December 2, 2009 | Vol. 48, No. 32

From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (VIS) — In the Vatican Basilica Nov. 28, Pope Benedict XVI presided


The diocesan choir will present Advent Lessons and Carols Dec. 5-6, including the premiere

Syosset — To help communities become more elder-friendly, New York State has

Almost 50 parishes across Long Island are among Catholic churches throughout the

Rockville Centre— During Advent, as children eagerly look toward the joyful birth of

Oyster Bay — After a dozen St. Dominic High School students here distributed

Amityville — When Matt Swit, founder of Stop World Hunger, held his first

Garden City — On his first visit to the diocese since becoming archbishop of

Freeport — Our Holy Redeemer Church here was able to feed those in need this


The Student Council at Our Lady of Peace School in Lynbrook made "featherless"

The Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn were awarded the Francis Medal on the occasion of

Faculty and students of St. Rose of Lima School, Massapequa helped restock the food

Twenty members of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem from the

Nursery and pre-K students at Our Lady of Lourdes School in Massapequa Park

The pre-K classes at Notre Dame School, New Hyde Park, celebrated their learning

Bishop's Column

This past week saw more than a little media interest in a seeming dispute between my


On Nov. 13, St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School inducted the inaugural members of

UNIONDALE — Undefeated two years in a row, league champions three years in

In honor of Veterans Day, the JV Black hockey team from St. Anthony’s High School


During their 2009 Fall assembly, the U. S. Catholic bishops approved their new pastoral

As the Catholic Church fulfills its responsibility to engage the world on critical moral

Near the beginning of “The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe” by C.S. Lewis, Tumnus



Baltimore — School Sister of Notre Dame Mary Giles Reilly, 84, a longtime teacher