May 16, 2012 | Vol. 51, No. 7


One of the issues that continues to be debated at the State Capitol is the potential legalization of mixed martial arts (MMA).


Seven-year-old Makayla Jones holds a floral crown

Renovations done last year at Mary Immaculate Church in Bellport

Pre-K students at Our Lady of Lourdes School in Malverne celebrated Mother’s Day

The American Cancer Society recently presented two plaques

Oceanside Christopher Federal Credit Union announced the appointment of

Sister Helen Kearney, left, president of the Congregation of the Sisters

Cows on strike and a generous tree brought local school children

Teachers from Catholic elementary and high schools throughout the diocese


On Saturday, May 12, Bishop William Murphy ordained six men

Albertson — Obama administration regulations requiring religious institutions

Garden City — “The New Evangelization” means more than talk, activists, educators, and writers told close to 150 people at a May 5 conference at Nassau Community College (NCC) here.

Bishop's Weekly Calendar

The Universal Church

Pope Benedict XVI greets Bishop-designate Gregory Parkes

OTTAWA, CANADA (CNA/EWTN NEWS) — Freedom of religion and conscience

Bishop's Column

Two of the committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on which I serve


Southampton — Father Stanislaus “Stanley” Kondeja, pastor of Our Lady of Poland

Scranton, PA — Sister Anne Fulwiler, 87, formerly known as Sister M. Albertus,

Wilton, CT — Sister Anne Marie Dorff of the School Sisters of Notre Dame

Amityville — Sister Georgina Altamore, 100, died April 22.

In Your Prayers

Please remember our deceased priests and deacons.

Faith & Science

In a 1999 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association,

From the Pope

AREZZO, ITALY (ZENIT) — Here is a translation of the brief address


If you have never heard of St. Joseph Marello, don’t be too surprised.


Pentecost Sunday is fast approaching and I find myself reflecting on

One of the issues that continues to be debated at the State Capitol is the potential legalization



With Cardinal Timothy Dolan, we are “deeply saddened,” but not at all surprised