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NYPD officers stand in line at the funeral of NYPD officer Jonathan Diller at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church on March 30, 2024, in Massapequa, New York. Officer Diller was killed on March 25 when he was shot in Queens after approaching an illegally parked vehicle.

Thousands mourn slain NYPD officer at Catholic funeral

Apr 1, 2024

By Tina Dennelly

Parishes throughout Long Island remembered NYPD Officer Jonathan Diller in their Prayers of the Faithful at Masses. Read more

St. Agnes Cathedral, Diocese of Rockville Centre

New York diocese offers $200 million to abuse victims in largest-ever settlement offer

Nov 30, 2023

By Tina Dennelly

The plan includes an immediate cash payout of a minimum of $100,000 to claimants with a lawsuit and a $50,000... Read more

Georges de La Tour's Joseph the Carpenter (c. 1642).

Why do Christians work? To glorify God and serve others, Long Island bishop says

Sep 5, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

For the Christian, work is a way to glorify God, to serve others, and to follow the example of St.... Read more

Bishop Peter Libasci of Manchester. Credit: Jeff Dachowski.

Lawsuit brings sex abuse allegations against New Hampshire bishop

Jul 23, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Bishop Peter Libasci has been accused in a lawsuit of committing sexual abuse while a priest in New York during... Read more

Cathedral of St. Agnes, Rockville Centre, New York

Reckoning with history, Long Island diocese names 101 clergy accused of sex abuse

May 3, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

The Diocese of Rockvillle Centre has released a list of 101 diocesan clergy it believes to be credibly accused of... Read more

St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre, New York. Credit: Nassau Crew via Wikimedia (CC0 1.0)

Under financial pressure, Rockville Centre diocese sells pastoral center, closes several schools

Apr 15, 2021

In the wake of bankruptcy filings, the Diocese of Rockville Centre in March announced the sale of its $5.2 million... Read more

Rows of pews in a church building.

Rockville Centre is fourth NY diocese to file for bankruptcy

Oct 1, 2020

The Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York, announced it was filing for bankruptcy early Thursday morning, becoming the fourth of... Read more

Rockville Centre diocese faces bankruptcy amid abuse lawsuits

Jun 15, 2020

The Diocese of Rockville Centre has requested a pause in the proceedings of numerous sex abuse lawsuits it is facing,... Read more

The Nassau County Courthouse in Mineola, N.Y.

NY judge upholds Child Victims Act after challenge by Rockville Centre diocese

May 14, 2020

A judge ruled Wednesday that New York's Child Victims Act is constitutional, rejecting a suit filed by the Diocese of... Read more

Fr. Luis Miguel Romero Fernandez, M. Id., who was appointed an auxiliary bishop of Rockville Centre March 3, 2020. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

Spanish-born missionary priest named auxiliary bishop of Rockville Centre

Mar 3, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Tuesday appointed Spanish-born Idente Missionary Fr. Luis Miguel Romero to be an auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of... Read more

The Nassau County Courthouse in Mineola, N.Y.

Rockville Centre diocese challenges Child Victims Act over due process

Nov 15, 2019

The Diocese of Rockville Centre filed a suit challenging New York's Child Victims Act on Tuesday, claiming it is barred... Read more

A bishop's pectoral cross.

New York bishop to lead Diocese of Columbus

Jan 31, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis accepted the retirement of Bishop Frederick Campbell of Columbus, Ohio, Thursday, appointing Bishop Robert J. Brennan, auxiliary of... Read more

Auxiliary Bishop Robert Coyle gives Confirmation to USAF Airman 1st Class Vernon Bautista at Moody AFB, Feb.16, 2016.

Bishop Robert Coyle returns to Long Island as Rockville Centre auxiliary

Feb 20, 2018

On Tuesday Bishop Robert Coyle, an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese for the US Military Services, was transferred to the... Read more