Read the text of Bishop Barres commencement remarks here.
The field of flags honors service members, living and deceased. It will remain in front of the school until flag day.
There are close to 5,000 people from all denominations hailing from other countries who come to the United States each year as "religious workers."
View a gallery of photos here.
The decision to allow organized pilgrimages, banned by the local bishops' in 1991, recognizes the need to provide spiritual accompaniment and care to the tens of thousands of Catholics who travel to Medjugorje each year.
The attack on the Catholic Church during Mass killed six people, including a priest.
We welcome these initiatives from the Holy Father and are always committed to strengthening and enhancing our programs and policies to serve abuse victim-survivors and their families.
Vanier founded L'Arche communities. There is one L'Arche community on Long Island in Riverhead.