July 11, 2012 | Vol. 51, No. 14

Youth Voice

“You can do it!” my grandmother Annie said. These four small words mean so

The Universal Church

PEORIA, ILL. (CNA/EWTN NEWS) — A priest connected with the cause


Water Mill — As The Long Island Catholic went to press, Sister of Mercy Jackie Walsh,

Garden City — While their peers were at the mall or the beach, dozens of


Bay Shore — Montfort Father Patrick J. Gaffney, 84, former professor

Wilton, CT — Sister Mary Antoine Daniel Knipfing, who ministered in four

Brentwood — Sister Helen Marie Clancey, formerly Sister Maura Joseph,

Scranton, PA — Sister Kathleen Theresa O’Dea, 80, formerly known as

Blue Point — Ursuline Sister Patricia Crowe, 74, formerly Sister Loretto,

In Your Prayers

Please remember our deceased priests and deacons.


During the summer, hundreds of thousands of people flock to beaches across


A young girl’s heart is often full of tender romantic notions, some of which


With the Fortnight for Freedom called by our nation’s bishops concluded on

Bishop's Weekly Calendar


As we commemorated Independence Day with fireworks and barbecues,

In a course I offer in philosophy at St. John’s University the students

As our daughter Clare graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville

One of the great fruits of the reforms of the Second Vatican Council was the

Sunday, July 22: The Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, July 15: The Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Bishop's Column

On June 29, Pope Benedict celebrated the Solemnity of SS. Peter and Paul and

From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (ZENIT.ORG) — Before praying the midday Angelus in