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U.S. church welcomes thousands of new Catholics at Easter Vigil+

The Diocese of Rockville Centre reported 232 catechumens and 327 candidates.

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Bishops say U.S. must address needs of immigrants, show compassion+

"In the church, we say, '¡Somos familia!' Immigrants are our family... In the good times and in the bad. We always stay together."

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Corned beef conundrum: Some dioceses give St. Patrick’s Day dispensation+

Locally, Bishop Barres has given a dispensation from the obligation of abstaining from meat on Saint Patrick's Day, with another day of abstaining or another form of penance substituted.

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Americans grow warmer toward religious groups, Pew study finds+

The survey also found that Jews and Christians tended to rate each other warmly while atheists and evangelicals viewed each other negatively.

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‘Stand for What You Believe In’ is theme for national day of prayer+

People of all faiths are urged to observe a national day of prayer for the African-American family Feb. 5 as part of Black History Month, observed every February.

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Jubilant crowd gathers in Washington for annual March for Life+

More than 2,000 Catholics from Long Island among the marchers. Click here for photos of local participants.

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Thousands gather at DC Armory to attend Mass, pray before March for Life+

Young people from Diocese of Rockville Centre were among the thousands who attended rally before March for Life

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Faithful pray for life at pre-March vigil+

Local priests and seminarians among the throngs at pre-March vigil.

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Bishops’ committee strongly opposes border wall+

We remain firm in our commitment to comprehensive, compassionate, and common-sense reform.

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Trump reinstates ‘Mexico City Policy’ on abortion+

The policy has been the textbook definition of a political football. Adopted by a Republican president, it has been rescinded when Democrats sat in the White House, only to be restored when Republicans claimed the presidency.

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