October 5, 2011 | Vol. 50, No. 22


This week, TLIC begins featuring brief profiles of each of the honorees

Bishop William Murphy and the Diocese of Rockville Centre honored 98 men and women religious who

Mark Bautista of St. Patrick Parish, Smithtown, prays the rosary during the event.

Emerging threats to religious freedom have inspired the U.S. bishops to establish a new committee for its protection.

A boy, seated next to his dog as the family drove to a blessing of the animals at their parish, asked his father a simple question.

Father James Stachacz reads the oath of fidelity during his installation as pastor of St. Ignatius Loyola Church,

People involved in the ministry of consolation are invited to an afternoon of prayer and enrichment offered by the diocesan Office

Family Rosary Ministry has announced the 2012 “Try Prayer! It Works!” contest.

The University of Notre Dame added to the wave of criticism leveled at the proposed Health and Human Services mandate that

Kendall Curnuck, like most Catholic second-graders, looked forward to making her first

As previewed in TLIC Sept. 14, the diocesan Respect Life Office has organized a “Rosary and Adoration for Life” initiative to take place in

Long Island Catholics can expect to see updated returning favorites, some new programming, and a wealth of information on

Operation Andrew is an evening of informal conversation about vocations to the diocesan priesthood.

The diocesan Respect Life Office is hosting a Project Rachel Training Program to help build a network of trained individuals

A conference on Mary scheduled for Oct. 30 can help Catholics to understand true devotion to the mother of Jesus,


The Holy Trinity Diocesan High School campus ministry team led by Father Joseph Fitzgerald

Sister Marie Bernadette Thompson, a former member of St. Patrick’s Parish, Smithtown, and of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Greenlawn, was

Youth Voice

On September 14, the Kellenberg Memorial community gathered around the beautiful stained-glass cross


Jesuit Brother Raymond V. Whalen, 91, who served at St. Ignatius Retreat House in Manhasset from 1982-99, died Sept. 16.

Dominican Sister Beatrice Lamb died Sept. 19. A teacher at St. John the Evangelist School in Riverhead and St. Agnes

A Sister of St. Dominic for 78 years, Sister James Miriam Rooney died Sept. 25 at the age of 96.

Sister of St. Joseph Marilyn Rosaire Portolano, who served for 32 years as nurse and ward clerk at

Sister Mary Cornelius Johnson, 83, of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, died Sept. 22 in the 66th year of her religious life.

From the Pope

“This Sunday’s Gospel closes with Jesus’ warning addressed to the chief priests and elders of the people that is particularly severe:


As you well know, the child sexual abuse scandal has affected every “nook and cranny” of the Church in America and around the world.

The first time I heard his name was at a First Friday Mass in our chapel on the second floor of Brooklyn Prep

Recently, I wrote about the challenges inherent in balancing the virtue of humility with the Gospel call

Last month, our family found ourselves among the few unfortunate Long Islanders who were without power for over a week after Hurricane Irene.

Of Speech. Of Religion. From Fear. From Want.

Bishop's Column

On January 5, 2001, Blessed John Paul II published his apostolic letter for the beginning of the new millennium, Novo Millennio Ineunte.



In a statement to mark Respect Life Month, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, who chairs the U.S. bishops Committee

Parish Profiles

The grand Romanesque/Byzantine St. Patrick’s Church on Main Street in Bay Shore has been a South Shore landmark for nearly a century.

News Briefs

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Migration,