December 9, 2009 | Vol. 48, No. 33


The combined adult, youth and bell choirs from St. Hugh of Lincoln Church and Gloria

On Saturday, Dec. 5 in a driving, chilly rain, the parish of Curé of Ars in Merrick officially

The Holy Trinity Diocesan High School Select Choir opened the Christmas Spectacular,

Father Peter Dugandzic was installed as the seventh pastor of Blessed Sacrament Church,

On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, Our Lady of Consolation Nursing & Rehabilitative Care

Students of LaSalle Regional Catholic School in Farmingdale marched in the Annual


As detailed in the accompanying statement from the diocese, the Vatican’s Congregation

Youth Voice

The Catholic Ministries Appeal is a great organization that helps many people.


In its efforts to minister to the bereaved during the holiday season, Catholic Cemeteries

Should a Church planning to open a cemetery be required to conduct psychological

Garden City — Despite conflicting details in the Gospel stories of Jesus’ birth, it is the

The Knights of Columbus on Long Island and worldwide have always been on the

Men interested in learning more about the priesthood have a new resource in

The Most Reverend William Murphy, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville

Hicksville — Nervous laughter rippled through the audience of Holy Trinity Diocesan

Southold — It was colder than they’d expected.  The wind, driving the rain in sideway

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn presents the Book of the Gospels to seminarian

West Hempstead — The moms of St. Thomas the Apostle Church here have found

Bishop's Column

As we are celebrating the beautiful Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary this


During the last 10 years I have been giving a number of parish retreats. Usually they run

Advent is a timely spiritual opportunity for us for several reasons. First, we are invited

The Church’s liturgical celebration of Advent prepares us to enter more deeply into

From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (Zenit) — Following a Dec. 4 concert in the Sistine Chapel


AMITYVILLE — Father William G. Dailey, a retired priest of the Diocese of


HICKSVILLE — It’s an honor like no other. When a number is retired in sports



Sitting alone in a cramped, dingy prison cell in Toledo, Spain, St. John of the Cross wrote