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Catholics from the Diocese of Brooklyn during the annual Columbus Day parade on October 14, 2019.

New York will get statue of Mother Cabrini

Oct 15, 2019

The announcement comes two months after a New York City public arts program decided they would not build a statue... Read more

St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.

Independent report released on New York archdiocese abuse response

Sep 30, 2019

An independent reviewer for the Archdiocese of New York has found overall compliance with proper protocols for reports of sexual... Read more

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (public domain)

NYC arts program rejects Mother Cabrini for statue

Aug 19, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

A New York City public arts program has said it will not build a statue in honor of St. Frances... Read more

New York State Supreme Court building in Lower Manhattan. Via Shutterstock

Hundreds of lawsuits filed on first day of NY litigation window

Aug 15, 2019

Over 400 lawsuits were filed in New York state on the first day of a one-year window in the statute... Read more

 Exterior wide angle shot of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Charleston, South Carolina.

South Carolina bishop named in New York abuse lawsuit

Aug 15, 2019

Bishop Robert Guglielmone of Charleston, SC, has been named in a sexual abuse lawsuit filed in New York.  Read more

Exterior of the New York State Capitol in Albany.

Window opens for abuse victim suits as New York law comes in to effect

Aug 12, 2019

A one-year window that allows adults in New York state who were sexually abused as children to file lawsuits against... Read more

New York law bans revenge porn

Jul 24, 2019

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill criminalizing revenge pornography - the distribution of sexual or nude images... Read more

St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.

NY archdiocese suit says insurers can't dodge duties, as abuse claims loom

Jul 3, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

After a New York law temporarily allowed alleged victims of past sexual abuse to file lawsuits that had been barred... Read more

St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City.

Man who brought gasoline, lighter into New York cathedral deemed unfit to stand trial

May 15, 2019

A man accused of attempting to enter St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York last month carrying containers of gasoline and... Read more

St. Patrick's Cathedral at night, in Manhattan, New York.

Man arrested entering St. Patrick’s cathedral with gasoline

Apr 17, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The man was apprehended by cathedral security around 8 p.m. and taken into police custody by officers with the NYPD... Read more

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, pictured in 2016.

Poll finds two-thirds of New Yorkers oppose late-term abortion

Mar 29, 2019

The vast majority of New Yorkers are opposed to late-term abortion, a new Marist Poll has found. The opposition comes... Read more

New York State Capitol in Albany.

NY senator who backed abortion law disinvited from Catholic group’s parade

Mar 8, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

Controversy over a New York abortion bill resulted in a rebuke for a state senator who has been disinvited from... Read more

Archbishop Fulton Sheen.

Appeals court says Fulton Sheen's body should go to Peoria

Mar 5, 2019

A New York appeals court has unanimously ruled that the earthly remains of Venerable Fulton Sheen should be moved to... Read more

New York state moves closer to banning ‘revenge porn’

Mar 5, 2019

Lawmakers in New York have passed a bill to outlaw “revenge porn”— the non-consensual sharing of explicit images of a... 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.

Prosecutor drops abortion charge against alleged murderer after NY abortion law

Feb 11, 2019

The district attorney for Queens County, New York, has reportedly dropped an unlawful abortion charge against a man accused of... Read more

Governor Andrew Cuomo, Cardinal Timothy Dolan attend Columbus Day parade along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, Oct. 2018.

‘This is progressive?’ New York bishops react to new abortion law

Jan 23, 2019

Catholic leaders in New York have spoken out against the passage of an expansive new abortion law in the state.... Read more

NY bishops lament bill to expand abortion in state

Jan 19, 2019

The bishops of New York decried Thursday the likely passage of the Reproductive Health Act, which would expand abortion access... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York.

Cardinal Dolan urges aid for abuse victims 'no matter who their abuser was'

Jan 3, 2019

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York wrote in a recent an op-ed that while he fully supports victims of sexual... Read more

In New York, public school officials to evaluate private schools

Dec 12, 2018

Leaders of New York state’s more than 500 Catholic schools are planning to boycott a new state review system, whereby... Read more

Brother Isaiah, CFR.

New York friar’s new album says life is a pilgrimage made 'poco a poco'

Oct 24, 2018

By Mary Farrow

Musical inspiration can come from unexpected places - like a Franciscan friar’s struggle to learn Spanish.  Read more