O Holy Knights

Syracuse Diocese benefits from various Knights organizations By Claudia Mathis SUN staff writer Religious service organizations are a valuable enhancement to any diocese. The Syracuse Diocese is fortunate to have four exceptional orders of knighthood in its midst....

Finding your way

Spiritual direction enhances relationships with God By Connie Berry SUN editor Striving for Christian perfection is a lifelong mission. Much relevant reading material on St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross or even St. Francis de Sales’ own The Devout Life...

Brewing a heartier faith

Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry offers Theology on Tap By Claudia Mathis SUN staff writer Kitty Hoynes Pub & Restaurant, Armory Square in Syracuse was the setting for some stimulating discussion about faith and daily life on July 9. The discussion was...

Father flux

Franciscan Father John Ruffo is no stranger to change By Luke Eggleston SUN staff writer Photo by  Paul Finch Few clerics are as familiar with change as Assumption Church’s new rector, Father John Ruffo, OFM Conv. After splitting his first 18 years of...

God in meter and rhyme

Local scholar, poet explores science and faith in debut collection By Luke Eggleston SUN staff writer Photos Paul Finch Since the 1950s, the Catholic Church has sought to amend its once complicated relationship with science. Starting with Pope Pius XII’s 1950...

Coming to the aid of Southern Region Catholic Schools

by Deacon Tom Picciano SUN contributing writer BINGHAMTON —- There’s a tough year ahead for many Catholic school students. The economic downturn is affecting spending on tuition, as many parents are seeking assistance to keep their children in the schools....

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