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Sep 19, 2018 - 10:53 am .- The Diocese of Brooklyn and an after-school program reached a $27.5 million settlement Tuesday with four men who were sexually abused as minors by a layman who volunteered at a parish in the New York City borough.
Sep 6, 2018 - 04:42 pm .- Authorities in New York and New Jersey have announced investigations into local Catholic dioceses and Church entities, to determine how allegations of sexual abuse of minors were handled.
Jun 6, 2018 - 05:02 pm .- Backers of a New York bill to open a lawsuit window for civil action from victims of past sexual abuse are wrong to say it would apply to public institutions, a former judge has said.
Apr 24, 2018 - 03:00 am .- Disability rights activists are speaking out in opposition to a proposal in New York that would legalize physician assisted suicide.
Feb 9, 2018 - 05:00 am .- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has signed an executive order that bans the state from doing business with companies that “promote or tolerate” discrimination, a move that has some religious liberty advocates crying foul.
Oct 31, 2017 - 04:11 pm .- Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, has called New Yorkers to unity, prayer, and mutual respect after at least eight people were killed and 12 were injured in an act of terrorism on Tuesday afternoon.
Mar 21, 2017 - 12:39 am .- The Catholic convert who founded the Society of the Atonement, Father Paul Wattson, S.A., could be one step closer to recognition as a saint.
Mar 9, 2017 - 08:40 pm .- The Archdiocese of New York argued before a federal circuit court this week that it should have the freedom to make employment decisions about Catholic school principals without government intervention.
Jan 17, 2017 - 12:18 am .- Thousands gathered at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City on Friday to commemorate and mourn the loss of Officer Steven McDonald, one of the city’s most influential police officers who died last week from a heart attack at the age of 59.
Dec 9, 2016 - 05:21 am .- On Friday the Vatican announced that Bishop John O. Barres of Allentown – who was baptized by the famed and saintly Archbishop Fulton Sheen – will be taking the helm in the Diocese of Rockville Centre.
Oct 7, 2016 - 01:06 pm .- Cardinal Timothy Dolan announced Thursday that the New York archdiocese is establishing an independent compensation program for victims of sexual abuse committed by clergy of the local Church.
Dec 22, 2014 - 09:22 pm .- Despite the violence, darkness and confusion of the world, we can find hope and peace in the promise of Christ, said Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York in response to the killing of two police officers.
Nov 5, 2014 - 03:38 pm .- The parishioners at Holy Innocents were relieved to hear that their parish will remain open following concerns that it might be closed in a recent parish consolidation initiative, Making All Things New.  
Sep 15, 2014 - 05:39 pm .- Controversy over the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade continues as the Catholic League has withdrawn its delegation, charging that parade organizers have not fulfilled a promise to include a pro-life Catholic group.  
Sep 5, 2014 - 11:48 am .- A spokesman for the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade said the inclusion of an LGBT activist group in the traditionally Catholic parade was a “gesture of goodwill,” though concerns have been raised that some outside groups aim to remove the event’s Catholic character.  
Jun 25, 2014 - 04:44 pm .- Local Catholics are lamenting New York state legislators' move to deny a tax credit that would boost funding to create scholarships for students in need at private and religious schools.
Feb 11, 2014 - 07:57 am .- The Vatican announced earlier this morning that Msgr. Edward B. Scharfenberger will take the helm as the new Bishop of Albany, NY, with Msgr. Andrzej Jerzy Zglejszewski stepping up as auxiliary of Rockville Centre.