St. Patrick’s Cathedral
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.
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.
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.
Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch’s family and friends attended mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Sunday – a favorite activity of the late Jewish mayor.
There is once again a high terror alert in New York City. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Tuesday they are taking no chances that an attack similar to the Boston Marathon bombings could happen here.
Francis delivered a plea for peace in his first Easter Sunday message to the world, decrying the seemingly endless conflicts in the Middle East and on the Korean peninsula after celebrating Mass along with more than 250,000 faithful.
While there is no clear front-runner, among the names being mentioned as a papal contender is New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan.
Many New Yorkers at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Saturday – but not all – dismissed the reports that a scandal had a role in the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.
A new Pope could be named before March 15 if the church waives the mourning period, since Pope Benedict XVI is alive and resigning, according to church officials.
Ash Wednesday is the day when many Christians begin a 40-day period in preparation for Easter. Cardinal Timothy Dolan is also preparing — to travel to Rome, following the historic resignation of the pope.
At St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, many were saddened by the news.
It was 40 years ago today that the United States Supreme Court ruled in the case of Roe v. Wade, which made abortion legal in America.
“Christmas happens to be all about repair, restoration, and renewal,” Timothy Cardinal Dolan said. “Today, bells chime in joy rather than toll in sorrow. Terror is quelled by truces, as even war pauses.”
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.