August 10, 2011 | Vol. 50, No. 16


The Saint Dominic C.Y.O. Baseball Bayhawks took home the Nassau Suffolk Catholic Youth Organization Championship

Virginia Murtha, R.N., was received into the pre-novitiate program of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph,


Thanks to the training he received as a junior volunteer at Good Samaritan Hospital here,

Following the decades of change he experienced during his more than 60 years as a priest, Bishop James Daly sees one constant.

Archbishop Pietro Sambi, papal nuncio to the U.S. who died July 27, served the Church

During the heart of the summer, kids showed up at Sacred Heart School here — and seemed happy to be here.

Author and New York Post sports columnist Mike Vaccaro will be the dinner speaker at this year’s 18th

On Aug. 7, members of the diocese’s permanent deacon Class of 2012 hosted a benefit barbecue at

Father James Williams announced last week that he is stepping down

St. James Church, Seaford, celebrated it patronal feast, July 25, with a special Mass in a former chicken coop

Arthur Kerley’s 10 children remember him as a “great guy” who was always doing things for others,

Three years of planning and praying will culminate this week when teens and young adults from

Parishioners of St. Patrick’s Church, Smithtown, gathered on the lawn behind the church for night prayer

A ranking of starting salaries for recent college graduates puts Molloy fifth nationally,

William J. Christie, a member of St. Patrick’s Parish, Bay Shore, was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor

For his Eagle project, Matt Pedone of Troop 261 of Farmingdale organized and supervised members of his troop in planting four flower beds throughout the Dominican Village retirement community facility.

Telecare will preempt some regular programming to bring you coverage of World Youth Day from Madrid

A new website and blog launched by the diocese,, links World Youth Day

Bishop's Column

While I am not sure of the exact year in the early 1980s I am very clear about the first time I met Bishop James Daly


Montfort Father William M. Dilgen, 91, a pioneer team member since l971 in the development

Msgr. Thaddeus Rooney, 93, pastor emeritus of SS. Cyril and Methodius Church in Deer Park, died July 25.

WELLESLEY HILLS, MASS. — Sister Delia McAuliffe, who served in Amityville, died July 31.

From the Pope

In a July 29 message to the superior of the Somascan Fathers, Pope Benedict XVI reflected on


Recently, in a private audience with pilgrims from Traunstein, Germany, the town where he and his brother

Whether you live nearer to the Long Island Sound or the Atlantic Ocean, summer on Long Island is

Let’s take some time to reflect on the meaning of extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion and the service these ministers provide to the Church.

As a newly ordained priest, I arrived at my first parish with training in the Spanish language,

The person and role of the Holy Father is one of the distinctive characteristics of the Catholic Church. This worldwide


"They defied the bishops to support President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Now (some Catholic health


Clairvaux — the Valley of Light; how fitting a name for the abbey of one who enlightened