An overflowing crowd packed St. Brigid's Church in Westbury for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. See slideshow here.
65 percent of Catholics said they celebrate Christmas as a religious holiday,
View photos from the bishop's pastoral visit on Sunday.
'Even when the angel visited her, no one knew. There weren't any reporters there that day.'
'She said at her 100th birthday that she could not think of one thing in her life that she would change if she could. How many people can say that?'
The Catholic communities in both countries are very small yet the influence of the Church is disproportionately large because of Catholic schools, hospitals and other activities.
Decisions about taxation involve fundamental concerns of 'justice and equity,' with the goal of taxes and public spending 'becoming an instrument of development and solidarity.'
Father Plona is hoping Friday’s Holy Hour will be the first of many for young Catholics residing on the East End of Long Island.