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Bishop welcomes catechumens at Rite of Election+

The Rite of Election formally acknowledges the readiness of catechumens preparing to receive the sacraments of initiation -- baptism, confirmation and the Eucharist -- at the Easter Vigil

Read More+ 3 weeks ago
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Ash Wednesday in Photos+

Here is a sampling of photos of Ash Wednesday in our diocese and beyond.

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Diocesan seminarians welcome Bishop Barres+

Bishop John Barres traveled to St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers to visit with the 12 Rockville Centre seminarians who are currently studying there.

Read More+ 4 weeks ago
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Bishop Barres calls for dramatic missionary growth in Lenten Letter+

'Lent 2017 is a time for us to pray for dramatic missionary growth in the Diocese of Rockville Centre.'

Read More+ 4 weeks ago
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Joy in tribulation is mark of a true Christian, pope says+

While he assures his disciples that those who have given up everything for the sake of the Gospel will be rewarded a hundredfold, Jesus also says those who follow him will endure persecution.

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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.

Read More+ 4 weeks ago
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Hicksville parishioners make merry at Mardi Gras+

See photos from St. Ignatius Loyola parish's feast before the fast.

Read More+ 4 weeks ago
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Bishop Barres takes in Friars – Flyers varsity showdown+

Check out our slideshow of highlights.

Read More+ 1 month ago
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Pope advises talking less, listening more to counteract vitriol+

The tendency to de-personalize others, which starts in one's own heart, at home, grows and grows and it will become violence worldwide.

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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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