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U.S. Supreme Exempts Businesses From Contraception Mandate

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Obama’s health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.

07/02/2014

Hobby Lobby Protest

Supreme Court: Companies With Religious Objections Don’t Have To Cover Contraception

The 5-4 ruling in the so-called “Hobby Lobby” case upheld the right of the Oklahoma-based Hobby Lobby craft stores — 600 nationwide — to opt out of a provision of Obamacare that mandates free birth control.

06/30/2014

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Millburn Parents Push For Hindu Holiday Diwali To Be Added To School Holiday List

Similar fights are going on throughout the country as parents fight to get many different cultural and religious holidays added to the school holiday list in their areas.

04/09/2014

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NYC’s 5 Most Interesting Churches

St. Patrick’s Cathedral might be the most well known, but New York City boasts several churches with interesting histories. Here are five worth visiting.

02/03/2014

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

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

Workers Removing Scaffolds From Spires At St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Decades of dingy grime have been gently erased from the stately twin spires of the cathedral. You can now see the top of the north spire, WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported Thursday morning.

06/13/2013

Rev. Edgar M. da Cunha (file / credit: Catholic Education Foundation)

Newark Archbishop Appoints New Deputy In Wake Of Abuse Case

The archbishop of Newark has appointed a new top deputy to replace the administrator who stepped down last month in the wake of a scandal involving a former priest.

06/07/2013

A rainbow over St. Edward the Confessor School in Syosset, N.Y. (file / credit: St. Edward the Confessor)

Five Schools Get Reprieve From Rockville Centre Diocese

There is some good news for a handful of Long Island Catholic schools. They will be open next school year.

05/28/2013

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

Cardinal Edward Egan in Vatican City - March 4, 2013 (credit: VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

LISTEN: Cardinal Edward Egan Outlines Five Qualifications For New Pope

He said that while the times certainly dictate what is needed in the leader of the Catholic church, there are what he called “five basic qualities” that they should look for.

03/13/2013

Pope Benedict XVI waves to faithful from a balcony upon arrival in Castel Gandolfo on February 28, 2013.   (Photo: VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Benedict XVI Becomes 1st Pontiff In 600 Years To Resign

The Swiss Guards standing at attention in Castel Gandolfo shut the gates of the palazzo shortly after 8 p.m. local time Thursday, symbolically closing the doors on a papacy whose legacy will be most marked by the way it ended.

02/28/2013

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

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

Jamie Foxx (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Ozwald Boateng)

Opinion: Jamie Foxx’s Obama Is Our Lord And Savior Remark Is Ridiculous And Disturbing

No one can equate to God. And, it’s about time someone stood up to Jamie Foxx and his ilk to teach them that – or at least try to teach them that.

11/27/2012

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