STATEMENT DATE: September 5, 2017 RE: Rescission of DACA FROM: Most Reverend John O. Barres, Bishop, Diocese of Rockville Centre The Diocese of Rockville Centre stands in unison with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in its position seeking the continuation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA). The...
DATE: February 20, 2018 RE: Appointment Statement FROM: Bishop Robert J. Coyle Today I humbly accept the appointment to serve the people of God on Long Island as an auxiliary bishop in the Diocese of Rockville Centre. I was originally ordained a priest here in 1991. I served in St. Dominic’s Oyster Bay, St. Patrick, Glen...
 DATE:    May 9, 2019 RE:   Moto Proprio – Vos Estis Lux Mundi (“You are the light of the world”) FROM:   Sean P. Dolan on behalf of Bishop John Barres Bishops Barres Welcomes Holy Father’s Motu Proprio In his Motu Proprio, Vos Estis Lux Mundi (“You are the light of the world”), the Holy Father, Pope Francis,...
DATE: June 19, 2017 RE: Anti-Christian Vandalism at four Amityville-area churches FROM: Most Rev. John O. Barres, Bishop, Diocese of Rockville Centre The recent news that four churches in North Amityville were spray-painted with satanic symbols over the weekend is upsetting to all people on Long Island. Anti-Christian symbols spray painted on...
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DATE: February 20, 2018 RE: Most Reverend Robert Coyle appointment FROM: Most Reverend John O. Barres, Bishop of Rockville Centre This morning, I have the joy of announcing that the Holy Father, Pope Francis, has transferred and returned Most Reverend Robert J. Coyle, 53, auxiliary bishop, Archdiocese of the Military back home to the Diocese...
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