February 22, 2012 | Vol. 50, No. 41

Bishop's Weekly Calendar


BRONX — Brother Godfrey Robertson, 93, a member of the Marist Brothers of the Schools

BRONX — Jesuit Father Vincent E. Butler, 80, who served as director of St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House

MASSAPEQUA — Msgr. Daniel J. Hurley, 78, pastor emeritus of St. Rose of Lima Church here, died Feb. 15.

SCRANTON, PA — Sister M. Joanella Ryan, 94, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

SCRANTON, PA — Sister M. Selina Malone, 93, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary


CENTERREACH — “Ash Wednesday is a natural time for evangelization.

Pope Benedict XVI will meet with Cuban President Raul Castro,

HOLLYWOOD (CNA) — Mother Dolores Hart, O.S.B., a former actress turned cloistered nun,

Bishop Murphy's letter on the holy season

All Catholics who have reached their fourteenth year are bound to abstain entirely

In the spirit of Mardi Gras, Holy Cross Church, Nesconset, threw a party for its parishioners

UNIONDALE — Advocates of nonpublic school aid are hopeful about a bill

FRANKLIN SQUARE — Seven years ago, Susan Grace Ambrosino’s family was shocked

Bishop's Column

On the eve of Lent, our Holy Father, Pope Benedict, organized a great reason for a party.


In the beginning of this season of Lent we are invited to choose life.

Media and political supporters of President Obama’s Health and Human Services mandate

The best way to “get more out of Mass,” so to speak, is to better understand the texts

“God saw that it was good” — with these words the Book of Genesis

About 10 or 12 years ago a lawyer friend of mine told me that he would like to learn more about movies

In Your Prayers

Please remember our deceased priests and deacons.


Msgr. Hurley’s students recall his caring ways

From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In his Lenten message, Pope Benedict XVI called on the faithful to