Renée K. Gadoua is a Syracuse, N.Y.-area freelance writer and editor. She contributes to Religion News Service as well as numerous other publications. Previously, she was religion reporter for the Syracuse Post-Standard. Her religion writing has won awards from Religion Newswriters Association and the New York State Associated Press Association. Learn more at and follow her on Twitter @ReneeKGadoua.

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Honoring Onondaga's Oren Lyons, Le Moyne grapples with Jesuit history

The Native leader is receiving an honorary degree from Le Moyne, in a recognition of the role the Jesuits — and the college's namesake — played "on the frontiers of colonization."

Syracuse program gives abuse victims until May 16 to file claims

Bishop Robert Cunningham announced on Ash Wednesday that the Syracuse Diocese has established an Independent Reconciliation Compensation Program for survivors of clergy sexual abuse.

Jerry Berrigan of activist Berrigan brothers dies at 95

Jerome Berrigan was last arrested in 2011 at the age of 91 after protesting Reaper drones at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base in Syracuse, N.Y.

School Sisters of Notre Dame committed to long-term Alzheimer's disease study

Global Sisters Report: Two sisters spent 16 years administering hundreds of assessments to study Alzheimer's disease. Their findings led to groundbreaking research on the disease and aging.