January 18, 2012 | Vol. 50, No. 36

Bishop's Weekly Calendar


Now and then you receive a gift that touches your heart out of proportion

Occasionally a friend will ask me if I experience a great deal of pressure

January 22 marks the 39th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in America.

Bishop's Column

This week’s Faith and New Works column is co-authored by Bishop William Murphy and Sister Joanne Callahan


Victims of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti were remembered during the weekly gathering

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy as a civil rights advocate were lauded during an interfaith prayer service

The Sisters of St. Benedict in Ferdinand, IN, are holding a “Come & See weekend”

WEST BABYLON — For the people of Our Lady of Grace Church here

In Your Prayers

Please remember our deceased priests and deacons.


Victoria Tremble and Keith Schroeher, both seniors at McGann-Mercy High School

Artwork by Our Lady of Mercy Academy

A team of seniors from Sacred Heart Academy

St. Joseph’s Church in Babylon celebrated its annual baptism reunion Mass Jan. 8



BRENTWOOD — Sister Ann Maureen McCarthy, 84,

BRENTWOOD — Sister Mary Charlotte Ryan, 91, died Dec. 6.

BRENTWOOD — Ursuline Sister Mary Joseph McCarthy, 97, died December 20

BLUE POINT — Ursuline Sister Mary Josephine Gorman, 94, died January 2

From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — Pope Benedict XVI has emphasized need for