October 26, 2011 | Vol. 50, No. 25


Marianist Father James Williams, center, was honored by the Nassau County Catholic Lawyers Guild,

Representatives from seven local Catholic high schools recently met


More than 200 deacons met at the St. Agnes Parish Center in Rockville Centre Oct. 8

TLIC continues to feature brief profiles of each of the honorees chosen by their parishes

Msgr. Thomas Harold delivers the homily, during his Mass of installation

HEMPSTEAD — A half-dozen college-age seminarians from Cathedral Seminary Residence

For two days last week, a Farmingdale amusement park echoed

Father Elias Carr, Can. Reg., was installed as 10th pastor of St. Rocco’s Parish, Glen Cove

DOUGLASTON — Bishop William Murphy met with college-age seminarians here Oct. 18, encouraging them to make this “a time of real deepening — both intellectually and spiritually.”

Bishop Murphy concelebrated Mass for the seminarians in the chapel at the Cathedral Seminary Residence at Immaculate Conception Center here, and joined them for dinner. The Cathedral Residence houses seminarians from the Rockville Centre and Brooklyn Dioceses, as well as the Archdiocese of New York.

For a decade, Renee Stakey led a double life — church musician by day, dance club singer

LONG BEACH — When she learned that her then-four-month-old son, Gavin,

The alumnae association of Sacred Heart Academy, an all-girls high school in Hempstead run by the Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, is accepting applications for a scholarship award for the 2012/2013 school year. This partial scholarship is available to an incoming ninth-grade student with a Sacred Heart alumna connection.

Bishop's Column


As a seminarian, I learned that God was ultimate Truth, the ultimate Good, unlimited Being and ultimate Beauty. God as ultimate Beauty and all beauty being a sign of God’s presence has only recently become one of the images I frequently use when I think of God.

Part one of a three-part series

In these finals Sundays of the Church year the second reading is taken from the first letter of Paul to the Thessalonians. In order to appreciate the readings better and give them context these articles will offer background information and the central themes of this beautiful letter.

As we approach the annual Long Island Catholic Sunday collection to be taken up in all our parishes the weekend of Dec. 3-4, a study by Georgetown University’s reputable Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) dramatically reaffirms the importance of the printed diocesan newspaper.

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading: Malachi 1:14b-2:2b, 8-10
Responsorial: Psalm 131:1-3
Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 2:7b-9, 13
Gospel: Matthew 23: 1-12

In Your Prayers

Please remember our deceased priests and deacons.


Choosing candidates  
Editor: As we approach the month of November, we will once again be asked to cast our votes for the candidates most capable of governing us with truth and justice.

We need men and women candidates who have the courage to speak out against the evils of economic disparity, social injustice, abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, morally dubious wars, and same-sex marriage.

From the Pope

VATICAN CITY, (VIS and CNS) — On Oct. 22, Pope Benedict XVI addressed a gathering of military bishops and priests held to mark the 25th anniversary of Blessed John Paul II’s reform of military ordinates set forth in the Apostolic Constitution “Spirituali militum curae.”