Here’s a look at some of the stories making headlines today:
• This morning, family, friends, and colleagues gathered to say goodbye to Bill Carey. A veteran journalist in the region, Carey was “the voice of Syracuse” for decades and an inspiration and mentor to those around him. Carey died August 7 after a battle with cancer. He was 61. His funeral Mass was celebrated at the Cathedral this morning by Bishop Robert J. Cunningham.

In his homily, Bishop Cunningham spoke of Carey’s warmth and professionalism, his love for his family and his work. Those sentiments were echoed in a moving reflection offered by Carey’s longtime friend and colleague, NewsChannel 9 anchor and managing editor Dan Cummings.
Cummings shared a piece of his last conversations with Carey: “He said I love you, he said he loved his friends, and he said friendships should be celebrated. Love. Friendship. Celebration.” Speaking to Carey’s wife, children, grandchildren, and siblings, Cummings assured them “Bill’s love and friendship will be celebrated forever.”
You can watch Cummings’ reflection here. You can read more about Carey in this stunner of a piece from’s Sean Kirst. You can watch the Mass in its entirety here.

• The 2015 Leadership Conference of Women Religious assembly opened in Houston, Texas yesterday. According to Global Sisters Report, discussion of the experience and outcomes of the Vatican’s doctrinal assessment of the group will be part of the meeting’s agenda. Global Sisters Report, a project of the National Catholic Reporter Publishing Company, has on-site coverage here.

• From Crux: Pope to name Chicago’s Cupich as a synod delegate

• From the New York Times: Nuns of a New Generation Forge Their Own Path

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