November 30, 2011 | Vol. 50, No. 30


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

SEATTLE (CNA) — After researchers in California called off a major U.S. embryonic stem cell study

Among the many people who have inspired and supported him along his journey

QUEENS — Fidelis Care, the New York State Catholic Health Plan,

When Deacon John Sureau entered The Seminary of the Immaculate Conception

MANHASSET — When diocesan missionary Msgr. John Cervini recently

ROCKVILLE CENTRE — In the latest affirmation of the hospital’s quality of care

MANHASSET — As he met at St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House here with

Msgr. John Gilmartin, left, new pastor of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church

Father Joseph Schlafer delivers the homily during his installation as pastor

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN NEWS AND CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI has named New York priest

WASHINGTON D.C. (CNA) — A federal commission that advocates for religious freedom

WEST ISLIP — The number one surgical treatment option for women

WANTAGH — Just as we keep constant open lines of communication


When we’re listening to the car radio, my 15-year-old son, Joe,

Bishop's Weekly Calendar

Sat., Dec. 3    
Priest Ordination –
Cathedral of St. Agnes – 11 a.m.

Youth Voice

Faith is prevalent in everything that occurs at Kellenberg Memorial High School.

Bishop's Column

This past Saturday brought another beautiful day in Rome.


GREAT NECK — Father Richard A. Nilsson,

AMITYVILLE — Sister of St. Dominic Ann Melanie Conklin,

ROCKVILLE CENTRE — Sister Mary Carissima, 90, born Mary MacKay, died Nov. 7 at the motherhouse of the Congregation of the Infant Jesus (Nursing Sisters of the Sick Poor) here after a short illness. She was in her 56th year of religious life.

Sister Mary Carissima ministered for 15 years at Mercy Hospital here as staff nurse, head nurse, and hospital supervisor between 1961-66 and 1968-78. She obtained her BSN in 1968 and her master’s degree in business administration in 1978, both from Adelphi University.

In Your Prayers

Please remember our deceased priests and deacons.


Long Beach Catholic Regional School celebrated Principal Appreciation Day

Members of the Junior Sodality of Our Lady at St. Raymond’s School,


From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (VIS) — On Saturday, Pope Benedict XVI received 500 participants

Faith & Science

Last month, an advisory committee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention