April 6, 2011 | Vol. 50, No. 1

News

ROCKVILLE CENTRE — As the Rockville Centre Diocese marks its fourth annual Religious Education Week

MANHASSET — Next fall, each member of the incoming freshman class at St. Mary’s College Preparatory High

This Lent, the Diocese of Rockville Centre is calling on all students to create a YouTube video to promote going to confession,

People often ask me why I teach religious education, especially now that my own children are grown.

MANHASSET — St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House here will honor Jesuit Father Damian Halligan at

Bishop William Murphy was the principal celebrant at a liturgy celebrating couples from Suffolk County

The Catholic young adults of the Diocese of Rockville Centre want you to know they’re here, they’re involved,

BOHEMIA — On a recent Saturday morning, a group of sixth-graders from three different faiths gathered at

WASHINGTON, D.C (CNA and CNS) — In what’s being lauded as a major victory for parental choice in education,

Neighbors

During Lent Our Lady of Perpetual Help Family Ministry is encouraging children to do something that will help them grow

During Lent Our Lady of Perpetual Help Family Ministry is encouraging children to do something that will help them grow

For St. Patrick’s Day, most people are accustomed to hearing Irish tunes such as “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling,”

St. Martin de Porres Marianist School in Uniondale hosted a seventh- and eighth-grade math tournament

More than 300 teachers and administrators from the diocese attended the second annual diocesan SMART

Letters

From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (ZENIT) — Excerpts from Pope Benedict XVI’s March 25 address to participants

Obituaries

SOUTH RIVER, N.J. — Passionist Father Owen Sharkey, a theologian who taught at St. John’s University for two decades,

AMITYVILLE — Dominican Sister Mary Carol Gabriel, 88, who was a librarian at St. Agnes H.S. and

Youth Voice

My family belongs to the parish of St. Therese of Lisieux Roman Catholic Church in Montauk.

Looking back into the past there were so many times where I could have quit or gone against God’s words.

Looking back into the past there were so many times where I could have quit or gone against God’s words.

Columnists

Stanislava Gusha was one of the oldest parishioners I had in my parish in Khabarovsk, but

While the recent passing of Geraldine Ferraro evoked widespread commentary on her trailblazing 1984 run

Just this past week, we celebrated our daughter Cecilia’s seventh birthday. As a mother of eight

In June of 1968, Pope Paul VI, perceiving that many Catholics no longer knew the basics of the faith

Bishop's Column

In my letter for the holy season of Lent, I took my cue from the Holy Father’s message and