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.



ROCKVILLE CENTRE — “Religious liberty matters,” for the Church

ROCKVILLE CENTRE — Bishop Murphy has appointed nine new pastors

WASHINGTON— Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the Obama Administration’s

The Long Island Catholic and Fe Fuerza Vida, the diocese’s Spanish-language

MERRICK — A half-century ago Alveda King marched and protested

BRENTWOOD — Bishop William Murphy helped the parishioners

AMITYVILLE — As he grew up in St. Celia’s Church in Greenpoint,

EAST ROCKAWAY — Ed Parry of St. Raymond’s Church here

People gather near the damaged Shalom Church in the

The “Fortnight for Freedom” a 14-day national period of prayer,

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