February 16, 2011 | Vol. 49, No. 42


This week TLIC concludes our brief profiles of the honorees chosen by their parishes to receive the 2010 St. Agnes Medal in recognition of their service to the people of God in their parishes and communities. The medals were presented to the awardees by Bishop William Murphy last Sept. 17 at St. Agnes Cathedral.

VATICAN CITY (CNS and ZENIT) — As they voiced hope that the change in Egyptian leadership

ROCKVILLE CENTRE — Mercy Medical Center will offer a free lecture on lumbar spinal stenosis — the most common reason

AMITYVILLE — Those hurt most by alcohol abuse often don’t drink. They are children of alcoholic parents.

As a representative of Catholic Health Services of Long Island, I attended the 25th International Conference of the Pontifical

NAPLES, FLA (CNA) — Immigration is a “religious and spiritual issue” as much as a matter of politics and economics,

ROOSEVELT — The sounds of steel drums filled the air and quilts reflecting black history hung proudly as 200 people packed into

ST. JAMES — Two popular Catholic speakers are coming to Long Island to challenge men to live their faith more fully.

ROCKVILLE CENTRE —When Father Andrzej Zglejszewski went to Germany several years ago, he and his friend were

Many times people will say “Amen” before the Communion minister even says “The Body of Christ.”

HICKSVILLE — “Whether you like it or not, God has a plan for you,” was how Father Joseph Fitzgerald introduced the students of

This is my body.” Catholics hear these words each time they are at Mass, but do we consider all that they mean?


Bobby Horvath of Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabiliation gave a presentation to students

The Msgr. William A. Delaney Knights of Columbus in Farmingdale sponsored a renewal of marriage vows Feb. 13th for the



Readers of my TLIC columns over the years know I do not lack for strongly held convictions.

In laying out his 2011-2012 state budget plan, Governor Andrew Cuomo lashed out against the “special interests”

"Because I say so.”  Who of us didn’t hear that from parents and other adults as we were growing up


Our extensive feature in this week’s issue explores the sacrament that is truly the essence of our worship

Faith & Science

Caregivers and health care professionals can and often do greatly assist those who are suffering and dying.

From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (ZENIT) — Before praying the midday Angelus Feb. 6 together with those gathered in St. Peter’s Square


Christian Yeager of St. Anthony’s High School, South Huntington, captured gold medals

Bishop's Column

Last week on two cold evenings Msgr. Robert Morrissey and I sallied forth to receptions organized in support of