March 24, 2010 | Vol. 49, No. 1


Statement issued by Cardinal Francis George, President of the U.S. Conference

In light of the opportunity for the sacrament of reconciliation being offered in all our

UNIONDALE — While living with grief is a journey into unknown territory,

LEVITTOWN — For anyone thinking about going back to confession after a

Catholic Charities’ leaders and other Catholic advocates strongly oppose

Special Masses were celebrated concurrently on the afternoon of March 21 at St.

GREENLAWN — Half the people at St. Francis of Assisi Church here March 10


Liz Fanning Holdorf, a 1997 graduate of St. Martin of Tours School in Amityville,

Five students from Holy Angels Regional School in Patchogue, under the direction

In the top photo, Father James Drew, pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Church

Teachers and staff of St. Patrick’s School in Smithtown received a special


For months, Congressman Bart Stupak (D-Mich) waged a strong and principled


On Jan. 2 Peter Steinfels’ final “Beliefs” column appeared in The New York Times.

The three days of the Sacred Easter Triduum are delineated according to the

Youth Voice

For me, Lent seems to be the time of the year when I best become “spiritually cleansed.”

Faith & Science

When I make presentations on end-of-life decision making, I sometimes have


Our Lady of Peace School, Lynbrook, girls’  7th-8th grade basketball team



WELLESLEY HILLS, MASS. — Sister Gilberta Marie MacDonald died


Bishop's Column

This past Sunday at Mass you heard either the Gospel of John about Jesus’ raising