January 19, 2011 | Vol. 49, No. 38


This week, TLIC continues featuring brief profiles of the honorees

NEW YORK—As part of the ongoing process to combine their seminary systems begun three years

VATICAN CITY (ZENIT AND CNS) — Six years after he died on the vigil of the feast of Divine Mercy, Pope John Paul II will

VATICAN CITY (CNS AND CNA/EWTN NEWS) — The much-anticipated beatification of Pope John Paul II will take place on May 1, the Sunday after Easter

BRENTWOOD — The streets were quiet and cold early this past Saturday morning, but inside St. Anne’s Church here,

ROCKVILLE CENTRE — To ensure that the Rockville Centre Diocese can continue to provide quality, accessible Catholic education,

VALLEY STREAM — Parents today need support in raising children and the Church needs more families involved in

MADRID, SPAIN (CNA/EWTN NEWS and CNS) — The general coordinator of World Youth Day 2011 announced



Grace Merandi (standing third from left), a student at Our Lady of Lourdes School in West Islip, celebrated her ninth birthday recently. In lieu of presents, she asked the girls in her class who came to her party (pictured) to bring in items for Resurrection House’s food pantry. That day the girls donated 61 pounds of food.

Close to 350 people gathered at Sacred Heart Academy in Hempstead last month to celebrate the lives of Jamie and Paige Malone,

Senior Patricia Takach of Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Syosset, received the Senior Excellence Award from the National Soccer

In response to an urgent request, Chaminade High School in Mineola conducted a food drive for the pantry at St. Benedict the

BELLMORE — At St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Regional School here, banners proclaim the many roles their patron saint


On Christmas Eve my precious great-niece Abigail swiped a candle from my home! This was no small feat

As we pause to commemorate the January 22 anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ruling which legalized abortion in this country,

The melody and the style of Frank Sinatra’s hit, “I did it my way,” strike me just fine but the sentiment of the lyrics is just plain awful.


ROCKVILLE CENTRE — Jeremiah P. Coffey, 96, founding business manager of The Long Island Catholic, died Jan. 11.

BRENTWOOD — Sister Barbara Hanlon, 76, who served at St. Martha’s, Uniondale from 1970-75, died Dec. 30.

From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (Zenit) — In this week’s second installment from Pope Benedict XVI’s Jan. 10 address to the diplomatic


There is little we can add to the eloquent words offered by President Obama in Tucson last week in response to the terrible


Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton led a life which was filled with much conflict, loss and struggle. Through it all she retained