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Separation of church and state

Legal Alliance Wins Court Order Allowing Churches To Continue Worshiping In NYC Public Schools

The temporary restraining order is in effect for 10 days, which means those churches can hold services in schools for the next two Sundays.


Church service in NYC school (credit: CBS 2)

Dozens Of Small NYC Churches Looking For New Homes

The New York City Department of Education is defending the court ruling upholding the ban on using public schools for church services.


March across Brooklyn Bridge (credit: CBS 2)

Thousands March To Protest Ban On Using Public Schools For Religious Services

“We are here to tell Mayor Bloomberg, I mean we are going to have 60 churches homeless and that’s not Christ-like,” said Bronx Pastor Sal Sabino.


Cell Phone

Man Allegedly Steals Cell Phone From Mourner At Funeral On L.I.

Authorities said a man is accused of stealing a mourner’s cell phone during a Long Island funeral Mass. He’s also charged with pilfering poor boxes at two churches.


Statue of St. Methodius at Ss. Cyril And Methodius Roman Catholic Church - Deer Park, NY - May 11, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Statue Damaged At Ss. Cyril And Methodius Roman Catholic Church In Deer Park

There is a reward of up to $5,000 for anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Authorities say crime likely took place on May 7 or May 8.


Christmas Service at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine (credit: CBS 2)

Area Churches Packed On Christmas

At the mother church of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine choir sang Psalm 98 as worshippers celebrated. For some, going to this cathedral on Christmas Day is a continuation of a family tradition.


Construction is seen at the World Trade Center site - New York, NY - Oct 4, 2010 - Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Greek Orthodox Church Sues PA Over Rebuilding Promise

A Greek Orthodox church destroyed on Sept. 11 is taking legal action against the agency that owns ground zero, saying it’s reneged on a promise to rebuild the church.


(Photo/Sonia Rincon, 1010 WINS)

St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral Inaugurated As Basilica

Archbishop Timothy Dolan presided over the ceremony and said the honor for the church signaled a “deeper sign of affection and bond” with the Pope.


The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Morningside Heights, Manhattan, hosted its 26th annual 'Blessing of the Animals' on October 3, 2010.

NYC Church Hosts 26th Annual ‘Blessing Of The Animals’

It was a different flock that gathered for church services on Sunday morning, as congregants of the two- and four-legged varieties gathered in Morningside Heights.


Pentecostal House of Prayer (Photo/Catherine Cioffi)

New Rochelle Church Catches Fire Twice In 9 Days

The steeple was struck by lightening on September 22 and then electrical lines fell on the church early Friday morning.


Monsignor Bernard Quinn (credit: CBS 2)

Possible Sainthood For Brooklyn Church Founder

Monsignor Bernard Quinn began Saint Peter Claver Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant back in 1922 as the first church for Black Catholics in the Brooklyn Diocese.


Parking Meter (credit: CBS 2)

Free Sunday Parking’s A Memory On UWS

Community Board 7 voted to charge for meter parking.


Footage inside the Immaculate Conception Church on August 16, 2010. (credit: CBS 2)

Manhattan Church Theft Caught On Tape

The suspect was shown walking into the church, then walking up to a pew and grabbing a large, unattended bag off the seat before walking out.


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Queens DA: 3 Stole $830K From Church Bingo Games

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown says three people siphoned money intended for charity from church bingo games for years.


A Ground Zero church is fighting red tape to begin rebuilding. (Photo/

Red Tape Prevents Church from Post-9/11 Rebuilding

A church that was completely destroyed during the collapse of the World Trade Towers on 9/11 is facing some bureaucratic hang-ups in trying to get approval for its rebuilding.

WCBS 880–08/03/2010