December 15, 2010 | Vol. 49, No. 34

Bishop's Column

In the beauty of this Advent and Christmas season, our hearts are filled with joy


Sacred Heart School in North Merrick hosted Breakfast with Santa

Our Lady of Mercy Academy’s varsity girls’ crew team, coached by Ellen Hughes,

On Dec. 12, Bishop William Murphy celebrated a Spanish-language Mass


ROCKVILLE CENTRE — Referring to his predecessor as a “wonderful priest

TLIC is featuring brief profiles of each of the honorees chosen by their parishes

Advent is a time of prayer, reflection, and preparation, but it can also be a time for evangelization.

Father Peter Liu was ordained 50 years ago for his home diocese of Shenyang, China,

Keeping Christ in Christmas begins in the heart and in the home.

For Catholic Hispanic families, the Advent wait for Jesus comes to life in the tradition of “Las Posadas.”


From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (Zenit and CNS) — Changing the world for the better does not come from


“Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of You; he will prepare Your way for You.”

We really don’t want to belabor our issues with The New York Times

Youth Voice

Advent is a time of hope, a time of waiting, and a time when we should open our hearts and our minds.

Faith & Science

A key argument in the embryonic stem cell debate — widely invoked by scientists, patient advocacy groups, and politicians — involves the fate of frozen embryos.



I recently saw a billboard that took my breath away.


AMITYVILLE — Sister James Marie Hickey, 82, died Dec. 11.