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Above, Sarah Fogarty, 14, takes her donkey, Diesel, and dog, Fred, to be blessed by Deacon Jeff Sykes during the blessing of the animals at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Mattituck, Oct. 7. The service took place in observance of the Oct. 4 feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron of animals. Belowt, a woman uses an umbrella to shield a dog from the rain.

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Bishop William Murphy’s 2010 pastoral letter of the same name invited Catholics on

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN NEWS) — The 2012 Synod of Bishops on

SEA CLIFF — While still very young, Father Bob Romeo recalls, “I knew that God was

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WEST BABYLON — When a psychologist and a businessman noticed the lack of Catholic

YAPHANK — When he was only four years old, Ryan Koerber got his first “clue” about

The following are additions to last week’s list of parishes hosting a rosary and

RIVERHEAD — While Spirit Week at Bishop McGann Mercy Diocesan High School

LINDENHURST — After 24 years of leading his religious order in Haiti, Brother Pierre

Amityville — When he was preparing for the priesthood, Msgr. James Brassil wanted

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Please remember our deceased priests and deacons.

Please remember our deceased priests and deacons.

Obituaries

Scranton, PA — Sister M. Sarita Gesler, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate

Wellesley Hills, MA — Sister Mary Francis McConnell died on Oct. 5 at Mount

Amityville — Sister Regina Bernadette Wesnofske, 94, died Oct. 4. She had dedicated

Amityville — Sister Rose Carmel Saladino, 98, died on Oct. 4. She had dedicated 80

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Kayla Dolan and Caitlin Bowe, recipients of  the Maureen Nolan Scholarship for pro-life

Our Lady of Peace Church, Lynbrook, held its annual Blessing of the Animals for the Feast

Brother Peter Joseph Sullivan recently made his solemn profession as a Benedictine

On September 13, St. Catherine of Siena Nursing & Rehabilitation Care Center held their