August 24, 2011 | Vol. 50, No. 17


During a four day celebration that at times moved the Holy Father “almost to tears”

Holy Family Parish, Hicksville, celebrated its fourth annual parish festival August 10 through

WEST ISLIP — Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center’s newly opened Women’s Imaging Center offers 3-D digital

Retired Auxiliary Bishop James Daly, right, marked his 90th birthday Aug. 14 by concelebrating

MELVILLE — Catholic Health Services of Long Island (CHS) has appointed Dan A. Macksood, MBA, regional senior

ROCKVILLE CENTRE — Mercy Medical Center will offer a free screening for prostate cancer — the second leading

FREEPORT — Tucked away on a tiny, cramped piece of property in an industrial part of town here, Catholic

HUNTINGTON — As a senior in high school, Tom Tuite faced a choice: pre-medical studies at Marquette

HICKSVILLE — Scott Hahn, theologian and author, will speak on the “passion and profundity of the Catholic faith”

Two local teenage girls exchanged pleasantries this past week on their Facebook pages.

HICKSVILLE — More than a dozen men of varied ages chatted about Scripture and their faith over


St. Ignatius Loyola, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Queen of Angels #869, Hicksville,

Parishioners at the Church of St. Rosalie’s in Hampton Bays celebrated the feast of St. Mary Magdalene

Working with Catholic Health Services and Our Lady of Consolation nursing home, 50 students from


CENTERPORT — E. Michael Heller died suddenly Aug. 9, from a heart attack.

BRENTWOOD — Sister Margaret Louis O’Flaherty, a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph,

BRENTWOOD — Sister of St. Joseph Sara Marie Geary, 81, died Aug. 7, 2011.


Reading Michael Paul Gallagher’s “Faith Maps: Ten Religious Explorers from Newman to Joseph Ratzinger”

Three of the four Sunday Gospels in August concern that most human of all apostles: St. Peter. First is

As Pope Benedict XVI urges the world’s young people to bear witness to the

While it may be tempting to see St. Paul’s contribution to Christian theology as unique and innovative,

I suppose we would all agree that the truth is a good thing. From an early age we are taught


Faith & Science

A Catholic physician once related to me a powerful story about one of his patients, who had just received a diagnosis

From the Pope

MADRID, SPAIN (ZENIT) — Throughout World Youth Day Aug. 18-21, Pope Benedict XVI exhorted the million-plus young people gathered in Spain

Bishop's Column

Madrid is hot in the summer. Everyone knows that. But the summer heat was outmatched by the warmth of