October 12, 2011 | Vol. 50, No. 23


TLIC continues to feature brief profiles of each of the honorees who received the 2011 St. Agnes Medal

Uplifting song and inspiring prayer and preaching filled St. Martha’s Church here for two nights last week

For the young adults at St. Agnes Cathedral here Oct. 5, the evening was the first of what they hope to be many more chances for them to pray together, to have fun together

Two Catholic Health Services (CHS) hospitals have entered into settlements with federal regulators

As the choir and the congregation began to sing some of the new prayers from the new missal

“Don’t let it throw you,” said Ray Henderson, music director for Our Lady of Hope Church here, at an Oct. 5 workshop

The Life Center of Long Island, a Deer Park-based crisis pregnancy center, will celebrate its 25th anniversary at a dinner Oct. 20 at the Coral House in Baldwin.

Mercy Medical Center will present free lectures on diabetes and arthritis at the Baldwin Library in the coming weeks.

Growing up as one of five children on a farm in Spain, Msgr. Pablo Rodriguez recalled

Msgr. James Swiader bows his head as he is formally installed by Bishop William Murphy as pastor at St. Joseph’s Church, Garden City, Oct. 9.

Lynn Jennings Taylor, RN, JD, is rejoining Catholic Health Services of Long Island (CHS) as senior vice president for risk management and patient safety officer.

Whether for an hour a week, an entire day, or an entire week, parishes around the Diocese of Rockville Centre are participating this whole month in the diocesan Respect Life

Anna Rich, an enterprising nine-year-old from Bay Shore, decided to organize a tag sale as a fundraiser to benefit Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip.

The Bereavement Center of St. Brigid’s Church here is offering a support group for teens who have lost a family member

Interested in learning more about the science behind the Theology of the Body? The diocesan Respect Life office is hosting workshops


It is appropriate that the U.S. Bishops chose the start of Respect Life Month to announce the formation of a new committee on religious freedom


The more time I spend with Michael Paul Gallagher’s “Faithmaps: Ten Religious Explorers from Newman to Joseph Ratzinger”

This past weekend we celebrated Inclusion Awareness Day in our parishes. This appropriately follows Right to Life Sunday.

Way back when I was in sixth or seventh grade, I had a friend who was a target of school bullying.

By paying closer attention to and entering prayerfully into the more precise vocabulary and poetic phrasing of the upcoming new translation,


Father Arthur C. Anderson, 80, retired associate pastor of St. Paul’s Church, Brookville, and teacher of 100 priests, died in New Jersey on Oct. 1.

Sister Martha Winum, 100, formerly Sister Martha De L’Enfant Jesus, served at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson for more than

Sister Mary Reparatrice LaLoggia, 98, a Sister of Mercy of the Americas Mid-Atlantic Community who worked in charistmatic renewal and

A teacher at St. Aidan School, Williston Park from 1965-74, Sister Mary Theresa McCrave, 88, died Sept. 28.

Sister Theresa Gavin, 84, who taught at St. Mary’s, Roslyn (1952-54) and Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Syosset (1964-69), died Sept. 20.

Sister Virginia Miller, 77, who taught science at St. John the Baptist Diocesan H.S., West Islip (1966-71), died Oct. 1.


On Sept. 21, students of St. Aidan School in Williston Park took part in an international art and literacy project,

Mike Vaccaro, lead sports columnist for the New York Post, was the featured speaker at a dinner culminating the Nassau & Suffolk CYO Golf Fundraise

The Greater Long Island Running Club presented a check for $1,250 to The Opening Word program directed by the Dominican Sisters of Amityville.

Bishop's Column

This annual gathering to invoke the Holy Spirit to inspire and guide the men and women dedicated to the service of the law and justice is always an opportunity for me as leader

From the Pope

In his Oct. 9 homily during Mass in Lamezia Terme in the region of Calabria in southern Italy, Pope Benedict XVI spoke

Youth Voice


Parish Profiles

In the Old Testament, the Archangel Raphael appeared as an ordinary man and presented himself as a helpful companion when Tobiah needed to make a tough journey.

Faith & Science

In a recent column, David O’Brien, associate director of Religious Education for Lay Ministry in the Archdiocese of Mobile, Alabama recounts the story of