- Jul 12, 2020
Pope Francis has named Father Luis M. Romero Fernandez, who was recently appointed as vicar of Hispanic ministry and evangelization for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York, to be an auxiliary bishop of the diocese.
Catholic officials on Long Island have filed a legal challenge arguing that the Child Victims Act that loosened statutes of limitations on molestation cases violates the New York state constitution.
The New York Mets’ improbable World Series championship in 1969 can inspire the Catholic Church to a new era of evangelization, Bishop John O. Barres of Rockville Center wrote in a new pastoral letter.
Two women have accused the late Long Island Bishop John McGann and others of sexual abusing them as girls in the 1960s and 1970s.
Blessed Oscar Romero’s martyrdom, “the holy sacrifice of his life,” during his celebration of the “holy sacrifice” of the Mass holds a powerful lesson for Catholics, said Bishop John O. Barres of Rockville Centre.
The Diocese of Toledo has joined the Diocese of Rockville Centre in New York in warning its students that they will face disciplinary action if they take part in protests during the national anthem or the Pledge of Allegiance. Both dioceses have longstanding rules about standing during the anthem.