U.S. Supreme Exempts Businesses From Contraception MandateA 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.
Supreme Court: Companies With Religious Objections Don't Have To Cover ContraceptionThe 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.
Millburn Parents Push For Hindu Holiday Diwali To Be Added To School Holiday ListSimilar 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.
NYC’s 5 Most Interesting ChurchesSt. Patrick’s Cathedral might be the most well known, but New York City boasts several churches with interesting histories. Here are five worth visiting.
Local Catholics React To Pope John Paul II Being Cleared For SainthoodPope 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.
Workers Removing Scaffolds From Spires At St. Patrick's CathedralDecades 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.
Newark Archbishop Appoints New Deputy In Wake Of Abuse CaseThe 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.
Five Schools Get Reprieve From Rockville Centre DioceseThere is some good news for a handful of Long Island Catholic schools. They will be open next school year.
Westchester Catholics Celebrate Election Of New PopeExcitement and curiosity filled the hearts of Catholics attending morning Mass at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Port Chester.
LISTEN: Cardinal Edward Egan Outlines Five Qualifications For New PopeHe 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.
Pope Benedict XVI Becomes 1st Pontiff In 600 Years To ResignThe 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.
Seton Hall University Talks Pope Benedict XVI's Place In HistoryPope Benedict XVI is retiring on Thursday it raises the following question. Where does he rank amongst all the past Popes?