His career as a writer includes being national affairs writer for National Catholic Register from 1991 to 1997; news editor and assistant editor for The Long Island Catholic
, 1991 to 1998; and current work for NCR.
Agnes High School in Rockville Centre, graduating in 1983 after leading the team to the Long Island Catholic
School League Championship.
He is active on the board of civic associations including the Long Island Catholic
Youth Organization, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and Diabetes Research Institute.
In early January only four writers--Liz O'Connor in the Long Island Catholic
, Tony Magliano and Russell Shaw in the Wilmington Dialog, and Carol Powell in the Brooklyn Tablet--came out against the Iraq war or torture.
* Francesca Morales, a high school junior from West Hempstead, New York, has long been drawn to services at her parish and at Kellenberg Memorial High School, the Long Island Catholic
school she attends.
As James O'Gara, writing in The Long Island Catholic
newspaper, has observed: "In many seminaries there seems to be a widespread conviction that Catholic social thought can be easily absorbed by osmosis after ordination--a notion that is as far as I can see--quite unfounded."
* In early July 1982, I visited El Salvador with a small delegation representing the Long Island Catholic
However, as a wise commentator, James O'Gara (who once edited this magazine and now writes occasionally in the Long Island Catholic
), recently pointied out:
At a morning panel session March 6, Nancy Dwyer, a retired writer and editor of The Long Island Catholic
, diocesan newspaper of Rockville Centre, N.Y., illustrated how deep the tensions over pro-life and social justice priorities can run with a story about the justice and peace committee she used to chair at her home parish in Valley Stream, N.Y.
John's University in Collegeville, Minn., and began a semi-monthly column for The Long Island Catholic
, which he continued until October 2002.
In a July 2 statement published in The Long Island Catholic
, Murphy said that during his years in Boston he was "not involved in handling allegations made against priests and I was not involved in recommending the assignment of any such priest to pastoral ministry where he might have contact with minors."
In a six-page response published in The Long Island Catholic
, Murphy's diocesan paper, he said, "I can only repeat what I have tried to say throughout the last year, that I am deeply sorry for [the diocese's past failures].