March 16, 2011 | Vol. 49, No. 46

From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (ZENIT) —Before praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter’s Square March 13, Pope Benedict XVI

Letters

Bishop's Column

This perennial Lenten plea comes from the hearts of all of us who embrace this season of Lent

Five years ago, when the Diocesan Pastoral Council (DPC) was first established

News

ROCKVILLE CENTRE — Molloy College will use a grant of $35,000 it has received from the National

CENTERREACH — For many teens, confirmation is seen as the “end” of their formal Catholic education

ALBANY — Everyone from Catholic school students to bishops joined the diocesan delegation to the annual Public Policy Forum

OYSTER BAY — St. Dominic’s Church here has announced a $10 million donation for a new school science

NORTHPORT — The parish center at St. Philip Neri Church here was filled with shrieks of laughter, smiles, and budding friendships

With World Youth Day 2011 only five months away, the more than 200 teens,

OYSTER BAY — St. Dominic’s Church here has announced a $10 million donation

Obituaries

UNIONDALE — Marianist Brother Richard Hughes, 53, a long-time teacher at both Chaminade and Kellenberg

WELLESLEY HILLS, MASS. — Former director of pastoral care at Mercy First in Syosset,

AMITYVILLE — Dominican Sister Mary Fleurette Rivera, a teacher, died March 13.

Columnists

"What are you giving up?” We are repeatedly asked that question as we enter into the holy season

Prosecutors in Philadelphia are reportedly considering the death penalty for grisly abortionist Kermit Gosnell

Sometimes children ask very penetrating questions. Told that God wants us to be with Him forever in heaven

Parish Profiles

Just a few blocks west down Northern Blvd. from Manhasset’s “Miracle Mile” stands

Neighbors

Philomena Clement of St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington has been named a “Distinguished

Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish in Lindenhurst enjoyed Mardi Gras with Father Jim Stachacz, Grand Marshal John Bertone, King Jamie Smith and Queen Fiona Buckley.

Sacred Heart Academy in Hempstead was the only Catholic school to compete in last month’s Long Island Ethics Bowl

On March 2 at St. Aidan’s in Williston Park, the younger students celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday

One hundred fifteen students and 15 teachers from St. Anthony’s High School,

Youth Voice

Close your eyes. For a moment, imagine what a real “fashionista” would look and act like

Saints

Born between 1330 and 1340 in Bohemia (now the Czech Republic), St. John Nepomucene was cured