Archdiocese Of New York
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.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s office said 67-year-old Anita Collins was employed in the archdiocese’s finance office since 2003.
“He has a lot of direct pastoral experience running complex archdiocese both in Milwaukee and in New York. He can play on a big public state. He has serious credentials with a Ph.D in Church History,” said Vatican expert John Allen.
Pope Benedict will elevate Dolan to cardinal along with 21 others from Hong Kong, Berlin, Prague and from some key Vatican offices.
A longtime priest at a Catholic church in the Bronx has been arrested, charged with sexually abusing a 16-year-old employee. What’s most surprising in this case is the priest’s age.
The archdiocese on its website said the closures of 26 elementary schools and one high school will affect roughly 3,700 students.