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Pope Benedict XVI waves to the faithful in St. Peter's Square as he arrives for his final general audience before retiring - Vatican City - Feb. 27, 2013 (credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Seton Hall University Talks Pope Benedict XVI’s Place In History

Pope Benedict XVI is retiring on Thursday it raises the following question. Where does he rank amongst all the past Popes?

02/27/2013

Saint Augustine School - New City, N.Y. (file / credit: Google Maps)

Rockland Catholic School Could Sue To Keep Itself Open

Refusing to accept the New York Archdiocese’s order to close, parents at Saint Augustine School in New City are exploring their legal options.

02/14/2013

Pope Benedict XVI (Photo credit: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Benedict XVI To Resign Feb. 28, Says He’s Too Infirm

The 85-year-old pope announced his decision in Latin during a meeting of Vatican cardinals on Monday morning.

02/11/2013

Cardinal Timothy Dolan (credit: CBS 2)

Cardinal Dolan ‘Shocked’ Over Pope Benedict XVI’s Announcement To Resign

Pope Benedict XVI said Monday that he will step down on Feb. 28 — the first pontiff to resign in 600 years.

02/11/2013

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Cardinal Dolan Remembers Stan ‘The Man’ Musial As ‘Great Catholic, Great American’

In a blog posting from Jan. 19, 2012, Dolan wrote: “On the morning it was announced that the Holy Father had nominated me a cardinal, one of the journalists at the press conference in front of the Christmas crib in St. Patrick’s Cathedral asked if I had ever ‘wanted to be a cardinal.’

01/20/2013

Classroom (credit: Clipart.com)

NY Archdiocese Releases List Of Elementary Schools ‘At-Risk’ Of Closure

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Timothy J. McNiff said in a press release that the review and analysis will “help ensure that all our schools will remain financially stable and, more importantly, open to all students.”

11/26/2012

Paul Ryan (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Paul Ryan’s Dish Washing Is As Fake As Romney/Ryan Budget Math

If you want to know what an empty, meaningless political photo opportunity is look at Congressman Paul Ryan’s drop by at a food bank last week in Youngstown, Ohio.

10/16/2012

Timothy Cardinal Dolan (file / credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

Cardinal Dolan Prepares To Preach At Republican National Convention

“I’m just thanking him for the gift of freedom and democracy and the very process that has allowed us to exist as a democracy and a republic, to come together in freedom and civility to choose our leaders,” Timothy Cardinal Dolan told WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb.

08/30/2012

Patrick Joyce (credit: Patrick Joyce Memorial Fund)

Stories From Main Street: Thousands Raised For Fordham Prep Scholarship Honoring Fallen Firefighter

In keeping with his Catholic upbringing and Jesuit education, Yonkers firefighter Patrick Joyce was truly a man for others. Now his community is giving back in his honor.

08/20/2012

Catholic Nuns (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Opinion: Nuns Tour To Protest Ryan Budget

A group of Catholic nuns have started a bus tour challenging the Ryan budget plan and its cuts to social programs.

06/21/2012

Steve Badt speaks about his lawsuit against the Delbarton School - Jun 5, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCB S 880)

More Former Students Join Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against Delbarton School

Two more former students at a prominent New Jersey Catholic school have come forward to claim that they were sexually abused by clerics in the 1970s and ’80s.

06/05/2012

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Stories From Main Street: Sussex Community Fights To Save NJ’s Smallest Hospital

Inpatient services might be discontinued at Saint Clare’s Hospital in Sussex. The nearest hospital is 15 miles away, through the rural roads of northwest New Jersey.

06/04/2012

Birth Control Pill (file)

Dolan On Birth Control Mandate: Debate ‘About Religious Freedom, Not Contraception’

Cardinal Timothy Dolan is continuing to speak out against the Obama administration’s controversial birth control mandate a day after Catholic institutions around the country filed a lawsuit against the policy.

05/22/2012

Pope Benedict XVI meets with Cuban President Raul Castro - Havana, Cuba - Mar 28, 2012 (credit: JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images)

New Jerseyans React To Pope’s Visit To Cuba

Pope Benedict XVI is visiting the island nation of Cuba today and those of Cuban descent living in Hudson County have something to say about it.

03/28/2012

Timothy Cardinal Dolan in South Bronx chapel (credit: CBS 2)

Cardinal Dolan Focusing On Recruitment Of New York Priests

“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.

02/23/2012

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