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

After all, I have been here for a little more than 26 years, slightly more than half of the existence of the paper, as founded by Bishop Walter Kellenberg and Msgr. Richard Hanley, our first editor.
The emotions hit as I try to finish up my last stories, knowing they are the last stories that I will write for TLIC readers but also as I go through my e-...


Sunday, August 5: The Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The gift of the Holy Spirit on that first Pentecost morning gave birth to the Church.

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As our daughter Clare graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville

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Sunday, July 15: The Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Sunday, July 1: The Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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