September 14, 2011 | Vol. 50, No. 19


A man looks at Eisenhower Park monument inscribed with the names of the 344 Nassau County residents killed

In two months American Catholics will begin using the newest edition of the Roman Missal

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput waves to the congregation after taking the cathedra (seat of the bishop) during

Catholic Health Services (CHS) of Long Island is sponsoring two training programs for volunteers interested

Catholic Ministries Appeal’s annual “Voice of Our Young People” essay contest

The sight of physical devastation and the presence of human dedication stand out in the memories of local clergy

Tom Orlando, 14, tosses the ceremonial first pitch prior to the St. Ignatius Loyola, Hicksville

The Sisters of St. Dominic in Amityville announced that the Opening Word Program has received

When her husband, Stephen, died in the attack on the World Trade Center, Dorry Tompsett recalle

Catholic author and columnist George Weigel was the guest speaker at the monthly gathering of the Long Island chapter of Legatus

A woman touches a granite monument in the 9/11 Memorial Garden at Curé of Ars Church,

When planning a memorial for the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks,

Kevin O’Connell was always fascinated by the photo essays he saw in Life Magazine and,

An American flag is suspended from two fire trucks outside St. Lawrence the Martyr Church, Sayville

Parishioners of St. Mary’s Church in Manhasset commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks

St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center recently opened its second cardiac catheterization lab.

Unlike most people she knows, Erin Boughton’s students don’t remember

Father Irinel Racos, chaplain at St. Anthony’s High School, South Huntington, is assisted by Franciscan Brother

With Respect Life Month quickly approaching in October, the diocesan Respect Life Office has some upcoming pro-life

On a summer Friday night, more than 200 people gathered at St. Joseph’s Church here to celebrate the anniversary

Dark skies threatened all evening, but the rain held off just long enough to allow for the annual candlelight rosary procession and benediction

Youth Voice

I went to see El Escorial and buy a mantilla and came back thinking world peace isn’t so impossible after all.


One of the special benefits for me in reading Michael Paul Gallagher’s “Faith Maps; Ten Religious Explorers

This is it! We’re in the final countdown! As of the date of this issue of The Long Island Catholic

Right! God is not “fair” — at least according to the dictionary definition.

Faith & Science

A recent news report chronicled a Chinese woman named Huang Yijun. Sixty years ago


From the Pope

In a letter sent to New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops


Seniors at Sacred Heart Academy gather with their principal, Sister Joanne Forker, in a school garden

Sister Lynn Caton (left) renewed her vows of poverty, celibacy, and obedience for one year

Students at St. Dominic Elementary School, Oyster Bay, commemorated the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

A few members from the Saint Ignatius Loyola CYO baseball teams (grades 3 - 5) met up with mascot

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