Religion http://wrvo.org en Syracuse museum tells story of St. Marianne Cope http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-museum-tells-story-st-marianne-cope <p></p><p>A museum and shrine honoring St. Marianne Cope is ready for visitors. The center will honor a woman raised in central New York and who became a saint two years ago.</p><p>The museum sits on North Townsend Street, in the shadow of St. Joseph’s Hospital on Syracuse’s northside.&nbsp; Cope was one of the founders of St. Joe’s and current CEO Kathryn Ruscitto says there will always been a connection.</p><p>“The reason we are such a unique institution is because of the roots that started with St. Marianne,” Ruscitto said. “So we are just delighted to have it on our campus.”</p><p></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:06:48 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58220 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse museum tells story of St. Marianne Cope Greece town supervisor reacts to SCOTUS town prayer decision http://wrvo.org/post/greece-town-supervisor-reacts-scotus-town-prayer-decision <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/xFGUiU53E-s" width="420"></iframe></p><p></p><p>It’s about freedom of speech.</p><p>That’s what Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich told reporters Monday after the Supreme Court decided the town council was not violating the constitution by opening town meetings with prayer.</p><p>The town kept the tradition of offering prayers before each meeting, even after two residents brought the case to court in 2008.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 10:46:26 +0000 Michelle Faust 55344 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse group opens home to take in pregnant women http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-group-opens-home-take-pregnant-women <p></p><p>A house that opens its doors to pregnant women who don’t have anywhere to live will soon open on Syracuse's Northside.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:18:42 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52508 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse group opens home to take in pregnant women Religious leaders spend week eating on $4 a day http://wrvo.org/post/religious-leaders-spend-week-eating-4-day <p></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 19:40:08 +0000 Ellen Abbott 51283 at http://wrvo.org Religious leaders spend week eating on $4 a day Church closures become a sign of changing times, demographics http://wrvo.org/post/church-closures-become-sign-changing-times-demographics <p></p><p>Americans are generally thought of as a religious people. But in some areas, church closings are becoming a not uncommon event, as fewer young people join to replace the older generation. That's what happened recently with one Mohawk Valley congregation.</p><p>From the time more than a century ago when two dozen German immigrants turned an old armory in Little Falls into a place of worship, prayer and music have provided comfort and inspiration and peace to the congregation of Christ Lutheran Church.</p><p>Terry Monahan knows the feeling.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:33:30 +0000 David Chanatry 51316 at http://wrvo.org Church closures become a sign of changing times, demographics Plans for Saint Marianne Cope Museum and Shrine unveiled http://wrvo.org/post/plans-saint-marianne-cope-museum-and-shrine-unveiled <p></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 18:48:23 +0000 Ellen Abbott 50350 at http://wrvo.org Plans for Saint Marianne Cope Museum and Shrine unveiled Syracuse Diocese asks for parishioner input on controversial church issues http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-diocese-asks-parishioner-input-controversial-church-issues <p></p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 13:25:42 +0000 Ellen Abbott 48167 at http://wrvo.org Sister Simone Campbell on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/sister-simone-campbell-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Sister Simone Campbell has become a political rock star for her support of the Affordable Care Act, and for her leadership of the "Nuns on the Bus" campaign last summer.&nbsp; Speaking with Grant Reeher, Campbell describes how religious commitment, service, and politics are inseparably linked in her life and in her faith, and what the Catholic Church must do to thrive in a democratic culture.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 16:18:23 +0000 Grant Reeher 39291 at http://wrvo.org Sister Simone Campbell on The Campbell Conversations Area Catholics mark the retirement of Pope Benedict http://wrvo.org/post/area-catholics-mark-retirement-pope-benedict <p>As Pope Benedict XVI left the Vatican today for the last time as pope, some Catholics in central New York were taking note.&nbsp; A mass of Thanksgiving at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in downtown Syracuse marked the end Pope Benedict's ministry. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 22:01:32 +0000 Ellen Abbott 34069 at http://wrvo.org Area Catholics mark the retirement of Pope Benedict Syracuse Bishop reacts to Pope Benedict's resignation http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-bishop-reacts-pope-benedicts-resignation <p>The 285,000 Roman Catholics in the Syracuse Diocese are among those digesting Monday's news of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.<br> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 15:52:36 +0000 Ellen Abbott 33231 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse Bishop reacts to Pope Benedict's resignation