Long-awaited reunion provides bright spot in a tense South Sudan

Long-awaited reunion provides bright spot in a tense South Sudan

Binghamton native Father Bassano reports from Upper Nile State By Tom Maguire | Associate editor Praying amidst a coronavirus-caused lockdown in South Sudan, Father Michael Bassano, a Binghamton native, also reports on the political situation and an emotional reunion....
Faithful invited to join in consecration to St. Joseph

Faithful invited to join in consecration to St. Joseph

Catholic Sun staff report   Honoring the Universal Church’s Year of St. Joseph and the diocese’s Year of Vocations, the Diocese of Syracuse will lead a 33-day consecration to St. Joseph beginning Feb. 15. The special period of prayer and dedication,...
Catholic education moves ‘ever onward’

Catholic education moves ‘ever onward’

By William Crist | Superintendent of Catholic Schools What a difference a year makes. When we recall our experience of Catholic Schools Week a year ago, we have fond memories of the normalcy of a school setting. Traditions and practices were being carried out as they...
Blessed Sacrament  Eagles soar into Catholic Schools Week

Blessed Sacrament Eagles soar into Catholic Schools Week

Catholic schools across the country are celebrating Catholic Schools Week Jan. 31-Feb. 6. In the Diocese of Syracuse, Bishop Douglas J. Lucia celebrated a special Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church in Syracuse Jan. 29 to kick off the week. Some scenes from the liturgy...
Humbly, quietly, ‘he was just the deacon’s deacon’

Humbly, quietly, ‘he was just the deacon’s deacon’

Deacon Joseph During remembered as charitable, dedicated By Tom Maguire | Associate editor He never blew his own horn but he was happy to give the big beep with the firetruck and invite a friend aboard. Deacon Joseph H. During, Jr., who was active in the linked...
In memoriam Father Thomas Hobbes

In memoriam Father Thomas Hobbes

Father Thomas Hobbes, a priest of the diocese for more than 60 years, died Jan. 26. He was 89. Ordained Feb. 2, 1956, Father Hobbes served as associate pastor of St. Paul’s in Whitesboro, St. Agatha’s in Canastota, and St. James in Syracuse, and as pastor...

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