Ordination Update: 14 New Deacons for Rockville Centre

A (newly ordained) deacon reader writes: In case you don’t get the word from other sources, Rockville Centre has 14 new deacons, ordained this past weekend at St. Agnes Cathedral. This picture is all of us praying with Dcn. Tom Connolly (who runs our formation program) just before the ordination began. I’ll look forward to [Read More...]

Another Catholic newspaper folds

The Diocese of Rockville Centre has made official what had been rumored for some months: the Long Island Catholic weekly newspaper is being converted into a monthly magazine. From the paper’s website:  On October 2, 2012, Bishop William Murphy announced that The Long Island Catholic is changing formats from a newspaper to a magazine model. Sean Dolan, director [Read More...]

Long Island becomes home to America’s newest basilica

  From the Hamptons Desk: news that Southampton now has a basilica that the rich and famous can call their own: Pope Benedict XVI recently bestowed the designation of basilica on the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Roman Catholic Church, an honor that carries certain privileges, including a name change reflecting the Southampton Village [Read More...]


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