June 1, 2011 | Vol. 50, No. 9


One series of workshops over the past month was geared toward parish priests and

EAST ROCKAWAY — For Sister Ruthanne Gypalo, principal of St. Raymond’s School here,

SAYVILLE — For Msgr. John Heinlein an atheist university professor “was the catalyst for my vocation.”

HICKSVILLE — Despite age and health issues, Mae Bennett spoke joyfully as she addressed

SYOSSET — Msgr. John Martin, pastor emeritus and former diocesan official,

Bloggers may not all be recluses, but as our work keeps us deskbound

A record-breaking turnout of 850 guests made this year’s annual Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation gala,



Fueled by the strong efforts of its pitching staff and a balanced offensive attack, Chaminade swept

Kerrin Maurer scored a game-high four goals as St. Anthony’s High School overpowered Sacred Heart Academy

Kellenberg Memorial High School, Uniondale completed an undefeated league season with


Sixth-grade players from St. Francis De Sales, Rockaway (in blue) and St. William the Abbot,

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood have elected a new leadership team,

Bishop's Column

To be a bishop is an unmerited gift. To be bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre is a joy


The buzzer on the apartment intercom startled me. Its vibration was so strong

Six weeks ago, on April 19, our ninth child and seventh daughter was born.

The passage from the Gospel of John brings us to the end of Jesus’ farewell address to His disciples.


JAMAICA — Ursuline Sister Anna Ardiff, who taught at Holy Family High School,

BRENTWOOD — Sister Grace Maria Dolan, 89, died May 10. From 1976-2002 she worked at Suffolk County

BRENTWOOD — A teacher at Sacred Heart Academy, Hempstead for 25 years, Sister of St. Joseph

Youth Voice

When you imagine a sleepover, pillow fights, movie marathons, and heaps of snacks come to mind.

From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (ZENIT) — Before praying the Regina Caeli with those gathered in St. Peter’s Square