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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

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

Federal judges decline to block New York worship restrictions

Two federal judges on Friday declined to block new restrictions on public worship in New York City, which both Catholic... 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

New York City.

Justice Department: NYC pandemic rules can't favor protests over religious services

New York City cannot enforce coronavirus restrictions strictly on religious gatherings and leave mass public protests untouched, leading U.S. Department... Read more

New York City traffic lights.

Sin City: NYC has rules for pandemic sex but no Mass

As public Masses remain suspended in New York City, per public health orders, the city health department has issued advice... Read more

NYC mayor Bill de Blasio.

NYC Mayor de Blasio: Protests essential, but not religion

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that ongoing protests in the city merit exceptions to coronavirus regulations,... Read more

St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.

NY archdiocese prays for repose of attempted arsonist after suicide

The Archdiocese of New York has offered prayer for the repose of the soul of Marc Lamparello, who committed suicide... Read more

Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City.

NYC mayor apologizes to Jewish community over social distancing warning

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio apologized Wednesday for singling out “the Jewish community” in a warning about consequences for... Read more

Mayor Bill de Blasio.

NYC mayor threatens 'permanent' closure of churches defying coronavirus ban

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday, March 27 threatened to “permanently” shut down houses of worship that... Read more

A photo of Msgr. Bernard Quinn at the Immaculate Conception Center in Queens, New York City, June 2019.

Brooklyn diocese advances sainthood cause of local priest

The Bishop of Brooklyn accepted last week the findings of a nine-year diocesan investigation into the life of Monsignor Bernard... Read more

How diapers impact the bottom line, and how an NYC law can help

The New York City council passed a law Wednesday that will require many centers serving women and children in the... Read more

New York City event to discuss how faith, modernity intersect

An event exploring the interaction of the Christian faith with the modern world – in light of the writings of... Read more

The Knock Shrine. Public domain.

Enduring devotion: the Irish immigrant who never forgot Our Lady of Knock

“I remember it as well as I do last night.” Those were the words of an aged Irish immigrant named... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan. Archdiocese of Boston via Flickr (CC BY ND 2.0).

Are young Catholics cynical about politics? Nope, Cardinal Dolan says

With political discourse taking a turn for the nasty(er) as the U.S. presidential elections draw near, are youth disillusioned by... Read more

Negueubou Kamwa (C), who met Pope Francis Sept. 25 at Our Lady, Queen of the Angels School in New York City, together with her family.

What meeting Pope Francis was like for elementary students in Harlem

Students and community members in East Harlem were moved, sometimes to tears, by Pope Francis’ words and example during his... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Sept. 25, 2015.

Pope Francis to New York City: Jesus still walks our streets. Tell everyone!

Pope Francis on Friday had a brief, but urgent, reminder for the Catholics of New York City. They must proclaim... Read more

Pope Francis meets with schoolchildren at Our Lady, Queen of the Angels school in New York City, Sept. 25, 2015.

Never lose sight of your dreams, Pope tells Harlem schoolkids

When Martin Luther King, Jr. uttered his famous line “I have a dream”, he was thinking of you. Those were... Read more

Madison Square Garden prepares for the Papal Mass, Sept. 25, 2015.

Read the full text of Pope Francis' homily during Mass at Madison Square Garden

Pope Francis is saying Mass at Madison Square Garden in New York City, and has just delivered his homily. Please... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Aug. 12, 2015.

Read the full text of Pope Francis' visit to a school in Harlem

Pope Francis visited Our Lady, Queen of the Angels school in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City on Sept.... Read more

A giant mural of Pope Francis in New York City.

Can a giant Pope Francis mural move the hearts of New Yorkers?

In the heart of Manhattan, a giant mural of Pope Francis looks out over New York City, smiling and waving.... Read more