June 10, 2009 | Vol. 48, No. 12


For months, Assemblywoman Margaret Markey has insisted that her proposal to


Editor Rick Hinshaw received a first-place award in the 2009 Catholic Press

SAYVILLE — Just in time for the Feast of Corpus Christi on June 14, St. Lawrence

BRENTWOOD — Alumni, parents, faculty and staff of the Academy of St. Joseph

Marist Missionary Sister Joyce Ann Edelmann knew since she was a teenager that she wanted

With light being a symbol of hope, “Light My Way” is the name of the 2009 national

Deacon Brian Dunkle, S.J., a Long Island native and a member of the Society of

KIRKUK REGIONAL AIR BASE, Iraq — Air Force Lt. Col. Mark Rowan,

Three diocesan priests, Msgr. Thomas Colgan, Msgr. Brian McNamara, and Father Joseph

HUNTINGTON — What does it mean to be “a man of God” and how does a young

Bishop's Column

This is the season of great happenings. Last week my brother bishops and I completed


It is difficult to offer a summary of what Antonio Monda discovered by interviewing

In a recent article in Time magazine on using Twitter at Sunday worship, the writer

We as a society have become very informal. Boundaries that delineate what

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ


YONKERS — Capuchin Father Owen Shelley, 89, a longtime hospital chaplain in the

ROCKVILLE CENTRE — Father Wladyslaw Rudnicki, former administrator of

AMITYVILLE —  A Sister of St. Dominic for 75 years, Sister Diana Marie Staselis

From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (VIS and Zenit) — On June 6, Pope Benedict XVI outlined the


A record number of participants turned out for the sixth annual 5-kilometer (3.1-mile)


Members of Sacred Heart Academy’s service club RISK called on SHA students and

During the warm-weather months, many parishes and schools throughout the diocese

Faith & Science

When I give talks on stem cell research or in vitro fertilization, people invariably ask,