St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Christians around the globe are gathering on Monday night to celebrate one of the most important holy days of the year. And in New York, they are flocking to St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan said that this year, there is definitely something different about Christmas.
Hard hats in hand, the workers restoring St. Patrick’s Cathedral were blessed with holy water and praised by Timothy Cardinal Dolan on Thursday.
There has been nearly unanimous outrage over the two-year jail sentence handed down for the members of the Russian punk band, but Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch is defending the punishment.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the New York City landmark and seat of the Archdiocese of New York, is about to undergo a huge restoration — the kind of facelift that only three years and $177 million can provide.
A piece of classic New York will close on Saturday night at 7 p.m. The Prime Burger restaurant — across from St. Patrick’s Cathedral on E. 51st Street — has been around since 1964.
“The bricks are crumbling and falling. The renowned windows are rattling and splitting. The heat, the air and the plumbing is old,” said Cardinal Dolan.
Saint Patrick’s Day parade is a vibrant, colorful celebration of Irish culture, complete with flags, bands, Irish dancers and much more and it draws fans from all over the world.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan is expected to announce the renovation, which is slated to begin at the end of April, on Saturday.
The parade kicks off at 11 a.m. Saturday on Fifth Avenue at 44th Street and forecasters are calling for high temperatures of around 60 degrees.
Holly Van Voast, the photographer and performance artist last busted for going topless inside St. Patrick’s Cathedral, has made another half-nude splash.
Dignitaries including Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Sen. Charles Schumer attended a morning prayer service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral led by Cardinal Timothy Dolan.
Newly appointed Cardinal Timothy Dolan got right back to it on Wednesday, celebrating his first Mass in New York since returning from the Vatican.
It’s been an exhilarating week for Timothy Dolan, highlighted by Saturday’s elevation ceremony in Saint Peter’s basilica.
“I think it’s fantastic. He’s a great man and it’s great for the city,” said parishioner James Daly.