Catholic Church

An ad campaign from the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn encouraging people to come to church. (Credit: Dioceses of Brooklyn)

Catholic Church Seeks To Boost Attendance In Brooklyn, Queens With New Ad Campaign

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.

12/02/2014

Pope Francis presides over marriage of 20 couples (Credit: CBS 2)

Catholic Bishops Scrap Welcome To Gays In Sign Of Split

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.

10/18/2014

Pope Francis presides over marriage of 20 couples (Credit: CBS 2)

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.

10/06/2014

Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich (Credit: CBS 2)

Nun Credited With Curing Boy’s Eye Disease Beatified At Newark Mass

The Archdiocese of Newark said Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich cured a boy’s macular degeneration in the 1960s, long after she died.

10/04/2014

Archbishop of New York cardinal Timothy Dolan arrives at the Paul VI hall for the opening of the Cardinals' Congregations on March 4, 2013 in Vatican City. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Catholic Group Launches Ad Blitz Featuring Cardinal Dolan To Lure Faithful Back To Pews

Despite the pontiff’s popularity, surveys show church attendance has not increased in the year Francis has been pope.

04/22/2014

Pope Francis outside Rome on the one-year anniversary of his installation. (Credit: CBS 2)

Pope Francis Remains Humble One Year In

Pope Francis spent his one-year anniversary Thursday in prayer – staying in a sparsely-furnished room on a retreat with priests outside Rome.

03/13/2014

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Former New York Bishop, TV Star Fulton J. Sheen Getting Closer To Sainthood

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.

03/07/2014

Holding the Rosary and praying (file/credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

New York Archdiocese Planning Some Parish Closures

The archdiocese is in discussions with its 368 parishes and expects to deliver recommendations to Cardinal Timothy Dolan by next summer.

11/19/2013

On Sept. 24, comedian Stephen Colbert appeared on Capitol Hill to testify about immigration policy and his brief work as a day laborer. (credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Stephen Colbert Cuts Up Crowd At Roman Catholic Charity Dinner

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.

10/18/2013

Police are searching for Victor Wilson in connection with the theft of a statue from Our Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Freeport. (credit: CBS 2)

Long Island Church Recovers Stolen Statue, Police Search For Thief

The prayers of parishioners at a Long Island Catholic church have been answered now that their beloved statue has been recovered.

09/23/2013

Archbishop of New York cardinal Timothy Dolan arrives at the Paul VI hall for the opening of the Cardinals' Congregations on March 4, 2013 in Vatican City. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Dolan Welcomes Pope Francis’ Remarks On Homosexuality, Abortion

Cardinal Timonty Dolan calls Pope Francis a breath of fresh air.

09/22/2013

Cardinal Timothy Dolan (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

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.

09/20/2013

Rev. Frank Caggiano (credit: Bridgeport Diocese)

Pope Francis Hand Picks New Diocese Of Bridgeport Bishop

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.

07/31/2013

Pope Francis delivers first homily since being elected pope March 17, 2013 (credit: CBS 2)

Pope Francis Begins Papacy, Holds First Sunday Mass From St. Peter’s

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.

03/17/2013

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 16:  A journalist kisses newly elected Pope Francis during his first audience with journalists and media inside the Paul VI hall on March 16, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. The pope thanked the media for their coverage during the historic transition of the papacy and explained his vision of the future for the Catholic Church.  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Sets Warm Tone During Meeting With Members Of The Press

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.

03/16/2013

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