May 9, 2012 | Vol. 51, No. 6

Bishop's Column

Devotion to Mary is at the heart of our Catholic faith.

Bishop's Weekly Calendar


More than 100 sisters, brothers and religious order priests assembled May 6 at St. Anthony’s High School, South Huntington,

One prospective groom who approached  a Long Island priest about getting married at the parish asked if his dog

Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip offers a number of programs to provide health information and screenings for the community.

You’re engaged. Congratulations! With so many things to do to prepare for the wedding, it’s hard to know what to do first.

ROCKVILLE CENTRE — Catholic Health Services of Long Island (CHS) has been awarded a grant

HICKSVILLE — Know the issues when lobbying against abortion or other threats to human life,

Even as the number of abortions has decreased statewide, they are increasing on Long Island, to the dismay of local Catholic and right-to-life activists.

SEAFORD — As Maria Regina School here celebrates its 50th anniversary this year,

The Speech-Language Pathology Department of Molloy College will offer complimentary

Embarking on a new journey in life is an exciting endeavor;

ROCKVILLE CENTRE — Bishop William Murphy will ordain six men to the permanent diaconate for the Diocese of Rockville Centre on May 12 at St. Agnes Cathedral here.

ROCKVILLE CENTRE – Mercy Medical Center is offering opportunities for mature adults


During their Easter vacation, 12 members of Chaminade High School’s Emmaus Apostolic Program and

The strict uniform code at Holy Trinity Diocesan High School, Hicksville, does not include hats,

The pre-kindergarten students at Holy Family School, Hicksville,

The 7th Annual Spring Car Show for the benefit of St. Patrick School in Smithtown

Youth from St. Aloysius in Great Neck, Corpus Christi in Mineola,


I think it was Elie Wiesel who said that God created human beings because He loves stories.

The Gospel of the vine and the branches is one of my sentimental favorites.

Let’s look at an element in the Mass that is perhaps one of the most overlooked,


Youth Voice

While most teens were sleeping during the February break, I was blessed enough to be spending ten life-changing days in the Holy Land.


Just as Pope Benedict XVI last week was reiterating the need for U.S. Catholic colleges

From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (VIS) — Speaking May 5 to bishops from Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Wyoming during their ad limina visit to the Vatican,