September 9, 2009 | Vol. 48, No. 20

Youth Voice

“If it weren’t for this place, ladies,” the 11 other girls and I heard, “you wouldn’t be where


Students at Our Lady Queen of Apostles Regional School in Center Moriches were

Four fifth-graders from Trinity Regional School in East Northport decided to use their

On Aug. 30, Our Lady of Lourdes School in Massapequa Park intro-duced its new principal,

Ellen Mulvihill, fourth-grade math and science teacher at St. Thomas the Apostle School,


WASHINGTON (USCCB) — “This Labor Day, we should take a moment to pray for

Rockville Centre — “If we are a Church that respects life from the moment of

SHOREHAM — Growing up in Sri Lanka, Father Francis Gnanasegaram recalls,

RIVERHEAD — The blessing of the new junior high school building at Bishop

Charles M. Trunz, appointed by Bishop William Murphy as chief operating officer

Bishop's Column

This concludes Bishop Murphy’s series of reflections on Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical,


On vacation with friends last summer a topic kept reappearing in conversations and also

We set goals throughout our lives. In high school you might have wanted to buy a car.

Congress’s effort to enact health care reform legislation has sparked a vigorous

The altar should hold a central place not only in our church architecture, but also in every


MARYKNOLL, N.Y. — Father William T. Knipe, M.M., a 1947 graduate of Chaminade

SCRANTON — Sister Agnella Murtaugh, 95, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate



“As the objects of God’s love, men and women become subjects of charity, they are called

Parish Profiles

St. Vincent de Paul in Elmont lives up to its motto, “a parish with heart” according to

From the Pope