Hip 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 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.
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.
The Archdiocese of Newark said Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich cured a boy’s macular degeneration in the 1960s, long after she died.
Despite the pontiff’s popularity, surveys show church attendance has not increased in the year Francis has been pope.
Pope Francis spent his one-year anniversary Thursday in prayer – staying in a sparsely-furnished room on a retreat with priests outside Rome.
Sixty 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.
The archdiocese is in discussions with its 368 parishes and expects to deliver recommendations to Cardinal Timothy Dolan by next summer.
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.
The prayers of parishioners at a Long Island Catholic church have been answered now that their beloved statue has been recovered.
Cardinal Timonty Dolan calls Pope Francis a breath of fresh air.
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.
Rev. Frank Caggiano, an auxiliary bishop in Brooklyn, will take over a post left vacant since the departure of Bishop William Lori, who was named Archbishop of Baltimore in March 2012.
Breaking with tradition, Pope Francis delivered off-the-cuff remarks about God’s power to forgive instead of reading from a written speech for the first Sunday window appearance of his papacy.
Prior to meeting with the press Pope Francis prayed privately in the Vatican Gardens. He ended Saturday’s audience with a blessing for journalists and their families.