Archdiocese Of New York
Churchgoers lit candles early Friday morning at Our Lady of Peace on the Upper East Side, one of 31 churches that must merge with a nearby parish by Saturday.
Cardinal Edward Egan was eulogized from the Fifth Avenue pulpit where he once preached.
Monday begins a two-day public visitation for Egan. A man admired by many, the faithful are expected to pay their respects by the thousands.
Egan, 82, died at NYU Langone Medical Center at 2:20 p.m. of cardiac arrest.
The students took their message to the monsignor, asking for help from the Archdiocese of New York.
This could be the final Christmas for dozens of local churches.
Money woes continue for New York’s Catholic churches as more parishes could close next year.
A senior center in Greenwich Village has been in the same spot for years, but now it may have to move.
The closings are part of an effort to cut costs and reduce the number of parishes, which archdiocese officials have said is excessive.
The New York Archdiocese on Wednesday said it will soon announce which parishes in the Lower Hudson Valley will merge or close.
The current Archbishop, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, took office in 2009, and has long maintained that relocating the body would run contrary to the wishes of Sheen and his surviving relatives.
A behind-the-scenes between New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Peoria, Illinois, Bishop Daniel Jenky over the beloved evangelist’s remains has gone public.
In a letter issued just before he went to Rome this week, Timothy Cardinal Dolan warned that his name could be connected with some bad publicity regarding his home archdiocese of St. Louis.
A snowstorm followed by brutally cold temps seems to be the norm around here this winter.
The archdiocese is in discussions with its 368 parishes and expects to deliver recommendations to Cardinal Timothy Dolan by next summer.