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Paris archbishop celebrates first Mass in Notre Dame since fire+

In his homily, Archbishop Aupetit stressed the purpose of Notre Dame as a place of Christian worship, and not an ornament of the secular state.

Read More+ 11 months ago
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Freedom, mercy are lasting legacy of martyred bishops, pope says in Romania+

Pope Francis also visited the Roma, or Gypsy, community, asking forgiveness for times when the Church excluded them.

Read More+ 12 months ago
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Not ruling on apparitions, pope allows pilgrimages to Medjugorje+

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.

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Pope saddened by church attack in Burkina Faso, Vatican spokesman says+

The attack on the Catholic Church during Mass killed six people, including a priest.

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Jean Vanier, who changed lives of intellectually disabled, dies in Paris+

Vanier founded L'Arche communities. There is one L'Arche community on Long Island in Riverhead.

Read More+ 1 year ago
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USCCB president decries terrorist bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter+

At the Vatican, after his Easter blessing, Pope Francis expressed his sadness by over the bombings in Sri Lanka.

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Blaze erupts at Paris’ iconic Notre Dame Cathedral+

Bishop Barres says he joins "in sorrow and prayer" with our Catholic brothers and sisters in Paris.

Read More+ 1 year ago
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‘Our only hope is in God:’ New Zealanders gather to pray after shooting+

Bishop: "Horrific and cowardly" attack has made this country "a land of heartbreak."

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Like Mary, be ‘influencers’ for God, pope urges at World Youth Day vigil+

Click here for more photos of our Diocese of Rockville Centre pilgrims at World Youth Day.

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Church leaders call Philippine church attack ‘heinous and evil’ terrorism+

The attack "on a sacred day and at a sacred moment of worship" was "the action of evil people with utter disregard for the sacredness of human life and of human dignity."

Read More+ 1 year ago