April 18, 2012 | Vol. 51, No. 3

Bishop's Weekly Calendar


Rockville Centre — For the first time in more than 18 months, Mercy Medical Center patients,

WEST ISLIP — When Copiague resident Marie LaPersonerie lost her 24-year-old son, Sean,

Centereach — Growing up in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, Msgr. Joseph Curley recalls

Kathleen Tonry always felt drawn to the mission of the Sisters of Mercy,

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty

The diocesan mission office recently awarded prizes to several young artists

Two women venerate an image of Jesus following a Divine Mercy Sunday celebration

Bishop's Column

Two very different events this past weekend marked the conclusion of Easter Week for me.


LINDENHURST — Father Denis J. Sheridan, who served the Diocese of Rockville Centre

ROCKVILLE CENTRE — Sister Mary Louis Lo Bosco, 95,

BRENTWOOD —  Sister Thomas Angela Mercurio, a member of the Congregation of the

Faith & Science

One widely-encountered idea today is that there is no black and white when it comes to morality,


The Universal Church

Vatican City (CNA/EWTN News) — Pope Benedict XVI marked his 85th birthday


Next month my first-born child will graduate from college.


Two seniors from St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School, West Islip,

From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (ZENIT.ORG) — Here are excerpts from an address Benedict XVI gave Sunday, April 16, in St. Peter’s Square.