Churches Remain Closed In New York City's Coronavirus Hot Zones Following Judge's RulingThe ruling comes amid a setback in the nationwide fight against COVID-19 and a dire warning about so-called "COVID fatigue."
Federal Judge Refuses To Block Gov. Cuomo's Order Limiting Capacity In Houses Of Worship In COVID Cluster ZonesHe said while the restrictions hurt religious groups, it's not in the public interest to block them if they're helping prevent a wave of new infections.
Diocese Of Brooklyn Takes Gov. Cuomo To Court Over Second Coronavirus Shutdown OrderIf a judge rules in the church's favor, 28 churches in Brooklyn and Queens would be allowed to reopen.
Religious Groups Sue New York State Over Latest COVID-19 ClosuresThe suits claim the state executive order denies the religious community its fundamental right -- religious freedom -- despite their implementation of safety precautions.
Catholic School Parents, Students Protest Decision To Shut Down Schools In Coronavirus Hot SpotsThe superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Brooklyn called the move "unconscionable" at a rally outside Good Shepherd Catholic Academy.
Diocese Of Brooklyn Moving Forward With In-Person Learning, But Is Offering Remote Program As WellCleaning crews in hazmat suits were deep cleaning Bay Ridge Catholic Academy as it prepares to welcome back pre-school through eighth grade students full time in September.
Cardinal Dolan Pens Joint Appeal To Congress For Financial Aid With Future Of Catholic Schools In Doubt NationwideThree of the nation’s highest-ranking Catholic leaders, in a recent joint appeal, said Catholic schools “are presently facing their greatest financial crisis” and warned that hundreds more closures are likely without federal support.
Suspect Caught On Camera Stealing From Park Slope Church's Collection Box, Diocese Of Brooklyn SaysA nun discovered the box was tampered with while she was sanitizing pews, the church said.
Queens Priest Facing Child Pornography Charges, Police SayFrancis Hughes, 65, is accused of exchanging sexually explicit messages with a 15-year-old boy from Westchester County.
Cardinal Dolan Warns Parents More Catholic Schools Will Close Without Additional Federal AidArchbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan emailed families Monday morning with another cry for help to save the schools.
Report: Archdiocese Of New York Received $28 Million In Coronavirus AidThe money came from the taxpayer-funded Paycheck Protection Program.
Diocese Of Brooklyn Churches To Resume Weekday Masses With Social DistancingThe Diocese of Brooklyn announced churches can reopen for weekday masses starting Monday, June 29.
Diocese Of Brooklyn Reopens Churches For Private PrayerSeveral parishioners came in for prayer at St. Athanasius Roman Catholic Church in Bensonhurst.
Coronavirus Update: 7 Cases Confirmed At 2 Catholic Churches In QueensChurch leaders say one of the confirmed cases is a Eucharistic minister from Corpus Chrisiti Roman Catholic Church in Woodside.
Coronavirus Update: COVID-19 Confirmed At Queens Church As Public Services Go OnlineA parishioner who has tested positive for COVID-19 was among those attending mass last weekend in a church in Queens, reinforcing the call for the faithful to stay clear of public services amid the coronavirus pandemic.