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Aug. 11, 2021: Then-Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul addresses people of New York at the state capitol building in Albany

NY governor vows to help Texas women have abortions in her state

Sep 16, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

New York Governor Kathy Hochul on Wednesday said that if women in Texas are seeking an abortion, she will help... Read more

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Judge temporarily blocks New York vaccine mandate, lacking religious exemption, for medical workers

Sep 14, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A federal court on Tuesday granted a temporary restraining order against a New York state COVID-19 vaccine mandate, which disallowed... Read more

Pope Francis makes the Sign of the Cross April 18, 2018.

Pope Francis prays for victims of Hurricane Ida

Sep 5, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Hurricane Ida was one of the most powerful storms to ever make landfall on the U.S. mainland. Read more

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn.

Sex abuse claims against Bishop DiMarzio lack 'semblance of truth', Vatican rules

Sep 1, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Sexual abuse allegations against Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn did not have “the semblance of truth,” the Congregation for the... Read more

Outgoing Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) of New York

Andrew Cuomo resignation: Catholic governor’s legacy marred by scandals, abortion, redefining marriage

Aug 10, 2021

By Matt Hadro, Christine Rousselle

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), a Catholic, announced on Tuesday he will resign his office effective Aug. 24 amid... Read more

Protestors with the group New York City for Abortion block Witness for Life prayer walk in Brooklyn

Pro-abortion protesters block NY pro-life procession

Jul 13, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Pro-abortion protestors blocked a pro-life procession in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday morning. Read more

The New York capitol building.

NY bill would allow adult sex abuse victims to sue, beyond statute of limitations

May 28, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Those who were sexually abused as adults would be given a one-year window in which to sue perpetrators and institutions,... Read more

Students in a classroom.

As epidemic wanes, New York archdiocese schools plan for full reopening

May 1, 2021

“Our children have been learning and have been safe!” the superintendent said. Read more

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signs the Reproductive Health Act during a ceremony at the New York State Capitol in Albany, Jan. 22, 2019.

Lawsuit over NY abortion law says it could help enable domestic abuse

Jan 12, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A lawsuit was filed Tuesday against the state of New York over its 2019 law legalizing some abortions throughout pregnancy.  Read more

Bishop Richard J. Malone formerly of Buffalo, N.Y. (File Photo/CNA).

Bishop Malone and Buffalo diocese sued by NY AG over clergy abuse

Nov 23, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The State of New York is suing the Diocese of Buffalo and its former bishops for failing to protect children... Read more

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn. CNA file photo.

Brooklyn diocese appeals to Supreme Court over COVID church closures

Nov 13, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The Diocese of Brooklyn is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court in its case against New York’s COVID restrictions on... Read more

Saint Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn, New York.

Judge denies Brooklyn diocese injunction against NY coronavirus restrictions

Oct 19, 2020

A federal court ruled against the Diocese of Brooklyn on Friday in its case against new coronavirus restrictions which impose... Read more

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn. CNA file photo

Religion is not the problem: Brooklyn bishop blasts New York COVID measures

Oct 16, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn warned on Friday that New York’s most recent coronavirus measures were “not reasonable.” Speaking one day after... Read more

Church closed sign.

Brooklyn diocese gets court date for lawsuit over NY coronavirus restrictions

Oct 14, 2020

A federal court on Thursday will hear the Diocese of Brooklyn’s case against New York’s new restrictions on public gatherings.  Read more

Mother Cabrini statue in New York City.

Mother Cabrini gets a new statue in New York City

Oct 12, 2020

A new statue of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini now overlooks Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and other New York... Read more

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, May 31, 2019.

Diocese of Brooklyn sues New York over new Mass restrictions

Oct 8, 2020

The Diocese of Brooklyn is suing the state of New York over a new order that restricts some indoor Masses... Read more

The Cathedral Basilica of St. James in Brooklyn, NYC.

Brooklyn bishop: 'Outrageous' NY coronavirus restrictions ignore church successes

Oct 7, 2020

The Bishop of Brooklyn has strongly criticized the re-imposition of strict coronavirus rules on places of worship in New York... Read more

Diocese asks governor to allow its schools in parts of Brooklyn, Queens to open

Oct 6, 2020

Catholics schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn have asked New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to permit four schools in areas... Read more

In New York, Catholic school teachers file labor complaint over COVID reopening plans

Sep 5, 2020

Teachers from schools in the Archdiocese of New York have filed a labor complaint, saying they were not properly involved... Read more

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, May 31, 2019.

New York bishops urge Cuomo to remember the poor

Sep 3, 2020

The bishops of New York have spoken out against proposed cuts in the New York State budget, urging Gov. Andrew... Read more