June 22, 2011 | Vol. 50, No. 12


Bishop William Murphy has appointed 20 new pastors and administrators at parishes

Parishioners of Holy Spirit Church here will take a stroll down memory lane with their second annual Oldies Mass at 5 p.m. on June 25.

Local Knights of Columbus are encouraging Long Islanders to lend a hand to their fellow Americans in need

The Knights of Columbus will honor Father Frank Nuss, who is celebrating 50 years as a priest,

On June 12, Our Lady of Lourdes CYO in Massapequa Park hosted a dinner dance to honor Father

Mercy Medical Center is seeking volunteer drivers for its patient transportation service.

The St. Isidore School Green Club recently won a gold medal for a website they created to highlight one of Long Island’s

Three years ago, Michelle Mahler (pictured with husband Joseph) found herself facing dialysis treatments once again,

Therese of Lisieux Church in Montauk held a special service June 19 for parishioners, weekend visitors

HICKSVILLE — Father Robert Blyman, outgoing pastor of Our Lady of Mercy Church,


Gay marriage debate: a change of perspective


All Saints Regional Catholic School in Glen Cove has been re-accredited by the Middle States Association

Alexa Serrano of St. Dominic High School, Oyster Bay, and Robert Allocca of Holy Trinity Diocesan

Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights student chapter leaders were honored at the League’s Long Island chapter Communion

Laura Lynne Duffy of Cutchogue, a graduating senior from Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School, received

Sixth- and seventh-grade religious education students at Corpus Christi Parish in Mineola were


I am wondering about how emotional a person I am. That I don’t know seems strange, even to me.

In the early Church St. Paul is our first source of information and witness about the value and meaning of the Eucharist.

We’re all familiar with the practice of requesting that an intention be announced at Mass.

As they wandered in the desert after escaping slavery in Egypt, hungry and afraid, the Israelites were given a miraculous

Youth Voice

I live my life as a Christian with great pride. I am preparing to receive my Confirmation this October

From the Pope

Meeting with government authorities, elected officials and the diplomatic corps during his June 19 visit to San Marino


The political assault on religious freedom that Bishop Murphy writes about today on page four was in full view last week

Bishop's Column

As we come toward summer, it is important for me to be able to give thanks for so many gifts that have helped build up the life of the Church