April 4, 2012 | Vol. 51, No. 1

Bishop's Column


Michael Byrne of Infant Jesus Parish, Port Jefferson, places his hands on the Lectionary

CHICAGO (CNA) — Father Robert Barron says the storyline in the blockbuster film “The Hunger Games,”

HUNTINGTON — For centuries scholars and Church leaders have missed the point of the Gospels

The New York State budget agreement for 2012-13 increases reimbursement for state mandates

NEW YORK (CNA) — Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York says that

More than 500 men gathered March 31 at Holy Trinity Diocesan High School,

Young Catholics

As the plane landed in Guatemala City, we all looked out the window to check out this new world

Bishop's Weekly Calendar


Katie French, a senior at Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Syosset,

As part of their Lenten practices of sacrifice and good deeds, the sixth grade students at

The Universal Church

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Church needs to address the alienation often surrounding those living with autism,

WASHINGTON — An Albanian couple, a banker, nine Hmong children and a meteorologist

From the Pope

VATICAN (CNA/EWTN News) — Christians should welcome Jesus by laying down their lives for him


In early March, our son, Joseph, sent us a video with a post-it comment: “abuse has to be confronted.”

I recently had the opportunity to make a brief visit to two dioceses in the Dutch Antilles

Sometime in the early 1960s, an engaged couple sat making plans for married life.

In Your Prayers

Please remember our deceased priests and deacons.



WHITESTONE, NY — Sister Mary Philippa O’Reilly, 93,

DUBUQUE, IOWA — Sister Mary Therese von Holdt, 86,