May 13, 2009 | Vol. 48, No. 8


Over the past few years, Bishop William Murphy and the Diocese of Rockville Centre have

FRANKLIN SQUARE — The people filling the rectory room at St. Catherine of Sienna

This summer, teens interested in learning more about their Catholic faith are invited

Although generally a deacon lives with his family and works at a secular job —

Msgr. Daniel Hurley, pastor emeritus of St. Rose of Lima Church

Bishop's Column

Sunday, May 10 found Msgr. Morrissey and me at Our Lady of Consolation Home in West


In reading Antonio Monda’s book “Do You Believe? Conversations on God and

The season of Easter is a season of life. At its heart is the experience of the

Since 1996 it has been the practice to allow cremated remains to be brought into


A recent visit from The National Circus Project’s Greatest Show in Schools thrilled the

Close to 60 participants enjoyed brunch and heard speakers on “God’s Plan for Growing Up”

Catherine Obidienzo, a sophomore in Eileen McMahon’s Honors English class


Even as Pope Benedict XVI is received enthusiastically throughout the Holy Land this

Faith & Science

When Pope Benedict XVI visited the United States in April of 2008, I had the chance


Last week, the State Assembly and Senate approved a bailout plan for the



AMITYVILLE — During 74 years of religious life, Dominican Sister Philip Margaret

Young Catholics

Each year, students on Catholic high school newspapers compete for The Long Island

High school and college students who joined the diocesan Youth Ministry’s pilgrimage