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Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to South Korea on Aug. 14, 2014.

Pope Francis prays for victims of New York City’s deadliest fire in decades

Jan 10, 2022

By CNA Staff

Nineteen people, including nine children, died in the apartment fire in the Bronx. Read more

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NY archdiocese waiting to respond to city's private school worker vaccine mandate

Dec 8, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The Archdiocese of New York is awaiting formal notification of the city’s mandate that private school teachers be vaccinated against... 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

Monstrance stolen from New York Catholic Church

Jun 28, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

A monstrance was stolen out from Catholic Church in the Bronx last Friday before the parish’s morning Eucharistic adoration.  Read more

Venerable Pierre Toussaint.

10 fascinating facts about Pierre Toussaint, a former slave on the road to sainthood

Jun 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

June 30 marks the 168th anniversary of the death of one of the most fascinating characters of American Catholicism: Pierre... Read more

A statue of the infant Jesus was found decapitated outside the diocesan administrative offices in Brooklyn

Brooklyn diocese requests greater police presence outside churches, after acts of vandalism

May 18, 2021

The Diocese of Brooklyn is requesting increased police presence after two incidents of vandalism in three days at church properties.  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

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

Federal judges decline to block New York worship restrictions

Oct 12, 2020

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

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

New York City.

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

Jun 23, 2020

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

Jun 10, 2020

By Matt Hadro

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

Jun 4, 2020

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

Apr 30, 2020

By Perry West

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

Apr 29, 2020

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

Mar 30, 2020

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

Jun 25, 2019

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

Oct 18, 2018

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

May 23, 2017

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

May 7, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

“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

Jul 30, 2016

By Elise Harris

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