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Teens' artwork promotes mercy
Teens' artwork promotes mercy Courier photos by Jeff Witherow
May 26, 2016

Fourteen-year-old Andrew Bishuk has known the parable of the prodigal son for as long as he can remember. It wasn't until recently, however, that he really reflected on the meaning behind the familiar tale.

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Ithaca students honor police
Ithaca students honor police
May 24, 2016

Immaculate Conception School honored approximately 20 Ithaca Police Officers and detectives at morning prayer recently.

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Campaign seeks to increase prayer
Campaign seeks to increase prayer
May 2, 2016

After parishioners at St. Mary Parish raised more than $800,000 during the parish's recent capital campaign, parish leaders set an even loftier goal: to raise 1 million minutes of prayer.

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Tyburn students' speeches win
Tyburn students' speeches win
April 28, 2016

Euthanasia. Abortion. Infanticide. Speeches about those topics recently earned top honors for three students from Auburn's Tyburn Academy of Mary, who were participating in Syracuse Right-To-Life Association's annual oratorical contest.

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Mothers' group forms in Ithaca
Mothers' group forms in Ithaca
April 20, 2016

Although moms will be in the spotlight with Mother's Day, May 8, Jiza Zito knows that motherhood can often be an isolating experience.

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Chrism Mass brings diocese together
Chrism Mass brings diocese together
March 24, 2016

He knew it meant returning home to Ithaca after midnight, but that knowledge didn't deter Father Joseph Marcoux from making his annual trek to the Solemn Mass of Chrism.

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Hornell hospital gets $54.9 million in state funding
Hornell hospital gets $54.9 million in state funding
March 9, 2016

With a March 4 announcement that it is to receive $54.9 million in state funding, officials of Hornell's St. James Mercy Hospital say they now have the financial means to build a new hospital.

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Couples renew vows
Couples renew vows
February 29, 2016

Patrick and Gina Quigley recently renewed their wedding vows at St. Patrick Church. They held each other's hands, looked into one another's eyes and repeated the words of their marriage vows. Everything was just as it had been at their wedding several years earlier.

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Hornell chapel offers special connection with Christ
Hornell chapel offers special connection with Christ
February 29, 2016

Over the past 15 years, Isabel Nobilski has maintained a weekly one-hour ritual at a time most of us are asleep -- from 2 to 3 a.m. each Tuesday. Also since 2001, Donna Kull has been equally dedicated to her Sunday slot of 7 to 8 a.m.

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