February 23, 2011 | Vol. 49, No. 43


HICKSVILLE — Bishop William Murphy will be the keynote speaker at a diocesan public policy convocation

Two diocesan priests have launched a new vessel into the sea of cyberspace. With the website www.petersboat.net,

WASHINGTON (CNS AND COMBINED SOURCES) — Dr. Bernard N. Nathanson, once a leading figure in the movement to legalize

While New York State deals with its budget crisis, Catholics on Long Island are being urged to attend the state Catholic Conference’s

UNIONDALE — For anyone dealing with the grief of a loss, the Church hopes to provide a way to “Let light shine out of the darkness

ROCKVILLE CENTRE — Gospel music and words of praise and thanksgiving filled St. Agnes Cathedral here as more than

WASHINGTON D.C. (CNA/EWTN News) — The U.S. bishops welcomed the advance of key pro-life legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives

Youth Voice

Everyone wants to make a difference in someone’s life. Yet it is the small things we do — things we don’t even think about — that

From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (ZENIT) — Before praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter’s Square Feb. 20, Pope Benedict XVI spoke



Oceanside Christopher Federal Credit Union recently opened its new branch in Seaford. Pictured are,

St. Rose of Lima’s first-graders show off the pajamas and books they donated to the Pajama Program

On Feb. 10, the students of Long Beach Catholic Regional School presented a check for $7,090 to the Long Beach Waterfront Warriors

Tony Melendez, the musician embraced by Pope John Paul II after his performance during the pope’s visit to Los Angeles in 1987

Bishop's Column

This Friday, February 25, all the priests of our Diocese are having a Convocation to spend time in priestly fraternity and to have a day


Shortly before I began to write this column I read a set of reflection papers written by my students at St. John’s University

The Gospel readings between the Christmas season and the season of Lent are from Matthew’s account of the Sermon on the Mount.

Elie Wiesel, a Jewish Holocaust survivor, remembers this scene from a concentration camp. All the inmates were assembled and forced


AMITYVILLE — Sister Moira Hayes, 85, died Feb. 10, having just celebrated her 66th jubilee as a Sister of St. Dominic. She taught

AMITYVILLE — A teacher at Queen of the Rosary Academy here throughout the 1980s, Dominican Sister Peggy Linane died Feb. 11