January 13, 2010 | Vol. 48, No. 38


Massapequa Park — Robert Violino writes for a living, but for the past few years

MINEOLA — With “much sadness,” the pastor of Corpus Christi parish in

Long Beach — Members of four local Christian congregations met to study

Garden City — Bullying can kill. And being a silent bystander can be just as bad —


Mary Dawyot of Franklin Square is celebrating her 100th birthday on Jan. 26.

After sixty years, Jean and Sal Ricci renewed their wedding vows Dec. 27,

Bishop's Column

This past week, the group of bishops led by Cardinal Francis George, president of


As  Catholics we believe in the importance of community. Yet there is much in

A lot of people make resolutions when a new year begins. I recently discovered that

Given an historic opportunity to expand access to affordable health care, congressional

Sometimes we describe our participation at Mass as “following along.”

From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (Zenit) — Before praying the Angelus together with those gathered



Halifax, Nova Scotia  — Sister Irene Dwyer, 104, who taught in the ’60s at St.

Scranton, Pa. — Sister M. Noralene Calpin of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate