June 24, 2009 | Vol. 48, No. 14


It seems obvious to state, as Pope Benedict XVI did in opening the Year for Priests,


ALBANY — The New York State Assembly adjourned without voting on a bill that

HUNTINGTON — Father Peter Vaccari, a professor of theology and Church

HUNTINGTON — “You can cast a wider net with more fishermen out there,” said Father

Rockville Centre — Bishop William Murphy announced the appointment of new

ELMONT — It was an evening of both reflective and enthusiastic prayer, praise

BAYVILLE — The “enthusiastic commitment and initiative” of parishioners

Whether it’s speaking at Mass, keeping track of donations, or writing thank-you letters,

Parish Profiles

St. Rocco’s parish in Glen Cove is the only Italian national parish in the diocese.

Bishop's Column

This past week, the U.S. bishops met in San Antonio for their regular spring gathering.


My interest in contemporary theater, film and literature often exposes me to thoroughly

The core of the message that Jesus Christ came to share with us is found in the first letter

In writing and speaking about liturgy, I have often used the refrain, “Liturgy is not

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time


ROCKVILLE CENTRE — Father Peter L. Duvelsdorf, a priest of the Diocese

BRENTWOOD — Sister Lorna Colin, formerly known as Sister Marie Lucilla, a member

QUEENS VILLAGE — Sister Lucille de la Providence, a Little Sister of the Poor



Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Lindenhurst recently spread their message of peace:

Last year, the students of Maria Regina School in Seaford collected supplies for soldiers

Students at St. Martin of Tours School, Amityville entered the Suffolk County American

More than 700 people attended the annual Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation gala at the

St. John the Baptist DHS in West Islip, St. Patrick’s School in Bay Shore, and St. Mary’s


"‘In the founder of Opus Dei,” Pope John Paul II said in canonizing Josemaria Escriva,