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

Dolan Reacts To Pope Francis’ Comments On Gay Priests

Timothy Cardinal Dolan said the pontiff’s tone is very welcoming, but emphasized that church doctrine is not changing.

07/30/2013

Pope Francis delivers his first 'Urbi et Orbi' blessing from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica during Easter Mass on March 31, 2013 at the Vatican. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Pope Francis On Gays: ‘You Can’t Marginalize These People’

New Yorkers and people around the world were reacting Monday to what may have been the most memorable and attention-grabbing statement by Pope Francis since he became leader of the Roman Catholic Church in March.

07/29/2013

Pope John Paul II (file / credit: JEAN-CLAUDE DELMAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Catholics React To Pope John Paul II Being Cleared For Sainthood

Pope Francis on Friday cleared two of the 20th century’s most influential popes to become saints, approving a miracle needed to canonize Pope John Paul II and waiving Vatican rules to honor Pope John XXIII.

07/05/2013

Pope Francis Celebrates Palm Sunday from St. Peter's Basilica (credit: CBS 2)

Pope Francis Holds Palm Sunday Mass From St. Peter’s

St. Peter’s Square overflowed with some 250,000 pilgrims, tourists and Romans eager to join the new pope at the start of solemn Holy Week ceremonies, which lead up to Easter, Christianity’s most important day.

03/24/2013

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 Francis delivers his Angelus prayer and blessing to the pilgrims gathered in St Peter’s Square on March 17, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. The Vatican is preparing for the inauguration of Pope Francis on March 19, 2013 in St Peter's Square. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

NJ Rep. Smith Leads Ten-Member Congressional Delegation To Vatican

Vice President Joe Biden, a Catholic, will be leading the U.S. delegation to the Vatican to watch the investiture ceremony.

03/17/2013

Pope Francis Cookie from Artuso Pastry Shop in the Bronx (credit: Sean Adams / WCBS 880)

Pope Francis Inspires Bronx Baker To Give Away Special Cookies For Free

Joseph Artuso crafted a sugary salute to the Holy Father – an image of Pope Francis printed with food coloring ink on sugar paper atop a black and white cookie.

03/15/2013

Faithful stand on St Peter's square to watch the first mass by Pope Francis on a giant screen on March 14, 2013 at the Vatican. (Photo by JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Delivers Informal Homily In First Mass As Pontiff

Francis showed how different he would be as a pastor, giving an off-the-cuff homily about the need to walk with God, build up his church and confess and at one point, referring to children building sand castles on the beach.

03/14/2013

Pope Francis addresses the crowd gathered in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City - March 13, 2013 (credit: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

What Does Pope Francis Mean For The Church?

Reverend Luke Sweeney from the Archdiocese of New York joined The Couch, alongside TV 10-55’s Mary Calvi, who has covered the Church extensively.

03/14/2013

Pope Francis addresses the crowd gathered in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City - March 13, 2013 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Westchester Catholics Celebrate Election Of New Pope

Excitement and curiosity filled the hearts of Catholics attending morning Mass at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Port Chester.

03/14/2013

Pope Francis addresses the crowd gathered in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City - March 13, 2013 (credit: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Long Island Catholics Welcome New Pope Francis

Long Island Catholics are celebrating the new Pope Francis with prayer at the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

03/14/2013

Newly elected Pope Francis I appears on the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica on March 13, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio Elected, Takes Name Pope Francis

Argentine Jorge Bergoglio has been elected pope, the first ever from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium.

03/13/2013

Pope Francis, Cardinal Timothy Dolan (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Cardinal Dolan To N.Y. Press On Not Being Voted Pope: ‘I Told Ya So!’

New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan spoke with members of the media following the historic election of a new leader for the Catholic Church to share his thoughts on the process and Pope Francis.

03/13/2013

People gather inside St. Patrick's Cathedral to watch the announcement of a new pope. (credit: Peter Haskell, WCBS 880)

Local Catholics Flock To St. Patrick’s Cathedral For Introduction Of New Pope

There was great anticipation leading up to the naming of the new pope Wednesday. The faithful flocked to St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan to pray for their new leader.

03/13/2013

Newly elected Pope Francis appears on the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica on March 13, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as the 266th Pontiff and will lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Text Of Speech From Pope Francis

You all know that the duty of the Conclave was to give a bishop to Rome. It seems that my brother Cardinals have come almost to the ends of the earth to get him… but here we are. I thank you for the welcome that has come from the diocesan community of Rome.

03/13/2013

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