Archdiocese Of New York
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.
The Archdiocese of New York has decided to close 22 elementary schools and two high schools that have been deemed financially “at risk.”
Families rallied in support of a Catholic school in the Bronx Monday, the day before Archdiocese of New York was set to vote on whether to close it.
A Roman Catholic school in the South Bronx that has been in operation for more than 100 years could close come 2013.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Timothy J. McNiff said in a press release that the review and analysis will “help ensure that all our schools will remain financially stable and, more importantly, open to all students.”
Just 48 hours after they were going toe-to-toe in a rancorous debate on Long Island, President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will be back Thursday – in Midtown at the Waldorf-Astoria for the Al Smith Dinner.
The plea deal came after months of negotiations with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. Collins will face at least four years in prison as part of the plea deal, prosecutors said.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the New York City landmark and seat of the Archdiocese of New York, is about to undergo a huge restoration — the kind of facelift that only three years and $177 million can provide.
The legal salvos have been fired by Catholic institutions across the country. Cardinal Dolan, the President of the U.S. Conference of Bishops, said the plan to force most employers to provide birth control coverage is just not acceptable.
The New York City Feral Cat Initiative of the Mayor’s Alliance For NYC’s Animals has announced a tentative agreement with the Archdiocese of New York to restore daily care and feeding to eight feral cats living at the historic St. James Church in lower Manhattan as part of a spayed and neutered colony
Anita Collins, who was employed in the archdiocese’s finance office since 2003, is accused of writing checks to herself and then using the money to buy expensive clothes and dolls.