September 16, 2009 | Vol. 48, No. 21


In contrast to the screaming headlines that announced the murder of abortionist George


ROCKVILLE CENTRE — Pope Benedict XVI has been urging Catholics around the world

The diocesan Respect Life Office is looking forward to a variety of activities and

WEST HEMPSTEAD — When parishioners of St. Mary’s Syro-Malabar Church

UNIONDALE — Doctrinal matters as difficult as the Trinity and the role of Mary drew

WEST HEMPSTEAD — CYO coaches and parents last weekend heard how to

Catholics see vestments every Sunday at Mass and at the celebration of sacraments and

Bishop's Column

In June 2008 our diocese inaugurated a Diocesan Pastoral Council (DPC). From the time


At the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception’s sixth annual golf classic last month,

When the food pantry at St. James Church in Seaford started to empty, the William

Mary Impellizeri of Our Holy Redeemer parish, Freeport, recently spoke at the Catholic

Bishop William Murphy celebrates a memorial Mass at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville

New altar servers were invested at St. Rosalie Parish, Hampton Bays recently by their

The Youth Ministry programs of St. Brigid Church, Westbury and Notre Dame Church,

Msgr. James McDonald, former rector of Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington,

From the Pope

CASTEL GANDOLFO, ITALY, (Zenit) — Before praying the midday Angelus



Q How can we let Sen. Edward Kennedy be buried with a Mass with his being pro-abortion?

As an upstate girl with Long Island roots, I drive over the Tappan Zee Bridge on the New


BRENTWOOD — Sister Anne Marie Sullivan, a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph,

SCRANTON — Sister M. (Joseph) Gerard Manning of the Sisters, Servants of the

BRENTWOOD — Sister Mary Loretta Conroy, formerly Sister Cecilia Maureen, died

Youth Voice

This past summer was my last one at home at Our Lady of Lourdes parish, Malverne,