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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

Brooklyn Cathedral.

Brooklyn diocese reaches $27.5m settlement over abuse by lay volunteer

Sep 19, 2018

The Diocese of Brooklyn and an after-school program reached a $27.5 million settlement Tuesday with four men who were sexually... Read more

St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.

New York, New Jersey investigating Church response to abuse claims

Sep 6, 2018

Authorities in New York and New Jersey have announced investigations into local Catholic dioceses and Church entities, to determine how... Read more

The New York capitol building.

NY bill no help for victims of sex abuse at public institutions - legal analyst

Jun 6, 2018

Backers of a New York bill to open a lawsuit window for civil action from victims of past sexual abuse... Read more

New York assisted suicide bill draws fire from disability rights group

Apr 24, 2018

Disability rights activists are speaking out in opposition to a proposal in New York that would legalize physician assisted suicide.  Read more

Andrew Cuomo.

What New York’s non-discrimination order could mean for religious liberty

Feb 9, 2018

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has signed an executive order that bans the state from doing business with companies... Read more

Emergency personal respond after reports of multiple people hit by a truck after it plowed through a bike path in lower Manhattan on Oct. 31, 2017 in New York City.

Cardinal Dolan calls New Yorkers to unite 'in faith and love’ after attack

Oct 31, 2017

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, has called New Yorkers to unity, prayer, and mutual respect after at least... Read more

Father Paul Wattson.

In New York, Catholic convert takes a step toward sainthood

Mar 20, 2017

The Catholic convert who founded the Society of the Atonement, Father Paul Wattson, S.A., could be one step closer to... Read more

St Patricks Cathedral, NYC.

NY archdiocese defends right to make hiring decisions

Mar 9, 2017

By Matt Hadro

The Archdiocese of New York argued before a federal circuit court this week that it should have the freedom to... Read more

Officer Steven McDonald.

New York police officer remembered for his example of mercy

Jan 17, 2017

Thousands gathered at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City on Friday to commemorate and mourn the loss of Officer... Read more

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.

New Rockville Centre bishop was baptized by Fulton Sheen

Dec 9, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Friday the Vatican announced that Bishop John O. Barres of Allentown – who was baptized by the famed and... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York.

NY archdiocese offers compensation to sex abuse victims

Oct 7, 2016

Cardinal Timothy Dolan announced Thursday that the New York archdiocese is establishing an independent compensation program for victims of sexual... Read more

Candlelight prayer vigil.

Don't give up hope, Cardinal Dolan encourages after NYPD shooting

Dec 22, 2014

Despite the violence, darkness and confusion of the world, we can find hope and peace in the promise of Christ,... Read more

St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City.

Pain and growth as Archdiocese of New York reorganizes

Nov 5, 2014

By Mary Farrow

The parishioners at Holy Innocents were relieved to hear that their parish will remain open following concerns that it might... Read more

Revelers march in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade along Fifth Ave in Manhattan on March 17, 2014.

Catholic League withdraws from St. Patrick's Day Parade

Sep 15, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

Controversy over the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade continues as the Catholic League has withdrawn its delegation, charging... Read more