February 1, 2012 | Vol. 50, No. 38


WESTBURY — Couples from St. Brigid’s Church here are responding to a call

Catholic Charities of Rockville Centre has announced that Marianist Brother Thomas J. Cleary has been appointed chairperson of its board of trustees.

It will be up to Catholic voters to convince the federal government to rescind a recent decision

Pope Benedict XVI and two Italian school children released doves as a symbol of peace

Parishioners from Our Holy Redeemer in Freeport

JAMAICA, NY — St. John’s University recently announced a new Catholic Leader Scholarship

COLD SPRING HARBOR — As many people around here will tell you, Magnus Walsh, local freelance writer and man about town, loves living in the Huntington/Lloyd Harbor area.

“I’ve lived here all my life,” he said, having grown up in Lloyd Harbor and graduated from Cold Spring Harbor High School. Walsh spends much of his time walking around the Huntington area, enjoying his surroundings, including the people who live here.

Bishop's Weekly Calendar

Bishop's Column

Like many of you in this liturgical year when the Sunday Gospels are from the Gospel of Mark,


The New York State Dignity for All Students Act

As Catholics around the world gathered a few weeks ago on Christmas Eve

When I was a student in college over 20 years ago,

The Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading:
Job 7:1-4, 6-7
Responsorial: Psalm 147:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23
Gospel: Mark 1:29-39

In Your Prayers

Please remember our deceased priests and deacons.


Lisa Pryhocki and Jeanne Sihksnel’s preschool class at Our Lady of Lourdes School


From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN NEWS) — The power of Jesus Christ is manifested in humble service and love,


BRENTWOOD — Sister Joan Dodge, 85, formerly Sister Mary Eucharia,


Martyrdom is not a popular topic of conversation, and we often cringe in reading