November 18, 2009 | Vol. 48, No. 30


On Sunday, Nov. 15, Father Stephen Brigandi was formally installed as pastor of St. Gertrude

On Nov. 15, Father Joseph Baidoo was installed as pastor of Queen of the Most Holy

Students from St. William the Abbot School, Seaford recently joined the Cross Border

Raymond Cona celebrated his 100th birthday on Nov. 13. He and his wife Antoinette,

About 200 adults with special needs and their families and assistants celebrated “Liturgy

Twenty of Maria Regina School’s eighth-grade students braved the wind and rain


Q.  How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg?



Just when you start to become jaded about the political process, something truly

Solemnity of Christ the King



During the soccer season, members of Chaminade High School’s varsity soccer team regularly

RIVERHEAD — With an undefeated league season, McGann-Mercy Diocesan High

Led by senior sensation Emily Kelly, Sacred Heart Academy (Hempstead) captured

Bishop's Column

On the eve of the Bishops’ annual November gathering in Baltimore, I am reviewing


As the Year for Priests nears its halfway point, Catholics throughout the Diocese of

Centerport — On three Wednesday evenings here, Msgr. Peter Vaccari led his

Huntington — Hundreds of visitors flocked to Immaculate Conception Seminary

Freeport — The children of Our Holy Redeemer Church here traveled around the world

Huntington — “Mary Magdalene is really an icon, not just of faith, but of relationship

Youth Voice

“Shine On.” These two simple words mean so much more to me than you would think. From

Faith & Science

From the Pope

ROME (Zenit) — Speaking to some 60 heads of state and delegates from 192


Brooklyn — Sister of Mercy Mary Borgia Robinson, 90, who served at St. Patrick’s

Aston, Pa — Franciscan Sister Mary Martha DeMarzo (formerly Sister Martha

Maryknoll, N.Y. — Mary-knoll Sister Patricia Mary Nolan, 85, died here Nov.