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.
Timothy Cardinal Dolan said the pontiff’s tone is very welcoming, but emphasized that church doctrine is not changing.
New Yorkers and people around the world were reacting Monday to what may have been the most memorable and attention-grabbing statement by Pope Francis since he became leader of the Roman Catholic Church in March.
Members of the Catholic Church worldwide spent this Sunday worshipping, before cardinals from around the world begin meeting to elect a new pope.
Two more Catholic elementary schools have been added to the chopping block by the Archdiocese of New York, both of them on Staten Island.
At St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, many were saddened by the news.