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Archbishop George Lucas of Omaha in a 2011 photo.

Ex-seminarian's lawsuit resurrects 'orgy' allegation against Omaha archbishop George Lucas

Archbishop George Lucas' previous diocese denies an orgy took place and stands by the findings of its internal investigation, which... Read more

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New sex abuse lawsuit names Theodore McCarrick, Fr. Michael Barrett

A new civil sex abuse lawsuit has been filed against former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, also naming Opus Dei priest Fr.... Read more

NY archdiocese warns priests not to grant religious vaccine exemptions

The Archdiocese of New York has instructed priests not to grant religious exemptions for COVID-19 vaccines, saying that do so... Read more

Monstrance stolen from New York Catholic Church

A monstrance was stolen out from Catholic Church in the Bronx last Friday before the parish’s morning Eucharistic adoration.  Read more

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

St. Michael's Cathedral in Springfield, Mass.

Deceased Massachusetts bishop accused of sexual abuse had roots in New York archdiocese

Archbishop-designate Mitchell Rozanski, who will take over the Archdiocese of St. Louis this month, oversaw an investigation into the late... 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