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Students in a classroom.

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking at press conference, May, 2019.

New York rolls back nursing home immunity over non-COVID care

New York governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed a bill Tuesday partially reversing immunity protections given to facilities like nursing... Read more

Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking at press conference, May, 2019.

New York extends window for abuse lawsuits

On August 3, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation extending the one-year window for Child Victims Act lawsuits until August 14, 2021.... Read more

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New York court case could signal hope for faith based adoption agencies

A federal court ruling in New York this week could point to eventual victory at the Supreme Court for Catholic... Read more

New York bishops push back on bill proposing study of pro-life pregnancy centers

The New York Catholic bishops have voiced opposition to a bill that would report on the state’s pro-life pregnancy centers,... Read more

St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City.

Judge rules New York churches can reopen in line with businesses

A federal judge on Friday ruled that New York must allow indoor and outdoor religious services in the same way... Read more

New York City.

Catholic Charities steps in as NYC loosens eviction restrictions

As New York City’s eviction moratorium expires for some people affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Catholic Charities has warned that... Read more

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse, New York.

Catholic Diocese of Syracuse to file for bankruptcy amid Child Victims Act suits

The Diocese of Syracuse announced Friday it would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy amid the financial impact of numerous sexual... Read more