February 29, 2012 | Vol. 50, No. 42


Recently, an old college roommate told me about visiting his family and hearing them complain about the new translation of the Roman Missal.

Bishop's Weekly Calendar

Wed., Feb. 29    
Meeting with Cabinet – 8:30 a.m.


OMAHA, NEB. (CNA) — Father Edward Flanagan, the founder of the famous Boys Town orphanage,

Cardinal Timothy Dolan will be the keynote speaker at the diocesan Public Policy Convocation

Catholics of African Ancestry gathered at St. Agnes Cathedral, Rockville Centre, Feb. 25

SMITHTOWN — More than 270 people from parish RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)

WOODBURY — Holy Name of Jesus Church here may be one of the smaller parishes

Vatican City (CNA/EWTN News) — Pope Benedict XVI’s spiritual exercises for Lent include

NEW YORK (CNS) — On a day devoted to festive public celebrations of his new leadership role

Bishop's Column

The Holy Season of Lent is both a challenge and a joy.


The students at Holy Angels Regional School in Patchogue

Kellenberg Memorial High School, Uniondale, recently honored student-athletes

In Your Prayers

Please remember our deceased priests and deacons.


Those who insist that “social issues” have no place in our current presidential debate


Emma O’Connor now plays basketball for Marist College

Faith & Science

A few years ago, I spoke with a young man preparing to get married.



WELLESLEY HILLS, MA — Sister Catherine Therese Barrett, 88, formerly Sister Mary Katherine,

BRENTWOOD — Sister Francis Bernadette Long, 79,

BRENTWOOD — Sister Mary Bradley, formerly known as Sister Mary Eugene, 88,

WELLESLEY HILLS, MA — Sister Mary Frances Manning, 86, formerly Sister Francis William,

BRENTWOOD — Sister Mary Macrina Quinn, 83, a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph,

BRENTWOOD — Sister St. Gerard Marks, 88, a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph

From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (ZENIT) — Christ’s 40 days in the desert teach Christians that temptations