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Community , History , Religion

Catholic Religion May Introduce Female Priests

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By Jonathan Singh SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Catholic Churches have had male priests for the entirety of their existence. This prestigious religion traditionally sticks with the norms, that were developed when the Catholic religion became a following. Now, the discussion of females becoming priests is trending around the world. Many believe that this would strengthen […]

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Arts , Central New York , Community , food , Religion , Syracuse , Things to do

Inaugural Syracuse Arts and Culture Festival Looks To Connect Cultures

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By Jonathan Singh SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Syracuse adds another festival to what has been an event filled summer. August will bring the inaugural Syracuse Arts and Culture Festival to the city. The event is focused on the interaction of cultures. According to John DeSantis, an employee of Believe in Syracuse, his mission is to bring the community […]

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Central New York , Community , food , International , Religion

Saint George Macedonian Church Hosting an Ethnic Festival

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Ashley Burroughs SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Saint George Macedonian Church in Syracuse will be hosting its 15th Annual Macedonian Ethnic Festival this weekend. This festival will highlight the Macedonian’s history, faith, and cuisines. During this event, there will be young children performing the traditional dance called the kikta. “The new generation learning the Macedonia focal and […]

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Arts , Central New York , Community , Religion , Things to do

Ukrainian Catholic Church Gears Up for 76th Annual Ukrainian Festival!

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Sara Bonadies SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Bring on the pierogis! Saint John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church is gearing up for their 76th annual Ukrainian festival going on this weekend. The festival is a celebration of Ukrainian culture and will feature traditional Ukrainian food, drinks, music, dancing, crafts and more! According to Festival Chair, […]

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Central New York , Community , Government , Religion

Local Mosque provides support for Muslims affected by travel ban

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By Jose Cuevas SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) – Syracuse’s Islamic Society of Central New York provides worship and support services to the Muslim Community. Members of the community have recently been affected by the Trump Administration’s travel ban as some of their respective family members have been barred from entering the country. “The whole ban is non-sense […]

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Business , Central New York , Community , Religion , Syracuse , tourism

Cathedral Renovations Nearly Complete

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By Corey Crisan SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) — The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is getting a much-needed makeover. According to a press release, the downtown cathedral has not been updated since the 1980s when the tabernacle and baptismal font were moved around. The external restoration project began back in the spring. The interior of the church […]

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Central New York , Community , Politics , Religion

Muslims in Central New York celebrates the festival of Ramadan

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Month-long celebrations are underway at the Islamic society of Syracuse despite an atmosphere of growing political controversy against Muslims in during the Trump presidency. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting. The festival commemorates the first revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad. Even […]

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Central New York , Community , Religion

News at 4:45 – Central New York celebrates the festival of Ramadan

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The Islamic society of Central New York is celebrating Ramadan. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting. The festival commemorates the first revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad. The Syracuse community is taking part in the festival, despite an atmosphere of growing […]

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Central New York , Community , Religion

Syracuse Rabbi Appalled with Vandalism at Jewish Cemeteries

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By Madelyn Urabe SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)- Conversations began at Syracuse Jewish Temples after the number of graves vandalized in Philadelphia were released. Rabbi Daniel Fellman, from the Temple of Concord in Syracuse, said he finds these acts atrocious. “It is hard for me to differentiate my response as a Rabbi from being a human being. There is […]

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Central New York , Community , Religion

SU Catholic Chaplain Bringing Change To The Catholic Community

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By: CJ Santosuosso SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Father Gerry Waterman knew the answer was going to be no. He arrived on campus last April prepared to say he would not be accepting the vacant Chaplain position at Syracuse. Then he met with and went to mass with Chancellor Kent Syverud, and everything changed. “The Chancellor, who […]

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Central New York , Community , holiday , Religion , tourism

Cathedral Renovations Save Syracuse Landmark

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By Taylor Lang SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Sun shines through the stained glass windows on the right side of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. The pews shine with different colored light fragments. But the left side windows are entirely blacked out. Scaffolding has started to block the windows as part of the $12 million renovation to […]

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The Lasting Effect of President Trump’s Immigration Order on CNY

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By Biko Skalla SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News)- President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration has hurt the Central New York economy and divided families, according to Audie Klotz, a Political Science professor at Syracuse University. Klotz, who specializes in immigration policy, said the executive order that banned immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United […]

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Central New York , Community , Religion , Spring 2017

Students Think Everyone Needs to Share Their Unique Stories

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By Georgiana Volturo SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Tonight, Syracuse University continued its Spring 2017 Interfaith Dialogue Dinner Series, “Common and Diverse Ground: Raising Consciousnesses by Acknowledging the ‘Hidden’ Things that Divide Us,”  with a dialogue on “Anti-Semitism Today.” There are approximately 2,500 Jewish undergraduate students at the university, according to Hillel, so many here […]

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Central New York , Community , Government , International , Religion

Trump Tuesday deals with immigration ban

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Every week since President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner has met with constituents in Perseverance Park to discuss Trump’s policies. This week was no different. This week’s rain-soaked Trump Tuesday dealt with the recent executive order aimed at barring citizens of six Muslim-majority countries (Yemen, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria) from entering the […]

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