New York Archdiocese

St. Joseph's Catholic Church in New Rochelle, N.Y., will merge with St. Gabriel. (credit: CBS2)

Catholic Parishes Wait As New York Archdiocese Set To Announce Closures, Mergers

Catholic parishes across our area are waiting to hear whether they’ll be staying open after the New York Archdiocese said it will be shutting down or consolidating 14 percent of its parishes.

10/30/2014

Cardinal Timothy Dolan celebrates Easter Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral on April 20, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Pope Announces Appointment Of Three Bishops To Serve Under Cardinal Dolan

The Pope has appointed three new bishops to serve under Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the current Archbishop.

06/14/2014

Research into his family history has revealed that Cardinal John O'Connor's mother was born Jewish (Credit: CBS 2)

New Research Shows Cardinal John O’Connor’s Mother Was Born Jewish

He may have died 14 years ago, but that has not kept Cardinal John O’Connor, the late Archbishop of New York, out of the news.

05/05/2014

St. Patrick's Cathedral - June 13, 2013 (credit: Sean Adams / WCBS 880)

Deacon At Westchester Church Removed Amid Sex Abuse Claims

The deacon of the Holy Name of Mary Parish in Westchester County has been removed from ministry amid allegations of sexual abuse several years ago.

09/29/2013

St. Patrick's Cathedral Doors

St. Patrick’s Cathedral Shows Off Restored Bronze Doors

St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Wednesday welcomed parishioners and visitors with shiny new doors.

08/14/2013

Saint Augustine School in New City, N.Y. (file / credit: Saint Augustine School)

It’s Last Week For 26 Schools In New York Archdiocese

As the Archdiocese looks to consolidate and streamline for long-term viability, 45 percent of the some 4,000 displaced students will reportedly not return to Catholic schools.

06/19/2013

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

Pope Benedict XVI before the faithful at St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers - Apr. 19, 2008 (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

N.Y. Archdiocese Remembers Pope Benedict XVI’s Visit To Yonkers Seminary

With the Pope set to retire on Thursday, people around the world are sharing their memories of Benedict XVI’s time as head of the Catholic church, including those here in the New York City area.

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

Cardinal Timothy Dolan and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (file / credits: Mario Tama/Getty Images, Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)

Dolan, Quinn Mark 40th Anniv. Of Roe V. Wade Decision On Abortion

It was 40 years ago today that the United States Supreme Court ruled in the case of Roe v. Wade, which made abortion legal in America.

01/22/2013

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

Anita Collins (file/credit: CBS 2)

Bronx Woman Who Embezzled $1 Million From New York Archdiocese Sentenced, Ordered To Pay Restitution

As part of the plea deal, Collins will also be required to pay back every penny she stole and return everything she bought with the embezzled funds, the judge said.

10/11/2012

Anita Collins (file/credit: CBS 2)

Former Church Employee Accepts Plea Deal In New York Archdiocese Embezzlement Case

The plea deal came after months of negotiations with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. Collins will face at least four years in prison as part of the plea deal, prosecutors said.

09/20/2012

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

Cardinal Timothy Dolan

Cardinal Timothy Dolan Reflects On Life-Altering Experience At The Vatican

Cardinal Timothy Dolan reflected on the weekend that saw him honored by the pope and covered by the international media as one of the Catholic Church’s leading voices in the world.

02/20/2012

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