Bishop's Column

In the fall of 1990, Blessed John Paul II had a letter sent to all the bishops of the world inviting them to observe the 100th anniversary in 1991 of the publication of Pope Leo XIII’s renowned encyclical on social justice, Rerum Novarum.  Working in Boston at the time, I proposed to the Cardinal that I devote a weekly column in the Archdiocesan newspaper, The Pilot, to Catholic social teaching beginning with Rerum Novarum but setting forth the vast richness of...


Madrid is hot in the summer. Everyone knows that. But the summer heat was outmatched by the warmth of

While I am not sure of the exact year in the early 1980s I am very clear about the first time I met Bishop James Daly

The Catholic Church in China has suffered for more than 50 years from persecution,

When Blessed John Paul II was preparing his apostolic letter on the dignity of women,

At the June 25 ordination Mass at St. Agnes Cathedral, Bishop Murphy gave the following

As we come toward summer, it is important for me to be able to give thanks for so many gifts that have helped build up the life of the Church

Gratitude is the word that keeps coming to me as I reflect on Sunday’s Pentecost celebration at St. Anthony’s High School

Text of Bishop Murphy’s homily at 11 a.m. Mass, Sunday, June 5 at St. Agnes Cathedral.

To be a bishop is an unmerited gift. To be bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre is a joy

The release (May 18) of The Causes and Context of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests

Bishop's Weekly Calendar

Wednesday, Oct. 10

Wednesday Oct. 3

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Wed., September 19

Thursday, Sept. 13

Wed., September 5

Mon., July 16

Wednesday June 27

Wednesday June 20

Tues., June 12 - Thurs., June 14