March 9, 2011 | Vol. 49, No. 45



For several weeks I have been thinking about Lent and I think I have come up with a good idea that may help

Easter is later this year and so we have had a longer respite between the Christmas season and the season of Lent

Preparations for the implementation of the new translation of the Roman Missal are underway

Just after World War II, Dominican Father Gerald Vann wrote a beautiful little book called “The Pain of Christ


At a gala fundraiser last month, St. Agnes Cathedral School in Rockville Centre honored members of the community


BRENTWOOD — Sister of St. Joseph Mary Cunningham, who was principal of St. Bernard’s, Levittown (1969-77) and Most Holy Trinity

BRENTWOOD — Sister of St. Joseph Mary Helen Fowler, 94, long-time teacher at Sacred Heart School in North Merrick, died

From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (ZENIT) —In his address before praying the Angelus with pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday


WESTBURY — One hundred years ago the Maria SS Dell’Asunta Society was founded by Italian immigrants in Westbury

WANTAGH — Good music, good food, and good prayer marked the Mardi Gras celebration for adults with special needs at St. Frances

HICKSVILLE — “You are carrying the flag for the Church,” Bishop Murphy told a group gathered

Whether you make a regular habit of it or have been away for awhile, Lent is an especially good time

All Catholics who have reached their fourteenth year are bound to abstain entirely from meat on Ash Wednesday

ROCKVILLE CENTRE — “Joy is the noblest human act,” according to St. Thomas Aquinas, so it was appropriate


In the diocesan Catholic high school boys’ basketball title game, St. Mary’s High School, Manhasset, overpowered Chaminade

Youth Voice

As a youth, before I attended any religious education classes, the experiences I had at Church were strikingly different than

Bishop's Column

Of all the Lenten practices that make this season so rich, I readily embrace spiritual reading