January 5, 2011 | Vol. 49, No. 36


This week, TLIC continues featuring brief profiles of the honorees

BELLMORE — For Long Island native Father Tim Hirten, finding his vocation has been a journey

WEST ISLIP — The Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization that sets standards for health care

ROCKVILLE CENTRE — The Nassau County Department of Health has notified the Diocese of Rockville Centre that

This summer Ronald Taylor, a senior at Holy Trinity Diocesan High School, became the first student

The annual March for Life in Washington D.C. is “not only about saying abortion is wrong, but it is

RIVERHEAD — Members of McGann-Mercy High School’s National Honor Society recently

SMITHTOWN — St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center welcomed its first baby of 2011 on Sunday,

ROCKVILLE CENTRE — Mercy Medical Center has become the first hospital on the south shore to expand its offerings

As Catholics in the Rockville Centre Diocese give thanks for all they have this Christmas season,

WEST ISLIP — Our Lady of Consolation Nursing and Rehabilitative Care Center is offering a discounted meal

Franciscan Father Thomas F. Vigliotta, originally from Patchogue, recently celebrated the 25th

UNIONDALE — Telecare, the television service of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, will air its annual

The Order of Malta, American Association recently inducted 110 new members, including three from the Rockville Centre


Solanus Casey: model for specially challenged


Cormaria Retreat House in Sag Harbor hosts a holiday breakfast each year for the community.

At the family liturgy at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Lindenhurst on Jan. 2,

Parishioners of St. Rosalie’s in Hampton Bays gathered for a Christmas tree lighting and blessing of

Students from St. Mary School in East Islip delivered letters to Santa’s Mailbox in support of the

Members of the St. Edward School, Syosset, Monarchs volleyball team recently joined other sixth-,

Seventh- and fourth-graders of St. Ignatius Loyola School in Hicksville spread Christmas cheer to

This Advent season, the Young Vincentians of St Frances de Chantal Parish in Wantagh


ROCKVILLE CENTRE — Father Samuel Aririatu, 62, a chaplain at Peconic Medical Center in Riverhead, died

AMITYVILLE — Dominican Sister Cecilia Van Beuren, who worked for many years at Molloy College, died early Christmas Day.

AMITYVILLE — Sister Edward Joseph Egan, 98, died Dec. 26, after 80 years of religious life as a Sister of St. Dominic.

BLUE POINT — Ursuline Sister Mary DeMontfort, 77, former administrator of the St. Ursula Center here, died Dec. 8.


The feast of the Epiphany has been special for me from the time I began working in the Congregation for the

In January hundreds of thousands of young Americans will exercise their right to protest.

VATICAN CITY (Zenit)As previously addressed in TLIC (11/24 and 12/1), a media sensation

Youth Voice

The Catholic Ministries Appeal allows us to continue important ministries and programs that express our Catholic faith,

Bishop's Column

This past weekend 21 Coptic Christians were killed and over 70 injured as they gathered to celebrate midnight Mass

From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (Zenit) — Here is a Vatican translation of Pope Benedict XVI’s Christmas message.