October 21, 2009 | Vol. 48, No. 26

From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (Zenit) — In a letter on the occasion of World Food Day, held Oct.


Twenty-five years after the last senior class graduated from St. Pius X Prep Seminary,

More than 1,600 students from 40 diocesan elementary schools studied the

Bishop William Murphy presided at Mass Oct. 3 as Sacred Heart Parish, North Merrick,

Pastor Lawrence Rafferty recently celebrated a Mass of thanksgiving for past and present


ROCKVILLE CENTRE — The Diocese of Rockville Centre announced Oct. 15

COMMACK — More than 90 couples married 50 years or more gathered with

Bishop William Murphy announced Oct. 18 the appointment of Maryknoll Father Joseph

MANHASSET — The “dark night of the soul,” the longing for God from which Mother

HUNTINGTON — Returning to the seminary where he studied and served, Bishop

CathNewsUSA (Paulist Press) — Vatican representative Archbishop Celestino

FRANKLIN SQUARE — As the Church around the world celebrated World Mission Sunday

Bishop's Column

For a few years now, I have had the pleasure of an annual meeting with the leadership


ROCKVILLE CENTRE — Father Douglas E. Dower, 49, director of pastoral

BRENTWOOD — Sister of St. Joseph Katherine Costello, who served since 1965

BRENTWOOD — Sister of St. Joseph Thomas Anna McDermott died Sept. 24,


Mary Ann Glendon, the Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard University

After Jesus gently speaks to the mother in Luke’s story of the widow of Nain

Q: I am confused and upset to learn in your column that according to canon law

It was a crisp Autumn morning, with bright blue skies and a soft, cool breeze. God was

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Faith & Science

Human pregnancy begins whenever a sperm unites with an egg inside the fallopian


Youth Voice

When I first heard that my grandmother was in the hospital because of a massive


Over the last year, much pro-life attention has necessarily focused on the urgent