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Bishop Emeritus Howard Hubbard of Albany.

Retired Albany bishop, accused of covering up and committing abuse, has died

Aug 21, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Bishop Howard Hubbard made headlines last year after he announced that he asked the Vatican if he could return to... Read more

Bishop-emeritus Howard Hubbard of the Diocese of Albany.

Retired bishop of Albany who is accused of abuse says he is married 

Aug 1, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

In a statement on Monday, Albany Bishop Edward Scharfenberger said Bishop Emeritus Howard Hubbard remains a bishop and his “marriage”... Read more

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany, NY.

Facing hundreds of sex abuse lawsuits, Albany Diocese to declare bankruptcy

Mar 16, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The diocese has been named in more than 400 lawsuits filed from August 2019 to August 2021 under the Child... Read more

Priest celebrating the traditional Latin Mass at the church of St Pancratius, Rome

Albany Diocese limits Latin Masses following new guidance from the Vatican

Feb 27, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Effective immediately, parish churches in the diocese are limited in celebrating the Latin Mass in accordance with the “Missale Romanum”... Read more

Bishop Emeritus Howard Hubbard of the Diocese of Albany

Albany bishop asking to be laicized isn’t barred from publicly celebrating sacraments, as he claims

Nov 21, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Bishop Emeritus Howard Hubbard says he is “not able” to publicly exercise his priestly functions, but the diocese says he... Read more

Bishop Emeritus Howard Hubbard of Albany

Former Albany bishop says he returned priests accused of abuse to ministry without involving law enforcement

Mar 28, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

In a deposition released March 25, the former Bishop of Albany admitted that he did not report several instances of... 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

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Albany

Retired Albany bishop admits returning accused priests to ministry without notifying law enforcement

Aug 1, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The bishop emeritus of Albany says that the diocese once handled allegations of sexual abuse against priests without notifying law... Read more

Catholic dioceses appeal to Supreme Court for protection against New York’s abortion coverage mandate

Apr 27, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The dioceses of Albany and Ogdensburg and other Catholic and Christian ministries last week asked the U.S. Supreme Court to... Read more

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany, NY.

Former Albany bishop will be investigated under ‘Vos estis’ norms

Mar 24, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

An anonymous plaintiff last week filed a lawsuit against former Albany bishop Howard Hubbard, alleging that Hubbard molested him in... Read more