March 2, 2011 | Vol. 49, No. 44

Youth Voice

The Catholic faith is very important in my family. My mother teaches CCD classes (which is purely volunteer) in my parish



The very public deaths of three remarkable men in recent weeks have deeply touched our Catholic community of Long Island.


More than 300 Dominican Sisters of Amityville and their associates gathered for a weekend convocation

Sister of St. Joseph Susan Snyder, principal, and Lynn Billingham, school nurse, perform in Deer Park at SS. Cyril


In his December 2010 pastoral letter, Bishop Murphy called for the diocese to “Belong More Deeply.” To help young people

BROOKVILLE — Students from three area campus ministry groups went to Mexico and Ecuador early this year,

MELVILLE — Bishop Murphy invited all the priests of the diocese for a convocation at the Marriott hotel here on

MERRICK — Catechists and other parish leaders heard an upbeat take on preparing for Lent at a recent diocesan

HICKSVILLE — Hope, prayer and gratitude mingled with sadness as the people of Holy Family Church faced the death

At the conclusion of the diocesan Convocation of Priests Feb. 25, Msgr. James Vlaun presented Bishop Murphy with a crosier

VALLEY STREAM — The first half of the evening was quiet and peaceful at Holy Name of Mary Church here,


ROCKVILLE CENTRE — Dominican Father John Madigan, 88, a professor at Molloy College here for many years, died

BALTIMORE — Sister Anne Kurzenski, 94, who taught at St. Patrick’s in Glen Cove, died Feb. 21 at Lourdes Health

BRENTWOOD — Sister of St. Joseph Olga Santana Seda, 87, a former teacher at the Academy of St. Joseph here, died


In every corner of the mission world, Lent is a season of intensive preparation for the many catechumens who

Hollywood has promoted this idea of true love that belies the meaning of the term. The end of the story usually

Are you one of those people who runs in to get ashes on Ash Wednesday and then runs out? Do you try to

“A symbol.” That’s how the Jewish Study Bible translates what we call “a pendant” in our First Reading this Sunday

Parish Profiles

The tall, glass-bricked tower in the front of St. Bernard’s Church is an easily recognizable landmark on Hempstead Turnpike

Bishop's Column

There are times I think we need to re-visit all the documents of the Second Vatican Council and re-read them to discover

From the Pope

“‘Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget,