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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

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

Sep 30, 2015

By Adelaide Mena

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!

Sep 25, 2015

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

Sep 25, 2015

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

Sep 25, 2015

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

Sep 25, 2015

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?

Sep 25, 2015

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

Pope Francis participates in an interreligious prayer service at Ground Zero, Sept. 25, 2015.

Destruction is always personal, Pope Francis reflects at Ground Zero

Sep 25, 2015

After his Friday meeting with loved ones of fallen first responders to the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, the Holy... Read more

 Pope Francis at Vespers in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Sept. 24, 2015.

Pope in NYC: I'm with you in recovering from the abuse scandal

Sep 24, 2015

In his first address in New York, Pope Francis lamented the suffering caused by the sexual abuse scandal in the... Read more

St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City.

Full Text : Vespers with Pope Francis in New York City

Sep 24, 2015

Pope Francis will pray the Evening Prayer at a Vespers service on Thursday, September 24th at 6:45 pm, ET, at... Read more