December 16, 2009 | Vol. 48, No. 34


Hicksville — A parish isn’t a building but a community of faithful people, noted

Hicksville — If parishes want to call less active Catholics back to involvement with the

Huntington — The evening’s buzz amongst the group upstairs in the restaurant here

Wantagh — A mention of the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien conjures up images of epic

Bay Shore — The students of St. Patrick’s School here greeted their guests with


On Nov. 21, students from Chaminade High School in Mineola made their second annual

Ernest and Philomena Vigliotta of St. John the Evangelist parish, Center Moriches

Dominican Sister Margaret Rose Smyth, director of the North Fork Spanish Apostolate

An overflow crowd comprised largely of worshippers of Mexican heritage packed

Families of St. Peter the Apostle Church, Islip Terrace came together to make sleeping

Sunrise Council #6607 Knights of Columbus in Bohemia recently donated the proceeds

Maria Regina School in Seaford has a long history of uniting in support of worthy causes.

St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School students Devin Richardson of East Patchogue,

The Universal Church

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate’s refusal to exclude abortion funding

Bishop's Column


With school nearing its midway point, children have settled into classes and are busy

I love holiday music, and lucky for me, my car is equipped with XM/Sirius radio,



Brentwood — Sister Carmen Maria Cancel, a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of

Youth Voice

Catholic religion has always played a dominant role in my life. I have always loved

From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (Zenit) — As is tradition on the Third Sunday of Advent, Pope


The N.Y. State Senate’s rejection of “same sex marriage” two weeks ago was welcome news,


Our Lady of the Island Shrine’s leader


ROCKVILLE CENTRE — Hundreds of basketball fans filled the bleachers at Molloy

St. Anthony’s High School girls varsity volleyball team capped an undefeated league

Faith & Science

Many well-intentioned pro-lifers have inadvertently adopted flawed or incomplete