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Archbishop Fulton Sheen (credit: CBS 2)

War Of Words Continues In Unusual Spat Over Body of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

The current Archbishop, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, took office in 2009, and has long maintained that relocating the body would run contrary to the wishes of Sheen and his surviving relatives.

09/05/2014

Archbishop Fulton Sheen (credit: CBS 2)

It’s New York Versus Peoria In Dispute Over Body Of Archbishop Fulton Sheen

A behind-the-scenes between New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Peoria, Illinois, Bishop Daniel Jenky over the beloved evangelist’s remains has gone public.

09/04/2014

Pope Francis shakes hands with South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Aug. 14, 2014, in Seoul, South Korea. (credit: Getty Images)

Pope Francis Surprises, Speaks English In South Korea

It’s being interpreted as practice for his presumed trip to the East Coast next year.

08/14/2014

In this handout provided by the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO), Pope Francis prays at the Western Wall, on May 26, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. Pope Francis arrived in Israel on Sunday afternoon, a day after landing in the Middle East for his first visit to the Holy Land. During his visit to the West Bank the Pontiff addressed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as "unacceptable" and urged both sides to find courage in seeking a peaceful solution. (Photo by Kobi Gideon - GPO /Getty Images)

Pope Announces Zero Tolerance Policy For Sex Abusers, Plans To Meet With Victims

In the midst of a whirlwind, three-day trip to the Holy Land, Pope Francis prayed Monday at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

05/26/2014

Pope Francis (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Pope Francis To Head To Jordan, Israel, Palestinian Territories In Historic Trip

From Jordan, to the streets of Old Jerusalem, and a refugee camp in the West Bank, final preparations are being made for Pope Francis’s historic three-day pilgrimage.

05/23/2014

Pope Francis outside Rome on the one-year anniversary of his installation. (Credit: CBS 2)

Pope Francis Remains Humble One Year In

Pope Francis spent his one-year anniversary Thursday in prayer – staying in a sparsely-furnished room on a retreat with priests outside Rome.

03/13/2014

Pope Francis Visits Assisi

Pope Francis Orders Survey Of Roman Catholics’ Views On Church Teachings

In his latest move, Pope Francis has ordered bishops to do some survey work to find out what the faithful really think about the church’s teachings on marriage and family.

11/06/2013

Pope John Paul II blesses Ugandans at a mass in Namugongo, east of Kampala, on February 07, 1993, on the third day of his five-day visit to Africa. Later in the day the pope is scheduled to visit Nsambya hospital and meet with AIDS victims. (MICHEL GANGNE/AFP/Getty Images)

Catholic World Abuzz After Word Leaks Of Dual Canonizations

History was being made at the Vatican on Monday. The news out of Rome on Monday said that two popes will be elevated to sainthood on the same day – Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII will be canonized at the same time.

09/30/2013

Rev. Frank Caggiano (credit: Diocese of Bridgeport)

Rev. Frank Caggiano Installed As Diocese Of Bridgeport’s Bishop

Caggiano, 54, was selected to lead the Bridgeport Diocese by Pope Francis himself.

09/19/2013

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

Ridgewood, NJ student Brigid Miniter confirmed by Pope Francis. (credit: Glen McCall via CBS 2)

Ridgewood Catholic School Students Confirmed By Pope Francis Back From Rome

Brigid Miniter, 14, and Anthony Merejo, 17, of Ridgewood are home with memories and pictures from the ceremony at the Vatican.

05/01/2013

Cardinal Timothy Dolan (credit: CBS 2)

Cardinal: Gay And Lesbian Couples Have Right To Happiness, But Not Marriage

At the end of a week in which the U.S. Supreme Court considered two landmark cases, Timothy Cardinal Dolan said in interviews this Easter Sunday that gay and lesbian couples have a right to “happiness” and “friendship,” but not marriage.

03/31/2013

Nuns 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)

Jesuits Now In The Spotlight Thanks To The Election Of Pope Francis

Pope Francis is largely expected to stay the course when it comes to issues like abortion and homosexuality, but his background suggests a possible shift to the left on matters concerning world economic policy.

03/14/2013

Our Lady Of Lourdes Church (credit: CBS 2)

More Exposed To Hepatitis A Risk At NY Church

Health officials will return to Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Massapequa Park on Friday, offering vaccines to anyone who may have been exposed.

01/07/2011

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