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Catholic Archdiocese to Close St. Thomas More

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 11.25.2014 | New York
Joe Peyronnin

Gasps were heard and tears were seen when Pastor Kevin Madigan informed parishioners this past Sunday at each Mass that their church was likely to close next August.

One Third Of New York Catholic Churches Will Merge Or Close

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 11.05.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) The Archdiocese of New York, with the second-largest Catholic population in the country and an unparalleled place in U.S. church histor...

Two Catholic Dioceses Are Fighting Over Something Unexpected

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 09.06.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) In life, Archbishop Fulton Sheen was exceptional, a riveting Catholic preacher on radio who outpolled star comedian Milton Berle in the...

Catholic Education Ad Campaign in the Empire State Strikes Back

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 08.05.2014 | New York
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

With choice, parents can opt for a public school, parochial school, private school, or charter school. When it comes to something as vital as a child's education, parents need the freedom to choose.

Kate Sheppard

Cardinal Dolan Says Pope's Remarks On Civil Unions Aren't Necessarily An Endorsement

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.09.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON -- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York said Sunday that Pope Francis' recent remarks on same-sex civil unions should not ...

Pope Francis In The Big Apple?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

In their first meeting since Bill De Blasio became Mayor of New York City, Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Mayor De Blasio expressed a shared desire-- to b...

Top Catholic Bishop Pushes House On Immigration

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is pressuring the House to act on immigration legislation b...

Is the Pope Catholic?

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 11.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

The former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, has been a ray of sunshine since his elevation in March. His charm, humility and generosity, and his respect even for gays and atheists, have made him far more appealing than the authoritarian medievalist he replaced.

Pope Francis Comes Out of the Closet: 'I Have Never Been a Right-Winger'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 11.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

In saying "I have never been a right-winger" in the same interview in which he's criticizing the church for being too "obsessed" with gay marriage and abortion, Francis is hitting at those Catholic leaders who use gay rights and abortion to wield political power, putting them on notice.

America's Funniest Catholic: Cardinal Vs. Colbert

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 09.04.2013 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the most famous funny man in the American...

Smell Like the Sheep -- Make God Your Escape Key

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 10.01.2013 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

One goal of the U.S. bishops this year is to improve homilies at Mass. Homilies and music are integral to helping people experience God's presence.

Why Canonizing John Paul II Is a Mistake

Michele Somerville | Posted 09.17.2013 | Religion
Michele Somerville

When Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis, many Roman Catholics were quick to optimism. Some dared to hope for something of a church renaissance, and for relief, perhaps, in the wake of the bitter reign of "God's Rottweiler," Joseph Ratzinger.

The Bishops v. Birth Control: It's Not About the Money

Angela Bonavoglia | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Angela Bonavoglia

It is maddening that the administration had to go to such extremes to placate the Church fathers, who dare to put "moral" and "money" as it applies to this deeply compromised institution in the same sentence.

A Response to Cardinal Timothy Dolan: The Truth About Love

Marissa Higgins | Posted 07.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Marissa Higgins

When I read Cardinal Dolan's bulletin, I feel sick to my stomach. I feel uneasy and disappointed, especially in light of the recent anti-gay violence in New York City. What I want to feel is hope, because I believe that people know what the truth about love is.

The Day Cardinal Dolan Hugged A Gay Man: Me

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 07.07.2013 | Religion
Joseph Amodeo

As the Cardinal entered his office, I rose and we embraced each other in what could best be described as a bear hug! The Cardinal then turned to me and said, "You are most welcome here." Do you know what is radical about that statement?

A Letter to Cardinal Dolan -- About Washing Our Hands

Michael Pettinger | Posted 07.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Pettinger

I have to say, Your Eminence, with all love and respect, that your blog entry of April 25 was another painful, insulting failure at ministering to LGBT Catholics.

Cardinal Dolan Denies Catholics Entry At Cathedral Because Of Dirty Hands

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 07.05.2013 | Religion
Joseph Amodeo

The other day, I posted on my Facebook page that in the wake of the Cardinal's recent false welcome, I stand at a crossroad in my faith journey; however, I realize now that it is not I who stands at this crossroad, but rather the Cardinal himself.

Cardinal Dolan Demeans Gay Relationships As He Says Church Should Be More Welcoming to Gays

John Becker | Posted 06.02.2013 | Gay Voices
John Becker

With respect, sir, you say that you "love" gays and lesbians, but if trivializing our relationships as mere friendships and opposing our basic rights is how you define the word "love," you can keep it.

The Catholic Church On Gays And Gay Marriage

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 06.01.2013 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

When Cardinal Dolan on Easter spoke kindly of the gays and lesbians, media feigned shock. In reality, the Catholic Church challenges all its members -- in different ways over different issues.

The Conclave

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.12.2013 | World
Joe Peyronnin

As Roman Catholic cardinals gather in the magnificent Sistine Chapel to select a new pope, their conclave is at a critical crossroads. Will the cardinals vote for a pope who can re-energize the faithful, and restore the trust that has been missing for millions of lapsed Catholics?

Breaking The Catholic Silence

Scott Janssen | Posted 05.06.2013 | Religion
Scott Janssen

Catholics are taught not to question Church authority, but how can a Catholic stay silent when its leadership advocates policy that counters basic human rights?

Next Pope? Cardinal Dolan Seen As 'Happy Warrior' For Church

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 03.13.2013 | Religion

NEW YORK -- Challenging a White House mandate for birth control coverage in health insurance, New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan sounded like a general r...

2013: The Year Women Abolish God

Mark Morford | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Mark Morford

Could this be the grand finale? The glorious death knell for the ugliest portions of organized religion and its relentless, impressive beat-down of the stubborn female species for lo these past 2,013 years? Can we at least hope?

Cardinal Dolan Responds To Shocking Pope Resignation

AP | Posted 04.13.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan says electing a new pope is all new to him since he's still learning what it means to be archbishop. ...

Cardinal: Slain Newtown Teacher's Life 'Like Jesus'

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.21.2012 | Religion

For trying to shield her student as both died in the gunfire, Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Anne Marie Murphy earned perhaps the highest praise...