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Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Rochester, New York

Diocese of Rochester agrees to pay $55 million to sex abuse survivors

Nov 7, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The diocese filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September 2019 in an attempt to reach a settlement with hundreds of... Read more

Venerable Fulton Sheen.

Venerable Fulton Sheen 'should be made a saint', says Peoria coadjutor bishop

Aug 25, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

Proponents of the beatification of Venerable Fulton Sheen are still searching for answers about the cause, nearly two years after... Read more

Sacred Heart Cathedral in Rochester, N.Y.

Some abuse victims dissatisfied by Rochester diocese's bankruptcy plan

Jul 7, 2021

By CNA Staff

A proposed settlement deal between the Diocese of Rochester and several insurance agencies has drawn criticism from a group of... Read more

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Rochester, New York

Rochester diocese says it has acted in ‘good faith’ in mediation with abuse survivors

Jun 11, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The Diocese of Rochester on Thursday said it has been acting in “good faith,” in response to claims by clergy... Read more

March 30 arrest of Daniel Prude.

Rochester bishop calls for solidarity after Daniel Prude's death

Sep 8, 2020

The Bishop of Rochester said Thursday that news of the death of Daniel Prude, who died in police custody in... Read more

Cathedral of St. Joseph, Buffalo, New York.

Judge rejects Catholic dioceses' suit to access coronavirus relief

Jun 12, 2020

A federal judge on Wednesday denied attempts by the Catholic dioceses of Buffalo and Rochester to obtain emergency small business... Read more

U.S. Small Business Administration, Washington, D.C.

Bankrupt dioceses sue SBA for payroll loan access

Apr 22, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Two Catholic dioceses have filed suit against the Small Business Administration (SBA), claiming they were wrongfully denied access to emergency... Read more

Venerable Fulton Sheen.

Peoria bishop announces novena for Venerable Sheen's sainthood cause

Dec 10, 2019

Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria is inviting the faithful to pray a novena beginning Dec. 12 to "petition God unceasingly"... Read more

Fulton Sheen. Public domain

Sheen beatification delay an act of 'sabotage,' Peoria official writes

Dec 7, 2019

After the Diocese of Rochester last week confirmed it had requested that the beatification of Venerable Fulton Sheen be delayed,... Read more

Archbishop Fulton Sheen. CNA file photo

Rochester bishop requested Fulton Sheen beatification delay

Dec 4, 2019

By Ed Condon, JD Flynn

The beatification of Archbishop Fulton Sheen was delayed at the request of Bishop Salvatore Matano of Rochester.  Read more