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Bishop Barres’ Christmas 2019 Homily+

Every meditation on a Nativity scene turns upside down any false security in our lives that is founded on power, prestige, wealth, pleasure, ego and any other idols that revolve around the seven capital sins.

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Put the phone away and talk to each other, pope urges families+

Pope Francis leads the Angelus from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican Dec. 29, 2019. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)    By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis prayed that people...

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Bishop Barres expresses solidarity with Jewish community after recent anti-Semitic attacks+

"I urge all of our Catholic faithful to reach out to their Jewish friends and assure them of our support."

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Bishop Barres to Celebrate Midnight Mass; Mass on Christmas Day at St. Agnes+

Bishop Barres will celebrate Midnight Mass and Mass at 11 a.m. on Christmas Day. Both Masses will be televised on Catholic Faith Network.

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Bishops celebrate Advent Masses with inmates+

Bishops from the Diocese of Rockville Centre traditionally make pastoral visits to Long Island prisons each Advent.

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Diocese announces new respect life team+

Respect Life Office is undergoing a revitalization under new leadership reflected by a new name, The Office of Human Life, Family and Bioethics.

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What’s in a name? The new Office of Human Life, Family and Bioethics+

Information on the new name for the former Respect Life Office.

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Hempstead pastor named Vicar of Hispanic Ministry+

Bishop Barres visited Our Lady of Loretto parish and announced the appointment to parishioners at the 9 a.m. Mass on Sunday, December 15. Click for a slideshow of photos from Mass.

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Pope blesses Nativity scene statues, calls them signs of God’s love+

"We are called to recognize the face God chose to assume in Jesus Christ, humble and merciful."

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Pope tells elderly peers the prayers of the old are powerful+

On the eve of his 83rd birthday, Pope Francis met with members of the Italian National Association of Senior Workers.

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