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Archbishop Lyke students in the school library in 2022.

How principals and Partnership Schools are keeping historic inner-city Catholic schools alive 

Jun 23, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

The Partnership Schools model enables dioceses to retain ownership of the schools while the Partnership takes full responsibility for them. Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York.

New York’s Cardinal Dolan ‘safe and secure’ after sheltering amid Iranian airstrikes

Apr 15, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Cardinal Timothy Dolan was visiting Israel in his role as chair of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association and was... Read more

Protesters disrupt the Easter Vigil Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City on March 30, 2024.

Pro-Palestinian protesters disrupt Easter Vigil Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC

Apr 1, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Although it’s unclear what the protesters are specifically requesting of Catholic faith leaders, both the USCCB and Pope Francis have... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York.

Cardinal Dolan on St. Patrick’s funeral: ‘We don’t do FBI checks on people who want to be buried’

Feb 21, 2024

By Matt McDonald

Cardinal Timothy Dolan applauded priests at St. Patrick’s Cathedral for deciding not to celebrate Mass when a crowd acted with... Read more

St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York

UPDATE: Irreverent funeral service at St. Patrick's Cathedral for trans activist sparks outcry

Feb 16, 2024

By Jonathan Liedl, Matt McDonald

The Feb. 15 funeral service was held for Cecilia Gentili, a high-profile trans activist and sex-worker advocate. Read more

The cross, preceding the Blessed Sacrament, passes by during a Eucharistic procession on the streets of New York City on Oct. 10, 2023.

PHOTOS: Eucharistic procession passes through the heart of New York City

Oct 11, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

The monstrance was carried through busy streets with dozens of priests, nuns, and laypeople following after attending Mass at St.... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

Cardinal Dolan says Biden ‘doesn’t take my calls’ on migrant crisis in New York City

Sep 26, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Cardinal Timothy Dolan said in an interview that President Joe Biden is not responding to his calls or letters about... Read more

The new perpetual eucharistic adoration chapel at the Church of St. Joseph in Greenwich Village in New York City was blessed by Archbishop of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan on July 30, 2023.

New York City parish installs first-ever perpetual adoration chapel in Manhattan

Aug 1, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The Dominican-led Church of St. Joseph is the first location in Manhattan to offer perpetual adoration. Read more

Father Fidelis Moscinski (lower left, standing behind the cross), a well-known pro-life activist and priest of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (CFR) is seen during a tense standoff between pro-life and pro-abortion demonstrators in Lower Manhattan on July 2, 2022. The pro-life marchers were trying to reach a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic where they planned to hold a prayer vigil, and the pro-abortion demonstrators were trying to block their path.

Franciscan friar gets 6 months in jail for blocking New York abortion clinic entrance

Jun 29, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Father Fidelis Moscinski, CFR, was given the maximum penalty for violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act. Read more

Sculptures at the Stonewall National Monument in New York City

Catholic church with ‘God is trans’ exhibit to host ‘Pride Mass’ at NYC gay monument 

Jun 15, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The Church of St. Paul the Apostle announced that it is celebrating a Mass outdoors at the Stonewall National Monument... Read more

Thousands of people gathered in Times Square for a eucharistic procession in New York City on May 27, 2023.

PHOTOS: Thousands gather in Times Square for eucharistic procession in New York City

May 31, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Photojournalist Jeffrey Bruno captured scenes of what may have been the largest eucharistic procession ever to make its way through... Read more

After receiving criticism a Manhattan Catholic church has changed the name of an art display from the title “God is Trans: A Queer Spiritual Journey” to “A Queer Spiritual Journey.”

‘God is trans’ exhibit at New York Catholic church gets new name, and it’s ‘queer’

May 18, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Following concerns expressed by the Archdiocese of New York, a Manhattan Catholic church has changed the name of an art... Read more

The Church of St. Paul the Apostle in Manhattan hosted an exhibit titled "God is Trans."

UPDATE: ‘God is trans’ exhibit remains in church, but with controversial title removed

May 15, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

A controversial art display at a Manhattan Catholic church titled “God is Trans: A Queer Spiritual Journey” is undergoing a... Read more


New York Archdiocese: We’re investigating ‘God is trans’ exhibit at Catholic parish

May 9, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The exhibit “maps the queer spiritual journey” and claims that “there is no devil.” Read more

The Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton and James Watson House in New York City. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton founded the Sisters of Charity.

New York Sisters of Charity won’t take new members, signaling end of congregation

Apr 28, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The Sisters of Charity of New York announced they will no longer take new members, describing their congregation as on... Read more


New York Archdiocese to close 12 Catholic schools

Feb 17, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The archdiocese cited “detrimental” financial instability “due to shifting demographics and lower enrollment made worse by the pandemic.” Read more

A reliquary containing relics of Blessed Carlo Acutis at the Church of Sant'Angela Merici in Rome, Oct 11, 2021.

A relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis’ heart is coming to New York

Mar 18, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The relic will be brought from Italy to New York City on April 3. Read more

A priest sprinkles holy water on the casket of fallen NYPD Officer Jason Rivera during his funeral at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Jan. 28, 2022 in New York City. The 22-year-old NYPD officer was shot and killed on January 21 in Harlem while responding to a domestic disturbance call. Rivera's partner, Officer Wilbert Mora, also died from injuries suffered in the shooting.

Funeral Mass for NYPD officer held at St Patrick's Cathedral

Jan 28, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

NYPD Officer Jason Rivera, 22, was remembered on Friday as a dedicated police officer whose life was cut short in... Read more

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

Was it legal? Pro-abortion light projection on Catholic basilica part of debated trend

Jan 26, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

A pro-abortion rights group drew wide condemnation from Catholics, including Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington, for projecting pro-choice slogans on... Read more

Bishop-elect Joseph A. Espaillat.

NY auxiliary appointed by Pope Francis will be one of world’s youngest bishops

Jan 25, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Bishop-elect Joseph A. Espaillat launched a podcast series called “Sainthood in the City” in 2021. Read more