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Vandalized statue of Mary, St. Adalbert parish, Queens, New York

Parish fundraises to repair vandalized Marian statue

A parish in Queens, New York is raising funds to repair its statue of Mary, which was found knocked over... 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

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

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn. CNA file photo

Alleged abuse victim of Brooklyn bishop files civil lawsuit

An alleged abuse victim who last year went public with allegations against the Bishop of Brooklyn has now filed a... Read more

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio.

NYC mayor de Blasio defends decision not to pay for coronavirus testing at private schools

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is defending his decision not to extend state funding for on-site coronavirus testing... Read more

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

Supreme Court overturns NY church restrictions, Brooklyn bishop says religion 'essential' during pandemic

The Supreme Court said Wednesday night that NY state restrictions on religious services during the coronavirus pandemic are a violation... Read more

Catholic couple donates hundreds of Thanksgiving turkeys in Brooklyn, Queens

For one Catholic businessman in New York City, Thanksgiving has long been a time of sacrifice and generosity. For each... Read more

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn. CNA file photo.

Brooklyn diocese appeals to Supreme Court over COVID church closures

The Diocese of Brooklyn is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court in its case against New York’s COVID restrictions on... Read more

Brooklyn Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros.

Brooklyn auxiliary bishop retires, remains as local pastor

The Diocese of Brooklyn announced Friday the retirement of Octavio Cisneros from the office of auxiliary bishop. The Cuban-born bishop... Read more

A toppled statue of the Virgin Mary outside St. Germaine Catholic Church in Prescott Valley, Ariz., Oct. 20, 2020.

Statues of Christ, Mary toppled outside parishes in New York, Arizona

Several religious statues— including two of Mary and one of Christ— outside Catholic churches were damaged in overnight attacks earlier... Read more

St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City.

NY Catholic Conference: Follow the science. Open the churches.

New York’s Catholic dioceses continue to push back on new coronavirus restrictions that have shut down more than two dozen... Read more

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn. CNA file photo

Religion is not the problem: Brooklyn bishop blasts New York COVID measures

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn warned on Friday that New York’s most recent coronavirus measures were “not reasonable.” Speaking one day after... Read more

Church closed sign.

Brooklyn diocese gets court date for lawsuit over NY coronavirus restrictions

A federal court on Thursday will hear the Diocese of Brooklyn’s case against New York’s new restrictions on public gatherings.  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

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

Brooklyn bishop: 'Outrageous' NY coronavirus restrictions ignore church successes

The Bishop of Brooklyn has strongly criticized the re-imposition of strict coronavirus rules on places of worship in New York... 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

Knights of Columbus donates to vandalized Brooklyn parish

The Knights of Columbus has contributed thousands of dollars to a Brooklyn parish following an act of vandalism earlier this... Read more

Statue of Mary outside Cathedral Prep School and Seminary, Queens, New York.

Statues of Mary vandalized in weekend of Catholic church attacks

Boston police are investigating an arson attack on a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary Saturday night, the second attack... Read more

Monsignor Kieran Harrington blesses the coffin of Fr. Jorge Ortiz-Garay before its trip to Mexico.

Seven coronavirus fatalities at Michigan convent

During the month of April, 11 Felician Sisters of Livonia, Michigan died, including two who died on Easter Sunday. A... Read more

Catholic Charities distribute food at St. Michael – St. Malachy Parish, Brooklyn. April 24, 2020.

'This is exactly what we want to be doing': A friar's life in Brooklyn during coronavirus

Fr. Brendan Buckley, OFM. Cap., had never heard of the Zoom before this past March and the onset of the... Read more

Fr. Kevin Sweeney, who was appointed Bishop of Paterson April 15, 2020. Photo courtesy DeSales Media Group.

Brooklyn priest named bishop of Paterson, New Jersey diocese

Pope Francis Wednesday accepted the resignation of Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli, appointing Brooklyn pastor Fr. Kevin J. Sweeney to be... Read more