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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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Ash Wednesday: Ancient tradition still thrives in modern times+

Ash Wednesday can be a little bit like New Year's Day -- a place to clearly begin something new that we know we need to do.

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Bishop Barres visits two Brentwood parishes+

Bishop John O. Barres continued his efforts to get to know the people of the Diocese of Rockville Centre by celebrating two Spanish Masses in Brentwood parishes this Sunday.

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Rockville Centre Diocese welcomes Bishop Barres+

During a liturgy rich in tradition and symbolism, Bishop John O. Barres was formally installed as spiritual leader of the Diocese of Rockville Centre at St. Agnes Cathedral on January 31. He said he looked¬†forward “to experiencing the vibrant, welcoming,...

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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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Praying for vocations at Bay Shore Holy Hour+

More than 300 young people, adults, seminarians, priests and religious gathered at St. Patrick Church to pray for vocations. Click here for photos.

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St. Agnes Medal honors service in parishes+

Click here for photos from the presentation and a list of recipients.

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New Year calls for courage, hope; no more hatred, selfishness, pope says+

"Where there is a mother, there is unity, there is belonging, belonging as children."

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Bishop Barres Meets the Diocese+

UPDATED 5:30 PM: Photos from morning Mass, Telecare broadcast and press conference.

Read More+ 5 months ago

Mary shows what good comes from wholehearted ‘yes’ to God, pope says+

Even when they do not say "no" to God, human beings can be experts in saying, "yes, but ..." to God, the pope said.

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