Not even the pope was immune Thursday night as Stephen Colbert cracked one-liners and took digs at luminaries from politics, finance and the media at a Roman Catholic charity dinner.
Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch’s family and friends attended mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Sunday – a favorite activity of the late Jewish mayor.
Timothy Cardinal Dolan said Wednesday that he welcomes the upcoming release of documents related to sexual abuse lawsuits filed against the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, where he previously served.
Christians around the world and here at home are marking Good Friday, the day of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion.
Timothy Cardinal Dolan was questioned for several hours Wednesday in a deposition about child sex abuse by priests, according to a published report.
“Christmas happens to be all about repair, restoration, and renewal,” Timothy Cardinal Dolan said. “Today, bells chime in joy rather than toll in sorrow. Terror is quelled by truces, as even war pauses.”
WLNY TV 10-55 joined CBS 2 and six CBS radio stations in a team effort with the Red Cross, celebrities and generous viewers for a special day of fundraising on Thursday.
“Twenty-five years ago, the archdiocese had one priest for every 900 Catholics. Today it’s a very different story, 2,000 Catholics for every one priest,” Timothy Cardinal Dolan said.
Looking weary during a third straight day of speeches and ceremony, Pope Benedict XVI led 22 new cardinals in Mass Sunday and prayed for help so that he and his aides can continue to carry out the Catholic church’s worldwide mission.