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Father Matthew Breslin blesses his sister, Sr. Mary Strength of Martyrs, shortly after his May 29, 2021 ordination.

New priest blesses his sister, a nun: 'It's been a real privilege and a joy'

It is customary for a newly-ordained priest to impart a first blessing. For Father Matthew Breslin, who was ordained May... Read more

An artist's rendering of the planned adoration chapel in Greenwich Village. Courtesy photo.

Perpetual adoration chapel will be a 'spiritual gamechanger' for New York City, priest says

A perpetual adoration chapel slated to open next spring will bring spiritual healing and revitalization to Manhattan, according to a... Read more

Students in a classroom.

As epidemic wanes, New York archdiocese schools plan for full reopening

“Our children have been learning and have been safe!” the superintendent said. Read more

St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City.

NY archdiocese reports slight offertory downturn as Child Victims Act payments loom

Timothy Cardinal Dolan of New York on Wednesday offered an update on finances in the archdiocese, noting that although offertory... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York attends the No Hate. No Fear. Solidarity March at Columbus Park, Jan. 5, 2020.

Cardinal Dolan condemns 'ugly and unlawful' defacement of St Patrick’s cathedral

Cardinal Timothy Dolan has denounced the defacement of St. Patrick’s Cathedral after protesters spray painted graffiti on its exterior.  Read more

Left: Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn. CNA file photo / Right: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, pictured in 2016. Credit: a kat/Shutterstock

Federal appeals court blocks Governor Cuomo's restrictions on size of religious gatherings

Handing an important religious freedom victory to houses of worship in New York, the Second Circuit court ordered that the... 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

Fr. George Rutler. CNA file photo.

Father George Rutler accused of sexual assault, denies allegation

A well-known New York City priest is maintaining his innocence amid an investigation into an allegation that he sexually assaulted... Read more

NYC Catholic schools in session while pandemic closes public schools

Catholic schools in New York City will remain open for in-person learning on a school-by-school basis even as the city’s... Read more

Photos of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery on a side altar at St. Francis Xavier Church in New York City. Courtesy photo.

New York parish anti-racism pledge prompts controversy

A New York priest said his parish added a “pledge for racial justice” to Masses as part of its anti-racism... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York attends the No Hate. No Fear. Solidarity March at Columbus Park, Jan. 5, 2020.

Cardinal Dolan: AP report on paycheck loan program 'misleading at best'

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has written a response to an Associated Press report that characterized Catholic participation in... Read more

NY Catholic archdiocese to close 20 schools, merge 3

The Archdiocese of New York announced Thursday that 20 of its schools will not reopen, following the coronavirus crisis, and... Read more

New York City traffic lights.

Sin City: NYC has rules for pandemic sex but no Mass

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

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

The Archdiocese of New York has offered prayer for the repose of the soul of Marc Lamparello, who committed suicide... Read more

Pope Francis greets Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn at the Vatican during the USCCB's Region II ad limina, Nov. 15, 2019.

Pope Francis expresses concern for New Yorkers amid coronavirus

Pope Francis phoned Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York Tuesday to express his concern for the people of New York... Read more

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Hospital chaplains prepare for “tsunami” of COVID-19 patients

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the United States, one chaplain in New York told CNA that hospitals are the front... Read more

National Guard members hand out food to residents near a one-mile radius "containment area" set up to halt coronavirus March 12, 2020 in New Rochelle, New York.

Places of worship caught in New Rochelle coronavirus 'containment area'

Places of worship in a New York City suburb are facing unprecedented measures to fend off the spread of coronavirus... Read more

People participate in a Jewish solidarity march across the Brooklyn Bridge on January 5, 2020 in New York City.

New York governor announces $45 million marked for security at religious schools

During a solidarity march with the Jewish community of New York, which suffered numerous attacks during the week of Hanukkah... Read more

Bishop John Jenik. Courtesy photo: Archdiocese of New York.

Pope accepts resignation of NY auxiliary under investigation for abuse

Pope Francis accepted Thursday the resignation of Bishop John Jenik as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of New York... Read more