Pentecost Sunday is fast approaching and I find myself reflecting on what it must have been like to be with the apostles that day, locked away in an upper room. Although they had experienced our Lord’s resurrection first-hand, He was now gone, having ascended into heaven 10 days earlier. I’m sure they must have wondered what would happen next. They had to have asked themselves “What now?”

This was a fateful moment for us because it truly marks the...


One of the issues that continues to be debated at the State Capitol is the potential legalization

7th Sunday of Easter

Father Joe Kelly recently gave me a small paperback book.

We have heard a lot in the media about the Health and Human Service Mandate

A study of the texts used in the new translation of the Roman Missal

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Bishop Murphy, in his column, cites this statement from

Special wedding gift

Their seeds bore fruit

Visiting the sick


I’ve been feeling a rush of emotion as I prepare for the last issue of The Long Island Catholic

For many years I thought of friendships, and indeed all interpersonal relationships

A rich man comes to Jesus and asks: “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

As we continue our exploration of Eucharistic Prayer II, we come now to the parts that follow

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Before you vote in November, please consider this: two radically different choices face

One of the privileges any Diocesan Pontifical Mission director receives comes in the form


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An outstanding Sister


Central to the concept of “Faithful Citizenship” is our obligation, as Catholics, to act in