Above, Sarah Fogarty, 14, takes her donkey, Diesel, and dog, Fred, to be blessed by Deacon Jeff Sykes during the blessing of the animals at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Mattituck, Oct. 7. The service took place in observance of the Oct. 4 feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron of animals. Belowt, a woman uses an umbrella to shield a dog from the rain.



When he was young, Martin Perez recalled, his older brother, Nelson,

Syosset — No one knows how many lives were touched by Sister of Mercy

AURORA, COLO. (CNA/EWTN NEWS) — “Sin, evil and death do not

Huntington Station — Dan Diviney always wanted to ride his bike cross-country


Hicksville — The Fortnight for Freedom declared by the U.S. bishops

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

Rockville Centre — “Religious liberty matters,” for the Church and the

AMITYVILLE — When, as a young man, he first applied to be a priest,

In Your Prayers

Please remember our deceased priests and deacons.

Please remember our deceased priests and deacons.


Scranton, PA — Sister M. Sarita Gesler, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate

Wellesley Hills, MA — Sister Mary Francis McConnell died on Oct. 5 at Mount

Amityville — Sister Regina Bernadette Wesnofske, 94, died Oct. 4. She had dedicated

Amityville — Sister Rose Carmel Saladino, 98, died on Oct. 4. She had dedicated 80


Kayla Dolan and Caitlin Bowe, recipients of  the Maureen Nolan Scholarship for pro-life

Our Lady of Peace Church, Lynbrook, held its annual Blessing of the Animals for the Feast

Brother Peter Joseph Sullivan recently made his solemn profession as a Benedictine

On September 13, St. Catherine of Siena Nursing & Rehabilitation Care Center held their