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02/23/17 6:00am
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Orient Methodist Church meeting

It was unusual: The pews at the recently shuttered Orient United Methodist Church were filled this past weekend. Rather than gathering for a sermon, however, locals flocked there Saturday morning to hear from the Oysterponds Historical Society and Orient Association about the building’s future.

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12/15/16 5:55am
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Bishop John Barres

A new bishop has been appointed by Pope Francis to lead the Diocese of Rockville Centre, succeeding retiring Bishop William Murphy.

Bishop John Barres will assume his role as fifth bishop of Rockville Centre on Jan. 31, the diocese announced in a press release last Friday. He’ll oversee a population of more than 1.45 million Catholics across Long Island.

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06/10/16 9:00am
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Last March, the mainline Protestant denomination Presbyterian Church (USA) finalized changes to its definition of marriage as being between “a man and a woman” to between “two people,” essentially giving local churches across the country the opportunity to accept gay marriages within their congregations for the first time.  READ