was privileged to host Bishop Larry Silva and a group of pilgrims from Hawaii making their way to Rome to celebrate the canonization of St. Marianne Cope. During the visit, Bishop Silva expressed his desire to return that favor....

Vocation Awareness Week

When you receive this column we will be in the midst of National Vocation Awareness Week, celebrated January 13-19. This annual event earmarks a time for dioceses and parishes to consider their role in the important work of promoting the role of the ordained ministry...