December 7, 2011 | Vol. 50, No. 31


When he was ordained a priest, Bishop Libasci chose a motto for his priesthood

Bishop William Murphy lays hands on Deacon John Sureau

TLIC continues to feature brief profiles of each of the honorees

MELVILLE — Amid conflicting feelings at Christmas time,

ROCKVILLE CENTRE — Bishop William Murphy on Tuesday affirmed the continued

HAMPTON BAYS — As a boy growing up in India, Father Sabbas Rodrigues recalls,

QUEENS, NY — St. John’s University  has announced a new award for

Youth Voice


Students in Jennifer Mund’s first grade religious education

Students from the parish school and religious education classes


“I am a nobody, I am a small rope, a tiny ladder, the tail end, a leaf.”

Bishop's Weekly Calendar

From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (VIS) — Addressing the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s

Bishop's Column

Here begins the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God!


SAN DIEGO — Father Louis Newman, a priest of the Diocese of Rockville Centre,

DALLAS, PA. — Sister Irene Twomey, 87,

RONKONKOMA — Sister Mary Sullivan, 76, died Nov. 25

In Your Prayers

Please remember our deceased priests and deacons.


Tis the season for Christmas controversies again, when the spirit of peace and good will all too often turns into one of anger and recrimination over public celebrations of this holy time of year.


The Advent season has many religious iconic images

Years ago, my mother deeply admired my father’s Aunt “Sis.”