Spanish apostolate is a hope appeal ministry

By Connie BerrySun editor The Spanish Apostolate Office is on Seymour Street on the west side of Syracuse just a short drive from the chancery offices. Father Robert Chryst has his office there. He is the diocesan director of the Spanish Apostolate and shares duties...

To the Threshold of the Apostles

By Most Reverend Robert J. Cunningham On November 22nd, I boarded a late morning plane from Syracuse to Philadelphia to connect with an early evening flight to Rome. From November 23rd through December 1st, I joined the Bishops of New York State for the Ad Limina...

Sister Mary Laurence Hanley, OSF

Sister Mary Laurence, 86, embraced death on Dec. 2 at Jolenta Convent. She was born in Syracuse, NY, to Anthony and Madalen Bukowsky Hanley. She was a Sister of St. Francis for 67 years. Sister received a bachelor’s degree from Le Moyne College, a master’s...

Sister Elizabeth Urbanek, OSF

Sister Elizabeth Urbanek, 93, went home to God on Dec. 4 at Jolenta Convent. She was born in Utica, NY, to John and Matilda Pluta Urbanek. She was a Sister of St. Francis for 74 years. Sister Elizabeth was missioned in many convents in New York and New Jersey,...

Diocese promotes safe environment for all children

By Jacqueline FarrellSun contributing writer Pick up a newspaper these days and you see endless accounts of both the Penn State and Syracuse University scandals involving key leadership in and around these academic communities. When we read about this kind of social...

Justice for immigrants?

By Paul WelchSun contributing writer In 2003 the Bishops of Mexico and the U.S. developed five key principles for the migration of peoples between the two nations. In the document, Strangers No Longer: Together on the Journey of Hope, these principles were laid out as...