January 12, 2011 | Vol. 49, No. 37


This week, TLIC continues featuring brief profiles of the honorees

ROCKVILLE CENTRE — Faced with declining enrollment and increased operating costs, Blessed Sacrament

Msgr. Steven Camp formally received papal honors from Bishop William Murphy during the 11 a.m. Mass

Vocations directors are going to where the young people are — the Internet.

At St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School in West Islip, they call themselves the “Holy Rollers” — more than two dozen young men



Seventh-graders of Maria Regina School in Seaford recently dissected a pepper to practice using  dissection tools. Later this year they will dissect frogs and earthworms.

Members of the Comprehensive Care Management (CCM) Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) in Amityville, a member of the Beth Abraham Family of Health Services, recently used money they raised through a craft sale to donate toys, hats, gloves and scarves to the  U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. In top row, left to right are Marine Sergeant Anthony Powell, Maryanne Charles, CCM site director; and Marine Corporal Lance Dent. In front are CCM members Sister Helen Ann Ebbit and Sister Olivia Clifford.

More than 300 Long Island Catholics of Haitian ancestry gathered for a Jan. 1 Mass at

Young Catholics

Bishop Murphy visited Chaminade High School in December. The day began with a senior class discussion


SAN ANTONIO — Marianist Brother Raymond F. McQuade, 80, who taught at Chaminade High School in Mineola, died Jan. 4.

BRENTWOOD — Sister of St. Joseph Bernadette Miriam Crapeau, 82, who taught at Sacred Heart Academy in Hempstead, died

BROOKLYN — Sister Marie Melton, 84, former dean of St. John’s University libraries, died Dec. 21 at Maria Regina Residence

Faith & Science

I once asked a young physician whether he had received any training in medical ethics during medical school.

Youth Voice

Silence. With mouths shut and hearts open, every eye is focused on a simple, wooden object that is decorated


Though I believe that we should strive to be better, to remove our bad habits and nourish good habits,

It is said that storms on Lake Tiberias in Galilee come up suddenly and can be quite fierce.

An important exchange, regarding the role of a diocesan newspaper, recently took place in TLIC’s letters pages following one

As we move closer and closer to the First Sunday of Advent, 2011 (November 27), the start date for using

In today’s readings, three men, Isaiah, St. Paul, and St. John the Baptist learn a lot about the God they are speaking for.

Bishop's Column

Every month the Long Island chapter of Legatus meets for Mass, dinner and an inspirational speaker.

From the Pope

In his message for the annual Jan. 1 World Day of Peace, Pope Benedict XVI focused on “religious freedom as the path to peace.”