I should tell you that if Google truly penalizes Syndicated Articles, then they would also penalize such content as:
* Press Releases;
* News Stories;
* Privacy Pages;
* Affiliate Sales Pages;
* E-commerce sites that use Manufacturer Information to describe products;
* Movie descriptions;
* and much more...
Duplicate Content Penalty is a myth...
The suggestion that you must publish content on your website first to prove ownership of the content, so that your website will rank higher in Google for that content, is also a myth...
I can tell tell you these things, but am I believable?
If not, let the following two videos show you the light of truth:
The Duplicate Content Penalty Myth... and how to make money from it!
and this one from a Google engineer: