September 21, 2011 | Vol. 50, No. 20

Youth Voice

As Catholics, our mission is to maintain peace, fairness, and most of all love among people of all backgrounds. Hate crimes and discrimination


When Joe and I got married in 1987, my mother gave us a binder to hold all our favorite recipes.

The Gospel for Sunday, September 11, the 10th anniversary of the terrorists’ attacks, is all about forgiveness.

In the Gospel Jesus tells the story of two sons. Their father asks them to work in his vineyard for the day.


Bishop Libasci is interviewed by a Trinity High School student during his visit to the school in Manchester,

Students, administrators and faculty of Our Lady of Wisdom Regional School,

Boy Scouts and volunteers from throughout the diocese were recognized for their service to God and community

National college fairs offer an opportunity to talk to people in the know. Representatives from a variety of colleges

For Msgr. Tom Harold, their new pastor, the parish’s annual Spirit Day last Saturday proved

St. Agnes Cathedral here was filled to overflowing as Bishop William Murphy conferred the St. Agnes Medal of Service to recipients

Bishops and other Catholic clergy should speak about unemployment and poverty in their homilies,

Catholics in their 20s, 30s, and 40s around Long Island will have a new chance to pray and have fun together as the diocesan young

Criticizing a proposed Massachusetts ballot initiative to allow terminally ill patients to take a lethal dose of prescription drugs, Cardinal Sean O’Malley

Rockville Centre diocesan auxiliary Bishop Peter Libasci has been appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as the new bishop of Manchester, New Hampshire.


Ninety members of Chaminade High School’s Parish Religious Education Program

Father Peter DeSanctis was installed as pastor of Our Lady of the Isle,



Once again, Pope Benedict XVI has looked to the Church of Long Island to provide a new spiritual shepherd for


Deacon John Fodale, who served at St. Catherine of Sienna, Franklin Square, died Sept. 16.

Sister Antonia Maldonado, formerly Sister Maria Guadalupe, died Sept. 1. She was 83.

Sister of St. Joseph Margaret Mary Ryan, formerly Sister Rose Assumpta, 76, died August 28.

From the Pope

In a message aired Sept. 17 on the German ARD television network, Pope Benedict XVI, anticipating his pilgrimage

Bishop's Column

This year and in the years ahead, the US government will be implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act