May 25, 2011 | Vol. 50, No. 8


In recent years I have come to think of freedom as the most precious of gifts but also the gift from God

As we look around us at this time of year, we witness remarkable growth in nature.

Chaim Potok wrote several insightful novels into the life of the orthodox Jewish community

“HD,” or “high definition,” has now become part of our vocabulary;


Remembering: With Memorial Day coming up May 30, Our Holy Redeemer Church, Freeport, hosted a special service

WASHINGTON D.C. (CNA) — U.S. bishops’ conference president Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York has praised

World renowned musician Tony Melendez, who was born without arms but learned to play

Molloy College formally bade farewell to members of the Class of 2011 during the school’s commencement

SYOSSET — This past school year, Karen Andreone, pioneer in girls’ sports and athletic director

Seminarian John Sureau of Our Lady of Lourdes parish, West Islip, greets Bishop William Murphy

Pope Benedict XVI waves to astronauts on the International Space Station after speaking with

HUNTINGTON — At Immaculate Conception Seminary here, the student body is not just made up

“A sister never really retires, it’s just another change of ministry,” said Dominican Sister Therese Jayne, who, at 85.


Youth Voice

In late March we had over 25 priests come to Holy Trinity High School for our Lenten Reconciliation Services


No matter what one’s views on current congressional budget deliberations, there is reason to be pleased by the recent


WANTAGH — James G. Fenton, Sr., who had just completed the first year of aspirancy in the diaconate

BRENTWOOD — Sister Elizabeth Irene Donelan, teacher (1978-79) and assistant principal

BRENTWOOD — A teacher whose ministry included St. Joseph College (1971-1978) and the Academ

BRENTWOOD — Sister of St. Joseph Miriam Immaculate Pignataro, who taught at the Academy of St. Joseph

Bishop's Column

The release (May 18) of The Causes and Context of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests


The St. Anne Mother’s Prayer Group at Saint Ignatius Loyola Parish in Hicksville

St. Peter the Apostle Youth Ministry, Islip Terrace, sent more than 25 pairs of glasses

More than 1,000 choral and band students took the stage for the annual spring concert earlier this month

On Sunday, May 1, through the combined efforts of the Knights of Columbus of Suffolk County,


Responding to a derogatory letter written by a Protestant minister after Father

On a farm in a small town in Belguim, Jozef De Veuster was born on January 3, 1840.

BELLMORE — Though half a world away from where St. Damien of Molokai ministered


St. Anthony’s High School, which hosted the Nassau Suffolk Catholic High School Athletic Association

From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (ZENIT) — Before praying the midday Regina Coeli May 22 with those gathered in St. Peter’s