September 30, 2009 | Vol. 48, No. 23


On Sept. 28, Bishop William Murphy and the Seminary of the Immaculate

HUNTINGTON — The Second Vatican Council was not a “rupture” but a “reform”

Women and men religious celebrating jubilees this year were honored at a Mass Sept.

“Every child brings us God’s smile.”

ROCKVILLE CENTRE — Members of the American Association of the Order of

On September 18, Bishop William Murphy presented the St. Agnes Medal to honorees

Bishop's Column

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious


Victoria, TX — Trinitarian Father Donald Hayden, 59, who was born in Bay Shore

Tarrytown — Sister Clare Kelly, 80, previously known as Sister Roberta, died


Father Michael Rieder was formally installed as pastor of St. Therese of Lisieux Church,

St. Patrick’s Church in Glen Cove kicks off the third season of its Beacon Music


The death of Senator Ted Kennedy left me saddened both for the loss of his life and

Thousands of Long Islanders have returned to school in recent weeks, so it’s only

One way of looking at eternal life as the goal of our lives is from our perspective.

From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (Zenit) — Here is the complete text of Pope Benedict XVI’s


Bishop William Murphy, as chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops



Returning stars, promising newcomers, and several new coaches should all combine

Parish Profiles

When St. Joseph’s parish in Hewlett was founded in 1872, the first Masses were