June 29, 2011 | Vol. 50, No. 13


Both the prophet Isaiah and Jesus tell us this Sunday that the word of God is like seed strewn in the soil of our hearts and that it will infallibly produce fruit.

“I’m spiritual, not religious.” It’s a bromide of our age, sometimes an expression of a real hunger for God,

St. Augustine summed up his monumental work, “The City of God,” with these words: “Two loves built two cities:



The third annual Keith R. Cerrato Caddie Golf Tournament, held in honor of the Chaminade graduate killed in a tragic

For children who have lost an immediate family member, Good Shepherd Hospice is offering a two-day free camp,

Students, graduates, parents, and teachers filled the church here last Sunday to mark the closing of Blessed Sacrament School

On June 25, Bishop William Murphy ordained four men to the priesthood at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre.

Bishop William Murphy has announced the following appointments, retirements and end of assignments for clergy,

At the Catholic Media Convention in Pittsburgh last week, The Long Island Catholic was honored with several awards

On a recent Saturday afternoon, patrons of the Starfish Book Café in Amityville perused the titles of Christian books

We bishops share with so many of you deep disappointment in the presumption of our state’s elected officials in the radical redefinition of marriage. Yet we are heartened by the vigor with which so many faithful Catholic New Yorkers fought to preserve the true meaning of marriage.

From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (ZENIT) — At his address before praying the Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter’s


The parish of Corpus Christi in Mineola celebrated the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood

The people of Hondo Valle in the Dominican Republic hosted a daylong surprise “Despedida” (farewell party)

Faith & Science

The Catholic Church has long acknowledged the role of the medical professional in declaring death.

Bishop's Column

At the June 25 ordination Mass at St. Agnes Cathedral, Bishop Murphy gave the following