Cardinal Timothy Dolan
The city has its eye on empty lots, closed schools and other church properties that could be used for housing and other services, some of which could be run by Catholic charities.
Crews are putting the finishing touches on the landmark church just in time for Pope Francis’ visit in September.
The parishes are slated to be merged with others as part of a large reorganization by the Archdiocese of New York.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York is merging 31 parishes into 14 new parishes in the second phase of a consolidation process, church officials announced Friday.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan on Friday honored his longtime Chicago counterpart, Cardinal Francis George, as a “pastor, friend and guide.”
Christians are marking Holy Thursday as they head into the final days before Easter.
There may be a political price to pay for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s chronic tardiness. Voters don’t like it and experts say the public has a long memory.
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.
Tributes are pouring in for Cardinal Edward Egan, who is being remembered as a man of faith who loved New York.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan showed his support for Coptic Christians at a prayer service on Thursday, after the massacre of 21 followers of the faith by Islamic State militants.
Worshipers from all over the world filed into St. Patrick’s Cathedral to mark the start of the Season of Lent with ashes — a symbol of penance made sacramental by the blessing of the church.
Pope Francis and Cardinal Timothy Dolan have denounced the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by Islamic State militants, with Dolan saying the attacks threaten “civilization itself.”
The battle lines are drawn as the Catholic church says it will fight efforts to legalize doctor-assisted suicide.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan led the celebration, noting the presence of Mayor Bill de Blasio in the congregation.