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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

Pro-abortion demonstrators yelled obscenities at people leaving a pro-life vigil at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City on Jan. 22, 2022.

NYC pro-abortion activists curse at churchgoers, beam 'God loves abortion' onto St. Patrick's Cathedral

Jan 24, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Demonstrators at a Jan. 22 pro-abortion rally used drums, profanity, and laser-projected images to disrupt a Mass and prayer vigil... Read more

The Pontifical North American College is a major seminary in Rome that educates seminarians from U.S. diocese and elsewhere.

Judge dismisses ex-seminarian’s lawsuit against Pontifical North American College seminary

Jan 18, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

A New York judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former seminarian against the Pontifical North American College major... Read more

Church-goers in the archdioceses of New York and Boston will be required to wear masks during the holiday season.

New York, Boston archdioceses: Mask up at holiday Masses

Dec 13, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Citing a spike in COVID-19 cases and a “likely increase” in cases during the holiday season, the Archdiocese of Boston... Read more

Dorothy Day.

Evidence for Dorothy Day’s sainthood cause sent to the Vatican

Dec 10, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

More than a dozen boxes containing evidence of Servant of God Dorothy Day’s reputation for holiness are on their way... Read more

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NY archdiocese waiting to respond to city's private school worker vaccine mandate

Dec 8, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The Archdiocese of New York is awaiting formal notification of the city’s mandate that private school teachers be vaccinated against... Read more

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Workers in NYC face COVID vaccine mandate, causing 'worry' at some Catholic schools

Dec 6, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Catholic and other private school employees in New York City are speaking out against a city mandate that they been... Read more

Sisterhood of Saint Mary with bishops from the Anglican Church of North America's Diocese of the Living Word.

In win for Anglican nuns, Supreme Court orders new scrutiny for New York mandatory abortion coverage

Nov 1, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Foes of mandatory coverage of abortion in New York State insurance law will have another hearing after the U.S. Supreme... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York

Cardinal Dolan outlines 7 ‘non-negotiables’ for the Synod on Synodality

Oct 19, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

In an attempt to bring clarity to Pope Francis’s vision for the Synod on Synodality for his flock, Cardinal Timothy... Read more

Archbishop George Lucas of Omaha in a 2011 photo.

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

Aug 12, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Screenshot of Jeff Anderson & Associates press conference.

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

Aug 2, 2021

By Matt Hadro

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

Jun 28, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

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'

Jun 7, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

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

Jun 5, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

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

May 1, 2021

“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

Feb 25, 2021

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