Tag: Pope Francis

Pope Names New Bishop of Rockville Centre Diocese

Pope Francis named Bishop John O. Barres of Allentown, Pa., to replace retiring Bishop William Murphy as leader of the Rockville Centre diocese, which includes 1.4 million Catholics on Long Island. Barres, a native of Larchmont in Westchester County and graduate of Princeton, had formerly served as a priest in Wilmington, Del. and was installed as the fourth bishop of Allentown in 2009. Accompanied by Murphy at a press conference within Monsignor Kelly Parish Center adjacent to St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre on Friday, he recalled fond memories of visiting Jones Beach with his family during his childhood and watching "The Doctor" Julius Erving dominate the court at Nassau Coliseum as a member of a CYO basketball team.

Pope Francis Calls for Compassion in Historic Speech to Congress

“The challenges facing us today call for a renewal of that spirit of cooperation."

Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events September 24 – 30

The Queers rock Revolution Bar and Music Hall, Long Beach International Film Festival mesmerizes LBC, Ja Rule raids The Emporium, Alan Parsons serenades The Paramount, and so much more all this week!

Pope Francis to Visit NYC During United States Tour

Pope Francis’ inaugural New York City visit in September is rumored to include a Mass at Madison Square Garden.

Long Island Reacts: Argentinean Jorge Bergoglio Named Pope Francis

“Oh my goodness, I’m so excited! This Sunday, we’ll be celebrating an Argentinean pope!"