January 4, 2012 | Vol. 50, No. 34


NEWARK, N.J. (CNS) — A group of 12 nurses who sued the University Hospital in

Bishop's Column

Text of Bishop Murphy’s Christmas day homily at St. Agnes Cathedral


Junior Girl Scout Troop 863 from Holy Angels Regional School

Three Scouts from the St. Agnes Boy Scout Troop #163, Rockville Centre,

A combined choir from three Churches in Farmingdale participated in

In Your Prayers

Please remember our deceased priests and deacons.


Each year, a constant image we see during the Christmas and post-Christmas season

A few days after I turned in my last column I boarded a plane,

Without unfairly oversimplifying the objections voiced by some Catholics

The Epiphany of the Lord
First Reading:
Isaiah 60:1-6
Responsorial: Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13
Second Reading: Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6
Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12



SCRANTON, PA. — Sister M. Beatrix Cawley, 90,


Youth Voice

“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them.

Young Catholics

MANHATTAN — Two days before Christmas, four students from Holy Trinity Diocesan High School,

From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (VIS) — In his homily during Mass in the Vatican Basilica