Road To Reopening: Churches In Brooklyn, Queens Returning To 100% CapacitySocial distancing is still required for those who are not vaccinated, and masks will be mandatory for unvaccinated parishioners.
Crucifix Toppled, American Flag Destroyed At Brooklyn ChurchThe Diocese of Brooklyn says the NYPD is now investigating the vandalism as a hate crime.
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.