April 29, 2009 | Vol. 48, No. 6


A few people who have e-mailed our congressman, Tim Bishop, about the Freedom of Choice


Bishop Paul Walsh (at left) celebrated Mass at Kellenberg Memorial High School,

HICKSVILLE – As a young man, Brother Louis Leonelli of the Franciscan Friars of

ROCKVILLE CENTRE — Albert Neal, a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes

In last week’s feature on getting a prayer life, Msgr. Charles Fink  said that prayer was

SAYVILLE — More than 115 couples married 50 years or more were honored

HICKSVILLE — Bishop William Murphy looked out at several hundred men filling

Bishop's Column

This past weekend was not just picture perfect Long Island springtime. It also was a weekend


St. Patrick School, Smithtown, honored their own Sisters of St. Joseph on their feast day

Paul Engelhart (left), Chief Operating Officer of Catholic Charities of Rockville Centre,

Science teacher Keith Lucchesi congratulates the winners of the St. Martin de Porres


While we had recently chided Newsday for news coverage that we felt was promoting

As we went to press, two beautiful girls and their mother — Catherine, Stephanie and Betty


From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (Zenit) — As he canonized them during an April 26 ceremony in St.


Q The Church teaches that ensoulment, and therefore personhood, occurs at

Two of today’s letters to the editor, responding to items that previously appeared

As actions of the Church, sacraments and liturgical celebrations are never private


AMITYVILLE — Dominican Sister Concetta Amplo, 93, died April 15. She was a member

ROCKVILLE CENTRE — Sister Jo Ann Kenney, of the Congregation of the Infant


Young Juanita Fernandez wrote these words after her first visit to the Carmelite