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.
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.
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,...
More than 2,000 Catholics from Long Island among the marchers. Click here for photos of local participants.
"Where there is a mother, there is unity, there is belonging, belonging as children."
Even when they do not say "no" to God, human beings can be experts in saying, "yes, but ..." to God, the pope said.