April 13, 2011 | Vol. 50, No. 2


Bishop Peter Libasci was the main celebrant of the diocesan Religious Education Week Mass

FRANKLIN SQUARE — Local Catholics can enjoy an evening of lively, Jamaican-inspired song and worship

This winter, seventh- and eighth-grade students from Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School

In Syosset, Our Lady of Mercy Academy’s mission committee, chaired by senior Anne Gardner, raised $10,000 for

Kellenberg Memorial High School’s Science Olympiad Team recently traveled to West Point to compete

More than 100 sisters and brothers from throughout the diocese gathered April 10 at St. Anthony’s High School

ROCKVILLE CENTRE — James Harden, president and chief executive officer of Catholic Health Services of Long Island

In an effort to “continue the pastoral mission of the Church” for Catholics in the Five Towns area of southwest

HICKSVILLE — Bishop William Murphy will be the principal celebrant for the Mass at the third annual

April 18, the Monday of Holy Week, will be “Reconciliation Monday,” when churches throughout

Telecare, the diocesan television service, invites Catholics on Long Island to share in both the local



OAKDALE — Deacon Thomas Quinn, who served at St. Rose of Lima Church in Massapequa until his retirement

DUBUQUE, IOWA — Sister of Charity Mary Danetta Buser, who taught in Hempstead,

AMITYVILLE —Sister Mary Verity McNicholas, professor emerita of Molloy College, died April 6.


I imagine my experience concerning reading is not unique. Depending on what I am reading,

In this wonderful season of Lent that affords us so many spiritual opportunities to grow into

We’re all probably familiar with the Burger King advertising slogan, “Have it your way.”

Prior to the Second Vatican Council, Passion Sunday was celebrated on the fifth Sunday of Lent,


As Congress and the president wrangled last week over federal budget appropriations and proposed spending cuts,


St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School, West Islip, dedicated its new turf infield April 5 as a memorial

From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (ZENIT) — Before praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter’s Square

Bishop's Column

More than 10 years ago, the Diocese of Rockville Centre began a practice of having priests availabl