January 20, 2010 | Vol. 48, No. 39



Uniondale — The mood was somber at St. Martha’s Church here Jan. 16 as Bishop

Haiti shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic, where people more

In the wake of the Jan. 12 earthquake that devastated the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince

South Huntington — More than 900 St. Anthony High School students, joined

Point Lookout — John and Irene Schmidt say that sending their seven children

Catholic Schools Week kicks off a week from Sunday, Jan. 31.

ROCKVILLE CENTRE — Catholic schools have been at the heart of the

Floral Park— Large cut-out letters in the upper floor windows of Our Lady of

Cutchogue — Although Rosemary McGoey, a fifth- and sixth-grade teacher


Father Kevin M. Smith, pastor of St. Dominic’s, Oyster Bay, blessed the church’s new

The bell for St. Kilian’s Church in Farmingdale was recently restored to the steeple.

Enjoying the annual Christmas luncheon of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas,

First-graders at St. William the Abbot School, Seaford celebrated “Christmas around

Two Kellenberg Memorial High School students were selected to participate

John Fatuzzo of North Babylon, a senior at St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School,

The sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade physical education classes at St. Ignatius

Students of Maria Regina School in Seaford presented a check for $300 to John

The Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation offers ways for individuals and small businesses,

Kindergartners and first-graders at Our Lady of Peace School in Lynbrook created

At Notre Dame School the students in grades 1 and 8 have a very special relationship.

Bishop's Column

This past Sunday New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan kindly invited me to lunch and


Though I don’t follow baseball as closely as I once did, I’m eager each January to hear

Anniversaries can be either joyous celebrations or solemn commemorations.

Faith & Science

Back in the early 1800s, most practicing physicians refused to believe that the simple


The Universal Church

ROME (Zenit) — Drawing from their common recognition of the Ten Commandments,

ROME (Zenit) — Pope Benedict XVI was welcomed with warm applause and shouts


Brentwood — St. Joseph Sister Alice Carolyn Appel, who was director of religious

Brentwood — Sister of St. Joseph Dorothy Geiger, formerly Sister Walter Marie,

Brentwood — A former teacher at the Academy of St. Joseph here, Sister of St. Joseph

Amityville — After 81 years of service as a Sister of St. Dominic, Sister Mary Manuella



For the Schmidt family extracurriculars are also part of their experience of the