June 15, 2011 | Vol. 50, No. 11


WASHINGTON D.C., (CNA) — Catholic University of America plans to return to single-sex dormitories

Thursday, June 9, students from Holy Family Parish School in Hicksville

The stampede is on. Our elected senators who have stood courageous in their refusal to capitulate

Anne Christiano lived in Syosset for 58 years, but after her husband died two years ago, she found living alone hard.

Natural Family Planning (NFP) is a “best–kept secret,” an alternative to artificial contraception

The diocesan Respect Life Office will sponsor a conference on end-of-life issues at the Seminary

Telecare will provide the nation with live television coverage of the U.S. bishops’ meeting

More than 3,000 Catholics from across Long Island gathered at St. Anthony High School here to

Ethics isn’t only about big, complex issues, but involves something as simple as taking food


FRANKLIN SQUARE — Former pastor, associate pastor and member of the diocesan tribunal, Father William T. Murphy, 88, died June 7.

Born on June 5, 1923 in Brooklyn, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and served in the Army from 1942 to 1945. Following World War II, he completed studies for the priesthood at St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 3, 1950 at St. James Pro-Cathedral in Brooklyn.

WELLESLEY HILLS, MASS. — Sister Virginia Mary Lanigan, 90, died June 4.


Bishop's Column

Gratitude is the word that keeps coming to me as I reflect on Sunday’s Pentecost celebration at St. Anthony’s High School


As we go to press, both houses of the state legislature appear poised to vote this week on the proposal to legalize same sex


Bishop William Murphy recently visited Saint Mary’s High School in Manhasset and viewed a student art

Sacred Heart Academy, Hempstead, honored three alumnae at their recent dinner dance at the Garden City Hotel.

Despite these hard economic times, the Holy Trinity Diocesan High School community in Hicksville raised over

Kellenberg Memorial H.S. Science Olympiad Team recently traveled to West Point to compete against 49 other


More than 400 people gathered at Woodbury Country Club recently to honor those CYO volunteers named

From the Pope

In his homily for Pentecost Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI spoke of the universal origins of the Church as a force for unity in the world.


Several months ago, I wrote in this space about my discomfort with those who become “too secure” in

When you get in trouble and you don’t know right from wrong,
Give a little whistle!

The Solemnity of the Holy Trinity is unique among the liturgical feasts. It does not remember an event or honor a person.


St. Barnabas, apostle and missionary, was among Christ’s earliest followers and was responsible for welcoming St. Paul into the Church.

Youth Voice

No, true Easter joy does not come from biting into a chocolate bunny after 40 days of fasting from chocolate.