Catholic Church

Catholic Church Seeks To Boost Attendance In Brooklyn, Queens With New Ad CampaignHip and trendy may not be the words you would use to describe going to church, but they may be appropriate for a new campaign aimed at attracting visitors.
Catholic Bishops Scrap Welcome To Gays In Sign Of SplitCatholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families.
Pope Francis Summons Bishops From Around The World To Discuss Issues At ‘Synod’In Rockville Centre schoolchildren at Holy Child watched in awe as Pope Francis addressed the world. They and their parents were plugged into his modern message of a more merciful church.
Nun Credited With Curing Boy's Eye Disease Beatified At Newark MassThe Archdiocese of Newark said Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich cured a boy's macular degeneration in the 1960s, long after she died.
Catholic Group Launches Ad Blitz Featuring Cardinal Dolan To Lure Faithful Back To PewsDespite the pontiff's popularity, surveys show church attendance has not increased in the year Francis has been pope.
Pope Francis Remains Humble One Year InPope Francis spent his one-year anniversary Thursday in prayer – staying in a sparsely-furnished room on a retreat with priests outside Rome.
Former New York Bishop, TV Star Fulton J. Sheen Getting Closer To SainthoodSixty years ago, New York Bishop Fulton J. Sheen was one of the biggest stars on television. Now, he is one step closer to sainthood as a medical miracle was attributed to him.
New York Archdiocese Planning Some Parish ClosuresThe archdiocese is in discussions with its 368 parishes and expects to deliver recommendations to Cardinal Timothy Dolan by next summer.
Stephen Colbert Cuts Up Crowd At Roman Catholic Charity DinnerNot 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.
Long Island Church Recovers Stolen Statue, Police Search For ThiefThe prayers of parishioners at a Long Island Catholic church have been answered now that their beloved statue has been recovered.
Dolan Welcomes Pope Francis' Remarks On Homosexuality, AbortionCardinal Timonty Dolan calls Pope Francis a breath of fresh air.
Cardinal Dolan: Pope Francis 'Wants To Shake Us Up'The comments contained no change in church teaching, and the pope said reform should not happen quickly. Still, it was the pope's clearest declaration yet of a break in tone and style from his immediate predecessors.