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The passing of the Education Tax Credit in the New York State Budget will greatly increase the number of families Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation is able to help with scholarship support.  During these next few days it is imperative that we continue to push for this effort to pass.

Please contact the Long Island Assembly members listed below and urge them to persuade Speaker of the Assembly Carl Heastie to support the Education Investment Bill Tax Credit.

The members are:

District 01:   
District 11:   
District 16:   
District 20:   
District 22:   
   Fred W. Thiele, Jr.   
Kimberly Jean-Pierre   
Michelle Schimel   
Todd Kaminsky       
Michaelle C. Solanges   

631-537-2583
631-957-2087
516-482-6966
516-431-0500
516-599-2972

Many thanks for your continued support.


Statement by H.E. Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva at the 28th Session of the Human Rights Council, (Geneva, 10 March 2015)

Statement by H.E. Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi

Mr. President,

The International Community is now confronted with a delicate, complex and urgent challenge with regard to respect for religious sensibilities and the need for peaceful coexistence in an ever more pluralistic world: namely, that of establishing a fair relationship between freedom of expression and freedom of religion. The relationship between these fundamental human rights has proven difficult to manage and to address on either a normative or institutional level.

Supporting the rights of Christians and other in Middle EastHoly See, together with Russian Federation and Lebanon has drawn up a declaration in support of Christians and members of other communities in the Middle East who continue to suffer from serious human rights violations. Signed by 63 countries. Read story here: http://www.news.va/en/news/supporting-the-rights-of-christians-and-other-in-m

Vatican City, 14 March 2015 (VIS) – Yesterday, 13 March 2015, in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis declared the celebration of an extraordinary Holy year. The Jubilee announcement was made during the homily of the penitential celebration with which he opened the “24 Hours for the Lord” initiative. This “Jubilee of Mercy” will commence with the opening of the Holy Door in the Vatican Basilica on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, 8 December, and will conclude on November 20, 2016 with the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.

The papal Bull will be made public on Divine Mercy Sunday, 12 April, the Feast day instituted by St. John Paul II and celebrated on the Sunday after Easter.

WASHINGTON — People of all faiths are called to pray for victims of religious persecution and violence and work to protect the marginalized and persecuted around the world, according to a statement of the Administrative Committee of the U.S. bishops, approved March 10. The bishops said Lent is a time for prayerfully reflecting on suffering.

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Diocese of Rockville Centre Names Chief Operating Officer


Christmas Letter 2017 from Bishop John Barres

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Child Protection Report to the People of God - 2017

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Letter to People of God from Bishop Barres on the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program

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Religion and Rock

Tune into "Religion and Rock" with Rev. Msgr. Jim Vlaun, CEO and PRESIDENT of the Telecare Television Network on Sunday from 7:00 AM- 8:00 AM on WBAB 102.3 FM or 95.3 FM on Long Island’s East End. 

Listen on Saturdays at 11:00 PM on Sirius Radio, Channel 159, the Catholic Channel and at 11:00 PM on XM Satellite, Channel 117.

To listen online or receive more information regarding Religion and Rock go to www.ReligionandRock.com. or at "Religion & Rock" on ITUNES.

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